New town centre and ‘croc-proof’ lake planned to transform mining town into tourist destination

The town of Jabiru at the heart of world-famous Kakadu National Park is fast approaching a crossroads that will either see it revived to a "tourism destination in its own right" or demolished completely.

Instagram-friendly signage at Aboriginal massacre site prompts outrage

The installation of signage with the words "I took the leap" at a historical site where an Aboriginal woman pursued by police jumped to her death causes concern.

Stan Grant: The real journey Captain Cook set us on is between catastrophe and survival

In 1770 Captain Cook's ship ran aground on a reef off the Australian coast, potentially ending his mission and possibly his life and the lives of his crew. On these moments history turns, writes Stan Grant.