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    Shopping made easier for people with autism as Coles introduces ‘Quiet Hour’


    To help shoppers who find the heightened sensory environment of a supermarket - the constant music, beeping scanners, bright lights and all - to be challenging, a low-sensory shopping experience designed to be easy on the eyes and ears will be offered...

    To help shoppers who find the heightened sensory environment of a supermarket - the constant music, beeping scanners, bright lights and all - to be challenging, a low-sensory shopping experience designed to be easy on the eyes and ears will be offered from Tuesday.

    Wealthy parents flock to public schools


    Tens of thousands of wealthy families are choosing to send their children to public and Catholic institutions over private schools, new figures show, as the school funding debate sweeps back into Parliament this...

    Tens of thousands of wealthy families are choosing to send their children to public and Catholic institutions over private schools, new figures show, as the school funding debate sweeps back into Parliament this week.

    Queensland school cuts boarders after abuse


    A north Queensland indigenous college is closing its secondary school and will no longer take boarders following child abuse...

    A north Queensland indigenous college is closing its secondary school and will no longer take boarders following child abuse investigations.

    Brisbane GPs will be taught how to spot the signs of domestic abuse


    Brisbane healthcare professionals will be better equipped to identify and respond to domestic violence abuse as part of a frontline training rollout from...

    Brisbane healthcare professionals will be better equipped to identify and respond to domestic violence abuse as part of a frontline training rollout from 2018.

    The conscription campaign that divided Australia


    One hundred years ago, campaigning before Australia’s second conscription referendum was at its...

    One hundred years ago, campaigning before Australia’s second conscription referendum was at its peak.

    HSC numeracy and literacy tests trial starts for year 9 students


    More than 11,000 year 9 students are trialling new online literacy and numeracy tests which they must pass in order to qualify for their HSC but teachers and academics warn the exams could put schools under pressure to "hothouse"...

    More than 11,000 year 9 students are trialling new online literacy and numeracy tests which they must pass in order to qualify for their HSC but teachers and academics warn the exams could put schools under pressure to "hothouse" students.

    Australia urged to sue Big Tobacco for past healthcare costs


    Health researchers have called on the government to consider suing tobacco companies to recover healthcare costs related to smoking - but it could be an expensive and lengthy legal...

    Health researchers have called on the government to consider suing tobacco companies to recover healthcare costs related to smoking - but it could be an expensive and lengthy legal move.

    Emergency workers pay high price for being first on the scene


    Peter Kirwan thought he was "bulletproof" when he started as a firefighter, unaware that first responders are on average three times more likely to suffer a serious work-related injury or mental illness than other...

    Peter Kirwan thought he was "bulletproof" when he started as a firefighter, unaware that first responders are on average three times more likely to suffer a serious work-related injury or mental illness than other professions.

    Is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation the new Prozac?


    Brielle Wellington was one week away from succumbing to the disability pension due to chronic pain. After years of being on the doctors' circuit stemming from breaking her leg twice while playing roller derby, she was left with debilitating pain and...

    Brielle Wellington was one week away from succumbing to the disability pension due to chronic pain. After years of being on the doctors' circuit stemming from breaking her leg twice while playing roller derby, she was left with debilitating pain and co-morbid depression.

    Superquiz and Target, Sunday November 19


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

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

    One in two Australians fear young people are not equipped for jobs of the future


    Kiara Salmon has adapted her skills in property development to a virtual environment which allows her to take clients on tours through buildings before they are even...

    Kiara Salmon has adapted her skills in property development to a virtual environment which allows her to take clients on tours through buildings before they are even built.

    First charges laid in Unaoil bribery scandal


    The charges against two former managers of Unaoil come 18 months after Fairfax Media exposed Unaoil's role as a facilitator running a global network of middlemen fronting for Western...

    The charges against two former managers of Unaoil come 18 months after Fairfax Media exposed Unaoil's role as a facilitator running a global network of middlemen fronting for Western companies.

