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Another Anzac Day, another cheap war of words

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:52:02 GMT

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The deep patriotism of every Anzac soldier has to be rescued from a kind of tawdry chest-beating nationalism.



Murderer that licked bloodied knife after drunken stabbing jailed for 20 years

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:37:03 GMT

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Leanne Prak stabbed her victim through the chest, before licking the knife and saying "now you know what I'm capable of".



Flashback: Anzac Day unites a country still at war

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:29:16 GMT

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First published in The Age on April 26, 1918



In major find, DNA turns out to be knotted like an old pair of laces

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:00:00 GMT

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When you think of DNA, you probably think of long strands that wrap around each other in that iconic double helix.



We should be promoting pet ownership, not making it more difficult

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:05:00 GMT

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As a former veterinarian, now owned by three very spoilt cats, I place a high priority on animal welfare.



Target and superquiz, Tuesday, April 24

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:01:00 GMT

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Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.



Nationals prescription for rural health care is wrong

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMT

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There is no question of the need for more training for rural doctors. But the new medical school the Nationals propose would be economic folly.



An opportunity for consumer-first trade deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:51:09 GMT

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Trade deals are often spoken of as beneficial for industries. What will the agricultural sector get out of this? How will it impact manufacturing?



'Like winning the lottery': why William will now have access to life changing drug

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:59:02 GMT

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Two-year-old William, who has a degenerative disease, will finally have access to a million dollar drug.



Is democracy in its death throes?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:42:55 GMT

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Guarantees of free and fair elections, the rights of minorities, freedom of the press and the rule of law have all come under attack around the world.



Why Australian soldiering needs to step out of its time warp

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:42:47 GMT

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Why I left the defence force.



Waive dodgy debts to help fix vocational training mess

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:08:06 GMT

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EDITORIAL: A few unintended consequences are probably inevitable. But many are caused by a lack of due diligence, and downright sloppiness. Like this one ...



Heavy fog at Melbourne Airport creates delays for airline passengers

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:31:01 GMT

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Heavy fog over Melbourne Airport is disrupting flights and triggering delays of up to two hours.



'Shameful' clothing brands failing Bangladeshi workers, say activists

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:15:00 GMT

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Myer and Best & Less are among companies yet to sign a worker safety accord, five years after a Bangladesh factory collapse that killed 1100 people. 



Australia endures 'epidemic' of preventable ACL injuries

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 02:01:02 GMT

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The debilitating knee injury is striking down children and teenagers at growing rates.



Target and superquiz, Monday, April 23

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 05:52:02 GMT

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Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.



$150m in compo sought over failed insulation batts program

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMT

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More than 140 home insulators are bringing a class action against the federal government.



Victory at Villers-Bretonneux remembered

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMT

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What the Australians achieved there in 1918 was a remarkable feat of arms, but we must be careful not to overstate the importance.



ATAR scaling wiping out HSC languages, study finds

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMT

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The ATAR scaling system has contributed to the decline of HSC languages that are more often studied by students in low socio-economic high schools.



The drugs debate we have to have

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:20:03 GMT

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EDITORIAL: The Greens' call for legalisation and strict regulation of recreational use of marijuana provides a basis for a sensible policy discussion.



'Who was he?' Anzac mystery took couple 50 years to solve

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:09:02 GMT

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For 50 years since visiting Gallipoli and finding a thin metal strip with a name on it, the Rosemergys wondered: Who is V. W. Murray?



Race panic drags Australia to new low: discrimination commissioner

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:26:02 GMT

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Hysteria over the so-called African gangs crisis opened the floodgates to some of the worst prejudice and racism the Race Discrimination Commissioner has seen.



Sydney school prepares students for world beyond the classroom

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:15:00 GMT

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New research estimates the declining performance of students will cost Australia nearly $120 billion over the working lives of today's school leavers.



Failed charity's $1m splurge on publicity campaign approved by government

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:43:07 GMT

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An Anzac charity that failed to donate any money to veterans groups was allowed to spend more than a million dollars in public funds on expensive TV ads



Superquiz and Target, Sunday April 22

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 05:36:04 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



We owe it to Monash to see the facts of history with clear eyes

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:06:03 GMT

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The debate around posthumously promoting Sir John Monash to the rank of Field Marshal risks losing sight of a brilliant but flawed individual.



