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Gender differences bigger in languages than STEM, study finds
Girls have higher average scores than boys in science and maths subjects, and there are bigger gender difference in language subjects than STEM fields.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 23:30:02 GMT)

Worry, sorrow, panic, anger and Michelle Guthrie
Rather than escape to her Palm Beach bolthole, it was interesting to see Michelle Guthrie along for the show that night.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:08:04 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Wednesday, September 26
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

Male graduates earning more in first year out of uni than females in all but one field
The gender pay gap widened in many areas but it has closed and flipped in some places, data reveals.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:00:15 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of Fairfax's cartoonists.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:01:10 GMT)

'I didn't push it': Women avoid doctors over 'Drama Queen Syndrome'
Hypochondriacs may live longer but the fear of being called a drama queen is stopping women seeking medical help.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:33:02 GMT)

Power comes from networking
The speed of change means we need to transform the way we interact with one another.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT)

Antidepressants might fail if you use your phone in bed, study suggests
Monash University research raises the prospect of a link between antidepressants and light sensitivity.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 04:00:04 GMT)

Needle found in apple in western Sydney school
Another needle has been found in food, this time in an apple by a student in Sydney's west.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:00:04 GMT)

Michelle Guthrie was staggeringly unqualified for ABC role
She couldn’t defend the most important output of the corporation, its journalism, because she just didn’t get it.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:22:01 GMT)

School intake zone change wipes $100k off property
Properties dumped from Brisbane State High catchment will take a hit, say realtors.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:19:04 GMT)

When magpie fights eagle, those who stick together can beat a big bird
The Eagles and Magpies are fighting for footy's biggest prize on Saturday. But what would happen in an aerial duel between the teams' avian namesakes?
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 02:30:01 GMT)

CBD: Guthrie had 12 days of warning, did she notice?
Michelle Guthrie may be devastated by her sacking, but she can’t say it was a surprise.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:24:03 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Tuesday, September 25
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of Fairfax's cartoonists.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:01:10 GMT)

Guthrie's morale boost fail was last straw for miserable ABC staff
One response to low morale under Michelle Guthrie's leadership reinforced the belief she had no freaking idea how to manage the public broadcaster's workforce.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:41:01 GMT)

Free vaccine for teenagers amidst rise of deadly meningococcal disease
The federal government will fund a free meningococcal vaccine to protect teenagers against the rise of the deadly disease.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:49:01 GMT)

Life lessons from an unfamiliar neighbourhood
Fred Rogers, creator/host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, is little-known here, but a new documentary reveals his quiet wisdom in an age of noise and conflict.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT)

Dogs targeted by poison-laced meatballs in popular Sydney park
That meatball picked up by your dog in the park could be laced with rat poison.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:22:03 GMT)

Sydney universities miss the mark on student outcomes
None of the largest Sydney universities or group of eight institutions scored top marks for students' starting salaries or student experience.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:45:00 GMT)

Sydney Uni's Ramsay MOU already under fire
Sydney Uni's proposed terms of engagement with the Ramsay Centre are already under fire
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 02:04:01 GMT)

School funding deal lacks transparency
The government cannot afford to anger lobby groups as effective and organised as the Catholic and independent schools sectors this close to a federal election.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:00:02 GMT)

'Devastated': Sacked ABC boss Michelle Guthrie threatens to sue over 'unjustified' termination
"I believe there is no justification for the board to trigger that termination clause. I am considering my legal options."
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:14:01 GMT)

Ex-solicitor-general Justin Gleeson SC gets a new gig
The Federal Court has appointed Justin Gleeson to work out whether a $35 million settlement between Westpac and ASIC is fair.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:19:03 GMT)

School sectors should unite around needs-based funding: Top headmaster
When it comes to schooling, we don't really have a government and a non-government system. We have two government systems.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:01:01 GMT)

Fresh threat to SAS soldiers assisting war crimes inquiry
Second threatening letter sent to Perth headquarters of Special Air Service Regiment, warning against helping a defence Inspector-General inquiry into allegations of misconduct and war crimes by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 14:14:03 GMT)

Anna's long journey to 'bear witness' for cyclist partner at inquest
Eighteen months after champion rider Mike Hall was killed in the Indian Pacific Wheel Race, his partner Anna Haslock is steeling herself for his inquest.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 21:59:03 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Monday, September 24
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

Must try harder: Why NSW plans for better teachers don't add up
The NSW government says it wants to improve the quality of teachers. So why does it keep putting more obstacles in their way?
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT)

