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Text message, doorknocking for 'yes' vote receives mixed response
Tens of thousands of marriage equality supporters kicked off a doorknocking and SMS campaign this weekend encouraging people to vote 'yes' in the Australian marriage law postal survey asking if same sex couples should be allowed to marry.
(Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:30:05 GMT)

'Villagers' bid cancer campaigner Connie Johnson farewell at public memorial
Connie Johnson's supporters have bid her farewell in a public service at Melbourne's St Paul's Cathedral.
(Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:15:07 GMT)

Bali volcano could affect 20,000 Australian travellers
More than 20,000 Australians expected to fly to Bali in the next two weeks could be left stranded on the island if the Mount Agung volcano, which is on high alert, erupts.
(Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:26:05 GMT)

'Very nasty': Bushfire conditions as bad as 2013 blazes but three weeks earlier
As temperatures climb on another early-season total fire ban day for much of NSW, the latest fuel moisture maps show the region around Sydney is at least as dry as during big bushfires in 2013 - but three weeks earlier in the year.
(Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:24:05 GMT)

Jyl's journey to aged care: 'I feel like part of me is lost'
When David Stephens' elderly mother Jyl fell in December, it seemed to be the start of a new family tradition.
(Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:20:03 GMT)

Lunch with… Marco Pierre White
The celebrity chef, a terror to his employees and customers alike, has a softer, philosophical side.
(Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:15:00 GMT)

Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday September 23
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Terror in our midst: How NSW and Victoria have jailed convicted terrorists
A terrorist plot will be uncovered tomorrow morning. Two young Muslim men - one in Sydney and one in Melbourne - will be charged. Then their paths will diverge.
(Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:38:10 GMT)

The 'Bute' loophole that is making organised crime millions
While the government has been determined to stop the boats, it seems it is not so keen to stop an illicit product responsible for thousands of overdoses.
(Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:38:05 GMT)

Same-sex marriage survey envelopes found in bin of Mona Vale apartment block
One "pissed off" intended recipient of the dumped mail said he'd enrolled especially to vote 'yes'.
(Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:47:05 GMT)

NSW to move away from hard-line approach to jailed extremists, but will not adopt Victorian model
NSW will revise its hardline approach to extremists in prison, moving away from mandatory segregation and closer to a Victorian model, as it becomes clear inmates are becoming further radicalised and discouraged to rehabilitate in the notorious Supermax
(Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:19:02 GMT)

Dawn's final days reveal aged care horror
In her final days, Dawn Weston kept rubbing her left leg and crying.
(Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:55:01 GMT)

Sam Newman slams 'sycophantic' AFL over logo change in support of same-sex marriage
Football identity Sam Newman has slammed the AFL following the organisation's controversial decision to change its logo to 'Yes' in support of same-sex marriage.
(Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:04:02 GMT)

George Brandis considers new laws cracking down on Chinese spying in Australia
Attorney General George Brandis is planning a once in a generation shake-up of the legal framework governing who can lawfully influence Australian politicians, amid fears of clandestine Chinese Communist Party influence over politics in this country.
(Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:48:04 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Friday, September 22
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(Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of the Fairfax cartoonists.
(Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:01:08 GMT)

Australia ranked as one of the world's major small arm importers and exporters
As an importer Australia came in behind the United States, Canada, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Germany, but ahead of Iraq, France, the Netherlands and Britain.
(Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:15:00 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Thursday September 21
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Mysterious flesh-eating ulcer cases soar on Mornington Peninsula
When Ella Crofts noticed a dull ache in right knee she never could have imagined it was a flesh-eating ulcer chewing through her skin.
(Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:41:05 GMT)

Crevasse risk identified weeks before Captain David Wood's death in Antarctica
The owner of the company Captain David Wood worked for has given evidence at the inquest into the pilot's death.
(Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:22:02 GMT)

Teen who lost job over 'No' vote has grounds for legal discrimination claim
A Christian teenager who was sacked for saying on Facebook she would vote "no" for same-sex marriage is entitled to make a legal claim under discrimination law, legal experts say.
(Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:24:02 GMT)

Abbot Point spill further proof Adani can't be trusted on coal, green groups say
Pollution of wetlands adjacent to Adani's main coal export port in Queensland is proof the Indian-owned company can't be trusted to operate a much larger operation should the Galilee Basin ever be opened up to mines, environmental groups said.
(Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:48:05 GMT)