The more you have, the more you think you need

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 04:12:05 GMT

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Concerns about the rising cost of living abound, regardless of income level, despite the fact that the price of a typical basket of goods is historically low.



Editorial cartoon

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:01:08 GMT

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The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of the Fairfax cartoonists.



Live sheep exports are not worth the moral cost

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 02:33:07 GMT

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Live sheep exports are putting at risk Australian lamb's "clean", "green" and "cuddly" reputation.



Harry and Meghan planning to visit Australia in October

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:06:02 GMT

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The royal family’s new glamour couple, Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle, are planning to attend the Invictus Games in Sydney.



Tax cuts to low-paid would help us all

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:00:00 GMT

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The question is not whether wages should rise, but what is the best mechanism. The government says the best way is to cut company tax.



Sweden's solution for charging electric cars is bold, but flawed

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:48:05 GMT

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This new Swedish smart road will feel familiar to anybody who has played with slot car racing toys.



Federal Labor vows to crack down on gay conversion therapy

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 09:19:03 GMT

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Federal shadow health minister Catherine King has urged other states to follow Victoria in banning gay conversion therapy.



Barrie Dexter: diplomat and pioneer in Aboriginal affairs

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:15:00 GMT

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The long-time departmental secretary and Care Australia advocate has died aged 96.



What's your tribe? The difference between 'Anywhere' and 'Somewhere' folk

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:06:00 GMT

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A British journalist says the new tribes – and fault-lines – that have emerged in Western societies in recent years explain the embrace of Brexit and Trump.



We forget to tell key part of story on Anzac Day

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:07:13 GMT

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To suggest a change in the way we think about Anzac is dangerous territory. Over the past 20 years, Anzac has become impregnable; a bastion of patriotism over which words and argument cannot prevail.



Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday, April 21

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



Revenue more important than tax cuts for business, government and society

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:09:04 GMT

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Both the economics and politics surrounding the company tax cut just got a whole lot worse.



Veiled threats: Muslim women cop hate from all sides

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:04:04 GMT

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Muslim women who dare to speak out will receive abuse and threats from Islamist misogynists and Islamophobic racists.



The little-known battle led by Australians which turned the tide of World War I

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMT

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For the first time the terrifying juggernaut of Germany's "Spring Offensive" had been stopped, and Australia had led the charge.



Call it a comeback for Rupert Murdoch

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:52:03 GMT

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Rupert Murdoch certainly could do with a lesson or two when it comes to managing one's "comeback".



In memory of a real war hero, who made his sacrifice every year

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:00:00 GMT

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Captain Fraunfelder once shook my sweaty, sticky Twistie-stained boogery-fingered hand.



Immigration is key to our prosperity

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:02:03 GMT

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This is a discussion Australia has to have. There are many great cities far bigger than any in Australia. Immigration has been of great benefit to us.



Centrelink to chase $1bn in unpaid debts by charging interest

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:54:04 GMT

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Centrelink wants to claw back nearly one billion dollars in unpaid debts.



APS travel spend booms as bill nears $600 million in 2017

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 03:06:10 GMT

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The federal government's travel bill has grown despite efforts to drive down spending.



Boy rescued after being buried alive on South Australian beach

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:55:25 GMT

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The boy said he was "panicking quite a bit" after the hole he had dug collapsed on top of him.



Target and superquiz, Friday, April 20

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



New regional medical school could help cure bush's ills

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:50:01 GMT

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Even in larger towns, GPs are harder to find than in the capital cities.



A century after the Spanish flu, are we ready for another pandemic?

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:24:10 GMT

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Killing tens of millions, the Spanish flu remains the deadliest event on record. Yet even today, we’re not safe from pandemics – nor on top of seasonal flu.



Weed's OK for young brains, US study says, but our experts not so sure

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:24:02 GMT

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Even heavy cannabis use has only a small effect on the brains of young people – and the effects disappear if they stay straight for three days.



