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'Dramatically effective': five schools top most important HSC honours
Five schools have topped the state on a measure more important than the HSC honour roll.
(Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:04:02 GMT)

Public servants keep perk details secret
The Commonwealth public service has failed to heed calls for transparency on gifts and hospitality received.
(Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:50:03 GMT)

If Australia Day must be January 26, let us lament before rejoicing
A Christian leader reflects on why maintaining the date may have some virtues - as long as we acknowledge the suffering of Indigenous Australians.
(Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:15:08 GMT)

Failures and blind faith: damning probe exposes medical exam meltdown
Investigators have exposed the string of failures and blind faith that caused a disastrous IT meltdown halfway through a high-stake medical exam.
(Wed, 23 Jan 2019 06:28:05 GMT)

Fair go gone: How do we celebrate the 'lucky country'?
What does it mean to be Australian in 2019? As Australia's national holiday has increasingly become hijacked by extreme voices - how do we redefine what it means to be a proud Australian?
(Wed, 23 Jan 2019 05:40:03 GMT)

South Australian winemaker denies child sex charges
A South Australian winemaker will stand trial over child sex abuse charges.
(Wed, 23 Jan 2019 04:21:01 GMT)

Blood test could predict early Alzheimer's, scientists say
The test looks for a structural protein that leaks out of damaged or dying neurons.
(Wed, 23 Jan 2019 03:02:03 GMT)

'Imagine your plans for 2019': Mystery $1m lotto winner yet to claim prize
NSW Lotteries urging people to check their tickets as there is no way of contacting the winner to break the life-changing news.
(Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:04:01 GMT)

More than 69,000 HSC certificates issued with wrong date
NSW Education Minister said he was "furious" about the error and that NESA would not receive any additional funding to reprint and mail out new certificates.
(Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:52:03 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Wednesday, January 23
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:01:00 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of our cartoonists.
(Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:01:10 GMT)

Source of water problem obvious, solutions just as clear
The locals at Menindee can tell Bill Shorten what is needed if he will listen.
(Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Uni adds Aboriginal history, Shakespeare and Homer to Ramsay Centre major
The University of Queensland has extended the Ramsay Centre's proposed course structure and reading lists to include texts such as Henry Reynolds' selected writings on Aboriginal-settler relations in Australia.
(Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Why I joined the board of the Ramsay Centre
Far from being a businessman’s fantasy to subvert universities to a narrow frame of thinking, the Ramsay Centre is a radical endeavour to invigorate a non-utilitarian spirit of fearless scholarship.
(Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Architects, secretaries and lawyers facing biggest changes at work
The tasks that architects have to do have changed by more than 42 per cent between 2006 and 2016, while a butcher's work day has changed only 6 per cent.
(Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:25:05 GMT)

Let's redress gender imbalance in Australia Day honours
The honours are for all Australian heroes and can be seen as a way to increase the visibility of diversity in our community and stop gendered violence.
(Wed, 23 Jan 2019 04:32:01 GMT)

MP chauffeur-driven cars should be electric
If the federal government wants to act on climate change it has to start putting its money where its mouth is.
(Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

'Gamble paid off': the students who juggle HSC and US entrance exam
Max Samengo said that doing an external exam during the HSC might have affected his marks, but e has now been accepted into the University of Chicago.
(Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Watchdogs wined, dined and given corporate gifts without scrutiny
Presents in recent years include champagne and vintage wines, expensive dinners, concert tickets, airline upgrades and customised "training seminars".
(Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:15:02 GMT)

'Turned our lives around': Victorians lead surge in organ donations
Victoria is leading the way on newly released organ donation figures, as nationwide numbers see a marked increase.
(Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:24:00 GMT)

We're not doing enough about a lethal cancer that's easily treated
The figures I obtained last year from Victorian public hospitals showed many patients waiting months and even years longer than they should for a colonoscopy.
(Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:02:00 GMT)

