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Australia is changing, and it is not for the best
If Scott Morrison hadn't told us otherwise, new Australians might adopt the country’s national dress code of boardies and thongs at their swearing in ceremonies. The man has saved us from virtual anarchy! All hail our saviour!
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:07:01 GMT)

Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday, January 19
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:01:00 GMT)

'You are locked in once you've built it': minister rejects high-rise Sydney schools
High-rise schools are complicated to build and expensive to run, so will no longer be a "preferred" option when designing a new school
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Australian values: what the bloody hell are they?
The Prime Minister has made national identity a political issue with his edicts about Australia Day. But not everybody is happy.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

'They are suffering': Heatwave sees hundreds of trout die in Snowy Mountains
Peter Cottrell, owner of Eucumbene Trout Farm, hasn't seen a heatwave disaster like this.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Cheer up, Australia, we're not Britain or France or the US or ...
So many of us have lost faith in public institutions and in our squabbling politicians. We have reasons to complain, but it was ever thus, and we should count ourselves very lucky when we consider the Brexit debacle, the Trump presidency or the rise of race hatred in Europe.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Why Morrison's preferred M-word is migrant rather than multicultural
This isn’t splitting hairs. There’s an important difference between saying we’re merely a migrant country and saying we’re a multicultural society.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Australian Elvis festival all shook up by US government shutdown
Embassy and consulate workers in Canberra, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne braced for halt to pay.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Chemical in water linked to low sperm counts in mice
There are calls to overhaul water guidelines after a troubling new study suggested a weedkiller found in Australia’s waterways could be harming male fertility by reducing sperm counts.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:26:01 GMT)

Australian university professor missing in Argentine city of Mendoza
Dr Lily Pereg,and her sister were last heard from in the early hours of January 11.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:50:04 GMT)

FBI busts global sex trafficking ring with Australian outposts
Supermatchescorts.com is among the dozens of websites shut down by the FBI boasting of "companions" including "Asian Amy" and "Asian Jenny" to Sydney customers. 
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:39:01 GMT)

Flights cancelled at Sydney Airport over staff shortages
Domestic travellers flying in and out of Sydney have been hit by cancellations due to staff shortages at the airport's air traffic control tower.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:28:01 GMT)

Welcome to the Faulty Towers state, where any mug's an engineer
The Opal Tower debacle has exposed gaping loopholes in our building laws. It was deemed to be a work of "design excellence" on a "state-significant" site. Now we learn that the engineers who approve such projects need not be, ahem, engineers.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:51:01 GMT)

'It's all about controlling students': researchers slam popular app
It's used in more than half of Australian primary schools. But now the popular app is under scrutiny.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 06:15:01 GMT)

Bush to the beach: 'it's nice and cool compared to back home'
Temperatures of up to 33 degrees in Sydney on Friday were a cool change for 40 children who travelled for nearly 12 hours from far west NSW to visit the beach.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 06:00:00 GMT)

'Cooperate': aged care providers warned as royal commission begins
The investigation into abuse and mistreatment in Australia's aged care services will be conducted amid a "rising torrent of concern that the system is faltering” and not "fit for purpose”
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 04:34:04 GMT)

CBD Melbourne: Getting Visy with it
We thought Christmas and New Year frivolities were over, so we were only too happy on Thursday to see cardboard king Anthony Pratt keeping the festive flame alive even when back at work.
(Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:05:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Friday, January 18
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:01:00 GMT)

What heaven is like for Annabelle Potts, according to best friend Ellie
"She has her own herd of unicorns and is probably wearing a dress like Belle from 'Beauty and the Beast'."
(Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

'Absolutely gutted': funding announcement too late for Annabelle Potts
"I absolutely believe this new research will happen because of Annabelle."
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:48:08 GMT)

Oh man, do we really need a razor blade culture war?
It's hard to see what the fuss is about over a new Gillette ad's take on gender roles.
(Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:26:01 GMT)

I know all about toxic masculinity; toxic feminism isn't the answer
Having lived with a violent father, this author and educationist says the Gillette advertisement's attack on masculinity - and the feminists cheering it on - are doing nothing to promote understanding between the sexes.
(Thu, 17 Jan 2019 05:00:00 GMT)

Baron who married Australian socialite friend of Prince Charles
Lord Tryon remained true to the family motto: ‘Do Right and Fear Not’.
(Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:57:06 GMT)

Life before air con: Surviving the great heatwaves of Canberra's past
Scientists banded together to fight bushfires; bicycle tyres melted; spilt petrol caught fire in the sun - heatwaves in Canberra's past sounded wild.
(Thu, 17 Jan 2019 05:14:01 GMT)

