Remember gobbling up properties on the Monopoly board, and driving your opponents to bankruptcy? So well known is the board game's keynote phrase, ''Go directly to Jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200'', it has become shorthand for a situation of utter loss.
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Journalist, editor and speechwriter Christopher Pearson has died, aged in his early 60s.
Nine aslyum seekers have died after their boat capsized north-west of Christmas Island, prompted renewed criticism of Australia's response to boats in distress.
NSW: Retailers have been ordered to pull about 30 synthetic drugs from their shelves immediately.
An independence referendum on the other side of the globe could reignite debate about Australia's national flag.
Many victims of the Bundaberg floods are still homeless, five months after record-breaking waters swept through the regional city.
Major hotels are cashing in on the 30,000 British and Irish fans expected to visit Australia for the Lions rugby tour, with some charging as much as double the normal rate for rooms on the night of the Sydney Test next month.
The usual tool for dealing with an oyster is a stubby-bladed knife, inserted and twisted to prise the bivalve apart and unlock the seafood treasure inside. Instead, Lindsay James uses a sharpened steel star picket, fitted with a wooden handle for ease of use. That, or a crowbar.
Members of a people-smuggling syndicate stretching across three countries have been arrested after an international police investigation into the organisers of an asylum seeker boat that capsized last year, killing more than 100 men.