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Christopher Pyne lands a new job
Meanwhile, the former defence minister's long-time chief-of-staff has registered the business name Pyne & Partners.
(Wed, 26 Jun 2019 05:10:02 GMT)

Journalism, and our freedoom, have never been so imperiled: a media chief's alarm
A speech by the Nine Entertainment chief executive, who joined the the heads of the ABC and News Corp Australia on Wednesday to defend media freedom.
(Wed, 26 Jun 2019 03:41:01 GMT)

GoFundMe's decision to shut out Folau is a moral overreach
We must be wary of 'hate speech' being used as a tool to impose arbitrary standards of censorship.
(Wed, 26 Jun 2019 03:07:04 GMT)

Former Billabong CEO and fraudster released from jail a year early
Ex-Billabong boss and fraudster Matthew Perrin has been released from jail despite not being eligible for parole until next year.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 22:20:02 GMT)

Violence that leaves no visible mark is a real threat to women
The courts need to come to grips with domestic violence in the digital age.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:02:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Wednesday, June 26
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:01:00 GMT)

'Completely wrong': alcohol retailer BWS partners with Dry July
Australia's biggestalcohol retailer has formed an "unlikely partnership" with Dry July, in a move that has drawn sharp criticism.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:01:00 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of our cartoonists.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:01:10 GMT)

So much to lose with Facebook’s 'Zuckerbucks'
Surely our coins deserve a better fate than to be consigned to the dustbin (or sofas) of history.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT)

Push to decriminalise ice use as bar backs public health approach
The personal use and possession of ice and other illicit drugs would be decriminalised in NSW under a plan backed by the Bar Association.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT)

'Dangerous and undemocratic': Reworked espionage laws criminalise dissent
These laws could be used to target think tanks and other NGOs whose advocacy is unflattering to the government of the day.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT)

From the Archives: Soldiers killed by grenade
Outside of Saigon, a grenade goes off in a crowded truckload of Australian troops as they are returning to camp, killing three and injuring ten.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT)

CBD Melbourne: Flash home undergoes the hammer
The Deepdene property of a high-profile lawyer first made the news last year when a Victoria Police taskforce raided the property.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:59:00 GMT)

Time has come for an amnesty for those suffering on Manus and Nauru
It is time for us, as a nation, to resolve the issue.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:47:00 GMT)

Wrong Skin podcast wins gold at prestigious New York awards
The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald have won major international recognition at the New York International Festivals Radio Awards.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 22:16:01 GMT)

Key crossbencher calls for government protection for ATO whistleblower
Key crossbench Senator Rex Patrick has called on the government to intervene on behalf of tax office whistleblower Richard Boyle.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:11:02 GMT)

Strewth scribe James Jeffrey latest to join Albo office
The Australian's long-standing columnist heads to the Labor leader's office as speechwriter.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 08:32:01 GMT)

Australian reporter known as 'Murdoch's attack dog' dies in US
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch said journalist Steve Dunleavy's passing, at age 81, marked 'the end of a great era'.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 06:25:01 GMT)

Helen Kenny: former literary editor of the Herald
in a 1977 review of Star Wars Kenny notably wrote that the film had nothing going for it except that Chewbacca reminded her of an Australian terrier dog.
(Mon, 24 Jun 2019 23:54:02 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Tuesday, June 25
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Mon, 24 Jun 2019 14:01:00 GMT)

University deals will be key to Ramsay Centre's future funding
After months of tension, the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation has come to a peace deal with the foundation that signs its cheques.
(Mon, 24 Jun 2019 14:00:16 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of our cartoonists.
(Mon, 24 Jun 2019 14:01:10 GMT)

CBD Melbourne: Shorten's Bintang there, and done that
With the demise of the Currawong Workers’ Holiday Camp on the Northern Beaches, where are former unionists expected to go for their well-earned breaks? If you’re ex-Labor leader and one-time Australian Workers’ Union boss Bill Shorten, that would be the sun-soaked shores of Bali.
(Mon, 24 Jun 2019 13:59:00 GMT)