The best of the world in pictures
The finest images from around the world as chosen by our picture editors.
(Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:02:45 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Thursday, January 17
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:01:00 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of our cartoonists.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:01:10 GMT)

78 fewer road fatalities as road toll improves, finds BITRE figures
The national road toll dropped to 1146 in 2018,  its lowest level since August 2014, reversing increases in deaths in 2015 and 2016 that prompted a national inquiry.
(Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Cotton farmers did not kill the fish - it's time to hear the facts
Too many politicians and commentators have leapt to blame one industry for the massive fish kill. Facts matter, writes the CEO of Cotton Australia.
(Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:02:02 GMT)

Airline staff members arrested on drug-smuggling charges
Two international airline staff members are among eight people arrested in connection with a major drug importation operation into Melbourne and Sydney.
(Wed, 16 Jan 2019 02:41:03 GMT)

Australian soldier dies during routine training drill at army base in Victoria’s north
An Australian Army soldier has died during a routine training drill at an army base in Victoria’s north.
(Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:05:01 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Wednesday, January 16
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:01:00 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of our cartoonists.
(Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:01:10 GMT)

Australia's education system needs transforming
There’s far more to worry about in our tertiary education sector than the entry scores for particular courses.
(Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

$1.45 billion for mental health removes uncertainty for local services
Mental health services across Australian communities will share in $1.45 billion under a funding model shake-up that offers local organisations, staff and patients greater long term certainty.
(Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Leading creator of botanical art
She was also invited to paint for The Highgrove Florilegium, a 2008 book that records all the plants in Prince Charles’s garden in Gloucestershire, England.
(Tue, 15 Jan 2019 02:45:04 GMT)

Paul Murphy: lawyer motivated to creating a more equitable society
Murphy always had a strong moral compass, a well-developed sense of right and wrong.
(Tue, 15 Jan 2019 03:46:01 GMT)

Your brain is listening and processing while you sleep
How is that we doze off on a train but suddenly wake when the driver announces our stop? The brain is listening while we sleep, new research reveals.
(Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:01:00 GMT)

Best of the world in pictures
The best images from around the world, chosen by our photo editors.
(Tue, 15 Jan 2019 07:07:17 GMT)

We need a change and we need it fast
It really isn’t too much to ask for a lasting solution to domestic violence to be found and found quickly?
(Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Melbourne hospital exposed to measles infection
A man in his 20s spent a number of long days at the Box Hill Hospital last week, before being diagnosed with the disease.
(Mon, 14 Jan 2019 07:31:04 GMT)

Avalanche that killed Sydney teen 'triggered' by rescue process, family says
The parents of a Sydney teen killed while skiing in Austria say the avalanche that engulfed their son was triggered when a ski patrol was trying to rescue them.
(Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:03:02 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Tuesday, January 15
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Mon, 14 Jan 2019 06:07:04 GMT)

Scott Morrison, board shorts and passing the pub test
Does the Prime Minister pass the pub test, asks Jenna Price.
(Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:11:02 GMT)

Pill testing needs to start now but is not a silver bullet
Pill testing is needed not just at music festivals but as an education tool for all teenagers, writes Mary Ellen Harrod.
(Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:29:03 GMT)

Nazi war criminal deported from US last year
Palij received United States citizenship in 1957, and with his wife bought a home in Queens from a Polish Jewish couple who had survived the Holocaust and were not aware of Palij’s past.
(Mon, 14 Jan 2019 02:25:02 GMT)

Pacific solution? Just ask Fiji
Scott Morrison's words about closer, more respectful dealings with our Pacific neighbours will be put to the test with the Neil Prakash case.
(Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:37:02 GMT)

Dear Premier: here's the evidence why pill testing works
Pill testing campaigner Matt Noffs presents the evidence to the NSW government on how pill testing has worked in other countries.
(Mon, 14 Jan 2019 02:56:03 GMT)

New guidelines say give babies peanut butter and forget 'hypo-allergenic' formula
New Australian guidelines recommend babies should have eggs and peanuts introduced into their food before they turn one, even if they are at high risk of a reaction.
(Thu, 17 Jan 2019 06:39:02 GMT)

The link between alcohol ads and risky drinking in Australian teens
A study of thousands of Australian high school students over more than 10 years has found that exposure to alcohol advertising encourages adolescents to participate in 'risky drinking' behaviours.
(Sun, 13 Jan 2019 13:05:00 GMT)

Super needs a fresh vision after 25 years
The system’s layers of rules, bewildering investment options and fees is so complex that it defeats millions of member-beneficiaries.
(Sun, 13 Jan 2019 13:05:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Monday, January 14
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Sun, 13 Jan 2019 13:01:00 GMT)

