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Megan Levy A young American tourist who was killed in a lightning strike at the summit of Mount Warning has been remembered by his friends as a fun-loving adventurer who had lived life to the fullest.
Nick Ralston, Sean Nicholls and Michaela Whitbourn Former NSW deputy police commissioner Nick Kaldas has launched legal action to stop the state's ombudsman's publishing his report into the police bugging scandal.
Peter Hannam Here's why you should find optimism - but also deep concern - about the major energy trends.
James Massola On the 10-year anniversary of becoming leader, Kevin Rudd has hopped into the modern ALP, Bill Shorten and more.
Latika Bourke Beijing is deploying "strategic patience" as it waits to work out how to deal with the President-elect, says former prime minister.
ANYA WHITELAW AFTER missing out on being awarded the best event on the Supercars calendar last season, in 2016 the Bathurst 1000 was back on top.
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