Australia blessed with more than 22,000 possible pump storage sites, ANU finds
Australia has more than 22,000 sites around the country that could be suitable for pumped hydro storage, according to a study by the Australian National University.
(Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:02:07 GMT)

Today's cartoons: The illustrated news
The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.
(Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Wednesday, September 20
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Coles case has made fast food pay deals 'unworkable'
The Fair Work Commission's application of the better off overall test following its decision in the Coles case has led to failures in enterprise agreement-making in the fast food industry.
(Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT)

Second pile of same-sex marriage surveys found dumped in Melbourne laneway
A pile of rain-damaged envelopes destined for East Brunswick have been discovered in the CBD.
(Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:38:02 GMT)

Why it doesn't make much sense to make AGL's 'old lady Liddell' run a marathon
If Matt Canavan visits Liddell power station next month, there's a good chance staff will show the corroded pipes and fatigued metal that serve as signs its use-by date of 2022 is closing in.
(Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:35:06 GMT)

Drowned Melbourne woman was swimming between danger flags at Phuket beach
Police say Barbara Fistrovic was swimming between red flags which, in Thailand, indicate dangerous conditions.
(Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:02:07 GMT)

Today's cartoons: The illustrated news
The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.
(Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, September 19
Trivia and word buffs: try today's superquiz interactive graphic and Target.
(Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Brunswick mum upset by dumped postal vote envelopes discovery
When prep teacher Kerry Ford returned to her Brunswick home from a holiday on Monday, what she found behind her carport made her angry and upset.
(Tue, 19 Sep 2017 01:42:04 GMT)

Lady (Mary) Fairfax dies, aged 95
Lady Fairfax was the wife of Sir Warwick Oswald Fairfax, an influential figure in Fairfax Media.
(Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:50:06 GMT)

PwC makes parental leave more flexible for dads, mums and foster carers
Jack Bell was relaxed about taking more than three months off work on parental leave but knows some other men would not feel as comfortable taking that much time away.
(Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:15:00 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Monday, September 18
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz.
(Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

'This wasn't a political campaign': Ireland's same-sex marriage vote, and ours
Just two years ago, senator Jerry Buttimer was his party's only openly gay MP. He hopes that Australians "will have the generosity that we had".
(Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:15:17 GMT)

Politics and sex: Why Donald Trump and Tony Abbott are a turn-off for online daters
Max originally stated he was right-wing in his dating profile but soon learned just how quickly some women can react if men step over the political line.
(Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:15:00 GMT)

Today's cartoons: The illustrated news
The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.
(Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Sunday September 17
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Almost 100 ABS staff pulled off projects to work on same-sex marriage postal survey
There are fears work on the bureau's transformation program and the 2021 census could be delayed.
(Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMT)

Kelly the koala makes daring 16km trip clinging onto a car's wheel arch
A koala has been released back into the wild after miraculously surviving a 16 kilometre trip clinging onto the underside of a car wheel arch.
(Sat, 16 Sep 2017 09:32:11 GMT)

Lou Lewis apologises for criticising doctor John O'Neill in Green v Mundine boxing match
Sydney GP who criticised the official doctor at the Danny Green and Anthony Mundine boxing contest has apologised.
(Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:14:02 GMT)

Australian expats shaken by latest London terror attack
Australian expats in London have been left horrifed by the most recent terrorist attack to strike the city
(Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:36:07 GMT)

Young Archie 2017 winners announced at Art Gallery of NSW
The future leading lights of Australia's art scene have been recognised at the Young Archie awards.
(Sat, 16 Sep 2017 05:19:02 GMT)

Asian Australian communities targeted by both sides of same-sex marriage debate
Chinese-, Vietnamese- and Filipino-Australians are three of the nation's biggest Asian ethnic groups. Their views could help sway the vote on marriage equality.
(Sat, 16 Sep 2017 05:10:02 GMT)

How one in five people will end up in aged care against their wishes
Lizzi Holt, 59, is renting in Elwood. She's energetic, gregarious and loves the vibrancy of inner-city living. She knows, however, that she must make plans for her future.
(Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:44:02 GMT)

What happens when Big Brother lurks in every smartphone user?
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(Sat, 16 Sep 2017 11:17:07 GMT)

Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday September 16
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Revealing the dark side of Liddell, from power failures to distorted debate
Brain-eating amoeba might be the only way to explain the government's energy policy.
(Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:06:02 GMT)