Images allegedly part of harassment case against Setka
More than 20 photographs part of the case against embattled building union leader.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 04:42:03 GMT)

This judgment will chill us all
Australia's defamation law is already one of the most oppressive in the world. A new ruling makes the media responsible for content we can do little to control.
(Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:50:01 GMT)

Why have we stopped spending? The answer is not in the bag
It's not the plastic bag ban that's making consumers reluctant to spend.
(Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:41:04 GMT)

'I had no idea someone could do that': Hidden cameras reveal shocking secrets
Hidden camera footage revealed a nursing home carer attempting to suffocate a defenceless 89-year-old, Aged Care Commission has heard.
(Mon, 24 Jun 2019 12:21:01 GMT)

'More practice tests': New NAPLAN targets for tens of thousands of students
Teachers and academics say the new government policy will lead to more NAPLAN-style practice tests at the cost of curriculum teaching time.
(Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:12:03 GMT)

Enormous lithium waste dump plan shows how shamefully backward we are
Our economy will transition to 100 per cent renewables. Sun and wind will bring us power, we'll store it in lithium batteries. There's just one (huge) problem.
(Mon, 24 Jun 2019 07:48:01 GMT)

Darwin shaken by powerful earthquake originating in Indonesia
Darwin CBD has been evacuated after being shaken by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake originating in the Banda Sea.
(Mon, 24 Jun 2019 08:56:01 GMT)

University of Wollongong launches a degree for 'the intellectually fearless'
The University of Wollongong has used executive powers to approve its western civilisation course and nullify a court challenge by the academics' union.
(Mon, 24 Jun 2019 02:12:04 GMT)

Lithium giant will 'get rid of biggest headache' in controversial South West waste dump
National mine site rehabilitation expert voices shock at ability of global lithium giant Albemarle to dump its lithium waste in pristine South West wine region.
(Mon, 24 Jun 2019 06:56:01 GMT)

'Serious concerns': judge faces scrutiny over alleged unfairness
The Law Council has renewed calls for a federal judicial commission to deal with complaints against judges as a Federal Circuit Court judge faces fresh scrutiny.
(Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:03:02 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Monday, June 24
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:01:00 GMT)

Online tool launched to help parents prevent food allergies
A new national health campaign, officially launched on Monday, aims to help prevent more stories like Oscar’s.
(Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT)

$52 million tax avoidance 'fraud' lands high-profile barrister a four-year ban
A bankrupt Melbourne barrister who ran a complex $52m tax avoidance scheme has had his four year ban from the legal profession upheld.
(Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT)

CBD Melbourne: A new, low-profile Guy
Matthew Guy has made a near art-form of flying under the radar since the state election. Colleagues have been told he’s considering a career in the private sector.
(Sun, 23 Jun 2019 13:58:00 GMT)

What mandate does an elected government really have?
I sometimes wonder whether a mandate means nothing more than the capacity to do whatever it is the people give you the power to do.
(Sun, 23 Jun 2019 13:47:00 GMT)

What loss of men's rights, exactly, are we talking about?
Men's "rights" are not human rights. Men’s "rights" are about maintaining a regimen of male dominance or control, usually over a woman.
(Sun, 23 Jun 2019 13:10:00 GMT)

Back to nature: Children reap benefits of braving the cold
Despite extensive research highlighting the benefits of outdoor play, many parents and kinder and school educators are still reluctant to let children outside during winter.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 05:19:04 GMT)

'Gives us a chance to help fix this': the year 9 students working on heat stress
Instead of testing whether objects are magnetic in their high school science lab, students are visiting local hospitals, learning about radiology and attending courses to eventually find a solution to real problems.
(Sun, 23 Jun 2019 12:40:02 GMT)

'When two tribes go to war': the reading debate explained
After the NSW announced a trial of the year one phonics test, Kevin Wheldall puts the case for more emphasis on phonics in schools
(Sun, 23 Jun 2019 11:15:02 GMT)