Discounts, grants and schemes: What every first home buyer needs to know

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:12:53 GMT

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First home buyers are back. Official data show first home buyers make up a bigger chunk of the market than they have since 2012, with declining investor numbers making space for the newcomers, and government schemes and offerings widening the door.



How a haircut on school photo day revealed the power of parents

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:18:05 GMT

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Rohan Brown, a popular staffer who had worked at Trinity Grammar for three decades, was sacked in March. Now he's back - without scissors - but with a lesson.



Target and superquiz, Thursday, April 19

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:01:00 GMT

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Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.



States can't go it alone on energy

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:00:00 GMT

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Some are saying the electricity market is broken – but a Brexit-style approach in which states disconnect certainly won’t work.



Professor Gillian Triggs in Canberra tonight to call for an Australian bill of rights

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:08:02 GMT

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Jon Stanhope got one up in the ACT, but a national bill of rights remains elusive in Australia.



Banking royal commission may have to be extended

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:08:01 GMT

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People trusted and legally required to serve the best interests of clients are rewarded for convincing clients to buy products not in their best interests.



'Thoughtcrime': Immigration official sacked for tweets wins compensation

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:34:02 GMT

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Michaela Banerji has won her fight for compensation over her sacking for tweets critical of Australia's asylum seeker policies.



Target and superquiz, Wednesday, April 18

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:01:00 GMT

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Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.



Some managers still going through the motions despite #MeToo

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMT

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For too many women, the benefits of #metoo are slow to arrive



Charred barbecued food could be contributing to infertility, study finds

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:14:02 GMT

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The research could lead to changes to dietary advice, with sugary, highly processed and charred food in the firing line.



It’s a lot harder to break up with Mark Zuckerberg than you think

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:20:04 GMT

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If you’re going to quit Facebook but keep letting Zuckerberg in the backdoor via Instagram, you’re just fooling yourself.



Energy ministers' duty to collaborate

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:05:05 GMT

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There is an opportunity to end a decade of political failure that has constrained investment in the clean-energy technologies needed to mitigate climate change.



'The stuff of fantasy': Pell's barrister demands charges be thrown out

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:20:04 GMT

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Defence counsel Robert Richter tells a court the witnesses who accuse George Pell of sexual abuse have no credibility.



How luxury brands suddenly made electric cars desirable

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:48:03 GMT

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These days, well-heeled buyers consider a hybrid or plug-in vehicle a crucial part of a well-rounded garage.



50 years on: Should marijuana be legalised?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:20:07 GMT

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First published in the Sydney Morning Herald on June 8, 1968.



New 'super vaccines' for flu season as docs hope to cut deaths

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:06:04 GMT

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Authorities hope a new and improved vaccine, plus two new ‘super vaccines’, will help Australia avoid a repeat of last year’s record flu season.



Music festivals: nirvana for middle-aged mums

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:05:00 GMT

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Musical festivals are a joy wasted on the young, writes Jen Vuk.



Target and superquiz, Tuesday, April 17

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:02:02 GMT

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Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.



Minimum cost of raising a child is now $140 a week

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 01:43:02 GMT

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The cost of raising children has risen sharply over the past two decades.



'I'd probably be dead': Kirsty's decision at doctor's surgery saved her life

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:00:42 GMT

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The new cervical screening test is expected to save nearly 600 lives by 2035, a new study shows.



Selective school students: 'tired of being told we are undeserving'

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:03:03 GMT

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Students at the state's selective schools feel their choices and achievements are being put down.



Breakthrough in quest to cure the incurable cancer that strikes kids

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:15:04 GMT

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DIPG, or diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, has been described as the worst of all child cancers. But a new drug discovery is offering a glimmer of hope.



Tearing chunks off the Apple Isle does everyone a disservice

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 05:55:02 GMT

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Optimism remains high in Tasmania, despite the derision its residents cop.



Column 8

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 14:01:00 GMT

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Milligan magic



Target and superquiz, Monday, April 16

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 14:01:00 GMT

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Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.