CSIRO cuts 57 jobs from minerals research and wi-fi lab
Staff at the CSIRO are bracing for another round of job cuts, as unions warn of nearly 60 planned redundancies.
(Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:39:02 GMT)

Fears new low-skilled visa will be open to abuse
Just months after announcing changes to the skilled migration visa system to "put Australian jobs first", the federal government faces criticism for creating a new three-year pathway to low-skilled migration.
(Fri, 15 Sep 2017 01:38:13 GMT)

Australia must get ready for the next Asian Financial Crisis, says top official
Australia must stand ready to provide financial support and loan guarantees to regional neighbours in the event of economic crisis in Asia, one of Australia's top economic officials has warned.
(Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:15:18 GMT)

Today's cartoons: The illustrated news
The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.
(Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Friday, September 15
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Best of the world: September 15, 2017
The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
(Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:05:11 GMT)

Businesses failing to train managers in how to detect domestic violence
Most Australian workplaces are failing to train managers in how to detect and help domestic violence victims, despite saying they are committed to dealing with the issue, new research has found.
(Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:23:04 GMT)

New memorial to honour Australia's international peacekeeping efforts
A newly constructed Australian peacekeeping memorial was unveiled on Canberra's Anzac Parade.
(Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:32:06 GMT)

Today's cartoons: The illustrated news
The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.
(Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Thursday September 14
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Fair Work Ombudsman puts fuel industry on notice about underpayment of vulnerable workers
Fuel giant Caltex is likely to face "enforcement action" from the workplace watchdog as the entire industry was put on notice to clean up persistent issues of underpayment for vulnerable workers.
(Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMT)

Australia's urban growth requires plan: University of Canberra's Barbara Norman
Can Hurricane Irma and other overseas weather disasters teach Australia about good development?
(Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:30:00 GMT)

Caesareans linked to slower start at school: research
Children born via c-section appear to lag behind their peers – who were delivered naturally – in school tests.
(Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:21:06 GMT)

Far-right and hard-left groups to face off at Melbourne 'crime wave' rally
Same-sex marriage, racism and hate-speech will be centre stage as far-right activists march on the streets of Melbourne on Sunday under the guise of a Victorian crime wave.
(Fri, 15 Sep 2017 02:54:08 GMT)

Meet Maratus sapphirus, a new species of spider in Australia
New species of spider named after the Sapphire Coast.
(Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:03:06 GMT)

Australian Catholic Church falls short on keeping children safe, study finds
Study by Melbourne academics finds Australia's Catholic Church has done less than counterparts overseas to stamp out sexual abuse by priests.
(Wed, 13 Sep 2017 03:49:04 GMT)

The act from an Australian peacekeeper that changed Theogene Ngamije's life
Today marks 70 years since Australia's first involvement in international peacekeeping efforts.
(Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:44:04 GMT)

The reason you need to know how and where to change a tyre
Is there anybody left who knows how to change a tyre? Survey finds women leave it to the men in their lives, and others leave it to the mechanics.
(Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:51:03 GMT)

Growing inequality puts Australians on same path as America: ACTU
Australians face growing wage inequality and the threat of an American work culture of longer hours, low wages and poor job security, the peak labour organisation has warned.
(Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:22:02 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Wednesday, September 13
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Senator Derryn Hinch uses parliamentary privilege to name 'monster' cop who raped children
Crossbench senator used the legal protection of the Senate to name a paedophile policeman.
(Wed, 13 Sep 2017 03:26:04 GMT)

Vietnam soldier ignored official procedures to help mate shot in battle
An Australian soldier fighting in the Vietnam War ignored standing procedures to save an injured friend.
(Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:46:05 GMT)

Royal Life Saving Society reveals fatal and non fatal drownings total 976
Tui Gallaher was a normal teenager, going for a swim with his cousin on a hot summer's evening at Maroubra.  Geoffrey Blackadder, 60, went into the surf to rescue young relatives from a rip at Wooli Beach. Two-year-old Henry Tran tumbled into a garden pond. Robbi and Charli Manago were 23 months old when they entered their backyard swimming pool in Kellyville Ridge. Vera Peacock was two when she did the same. Sujan Adhikari was a 29-year-old masters student from Nepal who went for a dip at Wattamolla Lagoon on Christmas Day.
(Tue, 12 Sep 2017 02:30:05 GMT)

New meningococcal combination vaccine approved for infants as young as two months old
A new combination meningococcal vaccine that protects against four strains of the potentially life-threatening disease can now be given to babies as young as two months.
(Tue, 12 Sep 2017 05:42:05 GMT)