Private school fees under microscope after bank probe
Families are having to choose between paying private school fees and upgrading their home as banks ramp up scrutiny of education costs in loan applications, mortgage brokers say.
(Sun, 23 Jun 2019 09:44:02 GMT)

Let's not end another Matildas campaign wondering what might have been
The competition for our women will be fierce and the window for overdue expansion and investment in women's football will be brief.
(Sun, 23 Jun 2019 12:18:02 GMT)

Irish Australians told to fight for right to vote in elections at home
Historic changes could be ahead for the Irish in Australia, but they won't come without a struggle, says the government in Dublin.
(Mon, 24 Jun 2019 01:44:01 GMT)

'Soft skills' are essential. Just ask Google.
Interpersonal skills underpin academic success - you can't have one without the other.
(Sun, 23 Jun 2019 03:15:01 GMT)

Trump's Iran crisis at a treacherous juncture
Once the hawks begin Iago-whispering that if you don't go forward, you'll be unmanned, it's awfully hard to reverse course.
(Sun, 23 Jun 2019 09:25:02 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Sunday, June 23
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Sat, 22 Jun 2019 14:01:00 GMT)

Early surge in flu cases, but experts hope for early end to season
There has been more than 1.5-times the number of flu cases so far this year than in the whole of 2018.
(Sat, 22 Jun 2019 14:00:18 GMT)

Families rush for spots at Sydney's newest public schools
No out-of-zone students were among the 180 students accepted to start in year 7 at Inner Sydney High next year.
(Sat, 22 Jun 2019 14:00:18 GMT)

Entertaining the rage: Gough resurrected in The Dismissal, The Musical
It's time. Australia is celebrating its political history, at long last, with a show that deserves to become a blockbuster.
(Sat, 22 Jun 2019 14:00:17 GMT)

So you're a frequent flyer, buyer or partisan voter? It's about tribal loyalties
Our reasons for choosing one brand over another can say much about us.
(Sat, 22 Jun 2019 14:00:17 GMT)

'Great help': $20,000 brain cancer drug set to be listed on PBS
Advocates say it is an "exceptional win" for people with brain cancer and their families.
(Sat, 22 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT)

Sydney's independent bookstores defy the doom and gloom
Booksellers, who are meeting for their annual conference in Melbourne, say the closure of Pages & Pages in Mosman is a "one-off".
(Sat, 22 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT)

Move over smashed avo, Millennials are driving boom in fake meat
For the 2 million Australians who have given up eating animals, the rise of "alternative meat" means it's never been harder to make a decision at a restaurant.
(Mon, 24 Jun 2019 23:45:03 GMT)

Shops full of vitamins, miracle pills 'trashing pharmacists' reputation'
In pharmacy chains such as Chemist Warehouse, a pharmacist dispensing highly-regulated, evidence-based drugs is surrounded by shelves and shelves of lightly regulated, non-evidence-based remedies.
(Sat, 22 Jun 2019 12:27:03 GMT)

Alcohol causes most overall harm of any drug, says study
Harm from alcohol in Australia surpasses that caused by crystal meth and heroin, a new national study suggests.
(Sat, 22 Jun 2019 12:25:08 GMT)

'Could he hurt me?': The difficult world of dating after sex assault
Entering new relationships can be extremely difficult for women after a rape or sexual assault.
(Sat, 22 Jun 2019 07:49:02 GMT)

Funeral photos: an intimate portrait of one family's grief
Cherine Fahd is searching for the photographer of her grandfather's funeral at Rookwood Cemetery 44 years after his death.
(Mon, 24 Jun 2019 08:24:04 GMT)

Conditions at Olympic Park clean-up 'unbearable' before worker death
It took workers three days to clean up the sewage surcharge, sources have revealed.
(Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:30:00 GMT)

