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'Potential operation' to rescue Australians stuck on cruise
Health Minister Greg Hunt said plans to rescue 200 Australians stuck on the Diamond Princess cruise amid the coronavirus would be finalised on Monday.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 22:05:01 GMT)

Former premier to lead inquiry into teacher work pressures
The NSW Teachers Federation has commissioned a former premier to conduct a year-long examination of how teachers' work has changed over almost two decades.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:01:00 GMT)

Harbour Trust will not privatise public treasures, but we need partners to help fund their future
Leases of Sydney Harbour sites will enable private investment in their heritage restoration and adaptive re-use.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:00:00 GMT)

The tick-a-box GP - a bureaucrat's dangerous fantasy
The government is warning doctors to treat physical and mental illness in separate consultations. It’s a dangerous distinction.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 21:47:01 GMT)

UK envoy's dressing down of Australian MPs weakens relationship
The head of a London-based foreign affairs think tank writes on the damage done by the British High Commissioner to Australia's diplomatic misstep.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:00:00 GMT)

'Totally offensive': Petition stirs up opposition to new mosque
An online petition opposing a new mosque in suburban Sydney has been labelled offensive.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:00:00 GMT)

Coal's days are numbered and our future is hydrogen, but this is an evolution
A long-term Labor minister, now the chairman of the Australia-Korea Business Council, writes that Australia can ride a global wave by becoming a leader in hydrogen energy. While it will take decades, the time to seize the opportunity is now.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:00:00 GMT)

CBD Melbourne: Burger boss hunting a coastal pad
Grill’d boss Simon Crowe has been spotted running the ruler over a number of luxury homes on the Mornington Peninsula. We can’t blame the guy for wanting a place get away from it all.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 22:00:02 GMT)

Setka's war on leaks: union boss considers reward to 'hunt down' source
A civil war gripping the militant construction union is set to intensify as Victorian union boss John Setka vows to “hunt down” whoever leaked disparaging comments Mr Setka made about family violence campaigner Rosie Batty.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:45:00 GMT)

'Systemic unlawfulness': 88 per cent of NSW Police searches found nothing
Police found nothing in 88 per cent of the 211,000 personal searches conducted under the force's quota-based system in 2018, prompting concerns the regime is leading to an abuse of police powers to meet targets.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 18:21:01 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Monday, February 17
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 11:00:00 GMT)

Maggie Beer's daughter, Saskia, dies 'unexpectedly'
The celebrity chef says her family is broken hearted after the death of her "extraordinary" daughter and chef Saskia Beer on Friday night.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 10:42:01 GMT)

Check before donating to charities fronted by celebrities, experts warn
Experts say there is no easy solution to resolving concerns over how the NSW Rural Fire Service can spend more than $50 million in donations.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 19:33:01 GMT)

Here's what happens when NAPLAN becomes more than an education tool
NAPLAN has moved from being a mechanism to check the pulse of one part of the education system, to being the reason that schools exist.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 02:42:02 GMT)

Coronavirus outbreak: 70 more test positive on cruise ship, evacuation planning under way
Two-hundred Australians trapped on a cruise ship in a Japanese port may receive answers on Sunday about when they can return home. 
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 16:05:01 GMT)

'Problem' venues to be penalised in Kings Cross lockout solution
The state government and City of Sydney are looking at a venue-specific, rather than precinct-wide, approach to improving nightlife in Kings Cross.
(Sat, 15 Feb 2020 13:00:00 GMT)

'We want to see balance': Right-wing activists target primary school children on climate
Advance Australia is developing resource packs for classrooms which will tell students human-induced climate change is a lie.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 03:31:01 GMT)

The virus isn't our biggest threat – it’s the viral panic
Coronavirus may yet become a pandemic, but in Australia it has killed no one and no sufferer has infected another person. These realities haven't stopped the racist scare-mongering.
(Sat, 15 Feb 2020 13:00:00 GMT)

'We don't let students just coast': Inside Reddam House's unique approach to teaching
In the world of eastern suburbs private schools, where reputations are built in sandstone over more than a century, Reddam House has been an enigma.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 10:24:04 GMT)

Liberal senator backs plan to put prized Sydney Harbour sites up for grabs
It comes as a community group warned of attempts to weaken the checks and balances on the lucrative leases. 
(Sat, 15 Feb 2020 12:45:00 GMT)

