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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.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:44:01 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.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:56:01 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.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:07:01 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)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of Fairfax's cartoonists.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 22:01:10 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.
(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:06:01 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.
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:54:01 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, 14 Sep 2018 07:27:01 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)

In Passing
Barbara Gould, Amanda Williams, Ronnie Taylor
(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 06:06:04 GMT)

Tonnes of relief: Struggling Goulburn farmers given 450 bales of hay
Trevor Menzies has stood on his farm with tears in his eyes, but initially didn't want to accept a donation because he wanted others to have it.
(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 05:00:05 GMT)

Diane Leather, first woman to run a mile in under five minutes
She ran in an era where women were considered too frail to compete at middle and long distances.
(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 03:19:03 GMT)

Ramsay critics are shrill pedlars of prejudice
Two moments in my early life shaped my values and passions. One involved sheer beauty of language. The other, a grainy photograph in a textbook.
(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 05:35:01 GMT)

John Webb: A tenacious hunter, which served his journalism well
No young journalist had shown such impertinent audacity before, and most likely none will again.
(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 02:44:04 GMT)

Melbourne QC accompanied Murdoch to view the “Hitler Diaries”
When Hitler diaries were revealed as an embarrassing fake, it was fortunate Searby had inserted a clause obliging Stern to reimburse the $3 million-plus paid by Murdoch.
(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 01:27:01 GMT)

Sex, booze and humiliation: Culture at exclusive college exposed
A new report has delivered a damning assessment of the boozy, sexist culture at one of Australia's most elite residential university colleges
(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 02:45:05 GMT)

'Things are going wrong': Stand-in plastics can harm eggs and sperm
Ground-breaking researchers now say that all 'plastic products that show physical signs of damage or aging cannot be considered safe'.
(Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:00:00 GMT)

CBD: Low blows and Hachette men in fight by the book
The 1MDB scandal is a fraud “of unprecedented gall and magnitude”, a story that includes Las Vegas casinos, the downfall of a prime minister, supermodels and seized mega-yachts.
(Thu, 13 Sep 2018 22:20:03 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Friday, September 14
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Thu, 13 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

Harper is not an impudent child, she is hope
I was also around nine years old when I found my voice as a free-thinking human being.
(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 08:19:01 GMT)

Australia 'moving in the wrong direction', says Frank Lowy
Billionaire breaks one of his cardinal rules in a landmark speech about Australia.
(Thu, 13 Sep 2018 21:58:01 GMT)

Schizophrenia breakthrough: Scientists identify new suspect at 'scene of crime'
These immune cells are supposed to be the good guys. But new research shows they can harm the brain and potentially cause schizophrenia.
(Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:31:03 GMT)

Heading south: WA leavers turn their backs on getting 'blotto at Rotto'
The class of 2018 is hitting the road and ditching the ferry as Rottnest Island looks like being virtually abandoned for Leavers' Week.
(Thu, 13 Sep 2018 06:05:01 GMT)

Indonesia’s troubled minorities
Meiliana, a 44-year-old Buddhist mother of Chinese descent, sat crying in disbelief in a North Sumatra court in late August.
(Thu, 13 Sep 2018 12:00:00 GMT)

If Sydney's not interested in the Ramsay vision, there is another way
The Ramsay billions would be best employed setting up a completely new institution, the Shire University of Western Civilisation Excellence.
(Wed, 12 Sep 2018 14:15:00 GMT)

CBD: Celebrating the long life of a brief that Gabrielle Upton left
Staffer legend has it, when attorney-general, Gabrielle Upton left a policy brief in for so long that her office threw the document a birthday party.
(Wed, 12 Sep 2018 23:17:03 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Thursday, September 13
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Wed, 12 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

'I'm appalled': Academic ire as names used to push 'scam' conferences
Top Australian researchers continue to be unwittingly used to promote a sprawling series of allegedly bogus conferences in Melbourne and Sydney.
(Wed, 12 Sep 2018 12:10:01 GMT)

'Easy' HSC subjects growing, one in four girls no longer doing maths
One in four girls are not taking any maths subjects in the HSC, compared to one in 10 boys, and enrolments are increasing fastest in the 'easiest' courses.
(Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:51:03 GMT)

Insurers disgraced by royal commission evidence
The insurance industry is set for monumental reform after Commissioner Hayne tables his final report. The root of the problem is rampant conflict of interest and greed.
(Wed, 12 Sep 2018 09:58:01 GMT)