Two of Us: outsiders at school, these two doctors remain friends four decades later
John Rasko and David Celermajer became mates in high school, united by a sense they didn't fit in. Their lives and careers as doctors have been entwined since.
(Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:08:00 GMT)

Spotlight: Red alerts over reading
National reading standards for boys are slipping badly. Should we be worried?
(Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:06:00 GMT)

Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday, June 22
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:01:00 GMT)

'I promised you dollars. You promised me internet': A tale of NBN woe
It’s outrageous that we’ve all been forced onto an NBN which is often worse than what it replaced.
(Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:01:00 GMT)

How academics are taking steps to be open to uncomfortable ideas
That left-wing academics block their ears to right-wing views is a common criticism from conservatives, and has driven culture wars for decades.
(Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT)

The lunch of champions with Essential Media's Peter Lewis
Lewis has been trying to kill reporters with his lunch of champions for a couple of decades.
(Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:45:00 GMT)

'Moral authority': The academics signing their own free speech pledge
As universities debate adopting a free speech code, dozens of academics are signing their own personal pledge.
(Fri, 21 Jun 2019 22:34:01 GMT)

University vice-chancellor salaries soaring past $1.5 million - and set to keep going
"They have more than 50,000 people in their precinct every week, they have to provide services, parking and at the same time, attract funds and maintain a research presence."
(Fri, 21 Jun 2019 09:45:05 GMT)

Man sets himself on fire on Manus Island after being 'denied medical treatment'
A man has set his room and himself on fire on Manus Island after being denied medical care, according to other refugees on the island.
(Fri, 21 Jun 2019 08:58:03 GMT)

I don't hate my parents' killers, but at last the MH17 truth may be told
The son of Australian MH17 victims Jill and Roger Guard writes on life after the tragedy, and the significance of the charges laid this week.
(Fri, 21 Jun 2019 06:00:00 GMT)

From the Archives: Julia Gillard becomes Australia's first female PM
On June 24, 2010 Julia Gillard defeated Kevin Rudd in a challenge for the leadership of the Labor party. She became Australia's first female prime minister.
(Mon, 24 Jun 2019 05:32:03 GMT)

Women workers on building sites are divided on John Setka
'If you work in construction as a woman, you are expected to suck up the sexist comments and behaviour and just get on with it,' one female worker said.
(Fri, 21 Jun 2019 06:39:10 GMT)

Reg Grundy did not father man at centre of estate battle, DNA test reveals
A Melbourne cafe owner who suspected he may have been the love child of Reg Grundy has dropped a legal claim against the late media mogul's estate after DNA tests revealed the men are not related.
(Fri, 21 Jun 2019 04:28:02 GMT)

Organist could fill a church with thunderous crescendo or quiet solo
Organist who spread musical brilliance beyond ecclesiastical climes.
(Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:50:03 GMT)

The young medical student showing Australia's north a brighter future
Imagine a tiny remote community where only one resident has a high school certificate; and now imagine him with a freshly minted medical degree, coming home to build a brighter future.
(Thu, 20 Jun 2019 22:01:02 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Friday, June 21
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:01:00 GMT)

Car industry to use decades old legal precedent to fight luxury tax
In that case the court ruled the state could not impose an excise duty on goods sold in Australia and the Commonwealth then asserted its powers to impose an additional tax on tobacco.
(Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT)

Blunt advice for unlikely upper house pair
Lost among the back-and-forth over Treasurer Dominic Perrottet’s third budget on Tuesday was the escalation of a long-running debate over a promised disability commissioner.
(Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT)

Of all the uncouth drivers, it's the honkers who drive me bonkers
Australian drivers can be cocky and rude, and none more so than the ones overly attached to their horns.
(Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT)

CBD Melbourne: A less than amicable union
Controversial union boss John Setka is due to face court next Wednesday on harassment charges while his deputy and former best mate Shaun Reardon chose to resign yesterday.
(Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:59:00 GMT)

Horns are growing on young people's skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests
Mobile technology has transformed the way we live. What we have not yet grasped is the way the tiny machines in front of us are remolding our skeletons
(Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:53:01 GMT)

