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Confucius Institutes at Australian universities seeking to 'silence Beijing criticism', critics say
There are 16 Confucius Institutes in Australian universities. Their critics allege the network acts as a strategic arm of Chinese Communist Party soft power.
(Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:15:00 GMT)

Hall of Fame a natural home for Michael Gordon, one of our best
Michael Gordon called journalism "the family business". To it he brought peerless clarity, conscience and integrity, and our nation was the richer for it.
(Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:15:00 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of Fairfax's cartoonists.
(Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:10:10 GMT)

The childhood friends spruiking for the powerless
Lawyer Jeremy King and Melbourne Fringe CEO Simon Abrahams met at kindergarten and have been best friends ever since.
(Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:08:00 GMT)

Reflections: Stone the crows!
My fear of birds is overwhelming, completely exhausting and a constant battle.
(Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:08:00 GMT)

How newsagents are fighting back against retail threats
By the 2000s newsagencies were receiving heavy blows to their profit margins. They needed a plan.
(Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:07:00 GMT)

Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday, November 17
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:01:00 GMT)

Chaos and confusion? Of course. That's no reason for women to shut up
The #MeToo uprising is a profound stirring, a torrent of voices. We need to let the torrent run.
(Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:00:19 GMT)

Player to walk into school formal months after 'crippling' sport injury
Ollie Bierhoff is one of a spate of recent injuries among rugby-playing schoolboys. The expert examining safety standards in the area says risk is an inherent part of the sport.
(Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:00:18 GMT)

Tablet interactive: Women in slain gangster's life reveal different side
Murdered Sydney gangster John Macris certainly laid claim to a lot in his 46 years.
(Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:00:15 GMT)

Why fair dinkum language is crucial in the energy debate
Confused by the arguments on power generation? Here's a guide to some of the energybabble thrown around by politicians.
(Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT)

Muslims denying a terror problem exists need to acknowledge it
I share some Muslims' indignation at the veiled suggestion that the community is collectively responsible for the actions of depraved individuals. But they must stop denying a problem exists.
(Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:31:02 GMT)

In Passing
Kitty O’Neil, who has died aged 72, overcame disability and serious illness to establish a career as a leading Hollywood stuntwoman and racing driver, becoming, in the process, a minor celebrity and inspiring a biographical film, Silent Victory: The Kitty O’Neil Story (1979), starring Stockard Channing. Kitty O’Neil entered the Guinness Book of World Records for several achievements, including breaking the women’s land-speed record in 1976, reaching a maximum speed of 618 mph and an average speed of 512.7 mph in a rocket-powered racing car. Her most famous stunt came in 1979 when, dressed as Wonder Woman, she jumped nearly 13 storeys – 127 ft – out of a San Fernando Valley hotel and on to an airbag, establishing a high-fall record. She then broke that record in the same role by jumping 180 ft from a helicopter on to an airbag. At that height, she said, it looked like a postage stamp.The Telegraph, London.
(Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:05:00 GMT)

Japan PM Shinzo Abe lays wreath at Australian war site in symbolic gesture
Shinzo Abe became Japan's first leader to visit Darwin since it was bombed by Japanese forces during World War II, as the former foes look to shore up a crucial alliance.
(Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:40:02 GMT)

Terror plot ringleader's sentence revealed for the first time
Ibrahim Abbas has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for planning a Christmas Day terror attack at major Melbourne landmarks in a jihad-inspired plan to inflict mass carnage in 2016.
(Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:10:01 GMT)

So much for the clever country, we're squibbing it
Many national leaders have stated big ambitions for Australia as an innovation nation, but we keep falling short.
(Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:08:03 GMT)

Working-class clean-up man Ian Kiernan farewelled by 400 old mates
The memorial service for Clean Up Australia champion Ian Kiernan brought together many identities from 1980s Australia.
(Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:12:04 GMT)

Wesfarmers, Coles bosses throw support behind immigration
In 2017-18 162,417 migrants were welcomed under the Australian government's immigration program, well below the government ceiling of 190,000.
(Fri, 16 Nov 2018 01:46:01 GMT)

Woodside backs a carbon price - for the planet, our children, business and jobs
Why Woodside supports a carbon price - for the planet, our children, business and jobs
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:38:01 GMT)

Energy scientist faced battle with haemophilia
That a haemophiliac could travel overseas let alone work there in the 70s and 80s was the result of ground-breaking work by scientists.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:59:01 GMT)

Forget about the party line, what about the party?
Surely between the 74 Coalition MPs on Capital Hill someone could volunteer to man the Christmas party bar late into the evening?
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 21:19:04 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Friday, November 16
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:01:00 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of Fairfax's cartoonists.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:01:10 GMT)

Your fetus is precious but not a person, no matter what Fred Nile says
A proposed law that recognises "fetal personhood" may be designed to protect the rights of the unborn child, but it threatens to the reproductive rights of women.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT)

'Orphan' rare diseases focus of new federal government support plan
The federal government has announced the creation of Australia’s first National Rare Diseases Framework and Action Plan to support people with rare conditions.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT)

Why a Canberra school dropping Indonesian sparked international uproar
A student who discovered his school was looking to scrap its Indonesian language course found himself at the centre of a potential international incident.
(Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:46:01 GMT)

The terrible legacy of Milne and Guthrie
Two very strange things have happened at our beloved public broadcaster while we've been distracted by leadership shenanigans.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT)

Sydney Airport named Australia's best capital city airport for second year running
The debate of which city is better, Sydney or Melbourne, may still be unsettled - but Sydney has the upper hand when it comes to airports, according to an industry body.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:42:01 GMT)

A year after we said 'yes', marriage vote still stirs up joy and pain
Twelve months on from the vote for marriage equality, one couple say 'it isn’t until you are included that you realise how excluded you were'.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:25:04 GMT)

The banger sanger, the onions and the Prime Minister
Bunnings' decision to demote the position of the onion - to lie beneath the sausage - has apparently divided the nation.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:00:00 GMT)

The post-HSC dilemma: How to choose the right university course
Looking at what students with similar HSC courses have done at uni could stop high school leavers making the wrong choice, reduce attrition rates and raise scores.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:00:00 GMT)

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 21:57:02 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.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:19:03 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)

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)

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)