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Barnaby Joyce says sun's magnetic fields cause bushfires. Science says...
Barnaby Joyce’s claim that changes to sun’s magnetic fields were linked to bushfires burning out of control across NSW have been rubbished by climate scientists.
(Tue, 12 Nov 2019 05:39:03 GMT)

'The government has abandoned its own people': Bushfire evacuees call for climate action
Bushfire evacuees who lost their homes are warning of delays in the alert system and demanding more resources for emergency services and urgent action on climate change.
(Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:50:03 GMT)

Andrew Liveris' Aramco pay revealed in oil giant's IPO disclosure
Running 600 pages, the Saudi-owned company's prospectus reveals how much the former Dow Chemicals boss stands to earn from his service on the board.
(Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:45:03 GMT)

How Chris Savva died leaving his forest 'paradise'
The long-term resident of South Arm, near Nambucca Heads, had managed to save his house from raging fires only to die after his exit route was blocked by a burnt-out bridge.
(Tue, 12 Nov 2019 02:13:06 GMT)

'Australia must stop selling coal': Branson calls for climate 'revolution'
As "unprecedented" bushfires threaten NSW, Sir Richard Branson has a plan for Australia to become a world leader in the renewable energy space.
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 23:45:02 GMT)

Deer not departed: Scientists rediscover tiny species after 30 years
Thought to be extinct for decades, the deer have been captured more than 1800 times by motion-activated cameras.
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:00:00 GMT)

Horse owners prepare for mass evacuations amid NSW bushfires
Animal lovers are on standby to help evacuate horses as catastrophic weather conditions are expected on Tuesday.
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 15:39:02 GMT)

In the Blue Mountains, I'm hoping for a boring day
In 2013, in a single afternoon our community lost around 200 homes. I'm praying it won't happen again.
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:05:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Tuesday, November 12
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:01:00 GMT)

Gen why we shouldn't use generalisations about generations
I've never used the phrase "OK Boomer" or "millennial snowflake" and frankly I don't think you should either.
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

From the Archives, 1919: First flight from England to Australia
100 years ago today, Captain Ross Smith and his Australian crew set out for home in a Vickers-Vimy from Hounslow Heath Aerodrome, England.
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

CBD Melbourne: tighter than a two-seater at Lexus' Cup marquee
This year's Melbourne Cup's most famous power-lunch almost didn’t happen.
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:59:00 GMT)

Is Narev letting his money do the talking with Norvill's new role?
Eryn Jean Norvill will play every role in the SydneyTheatre Company's production of "The Picture of Dorian Gray".
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:55:00 GMT)

Did North Korea's money making agency run the Pong Su heroin deal?
The ship has been linked to the Hermit Kingdom's Division 39, whose operations include running drugs. So, who was the money intended for?
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:36:01 GMT)

For peace and prosperity, recapture the spirit of Bretton Woods
Given Australia’s strong strategic, political and economic ties, we are well placed to play a constructive role on the world stage.
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:15:00 GMT)

'It is an old home, we are trying to save it'
Local firefighters say resources in the area are lacking because Australia had sent water bombing aircraft to the US to help with the Californian bushfires.
(Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:01:01 GMT)

'My mother was devastated by the loss': Remembrance Day in Sydney
Raising of the Australian flags in bright sunshine either side of the Cenotaph set the scene as the rows of white seating began to fill up.
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:02:01 GMT)

NSW bushfires: Michael McCormack's an 'ignorant Luddite'
The Deputy PM's comments have angered many NSW farmers fighting fires at home.
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 08:48:02 GMT)

'Nothing general about this case': Pell set to learn High Court decision
The George Pell legal saga may be all over by Wednesday morning - or heading for a showdown in the High Court.
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:15:01 GMT)

Meet the man who took over the Pong Su and steered it to Sydney
Nicholas Martin had a very important role in the Pong Su story, but it’s one he’s never talked publicly about until now.
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 07:04:01 GMT)

Underbelly actor denies sexual harassment claims
Actor Damian Walshe-Howling is defending a sexual harassment claim brought against him by a female actor who appeared as an extra in Channel Ten's Bikie Wars.
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 02:26:02 GMT)

