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Power and control: #Metoo hits Australia's power brokers
Separate sexual harassment allegations levelled at two Australian politicians have sent the NSW Parliament into a tailspin.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:39:01 GMT)

Bourke St: I am feeling nothing less than rage, alienation and despair
We must enjoy freedom of religion but not be too Muslim-looking, too Muslim-acting, even too Muslim-thinking.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:09:06 GMT)

AFP seize cars, wine, allege Chinese buying homes with crime proceeds
Jewellery, cars and high-end items worth $8.5m have been seized by federal police, with Chinese nationals allegedly using proceeds of crime to buy property.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:32:04 GMT)

Using light one million times brighter than sun to treat cancer
‘Microbeam radiation therapy’, a new cancer treatment which promises to be up to 20 times more powerful than today’s radiation medicine, is being tested in Melbourne using the Australian Synchrotron.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:33:02 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Thursday, November 15
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:01:00 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of Fairfax's cartoonists.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:01:10 GMT)

Blueprint for screening trial revealed: what would-be parents need to know
From simple mouth swab or blood test 10,000 would-be parents will be screened for roughly 500 severe or deadly recessive of X-chromosome-linked gene mutations.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:06:05 GMT)

The forsaken children strike back: 21 young people sue to save planet
By their failure to act on climate change, the Trump administration and other governments are condemning future generations to catastrophe, but a brave group of children is fighting back, writes the winner of both the Nobel Prize and the Sydney Peace Prize.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:23:02 GMT)

Hidden conflict: My Health Record boss privately giving advice to health firms
Jim Birch has been juggling multiple jobs, including one as chairman of My Health Record agency and one as adviser to outsourcing giant Serco.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:08:04 GMT)

Only silks the winners as hotel owners battle in court
It's the architectural equivalent of mine is bigger than yours, featuring Malaysian billionaire Lee Seng Huang and Singaporean tycoon Chio Kiat Ow.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:45:00 GMT)

A year after the same-sex marriage vote, Australia is a better place
Twelve months on from the postal survey we should celebrate it as a defining moment for a more perfect Australia.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:33:02 GMT)

I know the horrors of sexual harassment, but mob rule is not justice
A Greens MP in the NSW Upper House explains why she, unlike others in the party, is not demanding the resignation of her colleague Jeremy Buckingham amid allegations of harassment and assault.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:35:03 GMT)

'Death sentence': One-in-a-million rare cancers get the 'sorting hat' treatment
A new trial is redefining the odds for people with the rarest of cancers.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:45:00 GMT)

Apology to Yumi Stynes and George Negus
In 2012, Fairfax publications asserted in a number of articles that Yumi Stynes and George Negus had made derogatory comments regarding the sexual character of Victoria Cross recipient Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith and his use of IVF procedures.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:32:02 GMT)

'How could my son go blind in school?': Sydney mother's shock at incident response
A year 7 student at a top Sydney public school is fighting to regain his eyesight, three weeks after hot solder got into his eye in a metalwork class. 
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:32:03 GMT)

Creator of Spider Man and the Incredible Hulk
The idea for Spider-Man came to Lee in 1962 when he saw a fly crawling on a wall
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:27:01 GMT)

Babs Beverley of the Beverley Sisters
The Beverley Sisters were the girl band of the 1950s, Britain’s answer to the Andrews Sisters in America.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:09:01 GMT)

Best of the world: November 14, 2017
Picture editors from the Herald and Age showcase the best images from around the globe.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:01:29 GMT)

Australia becoming more corrupt, warns former judge
Australia needs a national anti-corruption body similar to the NSW Independent Commission against Corruption, a leading jurist has argued.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:01:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Wednesday, November 14
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:01:00 GMT)

'None of this is right': Development plans spark fury at The Block
Towers up to 24-storeys high are now being proposed for the Redfern site, with no guarantees that affordable housing promised for indigenous families will eventuate.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:18:03 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of Fairfax's cartoonists.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:01:10 GMT)

Our new submarines: Undecided and underwater
$50 billion is a lot of money. Let's be absolutely clear how it's being spent.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT)

The price we pay for decades of school funding based on religion
Wonder why politics is getting more polarised? A new report provides a clue.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT)

Kumbaya moment as CBA chair's pay rises
Catherine Livingstone's public flagellation ended with an almighty kumbaya moment at Commonwealth's AGM.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:45:00 GMT)

Divide between government and Islamic leaders deepens over Bourke Street attacker
One of Victoria’s largest Islamic youth centres has rejected suggestions it is linked to terrorism after it was revealed the Bourke Street attacker was a regular visitor.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:38:03 GMT)

Second Bourke Street victim out of hospital
A Tasmanian man who was stabbed in the head during the Bourke Street terror attack last Friday has been released from The Alfred.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 06:27:02 GMT)