Police raids as families of Islamic State still stuck in freezing Syrian camp
As conditions deteriorate in al-Hawl camp, the government still has no plans to bring the families home.
(Sat, 15 Feb 2020 12:40:00 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Sunday, February 9
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Sat, 15 Feb 2020 10:00:00 GMT)

Faith: Looking toward the great beyond
In death certain truths are laid bare, but does life continue beyond?
(Sat, 15 Feb 2020 03:42:03 GMT)

'Someone who believes in you': The national push to get care leavers into higher ed
Just 1 per cent of 'resi kids' get into higher education compared to 40 per cent of the wider society. A new program is changing that.
(Sat, 15 Feb 2020 02:18:01 GMT)

'Coronavirus has been the beheading of us': Tourism devastated, survey shows
Several businesses reported losses in excess of $1 million with cancellations stretching out to at least May.
(Fri, 14 Feb 2020 13:34:04 GMT)

Thanks for noticing us Gen Z, but we need to talk about 'Karen'
As a Gen Xer I can't help but be struck by the irony behind the 'Karen' meme.
(Fri, 14 Feb 2020 23:02:02 GMT)

Dubious friends and a big legal claim: Questions raised in spy case
Soon after lodging a $3 million Supreme Court claim, Filip Shu started calling around Sydney journalists. What was motivating him?
(Fri, 14 Feb 2020 13:34:05 GMT)

'Toxic, beset with bullying': calls for independent probe into physician college
A respected Melbourne doctor claims a former senior manager at the prestigious Royal Australasian College of Physicians was paid off and dismissed after making a whistleblower complaint about a toxic bullying culture in the organisation.
(Fri, 14 Feb 2020 12:30:00 GMT)

The retirement adoption programs saving greyhounds
Australia’s thriving greyhound racing industry has generated an oversupply of dogs, with thousands euthanised each year. For a lucky few, however, civilian life beckons.
(Fri, 14 Feb 2020 10:02:00 GMT)

Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday, February 15
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Fri, 14 Feb 2020 10:00:00 GMT)

Separated by work and shyness, Jane and Tony finally declared their love four decades later
Tony and Jane Curran met as teenagers in the 1960s and fell in love, but four decades would pass before they were reunited.
(Fri, 14 Feb 2020 09:58:00 GMT)

Are photo albums back in the frame?
Fragmentation and faulty technology is driving some people back to photo albums, or new forms of them.
(Fri, 14 Feb 2020 09:54:00 GMT)

Good Weekend letters to the editor, February 15
Want to chat? We'd love to hear from you. Send your letters to [email protected]
(Fri, 14 Feb 2020 09:44:00 GMT)

The Good Weekend Quiz: February 15
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's Good Weekend quiz.
(Fri, 14 Feb 2020 09:40:00 GMT)

Buyers swoop on Calombaris restaurants
Rival restaurateurs have seized the opportunity to own a piece of George Calombaris’ fallen empire, with most of his old restaurants and some of his Jimmy Grants souvlaki outlets close to being sold.
(Fri, 14 Feb 2020 23:17:01 GMT)

Crimes involving prescription medication explode as opioids flood market
Crime statistics from the two states reveal police have recorded about 35,000 offences involving manufactured medicine over the past five years.
(Fri, 14 Feb 2020 23:08:01 GMT)

GPs horrified as government targets Medicare fraud
The Department of Health has sent a warning letter to 341 doctors who had the highest rates of co-claiming a mental health treatment plan alongside a standard consultation.
(Fri, 14 Feb 2020 02:38:04 GMT)

Passenger tested for coronavirus on cruise ship in Sydney Harbour
A passenger who underwent precautionary testing for the new coronavirus aboard a cruise ship in Sydney has tested negative for the condition.
(Fri, 14 Feb 2020 04:40:06 GMT)

High Court sets the date for George Pell's final appeal
The High Court will hear disgraced Cardinal George Pell's final appeal against his historic child sex convictions in Canberra next month.
(Fri, 14 Feb 2020 00:59:01 GMT)

Space mirrors, fake volcanoes: the radical plans to fix the climate
The world’s top scientists are now giving serious thought to more drastic measures to halt the climate crisis. Here’s what they have in mind.
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 05:12:04 GMT)

'It's never too late': How Sam and Gloria found new love in aged care
Gloria Graydon, 77 and Sam Wilson, 87, never thought they'd find love so late in life, but they feel lucky they did.
(Fri, 14 Feb 2020 03:36:03 GMT)