Picture Editor's Choice, September 12, 2017
Some of the world's most stunning images from around the world.
(Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:04:05 GMT)

Today's cartoons: The illustrated news
The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.
(Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, September 12
Trivia and word buffs: try today's superquiz interactive graphic and Target.
(Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Gonski 2.0: Education Department figures reveal ACT Catholic school over-funding
New data shows ACT Catholic schools will receive 116.3 per cent of the school resourcing standard from the Commonwealth government.
(Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMT)

'Systemic fix' needed for NSW water management, damning report finds
A scathing independent investigation into water theft has found the state's enforcement ineffectual and unprofessional.
(Mon, 11 Sep 2017 05:43:04 GMT)

Family and friends mourn Melbourne man who drowned trying to rescue child
Melbourne father who drowned while rescuing a child at a NSW beach, has been hailed as a hero.
(Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:01:06 GMT)

Australian researchers find two ways to stop melanoma from spreading and killing patients
'Extremely important' findings by Australian researchers give melanoma patients a new lease on life.
(Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:17:05 GMT)

'Lock down and hope for the best': Australian expats riding out Hurricane Irma
Having moved to Florida only five months ago, Evan Foster has never known what it is like to be caught up in a hurricane.
(Fri, 15 Sep 2017 02:03:11 GMT)

Doctors and researchers collaborate to beat childhood cancers and side effects of treatments
Many survivors of childhood cancers have to live with horrible side effects of the treatments that cured them, including infertility and heart disease.
(Sun, 10 Sep 2017 14:15:00 GMT)

Today's cartoons: The illustrated news
The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.
(Sun, 10 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Monday, September 11
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz.
(Sun, 10 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Nearly 50 years after Vietnam heroism, veteran Ian Reid considered for Victoria Cross
An act of heroism from the Vietnam War will be considered by a Defence honours panel this week.
(Sun, 10 Sep 2017 12:30:00 GMT)

Picture Editor's Choice, September 10, 2017
Some of the world's most stunning images from around the world.
(Sat, 09 Sep 2017 14:03:05 GMT)

Today's cartoons: The illustrated news
The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.
(Sat, 09 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Sunday September 10
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Sat, 09 Sep 2017 14:40:04 GMT)

The Sydneysider who is an MP in Somaliland
Ibrahim Reigal's story shows Australia has MPs in some surprising places.
(Sat, 09 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMT)

Attorney-General's eyes forensic caravans for international counter terrorism
The mobile facilities would need to be able to be dropped in to an area by a military aircraft.
(Sat, 09 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMT)

AFP opens tender for new 'mobile forensic technology' to hack phones
The AFP wants to be able to monitor calls and texts after returning the phone to the owner.
(Sat, 09 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMT)

Tributes flow for Connie Johnson
Thousands of Australians are paying tribute to the mother-of-two following her death.
(Sat, 09 Sep 2017 12:25:04 GMT)

Women outnumber men in dental professions for first time
Sabrina Manickam and Susan Wise are among a growing number of women who have taken to the dental profession in recent decades.
(Sun, 10 Sep 2017 06:17:06 GMT)

Gap between rich and poor a growing drag on our wellbeing
Australia's wellbeing improved last financial year but income inequality is taking a toll
(Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:15:00 GMT)

Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday September 9
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Australian military IT technician breached two classified networks while deployed in Middle East
The senior staffer misused his access privileges to pry on email and access personal information.
(Fri, 08 Sep 2017 13:45:00 GMT)

'We're all going to die': The unsolved hit and run that killed six-year-old Rian
A grieving family, a botched police investigation, a retired cop bent on justice and a mystery truck that didn't stop.
(Fri, 08 Sep 2017 13:23:50 GMT)

Love Your Sister's Connie Johnson dies from cancer
Just one day after being awarded one of the highest honours in Australia, Connie Johnson has died of cancer.
(Fri, 08 Sep 2017 22:51:05 GMT)

Man jailed after starting deadly street brawl ignited by the words 'boo boo'
All it took was hearing the words "Boo Boo" for Christopher Meaney to walk over and start a fight.
(Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:31:02 GMT)

Love Your Sister's Connie Johnson awarded Medal of Order of Australia in hospice
"It almost didn't happen," said actor and proud brother Samuel Johnson of Connie's special honour.
(Fri, 08 Sep 2017 15:41:05 GMT)