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Superquiz and Target, Wednesday, September 20

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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



Editorial cartoon

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:01:08 GMT

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



Coles case has made fast food pay deals 'unworkable'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT

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The Fair Work Commission's application of the better off overall test following its decision in the Coles case has led to failures in enterprise agreement-making in the fast food industry.



Second pile of same-sex marriage surveys found dumped in Melbourne laneway

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:38:02 GMT

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A pile of rain-damaged envelopes destined for East Brunswick have been discovered in the CBD.



Why it doesn't make much sense to make AGL's 'old lady Liddell' run a marathon

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:35:06 GMT

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If Matt Canavan visits Liddell power station next month, there's a good chance staff will show the corroded pipes and fatigued metal that serve as signs its use-by date of 2022 is closing in.



Drowned Melbourne woman was swimming between danger flags at Phuket beach

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:02:07 GMT

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Police say Barbara Fistrovic was swimming between red flags which, in Thailand, indicate dangerous conditions.



Today's cartoons: The illustrated news

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.



Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, September 19

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: try today's superquiz interactive graphic and Target.



Brunswick mum upset by dumped postal vote envelopes discovery

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 01:42:04 GMT

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When prep teacher Kerry Ford returned to her Brunswick home from a holiday on Monday, what she found behind her carport made her angry and upset.



Lady (Mary) Fairfax dies, aged 95

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:50:06 GMT

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Lady Fairfax was the wife of Sir Warwick Oswald Fairfax, an influential figure in Fairfax Media.



PwC makes parental leave more flexible for dads, mums and foster carers

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:15:00 GMT

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Jack Bell was relaxed about taking more than three months off work on parental leave but knows some other men would not feel as comfortable taking that much time away.



Superquiz and Target, Monday, September 18

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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



'This wasn't a political campaign': Ireland's same-sex marriage vote, and ours

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:15:17 GMT

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Just two years ago, senator Jerry Buttimer was his party's only openly gay MP. He hopes that Australians "will have the generosity that we had".



Politics and sex: Why Donald Trump and Tony Abbott are a turn-off for online daters

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:15:00 GMT

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Max originally stated he was right-wing in his dating profile but soon learned just how quickly some women can react if men step over the political line.



Today's cartoons: The illustrated news

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.



Superquiz and Target, Sunday September 17

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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



Almost 100 ABS staff pulled off projects to work on same-sex marriage postal survey

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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There are fears work on the bureau's transformation program and the 2021 census could be delayed.



Kelly the koala makes daring 16km trip clinging onto a car's wheel arch

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 09:32:11 GMT

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A koala has been released back into the wild after miraculously surviving a 16 kilometre trip clinging onto the underside of a car wheel arch.



Lou Lewis apologises for criticising doctor John O'Neill in Green v Mundine boxing match

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:14:02 GMT

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Sydney GP who criticised the official doctor at the Danny Green and Anthony Mundine boxing contest has apologised.



Australian expats shaken by latest London terror attack

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:36:07 GMT

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Australian expats in London have been left horrifed by the most recent terrorist attack to strike the city



Young Archie 2017 winners announced at Art Gallery of NSW

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 05:19:02 GMT

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The future leading lights of Australia's art scene have been recognised at the Young Archie awards.



Asian Australian communities targeted by both sides of same-sex marriage debate

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 05:10:02 GMT

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Chinese-, Vietnamese- and Filipino-Australians are three of the nation's biggest Asian ethnic groups. Their views could help sway the vote on marriage equality.



How one in five people will end up in aged care against their wishes

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 02:44:02 GMT

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Lizzi Holt, 59, is renting in Elwood. She's energetic, gregarious and loves the vibrancy of inner-city living. She knows, however, that she must make plans for her future.



What happens when Big Brother lurks in every smartphone user?

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 11:17:07 GMT

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Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday September 16

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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



Revealing the dark side of Liddell, from power failures to distorted debate

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:06:02 GMT

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Brain-eating amoeba might be the only way to explain the government's energy policy.