Eleanor Witcombe: Her brilliant career
Malcolm Turned aged about eight looked up at her and asked: “Miss Witcombe, would you say as a playwright you are important?”
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 01:07:04 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Tuesday, November 13
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:01:00 GMT)

Stoush means no place for public art at Barangaroo
Barangaroo engenders mixed feelings when it comes to aesthetics, so it’s sad to learn that a major piece of public art will no longer be strung up over the harbourside precinct.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:59:03 GMT)

Morrison should have been by Macron's side
Why wasn't he there, and what was more important than honouring the 47,000 Australian soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War?
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:03:53 GMT)

Fighting terror with instinct and wisdom
The odds of being hurt or killed in a terrorist attack in Australia are minuscule. But, after three attacks, the fear of terrorism has naturally increased.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:32:01 GMT)

Sydney University launches $6.5 million Global Mathematics Institute
Jacqui Ramagge says she'll know there has been a necessary cultural shift when we have a mathematical insult in Australia.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:00:00 GMT)

'Trump is not a bad dream': How Australia can deal with Trump's America
Far from being impeached, Donald Trump has entrenched himself. There are eight ways Australia can thrive in a Trumpian world.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:02 GMT)

How Australia's health system could help fight terrorism
Mental health issues can play as much a part in terrorist incidents as extremist ideology.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 07:13:02 GMT)

Captured on CCTV: the terrifying moment a security guard was stabbed in the neck
This is the chilling moment a security guard was stabbed in the neck in Friday's fatal Bourke Street terror attack.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 07:34:04 GMT)

Celebrations in Foodora case may be short-lived
Gig economy companies from Uber to Deliveroo to Airtasker are no doubt examining their worker contracts to make sure they do not confer rights.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 04:32:01 GMT)

Brave he may be but 'Trolley Man' should not be a model
The public must consider the possible consequences of taking action if caught up in incidents like those in Melbourne.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:41:02 GMT)

Labor women have had enough and are speaking out for change
A decade ago, it was difficult for young women in the ALP to call out bad behaviour but there's been a shift shifted.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 04:13:15 GMT)

Button battery inquest opens: 'They never believed us'
Three times, tiny Isabella Rees was sent home from hospital, as doctors wrote off her vomiting and fever as symptoms of an infection.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:51:02 GMT)

Scott Morrison's best chance at winning the next election
Right now he's constantly asking himself how to make voters like him. But what if, instead, he faced up to reality?
(Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:54:03 GMT)

More laws won't stop terrorism but effective prevention is complex
What we understand as “deradicalisation” programs rarely work.
(Sun, 11 Nov 2018 13:04:02 GMT)

Cool kids: why little brains need air conditioning to learn
Cool learning environment even more important for kids than for adults, report finds
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 02:41:06 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Monday, November 12
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Sun, 11 Nov 2018 13:01:00 GMT)

CBD: Off and racing the cheer stakes for Bleak City
It’s certainly good to be back in Sydney after a week of exile in Bleak City.
(Sun, 11 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT)

Time our politicians got off the buses
What is it with buses and campaign politics? Party strategists love them, almost as much as robocalls.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:58:04 GMT)

New armed terror squad needed to take down attackers, specialist says
A leading international security expert is calling on police to adopt a UK model of taking down terrorists with failings from Sydney’s Lindt siege attack yet to be learnt.
(Sun, 11 Nov 2018 18:37:03 GMT)

Terror must not divide us
Australia has shown over the past decade that together we can fight terrorism without tearing our country apart or sacrificing our values of tolerance and pluralism.
(Sun, 11 Nov 2018 09:45:01 GMT)

Amid the great silence, crowds mark 100th anniversary of Armistice
Atop a plateau above the storied French village of Villers-Bretonneaux, thousands have gathered at the foot of the Australian National Memorial,
(Sun, 11 Nov 2018 09:07:01 GMT)

'They didn't die in vain': A cascade of poppies surround the newly opened Anzac Memorial
What one 10-year-old knows about the war.
(Sun, 11 Nov 2018 10:35:03 GMT)

Flashback 1918: Melbourne rejoices, the Great War is over
On November 11, 1918 a cablegram announced that World War I was over. As news of the armistice spread like lightning, the streets of Melbourne erupted in joy.
(Sun, 11 Nov 2018 02:12:05 GMT)

The incontrovertible truth about World War I
Our starting point for all commemorations must be deep sorrow, not only for the lives lost, but the effects on those who remained.
(Sat, 10 Nov 2018 20:40:04 GMT)

When the guns finally fell silent
Behind the bravery, behind the mythology, there was always the sacrifice. Grief was laid bare in towns across Australia.
(Sun, 11 Nov 2018 02:24:01 GMT)

Multiple losses devastated families in small town Australia
About 150 families lost three sons, at least. Five families lost four or more sons.
(Sat, 10 Nov 2018 13:05:00 GMT)