Lifetime risk of cancer has been overstated, research claims
Official figures overstate the risk of developing cancer because they don't take into account the risk of dying from other causes.
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 00:17:01 GMT)

Family law court system facing difficult path to reform
The family law court system, tasked with such important work, is under immense pressure. But a path to reform is complicated by a lack of consensus.
(Sun, 10 Nov 2019 15:06:02 GMT)

CBD Melbourne: No, no and no again, insists Davis
Davis copped a grilling on Richmond’s safe injecting room, whether he would support pill testing and his thoughts on whether Margaret Court’s name should be scrapped from the Margaret Court Arena.
(Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:45:01 GMT)

Six months from crushing defeat, Labor may be ready to get back in the ring
It feels like Albanese is beginning to settle into his role.
(Sun, 10 Nov 2019 13:10:00 GMT)

'Safety must come first in family law': Legal groups reject merger plan
A coalition of more than 60 legal organisations has urged the federal government to abandon its plan to scrap the Family Court as a stand-alone entity.
(Sun, 10 Nov 2019 13:05:00 GMT)

Difficult path ahead for family law court system but change must come
Initial reform steps have been taken, but much remains to be done if the system is to operate as smoothly as possible and protect all those in need of protecting.
(Sun, 10 Nov 2019 13:05:00 GMT)

This is not normal: what's different about the NSW mega fires
If anyone tells you, "This is part of a normal cycle" or "We’ve had fires like this before", smile politely and walk away, because they don’t know what they’re talking about.
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 06:58:05 GMT)

Lost Boys resurrect ghosts of under-age Anzacs
Untold stories of thousands of young men who forged a parent’s signature and left for battle are as tragic as you'd imagine.
(Sun, 10 Nov 2019 13:04:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Monday, November 11
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Sun, 10 Nov 2019 13:01:00 GMT)

How November 11 has forged our national identity
It is without doubt, the day that resonates most through Australian history, all with a strange strand of the developing national identity that weaves its way through the ages.
(Sun, 10 Nov 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

From the Archives, 1919: 'A wonderful hush'
100 years ago today, citizens of the Commonwealth marked the anniversary of the Armistice with a two-minute silence. What was the story being the tradition?
(Sun, 10 Nov 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Uber Eats its way into schools
The food delivery trend has made its way to the classroom, providing hungry kids with a vastly broader menu but leaving schools lukewarm.
(Sun, 10 Nov 2019 22:13:14 GMT)

RFS raises Sydney fire warning to 'catastrophic'
This is the first time that catastrophic fire danger has been forecast for the city.
(Sun, 10 Nov 2019 20:30:02 GMT)

As secrets of WWI emerge, could a Lawrence of Arabia story live here?
More than a century after the last shot was fired, World War I mysteries are still emerging from family vaults.
(Sun, 10 Nov 2019 13:06:02 GMT)

Koala population 'like in a cremation' after NSW bushfires
The number of rescued koalas from fire-hit regions around Port Macquarie has jumped to 16 as wildlife supporters scour key areas that were some of the best habitat for the marsupials in the state.
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 08:19:01 GMT)

PM praises 'great spirit' of firefighters as blazes claim three lives
Scott Morrison warns there was a 'long way to go' as fire services prepared for calamitous conditions on Tuesday.
(Sun, 10 Nov 2019 05:18:02 GMT)

The strategy that transformed Sydney school's NAPLAN results
A school in Sydney's west where one-fifth of year 3 students came in the bottom two bands of the NAPLAN reading test last year has now lifted all year 3 students into the middle and top bands, after launching a three-year plan.
(Sun, 10 Nov 2019 01:33:02 GMT)

Dumping ATAR would create a new set of problems for school leavers
Including non-academic factors in the university entrance score can advantage wealthier students, creating a system that could be exploited
(Sun, 10 Nov 2019 01:17:03 GMT)

Dambusters bravery remembered in Sydney auction
By the time the third wave of Lancaster aircraft with their bouncing bombs arrived over the Ruhr Valley anti-aircraft fire was coming thick and fast.
(Sat, 09 Nov 2019 18:20:00 GMT)

