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Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of Fairfax's cartoonists.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:07:10 GMT)

'Political fix': Why Morrison's school funding deal is a dud
All those who care about equity and fairness should be outraged, but it is poorer Catholics who should be especially upset about this deal.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:21:01 GMT)

Big little rise treads common ground
Celebrated author Liane Moriarty calls in the lawyers despite riding high on her books' success.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:07:05 GMT)

Dicey Topics: Gillian Triggs talks money, politics and bodies
The former head of the Australian Human Rights Commission discusses the subjects we're told to keep private.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:07:00 GMT)

New twist in strawberry case
While Cufari was not one to hide his light under a bushel it turned out he was one who would hide his cannabis under grape vines - in this case more than 6000 of them.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:05:00 GMT)

Drug trafficker owns operation at centre of strawberry scandal
A fruit growing and packing business at the centre of the strawberry contamination scandal that has hit consumers across Australia, hospitalised several people and threatened an entire industry is owned by a convicted drug trafficker named in a confidential report on organised crime.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:05:00 GMT)

Anger, sadness, shame: Stories by Indigenous Australians hit home
Adam Goodes and Deborah Cheetham tell their stories in Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia, a new anthology that aims to break down stereotypes.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:05:00 GMT)

Hello Australia: 100 years ago, the first direct wireless message
The first wireless telegraphy messages received in Australia direct from Wales were transmitted on September 22.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:05:00 GMT)

Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday, September 22
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

Don't play favourites with Aussie kids' schools, Stokes tells Morrison
Federal and NSW Coalition governments are at odds over the new school funding deal.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:00:13 GMT)

Violence against women? No problem if you're a celebrity
Where is the outrage against famous men with a history of domestic violence?
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:00:12 GMT)

Punish universities if they won't protect freedom of speech
If the governors of the universities fail to protect intellectual freedom, the federal government should take matters into its own hands.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:00:12 GMT)

A scandal, the ABC and the aged-care sector
After another scandal in the care of older Australians was revealed, I must relate a personal story.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT)

Seven children, university boss: the work-life balance of Michael Spence
"I really do not want written on my tombstone that I was a good vice-chancellor ... What I am as a husband and as a father - that counts," says Spence.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT)

Federal Court rules in favour of allowing woman to access IVF without estranged husband's consent
A woman who wants to conceive a child using donor sperm has won the right to access IVF without her estranged husband's consent.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:28:01 GMT)

Adelaide father charged over fake strawberry report
Police allege the man made a false report that hit daughter bit into a strawberry contaminated with a needle.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:27:03 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of Fairfax's cartoonists.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:00:10 GMT)

Victorian girl fighting for her life after shark attack
The 12-year-old was flown to Brisbane in a critical but stable condition after becoming the second shark attack victim in 24 hours.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:46:01 GMT)

Labor's laughing as Coalition kowtows to Murdoch
Now there's no possibility of currying favour with News Corp, the ALP is free to craft policies with centrist appeal.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:00:13 GMT)

Ken Horler: Man of theatre, civil libertarian and barrister
“If there is a heaven,” wrote the late British critic Sheridan Morley, “It is in the bar of the Nimrod.”
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:05:06 GMT)

Former US national security boss backs Australia's China telco 5G ban
China is stepping up its internet intrusion efforts as "the great equaliser" to offset US advantage in conventional warfare, former NSA boss says.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 05:46:01 GMT)

We are all at sea describing Captain Cook with a rank he never had
He was a lieutenant, a commander and even a "post-captain", but not actually a captain, the Captain Cook Society admits.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 05:41:01 GMT)

Why do people commit copycat crimes, like sticking needles in fruit?
Many Australians and some psychologists are puzzled by the ongoing cases of strawberry sabotage sprouting up around the country.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 02:41:01 GMT)

Is democracy dead? Please Explain: the new podcast
Please Explain - a new weekly podcast that cuts through the noise to give you insight into the stories that drive the nation.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 03:36:01 GMT)

Two hurt as out-of-control train derails in Tasmania
The TasRail automated service left the tracks in the Devonport wharf area, hitting a fence and sending debris flying.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 04:43:06 GMT)

What's in a school motto? Virtue and service among many manly deeds
If the language of our school sayings teaches us anything it's that the sexes have not been created equal.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:50:01 GMT)

World's earliest known animal a 540-million-year-old defenceless blob
Dangling down a sheer cliff face in the Russian wilderness, fending off mosquitoes and bears, a brilliant young scientist has found the world’s oldest known animal fossil.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:34:03 GMT)