CBD Melbourne: best seat in the house
Change is afoot at the Melbourne Cricket Club, where president and former Dees defender Steven Smith is set to stand down after just over three years in the role. A new race is on to find a successor.
(Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:58:00 GMT)

Could the Israeli way with water help Australia?
Israeli expert calls for more cooperation with Australia
(Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:40:02 GMT)

Man drowns in Bushrangers Bay Beach on the Mornington Peninsula
The man was with a friend when they both got into trouble about 5pm on Tuesday, police said.
(Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:52:01 GMT)

Two former PMs and ex premier feature at Ramsay Centre's debut course
Thirty mostly high school students had a high-powered list of speakers at a summer school course on Western civilisation.
(Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:39:48 GMT)

Kondo confession: I have 113 coat-hangers in a 75cm wardrobe
I'm coming out of the closet about my overstuffed wardrobe.
(Tue, 22 Jan 2019 01:05:01 GMT)

Australia Day lamb ad floats changing the date, merger with New Zealand
In what looks like a bid to knock Gillette off the outrage agenda, this year's Australia Day lamb ad has taken a decidedly "Un-Australian" position.
(Mon, 21 Jan 2019 23:38:01 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of our cartoonists.
(Mon, 21 Jan 2019 13:01:10 GMT)

University of Queensland reveals details of new Ramsay major
Under the proposal, the course will teach texts detailing the impact of western civilisation on Aboriginal people.
(Mon, 21 Jan 2019 21:14:02 GMT)

Time to invest in spinal cord injury research
To regain consciousness and realise that you cannot move your limbs is a terrifyingly, frightening and surreal experience.
(Mon, 21 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Twisted Sister not gonna take Clive Palmer lyrics
Look what they've done to my song.
(Mon, 21 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Kelly O'Dwyer's resignation is a parent issue
I refuse to accept that changes to parliamentary practice or to the parliamentary sitting calendar are not possible.
(Mon, 21 Jan 2019 21:14:03 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Tuesday, January 22
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:45:00 GMT)

This cancer is on the rise in young people, but screening starts at 50
Bowel cancer is increasingly being diagnosed in young Australians, but lowering the national screening age would do more harm than good, researchers say.
(Mon, 21 Jan 2019 21:38:01 GMT)

Back-to-school nerves for new teachers returning to the classroom
Nearly 900 teachers will return to the classroom next week with about 800,000 NSW public school students.
(Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:45:00 GMT)

Enrolment boom: 400 classrooms built for new school year
Thousands of students starting or returning to school next week will be taught in new schools or classrooms.
(Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT)

'Malicious': Farmers fuming over online map by animal rights group
The National Farmers' Federation is furious with Aussie Farms for publishing a map which details the location of hundreds of farms and abattoirs where the group says animals are being exploited.
(Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:28:01 GMT)

Bellowing Welsh sergeant major in ‘It Ain’t Half Hot, Mum’
Davies delivered a caricature of masculine physicality, underscored by his clenched buttocks, sucked-in stomach and barrel chest thrust outward and upward.
(Mon, 21 Jan 2019 05:47:02 GMT)

What wasn't said on Pacific trip spoke volumes
What was said (and just as importantly what wasn’t) during the visit to the region indicates Australia needs to do more listening and learning.
(Mon, 21 Jan 2019 05:18:04 GMT)

Two years on: Trump's 'dismal' report card
If measured by conventional metrics, the first two years of the Trump presidency have been a dismal failure.
(Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:36:01 GMT)

Get ready for 'culture war' focused on national identity
Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten claim they’re not interested in pesky culture wars. So what are they interested in?
(Sun, 20 Jan 2019 13:05:00 GMT)

'Reformation': what the Liberal Party needs
The significance of the decision by Kelly O’Dwyer not to re-contest the seat of Higgins in the coming May federal election should not be under-estimated.
(Sun, 20 Jan 2019 13:05:00 GMT)