CSIRO cuts 57 jobs from minerals research and wi-fi lab

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:39:02 GMT

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Staff at the CSIRO are bracing for another round of job cuts, as unions warn of nearly 60 planned redundancies.



Fears new low-skilled visa will be open to abuse

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 01:38:13 GMT

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Just months after announcing changes to the skilled migration visa system to "put Australian jobs first", the federal government faces criticism for creating a new three-year pathway to low-skilled migration.



Australia must get ready for the next Asian Financial Crisis, says top official

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:15:18 GMT

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Australia must stand ready to provide financial support and loan guarantees to regional neighbours in the event of economic crisis in Asia, one of Australia's top economic officials has warned.



Today's cartoons: The illustrated news

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.



Superquiz and Target, Friday, September 15

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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



Best of the world: September 15, 2017

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:05:11 GMT

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The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images
from around the globe.



Businesses failing to train managers in how to detect domestic violence

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:23:04 GMT

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Most Australian workplaces are failing to train managers in how to detect and help domestic violence victims, despite saying they are committed to dealing with the issue, new research has found.



New memorial to honour Australia's international peacekeeping efforts

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:32:06 GMT

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A newly constructed Australian peacekeeping memorial was unveiled on Canberra's Anzac Parade.



Today's cartoons: The illustrated news

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.



Superquiz and Target, Thursday September 14

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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



Fair Work Ombudsman puts fuel industry on notice about underpayment of vulnerable workers

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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Fuel giant Caltex is likely to face "enforcement action" from the workplace watchdog as the entire industry was put on notice to clean up persistent issues of underpayment for vulnerable workers.



Australia's urban growth requires plan: University of Canberra's Barbara Norman

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:30:00 GMT

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Can Hurricane Irma and other overseas weather disasters teach Australia about good development?



Caesareans linked to slower start at school: research

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:21:06 GMT

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Children born via c-section appear to lag behind their peers – who were delivered naturally – in school tests.



Far-right and hard-left groups to face off at Melbourne 'crime wave' rally

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 02:54:08 GMT

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Same-sex marriage, racism and hate-speech will be centre stage as far-right activists march on the streets of Melbourne on Sunday under the guise of a Victorian crime wave.



Meet Maratus sapphirus, a new species of spider in Australia

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:03:06 GMT

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New species of spider named after the Sapphire Coast.



Australian Catholic Church falls short on keeping children safe, study finds

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 03:49:04 GMT

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Study by Melbourne academics finds Australia's Catholic Church has done less than counterparts overseas to stamp out sexual abuse by priests.



The act from an Australian peacekeeper that changed Theogene Ngamije's life

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:44:04 GMT

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Today marks 70 years since Australia's first involvement in international peacekeeping efforts.



The reason you need to know how and where to change a tyre

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:51:03 GMT

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Is there anybody left who knows how to change a tyre? Survey finds women leave it to the men in their lives, and others leave it to the mechanics.



Growing inequality puts Australians on same path as America: ACTU

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:22:02 GMT

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Australians face growing wage inequality and the threat of an American work culture of longer hours, low wages and poor job security, the peak labour organisation has warned.



Superquiz and Target, Wednesday, September 13

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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



Senator Derryn Hinch uses parliamentary privilege to name 'monster' cop who raped children

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 03:26:04 GMT

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Crossbench senator used the legal protection of the Senate to name a paedophile policeman.



Vietnam soldier ignored official procedures to help mate shot in battle

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:46:05 GMT

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An Australian soldier fighting in the Vietnam War ignored standing procedures to save an injured friend.