HIV on the rise in straight Australian men, Kirby Institute report
Rising numbers of straight men are being diagnosed with HIV, with many unknowingly living with the infection for years before they get tested.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 20:01:04 GMT)

Defence Force inquiry into war crimes under attack
On September 16, an opinion piece penned for a community newspaper by a Vietnam veteran was sent via a group email to like-minded former defence personnel.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:13:02 GMT)

If only we cared about refugees as much as strawberries!
Perhaps they wouldn’t try to kill themselves, as a dozen have, or harm themselves, or descend into a morass of depression.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 05:35:04 GMT)

Royal commission needs to reveal causes of sad stories in aged care
While it is important to air these individual stories, there are a number of systemic issues that have contributed to this crisis.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 13:02:00 GMT)

Still getting it wrong on mental health
The failure of the mental health system has long been revealed, yet governments continue to appear incapable of reaching for the remedy universally prescribed.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:52:01 GMT)

'I don’t love Cambodia any less': Ricketson home after 'spy' ordeal
On Friday, filmmaker James Ricketson was facing another six years in Cambodia's notorious Prey Sar prison. On Sunday, he arrived at Sydney Airport a free man.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 20:02:03 GMT)

Hush money for private schools leaves public schools behind
With elections on the horizon it’s time we say enough is enough and band together as parents, advocates and alumni of public schools to demand an end to the special-deal culture that is holding our children back.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 09:01:40 GMT)

GPs struggle in a system ill-equipped to deal with mental health
Many people are no longer here because they couldn’t afford their mental illness. It’s a devastating indictment on a system that is fundamentally broken.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:28:02 GMT)

‘I had no way of getting home’: Calls for changes to liquor laws
While venues are required by law to remove overly intoxicated patrons, they are aren't obliged to ensure they get home safely, meaning drunk and vulnerable teens can be left alone, without a wallet or phone in the night.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:57:02 GMT)

Music and mindfulness for WA school leavers contemplating the next step
Sound On festival aims to help school leavers who are unsure about what to do next in life.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 22:27:06 GMT)

Our digital dilemma: does latest cybersecurity legislation go too far?
The bill proposes enhanced powers for what law enforcement can ask of communications providers, from Facebook to a startup. And it’s all about encryption.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:15:00 GMT)

Turnbull can't write a best-seller by May
The former PM is reportedly trying to finish a book by May, but the deadline is way too short for it to be a winner.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 03:42:03 GMT)

Menzies, Ned and the Don: Mormons baptise prominent Australians after death
Mormons 'baptise' prominent late Australians, including former prime ministers Robert Menzies and John Curtin, bushranger Ned Kelly and cricketer Don Bradman.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:05:00 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Sunday, September 23
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

Anti-vaccination activist turns expert witness in family court immunisation brawl
The country's most prominent anti-vaccination activist is claiming to be an expert witness in a family legal brawl over immunisation.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:01:00 GMT)

Thousands affected by prescription medicine shortages
The TGA is on track to notch up a record number of prescription medicine shortages this year, with new legislation making reporting shortages mandatory.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:00:12 GMT)

A compelling case for pushing pill testing
Only days ago in Sydney, two young Australians died after taking drugs at a music festival. Pill testing at festivals this summer would reduce funerals this summer.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:18:01 GMT)

A harrowing foretaste of what it's like to be elderly and powerless
The memory of that night – the powerlessness, the helpless rage, my first intimations of mortality – came flooding back after Monday’s Four Corners.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:48:00 GMT)

Do they really think a puppet can recruit kids into a gay lifestyle?
What really upsets cultural conservatives about the fact a muppet might be gay is not that preschoolers will be recruited to a same-sex lifestyle.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:24:00 GMT)

This is how to manage your kids' screen time. Put your phone away
In an Australian first, there are new guidelines for how parents and early childhood educators should manage their own use of devices in front of children.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:14:50 GMT)

James Ricketson's family elated following Australian filmmaker's royal pardon
James Ricketson has left his Phnom Penh jail and will soon be deported to Australia, possibly by Sunday.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 07:33:01 GMT)

100 years on: First wireless message sent by PM Billy Hughes
This article was first published in The Sydney Morning Herald on September 23, 1918.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 01:12:02 GMT)

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)

The family at the centre of new twist in strawberry case
While Pasquale 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 23:45:20 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 16:54:03 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.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 01:15:05 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?
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:33:03 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)

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.
(Sat, 22 Sep 2018 03:03:04 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)