Diggers had a code of honour in WWI: Are we living up to it?
The Australians were irreligious, and sometimes uncouth, but had the most admirable code of honour, or so my grandfather wrote.
(Sat, 10 Nov 2018 13:05:00 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Sunday, November 11
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Sat, 10 Nov 2018 13:01:00 GMT)

Sea of poppies lights lives lost
Thousands of handcrafted poppies have been placed on display in the grounds of the Australian War Memorial to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended World War I.
(Sat, 10 Nov 2018 13:00:18 GMT)

When the guns fell silent
The new nation of Australia had lost 61,560 war dead, more than all the other wars fought in the history of white settlement. Many more men damaged by the fighting would die in the early postwar years.
(Sat, 10 Nov 2018 13:00:18 GMT)

'Really shocked': Playground surfaces can hit 90 degrees in summer
The soft fall rubber covering many children's playgrounds can reach more than 80 degrees Celsius in summer, a study of Sydney childcare centre playgrounds has found.
(Sat, 10 Nov 2018 13:00:18 GMT)

Remembrance Day: So swift to the slaughter. So blasted of life
Every year, the dwindling number of veterans of other wars march to the memorial in Gisborne. My father, who was in the Korean War, was one of them.
(Sat, 10 Nov 2018 12:19:00 GMT)

'I got him but he didn't go down': Trolley Man tells how he rammed Bourke Street attacker
The man hailed as a hero for ramming the knife-wielding Bourke Street attacker with a supermarket trolley has described how he acted instinctively.
(Sun, 11 Nov 2018 20:49:02 GMT)

Parenting style the new front in culture wars
An ideological battle over controlled crying has created unprecedented anxiety among parents and given rise to a new industry of costly consultants.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 01:23:02 GMT)

Security beefed up in wake of Bourke Street attack
Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said that there is no current threat to the community, however, police would have a heavy presence at the weekend's events to help people feel safe.
(Sat, 10 Nov 2018 03:30:02 GMT)

Surviving the 1998 Sydney to Hobart superstorm
The horrifying drama of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, in which six sailors died and five boats were lost, overshadowed the triumph of the brave crew.
(Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:46:06 GMT)

World War I widows with a 40-year age gap between bride and groom
The magic of a teen romance with World War I veteran 'The Great Fresco'.
(Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:05:00 GMT)

Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday, November 10
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:01:00 GMT)

It's not just the economy, stupid: Trump and Turnbull know it too well
In the United States and in Australia, economic boom times have not been enough to sustain faith in governments. Donald Trump sought votes by hitting the xenophobia button, but Australia is a different place.
(Fri, 09 Nov 2018 14:34:04 GMT)

Tablet interactive: Confused Honey Badger is hot to trot
Have the fun police reined in the fun at Flemington? Not for Nick Cummins.
(Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT)

Richard Gill: a teacher’s teacher and a musician’s musician
Richard Gill’s indefatigable devotion to music was rewarded with probably the largest roll call of awards in Australian music history.
(Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:48:04 GMT)

Australia well placed in a turbulent world
Australia is well-placed having China as our biggest economic partner, the US as our biggest ally, strong ties in Europe and a leading role in our region.
(Fri, 09 Nov 2018 06:57:00 GMT)

Conjoined twins Nima and Dawa successfully separated in marathon surgery
Surgeons have successfully separated conjoined Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa, after a marathon effort involving an 18-strong medical team.
(Fri, 09 Nov 2018 07:09:03 GMT)

HSC exams end and life after school looms for 70,000 students
More than 4000 year 12 students sat the drama exam on Friday afternoon, marking the end of this year's HSC.
(Fri, 09 Nov 2018 05:05:01 GMT)

A pure model of public accountability
Though not a rich man, Ted Mack rejected a fortune in entitlements, thought always of the public good and put matters directly to his constituents.
(Sun, 11 Nov 2018 03:23:03 GMT)

Rush seeks 'millions' in damages from Daily Telegraph
Geoffrey Rush "may never work again" and should be awarded "substantial" damages if the Federal Court finds he was defamed, his barrister said.
(Fri, 09 Nov 2018 05:56:02 GMT)

Dicey Topics: Kerry O'Brien talks politics, sex and money
The Walkley Award-winning journalist Kerry O'Brien discusses the topics we're told to keep private.
(Thu, 08 Nov 2018 22:22:01 GMT)

Macquarie Street cements its reputation as the grubbiest Parliament in the country
Corrections Minister David Elliott detonated a bomb in question time on October 18 that was really only ever going to end one way.
(Thu, 08 Nov 2018 13:01:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Friday, November 9
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Thu, 08 Nov 2018 13:01:00 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of Fairfax's cartoonists.
(Thu, 08 Nov 2018 13:01:10 GMT)