    Photos of the week


    A week in photos from award winning Sydney Morning Herald...

    A week in photos from award winning Sydney Morning Herald photographers.

    Coalition aims to help ADF veterans move from military into civilian careers


    The Australian Veterans Employment Coalition aims to establish a close working relationship with the ADF and support programs to help veterans moving from military careers to the civilian...

    The Australian Veterans Employment Coalition aims to establish a close working relationship with the ADF and support programs to help veterans moving from military careers to the civilian workforce.

    Father of four fights for life after being struck down by flesh-eating bug


    Moe labourer barely noticed the scratch. Now he's in a coma as doctors remove kilos of black dead flesh. But he's a fighter and his family have been told he's...

    Moe labourer barely noticed the scratch. Now he's in a coma as doctors remove kilos of black dead flesh. But he's a fighter and his family have been told he's improving.

    Labor unveils pitch to shake up the Finance Department


    A Bill Shorten-led Labor government will shake up the Finance Department to create a renewed entrepreneurial...

    A Bill Shorten-led Labor government will shake up the Finance Department to create a renewed entrepreneurial portfolio.

    Superquiz and Target, Friday, November 17


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

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

    The student who wrote a new high school course


    Instead of doing work experience in year 10 like most NSW students, Francesco Demasi decided to develop a new course on game development for year 9 and 10 students that will soon be taught in...

    Instead of doing work experience in year 10 like most NSW students, Francesco Demasi decided to develop a new course on game development for year 9 and 10 students that will soon be taught in schools.

    'Ringing alarm bells': Australia near the bottom of the heap for climate action


    Australia ranks as one of the world's worst performing nations when it comes to climate action, with only South Korea, Iran and Saudi Arabia faring worse among 56 countries scrutinised by 300 international...

    Australia ranks as one of the world's worst performing nations when it comes to climate action, with only South Korea, Iran and Saudi Arabia faring worse among 56 countries scrutinised by 300 international analysts.

    The school that backed the yes vote


    Indigo Rule wore a veil to school, hoping to witness an historic...

    Indigo Rule wore a veil to school, hoping to witness an historic moment.

    Hospitals must report allergic reactions after food labelling error kills child


    A devastating food labelling error that led to the death of a 10-year-old Melbourne boy has prompted the Victorian government to make it mandatory for hospitals to report cases of...

    A devastating food labelling error that led to the death of a 10-year-old Melbourne boy has prompted the Victorian government to make it mandatory for hospitals to report cases of anaphylaxis.

    'We are not going away': Somerville House parents


    Parents and supporters of elite Brisbane girls school Somerville House will rally on Tuesday to ramp up pressure to dismantle its governing...

    Parents and supporters of elite Brisbane girls school Somerville House will rally on Tuesday to ramp up pressure to dismantle its governing body.

    Million-dollar visa scam leaves migrants $50,000 out of pocket, boss drives Porsche


    A million-dollar jobs and visa scam that promised to help find work for hopeful migrants in regional areas has left dozens up to $50,000 out of pocket while the plan's architect lives in a $3 million mansion and drives a brand-new...

    A million-dollar jobs and visa scam that promised to help find work for hopeful migrants in regional areas has left dozens up to $50,000 out of pocket while the plan's architect lives in a $3 million mansion and drives a brand-new Porsche.

    The changing face of trade unions


    Union leaders are spending more time campaigning in favour of marriage equality and paid domestic violence leave than bargaining with employers on wages and...

    Union leaders are spending more time campaigning in favour of marriage equality and paid domestic violence leave than bargaining with employers on wages and conditions.

    Unis announce new early offers for IB students


    International Baccalaureate students will get early offers from a number of Sydney universities based on their predicted results, up to three weeks ahead of the new December 21 round of offers for HSC...

    International Baccalaureate students will get early offers from a number of Sydney universities based on their predicted results, up to three weeks ahead of the new December 21 round of offers for HSC students.