'Like trying to run with roller skates': The $20 billion annual toll of ADHD
The disorder costs Australia more than $20 billion a year in lost productivity, disability, crime, accidental deaths or suicide, according to a landmark Deloitte analysis.
(Sat, 09 Nov 2019 13:15:00 GMT)

I'll be glued to the Australian Open, but not for the tennis
Just how will Tennis Australia pull off its promised feat of recognising but not celebrating Margaret Court?
(Sat, 09 Nov 2019 13:04:02 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Sunday, November 10
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Sat, 09 Nov 2019 13:01:00 GMT)

Qantas A380 grounded after door almost ripped off at Sydney Airport
The damage to the aircraft has forced the cancellation of a return flight between Sydney and Dallas, and is expected to take two weeks to fix.
(Sat, 09 Nov 2019 13:00:15 GMT)

Burying the facts of history will only delay truth and healing
It should be possible to produce an official history which protects the Australians involved and is fair to the Indonesians.
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 00:23:04 GMT)

'It took me a while': Julie Bishop warns young women not to let others 'dictate' who they are
"It's the people in whom you confide, who you trust - make more of your relationship with those people", the former foreign minister said.
(Sat, 09 Nov 2019 13:00:13 GMT)

Students kept on their toes with the biggest overhaul of the HSC in 20 years
The changes were aimed at bringing the content up to date, facilitating deeper exploration, and encouraging critical thinking.
(Sat, 09 Nov 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

'Manifestly unfair': Opera Australia sacks singer over social media posts
Vanessa Lewis was sacked after Opera Australia decided her claim that her ex-husband impersonated her on social media was "implausible".
(Sat, 09 Nov 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Let's take a Captain Cook at our national identity
Why do so many Australians identify more readily with an 18th century Englishman than our fellow Australians who stood on the beach as his ship landed?
(Sat, 09 Nov 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

Australia refused to help repatriate asylum seeker's body after suicide: advocates
A family mourning the death of an Afghan refugee in Australia has been left $15,000 out of pocket after the government refused to help pay to repatriate his body, advocates say.
(Sun, 10 Nov 2019 02:04:02 GMT)

A rough crossing: is justice being served in the Northern Territory?
The 'bush courts', faced with funding cuts and often far from wider scrutiny, show the limits of the law in our remote communities.
(Sat, 09 Nov 2019 22:59:04 GMT)

Women's pay finally gets a sporting chance
For so long, women’s sport was a distant second-tier to men’s.
(Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:46:00 GMT)

Faith: The miracle of Leipzig
"In church people had learned to turn fear into courage, to overcome the fear and to hope, to have strength.”
(Sat, 09 Nov 2019 04:31:03 GMT)

'Pulling the country backward': WA government fails to imagine a future state
This is a once-only opportunity for the government to advance a vision that could see WA become the state that turned itself around.
(Fri, 08 Nov 2019 22:16:02 GMT)

'We keep men’s secrets': sleazy politicians and crude bosses still plague us
Downplaying incidents, staying silent and not outing the culprits is what most of us do. Despite policies and #MeToo, there are complex reasons why sexual harassment has not gone away.
(Fri, 08 Nov 2019 13:12:00 GMT)

Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday, November 9
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Fri, 08 Nov 2019 13:01:00 GMT)

'For three months I lived and breathed pill-testing research'
I am a scientist, a chemist and a toxicologist and I decided to look into pill testing.
(Sat, 09 Nov 2019 14:19:01 GMT)

'Ambitious and expensive': Export bans on waste prompt pleas for federal funding
Export bans on a range of waste products will be introduced over a two-year period from the middle of 2020.
(Fri, 08 Nov 2019 10:30:02 GMT)

Back Chat: Good Weekend letters to the editor, November 9
Want to chat? We'd love to hear from you. Send your letters to [email protected]
(Fri, 08 Nov 2019 09:08:02 GMT)

Labor's election debacle laid bare
For the ALP, the nuts and bolts of real policies are still some way off.
(Fri, 08 Nov 2019 08:42:01 GMT)

Private chefs home for dinner: Celebrities one night, 19th birthday parties the next
Today, with Australians spending increasingly longer hours at the office, the thought of preparing dinner for a dozen guests is not appetising.
(Fri, 08 Nov 2019 09:30:10 GMT)