How to stop sexual harassment at work - don't deal with HR
One in five young people aged between 15 and 17 report having been sexually harassed at work at least once in the last five years.
(Wed, 12 Sep 2018 06:50:04 GMT)

I was a ratbag as a kid - but at least I'm alive
We did the sorts of things bored kids growing up in a dull suburb sometimes do. But we had a cloak of invisibility that kept us alive.
(Wed, 12 Sep 2018 20:54:02 GMT)

Fenella Fielding: actress known for roles in Carry On and Doctor comedy capers
Fenella Fielding found herself in demand on stage, television and radio, albeit meeting with mixed fortunes.
(Wed, 12 Sep 2018 06:09:04 GMT)

Geoffrey Rush accuser 'distressed' about relationship breakup: court
Geoffrey Rush's lawyer has argued his fellow cast member should be compelled to produce documents relating to a relationship break-up.
(Wed, 12 Sep 2018 08:44:01 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of Fairfax's cartoonists.
(Tue, 11 Sep 2018 22:01:10 GMT)

The real test of religious freedom today
Will we give space to those who have different views; even if those views may cause offence to some group, at some point, in a diverse, modern society?
(Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:04:00 GMT)

CBD: Transformation, innovation and an office sex scandal
Difficult: deciphering management consultant jargon. Easier: spotting an office sex scandal wrapped up in a lawsuit for the payment of a six figure bonus.
(Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Wednesday, September 12
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

'Halt the carnage': Report calls for zero deaths on Australia's roads
Halt the carnage on Australian roads by introducing a zero target, says a leading surgeon, Dr John Crozier. Deaths and serious injuries are like an invisible epidemic.
(Wed, 12 Sep 2018 07:41:03 GMT)

University of Queensland says it would consider Ramsay Centre course
Discussions about starting the controversial Western civilisation course at Sydney University continue, but the University of Queensland is also interested.
(Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

Aged care overhaul: New funding and legislation for watchdog
The federal government will sharpen the teeth of a new aged care watchdog committing $16 million to crack down on facility operators.
(Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT)

Popular royal visit a welcome reminder
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be met by an adoring crowd on their visit next month, even as the nation continues to debate becoming a republic.
(Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:17:02 GMT)

Students' vision for a calm school of the future brings room to tears
Carenne School in Bathurst had everyone in tears when it won a new competition for NSW public schools with its fix for stress, anxiety and depression.
(Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT)

University of Sydney’s 4.5m microscope ‘will make a huge difference in the world’
A 4.5-metre tall microscope can see and analyse the structure of atoms five times smaller than the distance between carbon atoms in a diamond.
(Tue, 11 Sep 2018 23:43:04 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of Fairfax's cartoonists.
(Mon, 10 Sep 2018 22:01:10 GMT)

CBD: Chinese whispers in Canberra press gallery
The Canberra Press Gallery has been home to all sorts over the years, from the mad to the bad, but Australian Insider may be the strangest of the lot.
(Tue, 11 Sep 2018 01:19:04 GMT)

A mastermind and missing millions: The fast life and sudden death of Peter Larcombe
After a fortnight of around-the clock protection, Peter Larcombe’s bodyguard bade him farewell as he dropped him at Los Angeles International Airport for his flight to Dubai on August 19, 2016.
(Sat, 15 Sep 2018 02:39:05 GMT)

Yes we're living longer, but there's a chronic catch...
The bad news is we are living with increasing disability and decreased quality of life due to chronic disease.
(Mon, 10 Sep 2018 12:00:30 GMT)

'Let me buy Rio Tinto': China's brazen bid to buy our companies
A meeting between Joe Hockey and the Chinese finance minister is emblematic of the country's growing arrogance.
(Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:15:00 GMT)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to visit Australia
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will visit Melbourne, Sydney, Dubbo and Fraser Island next month as part of their planned trip to Australia for the Invictus Games in October. 
(Mon, 10 Sep 2018 09:45:02 GMT)

The Liberal Party does not have a woman problem
I thought conservative parties had a woman problem. I was wrong. They’ve got man trouble.
(Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:22:00 GMT)

Sydney University's conditions for Ramsay Centre deal revealed
Sydney University would limit the Ramsay Centre's participation in a Western civilisation degree to one voice on an appointment panel.
(Mon, 10 Sep 2018 08:25:03 GMT)