Fallen soldier's grave found 100 years after death on Western Front
Second Lieutenant Reuben Parkes was killed by machine gun fire on March 30, 1918, near Villers-Bretonneaux, France.
(Sun, 20 Jan 2019 13:05:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Monday, January 21
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Sun, 20 Jan 2019 13:01:00 GMT)

Darwin boy Liveris asked Turnbull for trade gig
Relinquishing the high-flying lifestyle of a multinational chief executive was never going to be easy.
(Sun, 20 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Labor eyes electoral reforms to stamp out big donors
Preliminary discussions are underway on a model that could see taxpayers pay more but remove the influence of big donors.
(Sun, 20 Jan 2019 12:45:00 GMT)

CBD: Is Rupert's hometown hero the Post's comeback kid?
Is former Daily Telegraph editor and Dubbo boy Col Allan heading back to the United States to take back control of News Corp tabloid The New York Post?
(Sun, 20 Jan 2019 12:30:00 GMT)

Non-disclosure agreements are a form of secondary victimisation
Any workplace that is serious about promoting healthy workplace cultures and fixing problems like sexual harassment, bullying and adverse action need to review the use and value of gag orders.
(Sun, 20 Jan 2019 12:05:00 GMT)

Er, how do you say 'Australia' again?
Has there ever been a generation of Australian politicians whose speech patterns are lazier, sloppier and more atonal?
(Sun, 20 Jan 2019 12:03:00 GMT)

I'm 'coming out' about drugs: it's time get real about pill testing
As a politician I’ve made the difficult decision to ''come out'' about drugs because the government’s zero-tolerance approach been a catastrophic failure.
(Sun, 20 Jan 2019 18:38:02 GMT)

O'Dwyer's departure a sad loss of a woman of substance
Kelly O'Dwyer has proven herself willing and able to tackle complex policy areas.
(Sun, 20 Jan 2019 07:05:01 GMT)

Blueprint for change: 'trivial issues' the focus of defamation law reform
The burgeoning growth of social media has sparked calls for defamation reform.
(Sun, 20 Jan 2019 05:28:03 GMT)

The universe will show its age - with disco balls
If your idea of heaven is a disco, then hang on for 10 billion years because you’ll eventually get your wish.
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:10:00 GMT)

Got an annoying text from Clive Palmer? Here's why you're powerless
It's election time, and everywhere you look, there are ads, banners and signs. Even your phone isn't immune.
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:05:00 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Sunday, January 20
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:01:00 GMT)

About 200 people rescued from the surf on the south coast this summer
Volunteer and paid lifesavers from Shellharbour to Eden have pulled some people from rips and others from overturned boats.
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:00:17 GMT)

How much is preventing a heart attack worth?
New drugs could cut cholesterol by up to 75 per cent and prevent thousands of strokes, heart attacks and deaths, but there's a catch.
(Mon, 21 Jan 2019 05:09:07 GMT)

Game, set, match to Jesus
With the Australian Open underway, those of who know tennis know that a tennis ball was one of the gifts brought to the baby Jesus in Bethlehem.
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

The war for our hearts and minds has only just begun
Scott Morrison this week launched a pre-emptive attack in defence of the day the First Fleet landed. Why he should do so, only his conscience or party strategists know.
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 12:27:00 GMT)

There used to be an ice rink ...
 People power and petitions can work, but there needs to be a more stable foundation to our sporting and recreational scene.
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:51:24 GMT)

New trade agreements secure Australian exports to Britain post-Brexit
The bilateral deals will provide security to Australian exporters, even if Britain leaves the EU without an agreement.
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 05:52:02 GMT)

This is the year we strike back against the banks
It’s time to put power back in the hands of people and ensure these big businesses play fair.
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 04:25:00 GMT)

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.
(Sun, 20 Jan 2019 02:37:02 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.
(Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:28:03 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 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”
(Sun, 20 Jan 2019 23:21:01 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)

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)

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)