CBD: Aitken's diet stocks up heavy on Chinese
Célébrité eastern suburbs stockpicker Charlie Aitken, when not extolling the virtues of Chinese stocks, is busy burning investor money by buying them.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Friday, September 21
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

How reef funds went from $5 million to nearly $500 million in five days
After the surprise $443m funding announcement, officials scrambled for a celebrity, kids and an idea of what to do with the money, FOI documents reveal.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT)

How universities lower teacher standards by focusing on profit
Certain universities have lost sight of their societal duty and view teaching degrees as income streams rather than training grounds for future leaders.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT)

'We have found her': After 45 years, missing woman's remains found
Geoffrey Adams faced court on Thursday, charged with the murder of his wife, Colleen, whose remains have been found 45 years after she went missing.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:12:03 GMT)

Shocking video surfaces of man running down emus with vehicle
The RSPCA is appealing for public information for the source of the video posted to social media. 
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:39:03 GMT)

Please Explain - the new podcast from The SMH and The Age
Please Explain - a new weekly podcast that cuts through the noise to give you insight into the stories that drive the nation.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:57:01 GMT)

Sewing needles removed from Woolies' shelves amid strawberry scare
The supermarket giant has pulled all sewing needles from the shelves as a safety precaution as the national strawberry contamination crisis continues to frighten consumers.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:37:02 GMT)

Why adults are taking the 'terrifying' plunge
Learning to swim is a rite of passage. It's also a way of surviving the Aussie summer's sometimes boozy rituals of surf, sand and river that resulted in the drowning deaths of more than 750 overseas-born Australians. Few had learnt to swim.
(Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:03:00 GMT)

Why adults are taking the 'terrifying' plunge
Learning to swim is a rite of passage. It's also a way of surviving the Aussie summer's sometimes boozy rituals of surf, sand and river that resulted in the drowning deaths of more than 750 overseas-born Australians. Few had learnt to swim.
(Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Thursday, September 20
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

Musical chairs turns into a nightmare on Macquarie Street
If you thought the Liberal Party’s Wentworth preselection was messy, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 02:46:03 GMT)

Hoover the beagle turns lab rat to help scientists develop cancer drug
Hoover lies on stretcher, eyes shut, breathing quietly, probably dreaming of bones. Surgical cloth is tied to snout with a delicate white bow.
(Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:45:04 GMT)

Commercial terrorists have brought an industry to its knees
The sabotage of our strawberry industry is as flummoxing as it is despicable. It shows a level of recklessness in the community that we haven’t seen before.
(Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:55:01 GMT)

'A terrorist attack on strawberries. It's the 9/11 for strawberries'
"Keep buying strawberries. If you are scared, cut them up. But don't cut them out," says strawberry grower Asaf Bar-Shalom.
(Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:43:02 GMT)

Outrage after Tasmanian footballers black up for Penguin's Mad Monday
Three players from a Tasmanian football club have drawn criticism after dressing up in blackface costumes for their local club’s Mad Monday celebration. The club has apologised for the incident.
(Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:01:05 GMT)

Wentworth candidate Dave Sharma apologises for calling teachers 'underemployed'
The Liberal Party's candidate for former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's seat of Wentworth says he knows "teachers work really hard and around the clock".
(Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:41:07 GMT)

Can this 'silver bullet' help halt Australia’s spiraling drugs crisis?
Call for powerful overdose-reversing drug to be distributed for free at Australian pharmacies, emergency departments, homeless shelters and prisons.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:03:00 GMT)

CBD: Mum's the word when it comes to office politics
We’ve heard it’s tough times in Canberra filing the post-spill staffer shortage, but we didn’t realise it was this tough!
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Wednesday, September 19
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

The number one reason people see their GP
Walk into any GP waiting room in Australia and chances are most of the chairs will be occupied by patients with psychological problems.
(Wed, 19 Sep 2018 02:26:04 GMT)

Tech chief departs Home Affairs super ministry after just seven months
The inaugural technology chief at Peter Dutton's Home Affairs super ministry has exited the high-ranking role.
(Wed, 19 Sep 2018 02:39:01 GMT)

The one, conclusive reason why Australia won't go nuclear
Tell anyone who wants an Aussie bomb they’re dreaming. It won’t happen.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:00:00 GMT)

Hoaxer extraordinaire, is (on good authority) dead at 94
Abel hoaxed media with Ku Klux Klan Symphony Orchestra, the Society for Indecency to Naked Animals and Euthanasia Cruises.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:32:03 GMT)