Back to school at 34: just call me Nanna
Most people my age are on the path to a mortgage and 2.5 children, but I'm returning to TAFE.
(Thu, 13 Feb 2020 13:00:00 GMT)

The gaping hole in Closing the Gap: housing
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 3 per cent of Australia’s population but 20 per cent of the nation’s homeless. The Closing the Gap targets cannot be met without addressing housing.
(Thu, 13 Feb 2020 13:00:00 GMT)

CBD Melbourne: Fitzgibbon stirs up ALP with Otis email fail
A sensitive factional email to Labor’s new “Otis” ginger group has inadvertently ended up in Coalition hands.
(Thu, 13 Feb 2020 12:59:00 GMT)

We should be asking our MPs these 14 questions on climate change
A series of major questions that have never been asked within the Parliament or by the media. 
(Thu, 13 Feb 2020 13:05:01 GMT)

It feels like an upheaval, but precious little has changed
We might be in a moment of heightened climate awareness, but that is a long way from saying the basic underlying political calculations have changed.
(Thu, 13 Feb 2020 12:33:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Friday, February 14
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Thu, 13 Feb 2020 12:00:00 GMT)

China eases great firewall for stranded Australian university students
Australia’s Education Minister says the Chinese government has agreed to ease some internet restrictions for university students stranded in China due to the coronavirus outbreak.
(Thu, 13 Feb 2020 08:25:00 GMT)

Ornithologist and zoo curator overcame life-changing road accident
Paul Andrew created a refuge on the Australian mainland to help keep Tasmanian Devils alive.
(Thu, 13 Feb 2020 08:12:02 GMT)

Please Explain Summer Series: The season of dread as it unfolded
From bushfires to record heat and the driest year on record, Australia has come under severe stress this summer, as tracked by our Please Explain podcasts.
(Thu, 13 Feb 2020 04:41:03 GMT)

Rudd strongly rejects PM's criticism of Closing the Gap
Kevin Rudd says tough measures are needed to keep governments focused on fixing Indigenous inequality.
(Thu, 13 Feb 2020 04:04:01 GMT)

All four NSW coronavirus patients free from disease
The number of cases diagnosed in Australia remains steady, while 15 citizens on board a cruise ship have now been diagnosed with the virus.
(Thu, 13 Feb 2020 09:54:01 GMT)

From the archives, 1970: Joint Defense Facility Nurrungar
In 1970 the top secret joint US/Australian Defence Force base at Nurrungar was under construction - a surveillance facility for the early detection of missile launches.
(Thu, 13 Feb 2020 00:51:02 GMT)

Centrelink, welfare staff barred for months from Aboriginal land
The workers, which included those from the Australian Electoral Commission, were barred from the South Australian land over a dispute with a land rights holder.
(Thu, 13 Feb 2020 06:50:03 GMT)

Michael and Kyly Clarke set to divorce
Former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke and wife Kyly are getting divorced after more than seven years of marriage.
(Wed, 12 Feb 2020 17:32:01 GMT)

Victoria Racing Club committee rocked by a late scratching
Victoria Racing Club members wearied by a bruising round of directors elections last year were hoping for a smoother ride in 2020. But that’s not looking likely.
(Wed, 12 Feb 2020 22:53:01 GMT)

CBD Melbourne: A very BHP farewell for mining boss
BHP’s best and brightest turned up en masse at a Richmond warehouse to farewell outgoing CEO Andrew Mackenzie, who leaves the global miner for good next month.
(Wed, 12 Feb 2020 12:59:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Thursday, February 13
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Wed, 12 Feb 2020 11:00:00 GMT)

The case for a superannuation increase is not cut and dried
On face value, lifting the super guarantee to 15 per cent would seem a step in the right direction, forcing workers to save more. If only it were that simple.
(Wed, 12 Feb 2020 09:57:01 GMT)

The other shameful gap Australia needs to close: the city-country health divide
We have failed to get enough doctors to rural and remote areas, but now we have the technology to 'bring' patients in the bush to any surgery.
(Wed, 12 Feb 2020 08:21:03 GMT)

To close the chasm leaving First Australians behind, hear our Voice
A signatory to the Uluru Statement from the Heart writes in response to Scott Morrison's Closing the Gap speech.
(Wed, 12 Feb 2020 07:47:02 GMT)