War veterans' homelessness an issue on eve of Remembrance Day
'I was in the scrub about 3½ months on and off. They have toilets and rainwater showers and it's all free.'
(Fri, 08 Nov 2019 07:43:03 GMT)

Wake up Premier - just saying no doesn't work
Stale anti-drugs policies didn't help me to keep my daughter alive.
(Fri, 08 Nov 2019 04:58:03 GMT)

'He did it incredibly quick': Embassy shooting witness fronts inquest
The only witness to a bodyguard's death at the Australian embassy in Iraq has countered the claims of six colleagues and denied sloppy weapons handling and booze were a factor in the shooting.
(Fri, 08 Nov 2019 06:42:01 GMT)

Sydney public school tells parents to buy $500 iPad for nine-year-olds
Parents at Rose Bay Public say the school did not give them a cheaper option and worry about making their children responsible for looking after an expensive tablet.
(Fri, 08 Nov 2019 03:00:04 GMT)

NSW to lead national effort to curb feral cats' 'staggering' impact
The agreement, announced on Friday, will see NSW chair a working group aimed at extending control methods under way, and to develop new techniques.
(Fri, 08 Nov 2019 05:48:01 GMT)

The Good Weekend Quiz: November 9
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's Good Weekend quiz.
(Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:30:00 GMT)

Most modern funerals make you feel worse, but my sister's was different
You’re given an hour, clocked in and clocked out of a crematorium with all the soulfulness of a tanning salon.
(Fri, 08 Nov 2019 07:43:01 GMT)

Don't tell people what to think, Labor. Understand what they need
The director of digital campaigns for Labor and the marriage equality vote explains how the ALP hit the wrong notes despite a big boost to its internet budget.
(Sat, 09 Nov 2019 01:10:01 GMT)

Twiggy's Ningaloo marine centre to launch next year
The centre will be the first of its kind in the environmentally critical but severely understudied region.
(Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:03:03 GMT)

Temporary backyard pools have a hidden danger, JCU study warns
As the weather heats up, parents of young children are being warned small inflatable pools are just as risky as a full-sized ones.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 14:01:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Friday, November 8
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 13:01:00 GMT)

Humiliating and degrading: the strip-searching of girls as young as 12
The National Children's Commissioner writes that the Parliament needs to intervene to halt a police practice that has grown alarmingly in recent years.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 13:00:00 GMT)

CBD Melbourne: Teething problems in the Big Apple
Former communications minister Mitch Fifield has been in his new gig as Australia’s ambassador to the United Nations for a month. Unfortunately his ambassadorial residence has been found to be something less than habitable.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 13:29:02 GMT)

Yes, profit motive can help bolster aged care
There is a role for the market in the aged care sector - properly harnessed, it can be a force for good
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 12:54:00 GMT)

Investigation puts a name to the man whose death traumatised SAS medic Dusty Miller
Former SAS medic Dusty Miller was traumatised after seeing a summary execution during his service in Afghanistan. Now Afghan authorities have identified the victim.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 20:08:02 GMT)

'Motivated by a genuine compassion': South Australian cannabis supplier spared conviction
An Adelaide woman spared a conviction after she supplied medicinal cannabis to people suffering from chronic pain says her case highlights the need for law reform.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 10:57:01 GMT)

Black Beauty taught us long ago to treat horses kindly. What happened?
Thoughts on a pony called Tinker Bell, a book called Black Beauty, and our treatment of horses.
(Fri, 08 Nov 2019 01:53:07 GMT)

Pigeon steals poppies to make its home at the Australian War Memorial
A surprise tenant has made an unlikely home in the Australian War Memorial's most solemn place of remembrance.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 06:48:04 GMT)

Fact or fiction? Morrison's war on protesters
In this week's Please Explain podcast, Chris Zappone, Jacqueline Maley and Nick O'Malley discuss what draft new laws banning protesters from boycotting companies could mean for Australians.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 22:41:09 GMT)

‘The myth of clean gas’: Report attacks petroleum industry messaging
The report examines industry rhetoric that Australia's gas exports helps the world get off coal. And in challenging this, it challenges LNG's social licence.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 06:02:03 GMT)