NSW ignored warnings on threat of fish kills
The advice from the Fisheries NSW, obtained by Labor under freedom of information, warned that issues "directly related to water management" were having "negative cumulative impacts" on native fish populations.
(Sun, 13 Jan 2019 11:20:00 GMT)

'It felt like a real exam': over 1000 kids take a break from summer holidays
Studies show the benefits of coaching are marginal, but practice selective school exams can help students with the real thing
(Sun, 13 Jan 2019 20:32:05 GMT)

States and territories to bake in heatwave
Every state and territory will bake through a heatwave on Monday with meteorologists saying soaring temperatures will last for days in some parts.
(Sun, 13 Jan 2019 09:23:01 GMT)

Scott Morrison pushes to make citizenship ceremonies compulsory on Australia Day
Local councils will be forced to hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day in a Morrison government move aimed at locking in January 26 as the national day.
(Sun, 13 Jan 2019 05:22:02 GMT)

'A dead fish rots from the head down: heads must roll'
So, are we really asked to believe that no-one is at fault for the reported million dead fish now clogging up the Murray Darling, some of them a hundred years old?
(Sat, 12 Jan 2019 13:05:00 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Sunday, January 13
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Sat, 12 Jan 2019 13:01:00 GMT)

Machines smart, people smarter (still)
Smartphones are simply the latest challenge that provides an opportunity for school leaders to engage with both parents and students.
(Sat, 12 Jan 2019 13:00:18 GMT)

'Best of both worlds?': the co-ed school separating boys and girls
Pittwater House School argues its model of separating boys and girls in class but bringing them together in the playground is the "best of both worlds".
(Sat, 12 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Is parallel education the answer to the single-sex dilemma?
Parents are turning their backs on boys-only high schools and demanding mixed-gender education for their sons. Yet the popularity of girls schools is booming.
(Sat, 12 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Pride and ignorance – Trump shuns Jane Austen
In my dreams Donald Trump and I are sometimes marooned together on a desert island or aboard a jetliner on a long, long, nonstop international flight.
(Sat, 12 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Duncan Brown is coaching Australia's first Olympic rock climbing team
He cut his teeth at Booroomba Rocks and has climbed El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. Now Duncan Brown is about to take on an even greater challenge.
(Sat, 12 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Students find 'workarounds' for school phone bans
NSW politicians have banned phones in primacy schools but parents and teachers' unions say they are necessary learning tools.
(Sat, 12 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Don't panic! It's the housing correction we needed to have
The regulatory tweaks have taken the intensity out of the housing market, but not much else has changed.
(Sun, 13 Jan 2019 02:13:01 GMT)

I know why teachers are afraid of raising the profession's ATAR level
Those demanding high ATAR scores for teaching in line with law, commerce and medicine have got it right.
(Sat, 12 Jan 2019 12:36:00 GMT)

As Australia Day approaches, so does the ritual 'patriotic' venting
I feel more nervous about the country’s democratic health than my Hungarian relatives might appreciate. Yet, as with most things, perspective brings gratitude.
(Sun, 13 Jan 2019 01:20:03 GMT)

Could smartphones be making us more stupid?
Smartphones. Facebook. Reality TV. It’s easy to look at our changing world and come to the following conclusion: we’re all getting stupid.
(Sat, 12 Jan 2019 05:00:00 GMT)

The best of the world in pictures
The finest images from around the world as chosen by our picture editors.
(Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:02:45 GMT)

Target word puzzle, Saturday, January 12
Word buffs: test your knowledge with today's Target puzzle.
(Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:01:00 GMT)

'A fine stream' to a waste dump: Can Cooks River be revived?
Things are looking up for the Cooks, thanks to a new push to have it treated as a living river rather than a stormwater drain. 
(Fri, 11 Jan 2019 20:45:04 GMT)

Why a young go-getter like Alexandria won't dance into Australian politics
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the next-generation face of progressive politics in the US, but the Australian system does not allow for such a rapid rise of young people with ideas.
(Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Lifeline for people with rare diseases in health system maze
After the initial shock of a diagnosis, patients and their families can feel overwhelming disorientation as they attempt to navigate the health system.
(Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

We need the Five Eyes spy network, but with oversight
Once cloaked in secrecy, this Anglosphere intelligence alliance is out and proud.
(Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Can trees learn? The plants are listening in, scientists say
Controversial Australian research shows that some plants appear to have the ability to hear.
(Fri, 11 Jan 2019 10:58:01 GMT)

Craig McLachlan charged with indecent assault offences
Victoria Police have given the 53-year-old actor a court attendance notice in relation to the charges.
(Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:12:01 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Friday, January 11
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:01:00 GMT)

Chores, 'unsupervised time' and jobs the secret to raising confident kids
A study of 10,000 Australian high school students found boys and girls derived equal amounts of self-confidence from the same activities.
(Thu, 10 Jan 2019 22:16:09 GMT)