    Pass euthanasia laws says former Supreme Court Judge


    "He promised her he would never allow her to be put into nursing care. He set up the lounge room like a little hospital but eventually he was told she would have to go into...

    "He promised her he would never allow her to be put into nursing care. He set up the lounge room like a little hospital but eventually he was told she would have to go into care."

    'Significant delays' for schools wanting to spend their own money


    More than 700 projects that will be paid for with public schools' own fundraising money are stuck in a backlog in the NSW Department of Education, with some schools waiting more than a year for the go-ahead to spend their...

    More than 700 projects that will be paid for with public schools' own fundraising money are stuck in a backlog in the NSW Department of Education, with some schools waiting more than a year for the go-ahead to spend their money.

    Just be more real: Backlash against social media


    When a follower criticised an Instagram post by model Georgia Gibbs, posing with her best friend, she fired...

    When a follower criticised an Instagram post by model Georgia Gibbs, posing with her best friend, she fired back.

    Push for veterans to join the job ranks


    A coalition of high-profile Australian companies is helping veterans make the transition from the Defence Force to a civilian...

    A coalition of high-profile Australian companies is helping veterans make the transition from the Defence Force to a civilian career.

    At APEC Canada is AWOL while America 'stays home playing with its guns'


    The no-show of Canada's Prime Minister to a critical meeting on the Trans Pacific Partnership was indicative of something far more significant than poor...

    The no-show of Canada's Prime Minister to a critical meeting on the Trans Pacific Partnership was indicative of something far more significant than poor diplomacy.

    Hoddle Street killer Julian Knight's school cartoons show his deadly fantasies


    In the final drawing the once skinny hero has bulked up and is pictured with a machine gun surrounded by blood-soaked corpses. Two years later, Knight lived out this...

    In the final drawing the once skinny hero has bulked up and is pictured with a machine gun surrounded by blood-soaked corpses. Two years later, Knight lived out this fantasy.

    Reborn Trans Pacific Partnership could see vital subsidised drugs cost more


    Talks aimed at reviving the stalled Trans Pacific Partnership between Australia and ten other nations could add as much as $100 million to the cost of the Australia's Pharmaceutical Benefits...

    Talks aimed at reviving the stalled Trans Pacific Partnership between Australia and ten other nations could add as much as $100 million to the cost of the Australia's Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

    Photos of the week


    A week in photos from award winning Sydney Morning Herald...

    A week in photos from award winning Sydney Morning Herald photographers.

    Superquiz and Target, Sunday November 12


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

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

    Former Finance boss Jane Halton named COTA chair


    Former Finance Department boss, ANZ board member named independent chair of the Council on the...

    Former Finance Department boss, ANZ board member named independent chair of the Council on the Ageing.

    The human touch: Australian eyes that 'can't look away' from Manus


    "Our role," says Janet Galbraith, "is to echo their resistance through our acts in Australia, and urge them to take care. What we've done is reach out and...

    "Our role," says Janet Galbraith, "is to echo their resistance through our acts in Australia, and urge them to take care. What we've done is reach out and listen."

    Superquiz and Target, Friday, November 10


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

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

    Right of entry permit stripped from swearing CFMEU official


    A construction union official who called non-union workers "f---ing dog c---s" at the Gorgon Gas LNG project has been stripped of his right of entry...

    A construction union official who called non-union workers "f---ing dog c---s" at the Gorgon Gas LNG project has been stripped of his right of entry permit.

    Scientists discover neoantigen that mimics infectious disease, predicts long-term pancreatic cancer survival


    Ros Pesman says luck is why she is one of the rare few to survive pancreatic cancer. A new study has discovered that "luck" is a unique genetic quirk that caused her cancer to mimic an infectious...

    Ros Pesman says luck is why she is one of the rare few to survive pancreatic cancer. A new study has discovered that "luck" is a unique genetic quirk that caused her cancer to mimic an infectious disease.