Royal Life Saving Society reveals fatal and non fatal drownings total 976

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 02:30:05 GMT

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Tui Gallaher was a normal teenager, going for a swim with his cousin on a hot summer's evening at Maroubra.  Geoffrey Blackadder, 60, went into the surf to rescue young relatives from a rip at Wooli Beach. Two-year-old Henry Tran tumbled into a garden pond. Robbi and Charli Manago were 23 months old when they entered their backyard swimming pool in Kellyville Ridge. Vera Peacock was two when she did the same. Sujan Adhikari was a 29-year-old masters student from Nepal who went for a dip at Wattamolla Lagoon on Christmas Day.



New meningococcal combination vaccine approved for infants as young as two months old

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 05:42:05 GMT

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A new combination meningococcal vaccine that protects against four strains of the potentially life-threatening disease can now be given to babies as young as two months.



Picture Editor's Choice, September 12, 2017

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:04:05 GMT

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Some of the world's most stunning images from around the world.



Today's cartoons: The illustrated news

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.



Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, September 12

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: try today's superquiz interactive graphic and Target.



Gonski 2.0: Education Department figures reveal ACT Catholic school over-funding

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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New data shows ACT Catholic schools will receive 116.3 per cent of the school resourcing standard from the Commonwealth government.



'Systemic fix' needed for NSW water management, damning report finds

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 05:43:04 GMT

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A scathing independent investigation into water theft has found the state's enforcement ineffectual and unprofessional.



Family and friends mourn Melbourne man who drowned trying to rescue child

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:01:06 GMT

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Melbourne father who drowned while rescuing a child at a NSW beach, has been hailed as a hero.



Australian researchers find two ways to stop melanoma from spreading and killing patients

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:17:05 GMT

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'Extremely important' findings by Australian researchers give melanoma patients a new lease on life.



'Lock down and hope for the best': Australian expats riding out Hurricane Irma

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 02:03:11 GMT

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Having moved to Florida only five months ago, Evan Foster has never known what it is like to be caught up in a hurricane.



Doctors and researchers collaborate to beat childhood cancers and side effects of treatments

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 14:15:00 GMT

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Many survivors of childhood cancers have to live with horrible side effects of the treatments that cured them, including infertility and heart disease.



Today's cartoons: The illustrated news

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.



Superquiz and Target, Monday, September 11

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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



Nearly 50 years after Vietnam heroism, veteran Ian Reid considered for Victoria Cross

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 12:30:00 GMT

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An act of heroism from the Vietnam War will be considered by a Defence honours panel this week.



Picture Editor's Choice, September 10, 2017

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 14:03:05 GMT

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Some of the world's most stunning images from around the world.



Today's cartoons: The illustrated news

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.



Superquiz and Target, Sunday September 10

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 14:40:04 GMT

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



The Sydneysider who is an MP in Somaliland

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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Ibrahim Reigal's story shows Australia has MPs in some surprising places.



Attorney-General's eyes forensic caravans for international counter terrorism

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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The mobile facilities would need to be able to be dropped in to an area by a military aircraft.



AFP opens tender for new 'mobile forensic technology' to hack phones

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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The AFP wants to be able to monitor calls and texts after returning the phone to the owner.



Tributes flow for Connie Johnson

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 12:25:04 GMT

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Thousands of Australians are paying tribute to the mother-of-two following her death.



Women outnumber men in dental professions for first time

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 06:17:06 GMT

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Sabrina Manickam and Susan Wise are among a growing number of women who have taken to the dental profession in recent decades.



Gap between rich and poor a growing drag on our wellbeing

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:15:00 GMT

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Australia's wellbeing improved last financial year but income inequality is taking a toll



Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday September 9

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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



Australian military IT technician breached two classified networks while deployed in Middle East

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 13:45:00 GMT

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The senior staffer misused his access privileges to pry on email and access personal information.



'We're all going to die': The unsolved hit and run that killed six-year-old Rian

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 13:23:50 GMT

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A grieving family, a botched police investigation, a retired cop bent on justice and a mystery truck that didn't stop.



Love Your Sister's Connie Johnson dies from cancer

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 22:51:05 GMT

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Just one day after being awarded one of the highest honours in Australia, Connie Johnson has died of cancer.