'Questions ate away at me': The heavy burden of aged care
Three and a half years after my dad died, I'm still tormented by memories of his time in residential care.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:03:01 GMT)

'Act of treachery': NSW Police warning to fruit contaminators, copycats
The crime of fruit contamination carries 10 years jail, and all cases will be treated as genuine, police warn.
(Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:43:06 GMT)

Quaedvlieg's girlfriend suffering 'stress, anxiety' over Dutton's comments in Parliament
The girlfriend of former ABF Commissioner claims she is innocent of allegations she misled corruption investigators over a probe into her employment.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:06:01 GMT)

Cyclists aren't the problem. Aggressive and entitled car drivers are
Australians are happy to support and excuse deadly violence by drivers because of the dominant motoring culture.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 03:57:03 GMT)

Growers buy metal detectors as minister demands jail for needles-in-strawberries 'idiot'
What started as a single act of "commercial terrorism" has brought a multimillion-dollar industry to its knees, Queensland growers say.
(Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:55:02 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Tuesday, September 18
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

Choking risk for people with disabilities denied NDIS funding
Families of people with disabilities are 'desperately worried' that their loved ones will be at risk of choking because the NDIS will not fund crucial swallowing assessments and mealtime planning.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT)

Roxane Gay to face off with feminism critic in upcoming Australian tour
The 'Bad Feminist' says she's up to the challenge of defending contemporary feminism in a live debate with Christina Hoff Sommers.
(Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:21:02 GMT)

We need to talk about drugs in a radically different way
The tragic deaths of two young people as a result of suspected drug overdoses at the Defqon.1 music festival has again put a spotlight on our approach to drugs.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:00:00 GMT)

Almost a million opt out of My Health Record
As of September 12, at least 900,000 Australians have opted out of My Health Record, a Senate Committee heard.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:59:01 GMT)

Father who lost son to overdose at Defqon.1 says don't stop festival
Plea comes as Premier appears to waver her pledge to ban the Defqon.1 music festival.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:24:02 GMT)

Educators push back against school smartphone ban
Leading educators and school principals say they would not support a ban on smartphones in NSW classrooms, which is being canvassed by the state government.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT)

Aged care royal commission needs to include retirement villages
The commission needs to have broad terms of reference with bipartisan support and sufficient time and resources to make substantial recommendations.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:56:01 GMT)

One by one, the panaceas are toppling: now it's aspirin
Long-term studies all too often downgrade the impact of treatments from seismic to meh.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 05:33:05 GMT)

'We both get it': Scott Morrison's bromance with Donald Trump
Australia's Liberal government prides itself on what one top official refers to as their "deft and nonjudgmental" handling of the president.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 05:02:01 GMT)

Historic home of the Rabbitohs gets heritage listing
The ground is being recognised for its role in shaping sporting, cultural and social movements over many generations.
(Sun, 16 Sep 2018 14:17:02 GMT)

Degrees no guarantee of steady income growth, new report reveals
A university degree is supposed to be a student's meal ticket, a guarantee of future prosperity. But new research suggests the wage gap between a high school certificate and a bachelor's degree is shrinking. 
(Sun, 16 Sep 2018 14:11:01 GMT)

Sharks draw up wishlist to help invest development millions
At least one Macquarie banker is on the wish list, along with a number of other names drawn from the Martin Place end of the city.
(Sun, 16 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Monday, September 17
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Sun, 16 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

Here's what's going on inside your veins after you drink a soft drink
Half an hour after finishing a can of soft drink, your blood sugar has spiked.
(Sun, 16 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT)

Discussion but no vote on Ramsay MOU
There will be university-wide consultation, but no vote, on the Ramsay MOU.
(Sun, 16 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT)

'Advance Australia Fair is an anthem that is racist at so many levels'
In national surveys, Advance Australia Fair wins every time, which shows one could kindly say, exhaustion on the respondents’ part.
(Sun, 16 Sep 2018 13:30:00 GMT)

Canberra gets a lesson in leadership
Self-made billionaire and former refugee Sir Frank Lowy has argued a powerful case against cutting immigration.
(Sun, 16 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT)

Are smartphones the key to improving school results?
Calls to ban smartphones from classrooms may be overlooking the benefits of making better use of them.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 04:05:02 GMT)