Embassy shooting witness to front inquest
The only witness to an elite former soldier's death at the Australian embassy in Iraq will have to front an inquest after his bid to provide evidence via videolink was rejected.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 03:13:06 GMT)

This is D-Day for the nation's recycling crisis
A meeting of state and federal ministers on Friday will be of generational significance as Australia buries mountains of waste that should be recycled.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 06:20:01 GMT)

Education sectors team up in new partnership to pool NSW schools resources
Independent and Catholic schools say their new partnership will contribute to education reform in NSW.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 03:52:03 GMT)

My life wasn't worth living. Now it is. My aim is to work myself out of a job in suicide prevention
An Aboriginal man awarded the Australian Mental Health Prize links problems in Indigenous communities to trauma "deeply embedded within the core of our DNA".
(Mon, 11 Nov 2019 00:58:01 GMT)

Australian health authorities praise 'fizzy' contraceptive patch
The US-developed contraceptive patch is yet to be tested in humans, but Australian doctors are excited about its potential benefits for women.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 01:08:01 GMT)

Loyal North Korean seamen feared the Pong Su's captain would be executed
The drug ship's captain was sick, pale and worried. But the situation almost got out of hand when Australian soldiers tried to take him away.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 07:26:04 GMT)

Runaway train: How WA's LNG plants steamroll national climate fight
Aussie taxpayers have forked out billions on the Emissions Reduction Fund to reach Paris targets. But a new report says WA LNG alone will wipe that effort out.
(Wed, 06 Nov 2019 21:53:04 GMT)

A three-point plan for sleepless, screen-obsessed kids: play, play and more play
There is a simple solution to a growing problem that is creating anxiety for families and educators: give children back their playtime.
(Wed, 06 Nov 2019 14:00:00 GMT)

Target and superquiz, Thursday, November 7
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
(Wed, 06 Nov 2019 13:01:00 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of our cartoonists.
(Wed, 06 Nov 2019 13:01:10 GMT)

CBD Melbourne: Crunch time for Labor and Shorten
Labor's national executive is set to get its hands on the long-awaited "warts and all'' review of Bill Shorten’s federal election campaign.
(Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:59:00 GMT)

Day of reckoning: ALP election review to apportion blame
Labor leader Anthony Albanese was back in Bleak City for dinner with Jay Weatherill and Craig Emerson.
(Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:45:00 GMT)

Stoic and masculine: how the 'tough man' stereotype hurts men as well as women
Depression, suicide, violence against women. Rigid male stereotypes don't do either sex any good, a new study finds.
(Wed, 06 Nov 2019 13:35:02 GMT)

Award winners 'humbled' to be standing together tackling mental health
The joint winners, Joe Williams and Christine Morgan, said it was wonderful to be recognised for their work.
(Wed, 06 Nov 2019 08:30:00 GMT)

My Aged Care site showing providers states apart
Too few or no services, and even those that appear on My Aged Care may not even be in your area. They could be half a country away.
(Wed, 06 Nov 2019 08:10:01 GMT)

This fungus turns flies into zombies. Then it starts making cannons
Science brings us many wonders: lasers, the space shuttle, penicillin. We can now add one more: a fungus that turns houseflies into zombies and then builds tiny cannons to shoot other flies.
(Wed, 06 Nov 2019 09:07:01 GMT)

Contractor who witnessed embassy shooting was on drugs, inquest hears
A former commando who saw a colleague shoot himself in the head after a drinking session at the Australian embassy in Iraq was self-medicating with Valium, an inquest has heard.
(Thu, 07 Nov 2019 02:00:02 GMT)

Courageous, inspired a generation
Dr Beatrice Faust (known as Bea), feminist, political campaigner, journalist, author and academic, died on October 30 at the age of 80, after becoming ill at her home in Churchill, Gippsland.
(Wed, 06 Nov 2019 03:52:02 GMT)

Profit is the root of social evil. Discuss
The former Liberal leader writes it's time to clean up the act of profiteers who provide essential services, or risk a pillar of our capitalist system.
(Wed, 06 Nov 2019 00:37:01 GMT)