Man jailed after starting deadly street brawl ignited by the words 'boo boo'

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:31:02 GMT

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All it took was hearing the words "Boo Boo" for Christopher Meaney to walk over and start a fight.



Love Your Sister's Connie Johnson awarded Medal of Order of Australia in hospice

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 15:41:05 GMT

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"It almost didn't happen," said actor and proud brother Samuel Johnson of Connie's special honour.



Picture Editor's Choice, Sept 8, 2017

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:03:05 GMT

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Some of the world's most stunning images from around the world.



Superquiz and Target, Friday, September 8

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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



Today's cartoons: The illustrated news

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.



Kettle chips recalled over fears of 'rubber pieces' inside packets

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 09:27:02 GMT

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Some flavours of popular brand Kettle chips packets are being recalled amid fears they may contain pieces of rubber inside.



Lunch with John Blaxland, or how to write a history of ASIO

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 06:43:09 GMT

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"Can that person be named? Can that operation be named? Can we mention that location?"



Picture Editor's Choice, September 20, 2017

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:14:05 GMT

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Some of the world's most stunning images from around the world.



Superquiz and Target, Thursday September 7

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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



Did they see a thylacine? Footage released after 'encounter with Tassie tiger'

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:10:06 GMT

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Three Tasmanian men are claiming to have proof that the thylacine is not extinct, and they have released images and video footage in an effort to corroborate their story.



'Nobody saw it': Breakthrough claimed by UNSW's quantum computing team

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 01:10:05 GMT

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A 'eureka moment' suggests a way over a hurdle that quantum computer scientists saw impeding future progress.



High Court to decide on Thursday on same-sex marriage postal vote

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 21:18:02 GMT

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The High Court will decide on Thursday whether the controversial same-sex marriage postal plebiscite will go ahead.



Superquiz and Target, Wednesday, September 6

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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



Energy company BOC rapped for making pregnant woman redundant two days before maternity leave

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:14:06 GMT

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Making a pregnant employee redundant has been found to be unlawful because it was done two days before she was due to start maternity leave.



Apology to Mike Bushell

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 03:34:02 GMT

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Fairfax Media published an article on April 23, 2017, headed "Olympic Boss' links to multi-million dollar advertising monopoly".



Fire authorities brace for 'elevated' risk across much of eastern Australia

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 05:59:06 GMT

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An arc of eastern Australia ranging from western Victoria to central Queensland faces a more active bushfire season following another unusually mild and dry winter.



Macquarie staff accused of upskirting, predatory behaviour in the office

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 23:41:04 GMT

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A group of disgruntled clients have accused Macquarie Group of fostering a toxic culture of harassment and predatory behaviour amid claims a male stockbroker cut off the ponytail of a female assistant and another adviser took "upskirting" photos of a colleague under her desk.



Researchers show just how effective manuka honey is in healing wounds

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 13:22:47 GMT

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Researchers applied different types of honey on large wounds to see which one is the superior healing agent. One stood out.



Picture Editor's Choice, Sept 6, 2017

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 06:43:06 GMT

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Some of the world's most stunning images from around the world.



Picture Editor's Choice, Sept 5, 2017

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 06:43:06 GMT

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Some of the world's most stunning images from around the world.



Superquiz and Target, Monday, September 4

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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



Today's cartoons: The illustrated news

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.



Childcare workers to walk off job around Australia on Thursday

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 08:23:02 GMT

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Over the past six years Kylie Grey's salary has increased by just $4 an hour.



Ballistics vests and terrorism training part of new frontier for firefighters: former London fire chief

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 08:49:10 GMT

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Specialist teams of trained firefighters wearing ballistic gear and equipped to rush in to unfolding terrorist attacks are a key element in the fight against modern terrorism, the former chief of the world's biggest fire brigade says.



Trans kids at the formal

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 04:54:04 GMT

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It's high school formal season, and students throughout Victoria have been getting ready for the ball.