Peek into past revealed in Sydney kitchen renovation
When Louise Kennerley went to replace her kitchen cabinets, she found Peter, Andrew and Michael had left her a surprise.
(Wed, 12 Feb 2020 06:50:04 GMT)

Hope amidst the heartache: Closing the gap in remote Australia
The Morrison government pledged to partner with Indigenous people to refresh the failing close the gap strategy. In remote Queensland, one Aboriginal community has taken matters into its own hands.
(Thu, 13 Feb 2020 22:41:07 GMT)

From the Archives, 1954: Grim battle to establish Antarctic station
In 1954, an Australian Antarctic expedition battled bad weather and 100 m.p.h. blizzards to establish the Mawson Scientific Station on the Antarctic mainland.
(Wed, 12 Feb 2020 02:21:03 GMT)

Veteran acting coach influenced many stars
A celebrated teacher of acting at WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of the Performing Arts), the National Theatre Drama School in Melbourne and before that, the Arts Educational School in London, Lisle Jones (who died in late December) also had a long and successful career as an actor.
(Wed, 12 Feb 2020 02:29:02 GMT)

Melbourne woman, quarantine worker among 40 more cruise passengers diagnosed with coronavirus
A 21-year-old Melburnian aboard the Diamond Princess cruise has been diagnosed with coronavirus, her grandfather says.
(Wed, 12 Feb 2020 05:50:03 GMT)

Why do some people think the bushfire crisis was started by arsonists?
This week on the Please Explain podcast, Chris Zappone dissects how misinformation and disinformation online has to led to confusion during the recent bushfire crisis.
(Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:35:06 GMT)

Pancreatic cancer: the speedy killer stalking Australians
While it's the fifth-most deadly cancer, it receives the 11th-most amount in cancer research funding from the government
(Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:26:01 GMT)

We're facing a climate crisis but there is good news
A net zero emissions target for 2050 would help avoid the worst case scenarios.
(Tue, 11 Feb 2020 22:11:01 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Wednesday, February 12
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Tue, 11 Feb 2020 11:30:00 GMT)

A plane has broken the subsonic speed record. How fast can air travel get?
Riding a jet stream with a storm at its tail, a commercial flight has made history. How do planes use jet streams? And what is supersonic and hypersonic flight?
(Wed, 12 Feb 2020 22:51:03 GMT)

Tobacco giant pulls its pouches after weight cut by 'technical issue'
Philip Morris roll-your-own tobacco was quietly taken from shops around the country last year after the pouches were found to weigh less than they should.
(Tue, 11 Feb 2020 02:36:01 GMT)

Cargo ship crew member tested for coronavirus after docking in Victoria
A cargo ship crew member is being tested for coronavirus after docking at Port of Hastings on Monday, after a journey from China.
(Tue, 11 Feb 2020 04:09:02 GMT)

UNSW's Chinese students stuck overseas to start studies in June
The University of NSW has opted against online options for students stuck overseas, saying it doesn't want to compromise the quality of its education.
(Mon, 10 Feb 2020 23:06:07 GMT)

Harvey Weinstein's lawyer and the saddest defence of sexual assault I've ever read
Donna Rotunno is promoting stereotypes that hurt women but are also anti-men.
(Tue, 11 Feb 2020 03:16:01 GMT)

CBD Melbourne: When Harry met ... John Howard
The star guests at JP Morgan's Alternative Investment Summit were none other than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, fresh from consciously uncoupling from the Royal Family.
(Mon, 10 Feb 2020 12:59:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Tuesday, February 11
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Mon, 10 Feb 2020 11:00:00 GMT)

Bullying of junior doctors endemic despite zero-tolerance pledges: survey
One in three doctors in training is exposed to bullying, harassment or discrimination with potentially dangerous effects for patients, doctors and the healthcare system.
(Mon, 10 Feb 2020 05:14:03 GMT)

Give the best teachers the reins to improve teaching
The expertise of our best teachers should be shared with their colleagues, but that is not the case.
(Mon, 10 Feb 2020 04:59:03 GMT)

NSW researchers grow new coronavirus from patient samples
The scientific achievement will help with the development of treatments and a vaccine.
(Mon, 10 Feb 2020 11:47:06 GMT)

Online games trapping children with tools designed to snare adults
Schools have insisted children have devices to learn but they are drawing children into a world that was not designed for them.
(Sun, 09 Feb 2020 13:33:04 GMT)