Before and after of a war that left nation reeling
World War One and the Anzac landings changed Australia forever.
(Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Girls match boys in confidence at single-sex schools, study finds
A study has found that girls at single-sex schools buck conventional wisdom about the confidence gap
(Sun, 13 Jan 2019 04:52:03 GMT)

Full-time employment rate for university graduates plummets
The proportion of graduates in full-time employment four months after finishing their degrees has dropped over the past decade to 72.9 per cent last year.
(Thu, 10 Jan 2019 18:33:02 GMT)

States must resist pressure for public register of child sex abusers
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has failed to build a case for a public register of child sex offenders.
(Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

'Dehydrated and disorientated' German tourist missing in the Northern Territory
Amid blazing temperatures in the NT, Monika Billen failed to check out of her hotel and board a flight to Darwin last week. She was last spotted on January 2.
(Thu, 10 Jan 2019 10:19:01 GMT)

States should resist a public register of child sex offenders
While stranger danger crimes dominate media coverage, family members and those looking after children are a bigger threat.
(Thu, 10 Jan 2019 09:15:04 GMT)

'Grossly stupid': Sydney teen deported from New Zealand after airline bomb threat
Meke Fifita made the "threatening comment" while the Air New Zealand A320, which was bound for Sydney, was taxiing to the runway.
(Thu, 10 Jan 2019 07:40:02 GMT)

'Courageous young man': footballer languishing in Thai jail
Hakeem al-Araibi has been detained in Bangkok for 45 days, caught in a legal tug-of-war between the country he fled and his new home, Australia.
(Thu, 10 Jan 2019 07:50:04 GMT)

Police find 10 kids in one car without seatbelts
Northern Territory Police have fined a woman for driving 10 children in one car, including a baby, without seatbelts.
(Thu, 10 Jan 2019 04:41:03 GMT)

'Get used to the fact that prices can go down': 2019, year of the housing correction
Our economy - having racked up a record run of 28 consecutive years of growth - has entered into a delicate new phase.
(Thu, 10 Jan 2019 01:06:05 GMT)

Victorian man charged with sending 38 packages containing asbestos to consulates
The Victorian man charged with sending 38 packages containing asbestos to international consulates and embassies across Australia has fronted court wearing a Minions T-shirt with the slogan "more than meets the eye".
(Thu, 10 Jan 2019 02:36:02 GMT)

Diplomatic missions warned to check for 'suspicious packages' prior to packages sent to more than 10 consulates
Diplomatic missions in Australia were warned to check for suspicious packages the day before more than 10 international consulates and embassies in Melbourne and Canberra received packages containing white powder.
(Wed, 09 Jan 2019 20:47:02 GMT)

It's official: Bureau of Meteorology confirms 2018 was a scorcher
Nine of the 10 warmest years on record in Australia have occurred since 2005.
(Wed, 09 Jan 2019 18:22:01 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Thursday, January 10
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Wed, 09 Jan 2019 13:01:00 GMT)

'Gentle soul': School groundskeeper drowned while swimming with family
More than 20 strangers banded together to try to save the 35-year-old on Thursday.
(Wed, 09 Jan 2019 19:52:03 GMT)

So long, fish, and thanks for nothing, Murray Darling planners
The emptiness of the "historic" pledge by state and federal governments to save the Murray Darling Basin is now laid bare.
(Wed, 09 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

'Work in progress': Hyde Park Barracks closes for $18 million transformation
Bringing history to life, the Hyde Park Barracks Museum renewal project is to centre on telling a significant part of Australia’s convict story.
(Thu, 10 Jan 2019 01:48:03 GMT)

Sydney and Melbourne playing catch-up with transport infrastructure
Sydney and Melbourne will need to maintain their infrastructure investment at a cracking pace to retain their standard of living and remain globally competitive.
(Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:24:00 GMT)

Why Australia should not have a public register of child sex offenders
Peter Dutton wants a national register to identify child abusers, but all the evidence from the US suggests it won't make children safer.
(Wed, 09 Jan 2019 08:17:01 GMT)

NSW has 'concerns' with Peter Dutton's proposed child sex offenders registry
Police Minister Troy Grant said the Berejiklian government has "preliminary concerns with its operation and associated risks".
(Wed, 09 Jan 2019 06:28:01 GMT)

Effectiveness of pill testing is inconclusive, so we should trial it
The opportunity to advise young people on the risks is a great strength of testing programs.
(Wed, 09 Jan 2019 04:07:01 GMT)

Australasian pioneering super-man who also built the Future Fund
Rod Myer remembers a pioneer in superannuation and one of the builders of the Future Fund.
(Wed, 09 Jan 2019 02:31:02 GMT)