Selective schools 'condemn students to second-rate education': Whitby

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMT

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The selective school system is creating an elite stream that drains resources and condemns other students to second and third-rate schools, Greg Whitby says.



What's worse than the glass ceiling? The glass cliff

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:00:00 GMT

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The benign neglect shown by organisations towards female senior executives represents a worrying trend.



Social media users deserve a fairer go

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 10:14:02 GMT

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EDITORIAL: Consumer sovereignty cannot be exercised if key information is concealed. Facebook brings evident benefit. The cost, though, is anything but evident.



Superquiz and Target, Sunday April 15

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 14:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



Sexy selfies just latest step to win complex game of evolution

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 14:57:02 GMT

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When a young woman adjusts her bikini provocatively with her phone at the ready, she probably isn’t worrying about succumbing to the patriarchy. She is probably feeling empowered. Looking sexy can generate large returns.



Best months for hotel rates at 50 Aussie tourist spots in 2018

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMT

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New data predicts accommodation rates at 50 popular Australian tourist destinations and the most popular spots these school holidays.



Want to boost the economy? Give the underpaid a wage rise

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 13:00:00 GMT

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Corporate tax cuts should not take priority over hefty income tax cuts to those most in need and best-placed to give the entire economy a boost.



Truth about how Australia treats refugees is not fake news

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:00:00 GMT

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Our citizens have been misled in a more profound way than any Trump or anti-Trump tweet.



One thing Australia can learn from the US

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 11:00:00 GMT

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It’s estimated that the average Australian spends almost six months of their lives queuing, two months of that sitting at traffic lights.



Best of Fairfax Cartoons April 15

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 09:57:33 GMT

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Fairfax Media's talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their humorous version of the news of the day.



Editorial cartoon

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 22:08:02 GMT

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The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of Fairfax cartoonists.



Perth to Sydney Qantas flight lands in Melbourne after mid-air emergency

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 03:48:05 GMT

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A Qantas flight from Perth to Sydney has landed safely after experiencing mid-air problems with its air conditioning system. 



Australian model Adut Akech is doubly in Vogue

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:13:02 GMT

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Adut Akech has become one of the hottest fashion exports to come out of Australia.



Two of us: 'She has made my life bearable'

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:07:00 GMT

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Maria Carmen Suarez became close to Nikki Jankelowitz when she worked for Nikki’s family. Their bond deepened after the loss of Maria Carmen's two children.



Marriage meant so much to Barb. Soon we would weep at her funeral

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:08:05 GMT

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I’m still trying to understand my cousin's gift to me - certain only that it is a gift, of inestimable value, and that somehow it flowered from her pain.



Old fogeys of film need to get over their issue with TV

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:09:02 GMT

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The prestigious Cannes film festival has a problem with making films available online first. But TV movies are art too.



Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday April 14

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



Critical drugs could be rationed following EpiPen shortage

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 06:32:04 GMT

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Critical medicines could be rationed in Australia in the wake of an EpiPen shortage that left some allergy sufferers without emergency treatment.



SMH Half Marathon: Sydney man ran 21km race the morning of his wedding

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 04:09:03 GMT

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Rick Lawton ran a half marathon before he hopped on to a water taxi to his wedding.



Turnbull must now look to his legacy

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:01:11 GMT

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The prognosis for Turnbull looks dreadful, but it is not as dire as during the terminal agonies of the Abbott regime.



How much booze can you drink before it starts killing you? Not much

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 03:13:02 GMT

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Drinking more than six glasses of wine or cans of beer a week reduces your life expectancy, according to a huge study on global alcohol consumption.



Plan to tackle endometriosis top of list at COAG health ministers meeting

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 01:10:03 GMT

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The federal Health Minister Greg Hunt will place a draft national action plan on endometriosis front and centre at the COAG health ministers meeting on Friday.



Target and superquiz, Friday, April 13

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:11:03 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



Editorial cartoon

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:01:08 GMT

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The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of the Fairfax cartoonists.



There's a postal network running through your veins. Can it heal you?

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:07:03 GMT

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The way the trillions of cells that make up your body stay in touch might lead to new treatments for diseases such as cancer.