Sydney barrister Charles Waterstreet suspended from practice
The NSW Bar Association has suspended Charles Waterstreet from practice, triggering a legal battle with the controversial barrister in the Supreme Court.
(Fri, 21 Jun 2019 05:38:02 GMT)

MH17 families on the verge of a final deal with Malaysia Airlines
News of a payout comes after Dutch investigators revealed on Wednesday night that four men will be charged with murder for their alleged involvement in the July 17, 2014 attack. 
(Thu, 20 Jun 2019 12:08:20 GMT)

Shortest day means sun will rise earlier, right? Well no. Not yet anyway
It might be winter solstice on Saturday but the sun is going to come up later, not earlier, on Sunday, and for a few more weeks yet. Confusing? Let us explain.
(Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:12:03 GMT)

The seed of tension for modern families: sperm donor ruling
A High Court decision raises difficult questions about the rights of biological and "social" parents, but what of the rights of the child?
(Thu, 20 Jun 2019 08:17:03 GMT)

Popular milk brands recalled after E. coli contamination
The food safety regulator has issued a recall for popular milk brands stocked by major supermarkets in Victoria and southern NSW.
(Thu, 20 Jun 2019 08:53:01 GMT)

Ursula didn't know what cyber flashing was until the day at the museum
Apple is in the gun for the rise of cyber flashing - the anonymous sending of explicit images to strangers via their iPhones' AirDrop feature.
(Fri, 21 Jun 2019 07:16:06 GMT)

Olympian Nathan Baggaley arrested over $200m drug plot
The 43-year-old faced an extradition hearing in Byron Bay on Thursday accused of aiding or abetting the alleged 2018 importation.
(Thu, 20 Jun 2019 07:07:02 GMT)

Is there really a free speech crisis in Australia's universities?
On this week's Please Explain podcast, we look at the split in the higher education community over how to manage views that might conflict with a scientific or moral consensus.
(Fri, 21 Jun 2019 00:29:01 GMT)

Chris Dawson charged over allegations of a sexual relationship with student
Chris Dawson also formally entered a plea of not guilty to killing his wife Lynette earlier in the day.
(Thu, 20 Jun 2019 09:13:04 GMT)

New research shows 'high functioning' is an inaccurate autism label
A researcher said while the term is used to describe people diagnosed with autism who have IQs in the normal range, it does not indicate their functional status.
(Thu, 20 Jun 2019 03:56:01 GMT)

CFMMEU heavyweights back Setka, strongly deny Batty criticism
The CFMMEU's national leadership has thrown its support behind John Setka and accused members of "treachery" for leaking reported remarks about Rosie Batty.
(Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:12:02 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Thursday, June 20
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:01:00 GMT)

Sydney University to adopt principles of 'terrific' free speech code
Vice-chancellor Michael Spence welcomes proposed strengthening of protections around free academic expression.
(Thu, 20 Jun 2019 06:09:03 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of our cartoonists.
(Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:01:10 GMT)

NSW must learn from Victoria on euthanasia
NSW should pay close attention to how the process works in Victoria, including the findings of an independent review panel which will consider each case.
(Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT)

Spying on our own citizens' data: why Australia must tread carefully
Plans to disrupt the computer and data networks of criminals in Australia are fraught, writes a former director of the Australian Signals Directorate.
(Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT)

A great masthead bans political cartoons ... now that's offensive
The New York Times' decision to end a great tradition - because one of its cartoons created offence - is a step backwards for free speech.
(Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT)

Blowing in the wind: Australia's China policy is all over the shop
We need to seize the many opportunities of China, but also stand up to Beijing's excesses. It will respect us when we define our national interest.
(Thu, 20 Jun 2019 04:09:01 GMT)

Murray-Darling consensus needed after years of governments muddying waters
The Murray-Darling Basin stretches over a million square kilometres and four states, making it a textbook case of competing interests and jurisdictions.
(Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:00:00 GMT)