Australia must tread carefully in its Pacific contest with China
Canberra will have to get used to handling a cascade of difficult issues with Beijing.
(Thu, 08 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT)

Time to lift stone-age secrecy shrouding political donations
Transparency is needed to ensure voters know who is gaining influence and how much they're spending
(Thu, 08 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT)

Our justice system needs an overhaul, for the sake of women everywhere
I would like to give a message to judges, all of them. Your job is to keep us safe, all of us.
(Thu, 08 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT)

'Broken from the inside': how four devastating years are still shaping us
It was a patriotic adventure turned nightmare: more than 60,000 men killed overseas, only two bodies ever returned home. A hundred years on, the scars from World War I linger on Australia's streets and in our psyche.
(Fri, 09 Nov 2018 14:37:07 GMT)

Children's car seats: Aussie solution to problem 50 per cent get wrong
In a major breakthrough, early results of research into correctly fitting children's car seats reduced errors by 27 per cent.
(Thu, 08 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT)

Finalists announced for 2019 NSW Australian of the Year Awards
A Paralympian, a leading cancer researcher, a retired teacher and an investigative journalist are among the finalists for the 2019 NSW Australian of the Year Awards.
(Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:36:01 GMT)

The Sunshine Coast is Australia's caravan-living capital
More than 2200 people 'lived' in a caravan on the Sunshine Coast on census night, making it Australia's caravan capital. Why?
(Thu, 08 Nov 2018 21:11:02 GMT)

Oaks Day full of fancy hats, footsore friends, and a whiff of success
Walking across the gleaming grass on Thursday, you would not have known Flemington's gleaming new grandstand was nearly carried away like a giant shining ark by Tuesday's Biblical thunderstorm.
(Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:33:35 GMT)

'What am I doing wrong?': one in four Australians is lonely
One in four Australian adults is lonely, and those who are have significantly worse physical and mental health. Yet we don't have a national approach to alleviate it.
(Fri, 09 Nov 2018 03:55:04 GMT)

'Somebody's going to have to back down': Australia-China relationship thaws
Is the diplomatic freeze finally coming to an end?
(Thu, 08 Nov 2018 05:26:01 GMT)

Most senior surviving officer with Second World War service
His commitment to commemoration led him to secure in the late 1990s the establishment of the Sydney Anzac Day Dawn Service Trust.
(Thu, 08 Nov 2018 02:22:03 GMT)

Child's body found during police search after three found dead near car
Police have found the body of a child after a large-scale land and air search in the Northern Territory, triggered after three people were found dead near a broken down car, about 300km northwest of Alice Springs.
(Thu, 08 Nov 2018 11:17:01 GMT)

'Reckless, cruel irresponsibility': Rush barrister slams Telegraph
The barrister acting for Geoffrey Rush has described articles about the actor as "the most recklessly irresponsible" journalism to come before the courts.
(Thu, 08 Nov 2018 13:11:02 GMT)

Judge in Rush trial takes aim at 'bad pun' in 'King Leer' headline
The judge hearing the Geoffrey Rush defamation case said a "bad pun" in a headline may have undermined a story that "emphasised" his denials of inappropriate behaviour.
(Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:29:06 GMT)

Search for new pokies CEO unearths a work of corporate art
More wonderful than the pursuit for Ainsworth’s new chief is the executive search firm's own carefully stage managed curriculum vitaes.
(Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:01:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Thursday, November 8
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:38:02 GMT)

Alcohol recognised as leading cause of harm at global safety conference
Global safety experts meeting in Bangkok on Wednesday agreed to recognise that harmful alcohol use contributes to morbidity, injury and violence in all types of injuries.
(Wed, 07 Nov 2018 16:52:03 GMT)

Chemical risk at Richmond sparks warning on meat, eggs and fish
Levels of toxic chemicals in food being sold to the general public remains unknown, report finds.
(Wed, 07 Nov 2018 07:27:04 GMT)

Beware the Trumpification of our politics
There are lessons for Australian politicians in the message that American voters have sent to Donald Trump: short-term populism is not the answer.
(Wed, 07 Nov 2018 07:15:02 GMT)

Judge 'grapples' with why Rush would have been 'potentially destructive' on-stage
The presiding judge in the Rush defamation trial said he was "grappling" with why the actor would have touched a co-star on stage for his "own sexual gratification".
(Wed, 07 Nov 2018 19:17:03 GMT)

Three HSC students escorted to exams while under investigation for sex assault
The year 12 students allegedly sexually assaulted a male year 10 student at their school in Sydney's west.
(Wed, 07 Nov 2018 05:09:04 GMT)

Mechanical issues force Chile-bound flight to land in Melbourne
A Qantas flight from Sydney bound for Chile was forced to turn back overnight due to engine trouble, delaying travel plans for hundreds of passengers.
(Wed, 07 Nov 2018 01:27:01 GMT)