'We live in joyful hope': Plan to allow married Catholic priests
The National Council of Priests believes Pope Francis would approve a request from Australia’s bishops to allow married priests.
(Sun, 16 Sep 2018 09:00:00 GMT)

Australian men twice as likely to get cancer as rest of the world
Australia's high skin cancer rate means we sit in a precarious position globally.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 03:49:03 GMT)

The simple question MPs opposed to pill testing should ask themselves
It is time that ministers approached decisions about pill testing as if they were attempting to protect their own children.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:02:04 GMT)

How to stop food sabotage
Safety needs to be an important selling point for fresh food - and those with good food safety should brag about it.
(Sun, 16 Sep 2018 14:28:04 GMT)

How animal abuse can be a red flag for domestic violence
Veterinarians have long recognised a link between some suspiciously injured animals they're presented with and an unsafe home environment for the rest of the family.
(Sat, 15 Sep 2018 14:20:02 GMT)

What the PM's offensive tweet says about this government
At least when he was at Tourism Australia Scott Morrison knew what he was spruiking - now it's different.
(Sat, 15 Sep 2018 22:23:04 GMT)

Australia's ark: How a few ships and decade of 'madness' cost billions
A little more than a decade. Four wooden ships, holds packed with cages. One well-funded society.
(Sat, 15 Sep 2018 14:05:00 GMT)

Abbott ready to get down and dirty again
Tony Abbott faced opposition to his renomination for the seat of Warringah - but is staying on, forever? Why are we not surprised?
(Sat, 15 Sep 2018 22:22:05 GMT)

Confession of a conman: the photo that undid charlatan Hamish McLaren
Befriend, impress, promise, deceive: for seven years Hamish McLaren stole the savings of investors to feed his lifestyle. But that was only the start.
(Sun, 16 Sep 2018 01:29:05 GMT)

DIY dentistry: industry booming but experts warn of dangers
It seems too good to be true - straighter teeth for a third of the usual price and without ever needing to hop into the orthodontist's chair. Dentists say it is.
(Sat, 15 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Sunday, September 16
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Sat, 15 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

Unserene Serena gives prigs the jitters
Ah, priggish tennis! How badly it needs its pioneeringly passionate, it’s anything-but-serene Serenas.
(Sat, 15 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT)

Build-to-rent: a potential solution to Australia's housing problem
Renters and younger people would benefit from the advantages a build-to-rent sector would bring, say supporters.
(Sat, 15 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT)

Helping kids cope with change
Helping children cope with change is crucial to their ability to deal with transition as adults.
(Sat, 15 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT)

Germaine Greer reminds us why we fought all those years ago
What we all should thank her for is bringing the debate around sexual assault, consent, legislative penalties and other options into the public arena again.
(Sat, 15 Sep 2018 21:27:02 GMT)

Family's loving farewell to Sinead McNamara after death on superyacht
Hundreds of mourners have gathered to farewell Sinead McNamara, who died aboard a billionaire’s superyacht in Greece last month.
(Sat, 15 Sep 2018 01:38:02 GMT)

Police alerted in wake of elite legal knees-up
Legal circles are buzzing with tales following a recent soiree for a gathering of Sydney's legal eagles.
(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:45:00 GMT)

If the shoe fits: A cobbler in the making
Pathologist Nathan Baxter was extracting cancerous tissue from an amputated limb when he had a life-changing moment.
(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:08:00 GMT)

Two of Us: The eyes have it for Louise and Jonathan Sceats
This pair of husband-and-wife eyewear designers remain as focused on each other as they are on their careers.
(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:08:00 GMT)

The power and privilege behind the St Paul's scandal
St Paul's College is recruiting rural and state school students to dilute the dominance of boys from the wealthy private schools.
(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 21:34:02 GMT)

Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday, September 15
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

Twitter bots more influential than people in US election: research
Did social media win Donald Trump the election? A new algorithm developed by Australian scientists has revealed some surprising results.
(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT)

You've been using sunscreen wrong, new research finds
Turns out it's never optional, even in the depths of winter. Here's why.
(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:05:02 GMT)

Emails sent to Rabbitohs over lewd FaceTime claims revealed
A woman has told News Corp that several high-profile South Sydney players exposed themselves to her in an online FaceTime chat without her consent in May.
(Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:15:03 GMT)

ABC, Fairfax Media to challenge Chau Chak Wing ruling
The ABC and Fairfax are seeking to overturn a Federal Court ruling throwing out their truth defence in a defamation case brought by businessman Chau Chak Wing.
(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 06:59:02 GMT)