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Australian researchers say they have discovered a new link between Alzheimer's disease and the levels of iron in the brain.

So-called responsible or ethical investments have more than quadrupled over the past three years to roughly $622 billion, new private research shows.

A Sydney lawyer has announced a class action lawsuit against Toyota, Honda and Mazda, seeking refunds for cars fitted with faulty airbags from Takata linked to 18 deaths around the world.

Despite the closure of two of the biggest dark net marketplaces, the online war is far from over. Many users are simply moving onto other sites where they continue to buy and sell illegal products, including bank account logins and drugs.

Resources Minister Matt Canavan quits Cabinet after his mother told him he was an Italian citizen, a move that prompted Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to temporarily reshuffle his frontbench and may force a recount of the Queensland Senate vote.

Refugees on Manus Island say they are stressed and worried now the Australian and Papua New Guinea governments have begun demolishing accommodation in the detention centre.

The so-called gig economy of firms like Uber, Deliveroo and Airtasker has been thriving, but regulators are concerned that growth is coming at the expense of workers.

Two years ago, after more than three decades in medicine, Dr Ian McPhee experienced a role reversal: he became the patient. He speaks about coming to grips with a rare form of cancer, and how it changed his life.

Rather than delivering information from our eyes in nearly raw form as a camera would, the brain tries to determine what is actually out there — and it can sometimes be tricked.

Port Adelaide's injured dynamo Chad Wingard could be out for the next month with a bad ankle sprain, as his AFL club fights for a finals spot.

Almost half of video game players in Australia are female, but very few are employed to make them. Brooke Maggs says flexible workplaces, and perhaps even hiring quotas, could fix the gender imbalance.

A study of volcanic glass beads that were brought back by the Apollo 15 and 17 missions in the 1970s suggests there is an abundance of water inside the Moon.

The best Brownlow Medal vote-poller in Crows history, Scott Thompson, will retire at the end of the season after more than 300 AFL games.

Indigenous supporters of constitutional change warn they will not accept a watered-down referendum proposal and say they are concerned politicians may decide to establish a national Indigenous representative body without enshrining it in the constitution.

The Supreme Court of New South Wales is allowing close to a thousand disgruntled Dick Smith shareholders to file their class action against the collapsed retailer.

Cooper Cronk says his Melbourne teammate Billy Slater is "still nursing a sore head" following Saturday's high hit from Canberra forward Sia Soliola.

Food is a product manufacturers want us to buy up big, so it takes a little bit of work to cut through the marketing and figure out exactly what they're selling. To help, we've taken a closer look at food labels.

Australian tennis great Mervyn Rose, a two-time major singles champion, is remembered as a "unique character" and "great coach" following his death at the age of 87.

Are you an Australian woman who is a bit nervous about hitting the gym or playing a sport? You're not alone, and a new campaign encouraging people to be more active is aimed directly at you.

The International Monetary Fund cuts its growth forecast for the United States on concerns about Donald Trump's ability to deliver on his economic promises.

BMX star Sam Willoughby says he is able to ride an exercise bike easily despite being paralysed in a crash last September, as he bids to walk his fiancee down the aisle in December.

Australia's Emma McKeon sets a new national record to claim 100m butterfly silver at the world swimming championships in Budapest.

For a show that has kept its characters literally oceans apart from each other for so long, Episode 2: Stormborn gave a glimpse of what's to come.

Seven out of 10 packaged foods contain added sugar that is not clearly identified by nutrition labels, according to new research.

Pat Rafter expresses a number of regrets about his dealings with Bernard Tomic, conceding his time as Davis Cup captain was largely unenjoyable.

Accountants say an apology is no longer enough after yet another IT fault at the Australian Tax Office stopped them lodging tax returns in a disruption lasting up to seven hours.

Broadway hit The Book Of Mormon sweeps aside Dame Julie Andrews' production of My Fair Lady to win best musical at this year's Helpmann Awards.

A Q&A auditorium brimming with high school students pose questions about the best way to find a job, fears that suicide is being glamourised, and their right to vote to four of their peers and two senior federal MPs.

The top water bureaucrat in NSW, Gavin Hanlon, is secretly recorded offering to share government information with irrigation lobbyists via a special Dropbox account to assist their lobbying against the contentious Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

Last week the ABC published an essay on domestic violence and the Christian church in Australia, prompting a far-ranging conversation about the way churches responds to victims of abuse. Here is a guide to how we've approached what the research tells us.