Teachers are scrambling, held to account and ignored
The community is blaming teachers for its troubles while withdrawing the support they need, writes Tom Alegounarias
(Sun, 09 Feb 2020 13:00:00 GMT)

CBD Melbourne: Kelley, Mayo he will, Mayo he won't
Last November Grant Kelley, the chief executive of shopping centre giant Vicinity Centres, put his family’s South Australian property on the market for more than $20 million.
(Sun, 09 Feb 2020 12:59:00 GMT)

Why the enduring mystery over Whitlam's dismissal?
Access to a critical piece of the country’s history is hanging in the balance, or, put another way, placed in a black box by the National Archives never to see the light of day unless the Queen, or her successors, agrees to its release.
(Sun, 09 Feb 2020 12:23:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Monday, February 10
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Sun, 09 Feb 2020 11:00:00 GMT)

Calombaris in crisis meeting to save empire
The hospitality empire of celebrity chef George Calombaris is on the brink of collapse and could be placed into voluntary administration as early as this week, with more than 500 employees facing an uncertain future.
(Sun, 09 Feb 2020 10:48:04 GMT)

Inconsistent, ignored: Australia's master teacher programs 'failing'
Australia's expert teacher programs are failing despite evidence they could be one of the fastest ways to lift teacher quality.
(Sun, 09 Feb 2020 10:00:00 GMT)

The fight to keep FODMAP from fad diet
The Melbourne scientists behind the low FODMAP diet fear they are losing control of their invention - to celebrities and Instagram influencers.
(Sun, 09 Feb 2020 06:32:02 GMT)

Coronavirus outbreak: Girl on Christmas Island returns negative test
A young girl in quarantine on Christmas Island has tested negative; three people among Australia's 15 confirmed cases "completely cleared".
(Sun, 09 Feb 2020 08:00:03 GMT)

‘We cannot satisfy everybody’: Plans revealed for historic tennis venue
The redevelopment of the White City sporting venue in Paddington has raised concerns among some residents.
(Sat, 08 Feb 2020 13:31:03 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Sunday, February 9
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Sat, 08 Feb 2020 13:04:01 GMT)

I bought a Tesla and it brought out my inner hoon
In the first two weeks of owning one, you have to be careful not to turn into a revhead.
(Sun, 09 Feb 2020 20:42:01 GMT)

'Political grandstanding': Council scrambles to save ice rink after heritage listing rejected
Heritage experts found the Macquarie Ice Rink is unlikely to be of state significance and recommended against adding it to the State Heritage Register.
(Sat, 08 Feb 2020 13:00:00 GMT)

Sydney solution for coronavirus evacuees spurned in favour of Christmas Island
Australians fleeing the coronavirus in China could have been screened by medical personnel at the Richmond RAAF base.
(Sat, 08 Feb 2020 13:00:00 GMT)

IPA think tank forms rare alliance with Labor in push for fewer criminals to face jail
In a rare alliance, the two groups want to follow the lead of US President Donald Trump, who last year signed major reforms of the American justice system.
(Sat, 08 Feb 2020 13:00:00 GMT)

'The community is tearing its hair out': Tourist town divided over controversial development
A plan to build apartments and a hotel on the site of Indigenous graves and an historic church has split Huskisson.
(Sat, 08 Feb 2020 13:00:00 GMT)

Ancestry squabble damages Indigenous cause
Bruce Pascoe says he feels "obliged" to identify himself as Aboriginal after his experience with Indigenous people who helped unravel his ancestry.
(Sat, 08 Feb 2020 07:30:00 GMT)

Faith: Unconditional love in a state of grace
When it comes to trust, there are some things you really can’t impose.
(Sat, 08 Feb 2020 03:40:02 GMT)

Royal commission strips final veil from Informer 3838
During a breakthrough moment in this week’s royal commission hearings, Nicola Gobbo finally gave us a glimpse of the truth behind her extraordinary conduct.
(Fri, 07 Feb 2020 13:05:00 GMT)

First Peoples sing with one voice: this anthem is not ours and at last the NRL hears
A Bundjalung and Yorta Yorta man explains why Indigenous Australians are rejoicing now that the NRL has heeded their call and dumped the national anthem from the All Stars match.
(Fri, 07 Feb 2020 13:00:00 GMT)