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    Bali volcano could affect 20,000 Australian travellers


    More than 20,000 Australians expected to fly to Bali in the next two weeks could be left stranded on the island if the Mount Agung volcano, which is on high alert,...

    More than 20,000 Australians expected to fly to Bali in the next two weeks could be left stranded on the island if the Mount Agung volcano, which is on high alert, erupts.

    Unions to push for radical overhaul of 'joke' workplace laws to boost pay


    Unions will push for a radical overhaul of Australia's ''joke'' workplace relations laws to allow millions more workers to push for substantial wage...

    Unions will push for a radical overhaul of Australia's ''joke'' workplace relations laws to allow millions more workers to push for substantial wage increases

    Sydney duo slapped with biggest ever fine for tobacco offences


    Two Sydney tobacconist owners have been slapped with a record $72,000 fine for selling cigarettes in packages without health...

    Two Sydney tobacconist owners have been slapped with a record $72,000 fine for selling cigarettes in packages without health warnings.

    Terminally ill cancer patients pledge tumours to researchers in search of new cures


    Five-year-old Elsie Ryan has not yet asked why her mum died or what happened to her afterwards. But when she does, her dad will tell her that her mother Campbel Giles was part of something...

    Five-year-old Elsie Ryan has not yet asked why her mum died or what happened to her afterwards. But when she does, her dad will tell her that her mother Campbel Giles was part of something special.

    Controversial councillor Intaj Khan's training college shut down


    A controversial private vocational college that made a fortune for one of Victoria's richest and most flamboyant local councillors will be closed down by the national training...

    A controversial private vocational college that made a fortune for one of Victoria's richest and most flamboyant local councillors will be closed down by the national training regulator.

    The 'Bute' loophole that is making organised crime millions


    While the government has been determined to stop the boats, it seems it is not so keen to stop an illicit product responsible for thousands of...

    While the government has been determined to stop the boats, it seems it is not so keen to stop an illicit product responsible for thousands of overdoses.

    'Very nasty': Bushfire conditions as bad as 2013 blazes but three weeks earlier


    As temperatures climb on another early-season total fire ban day for much of NSW, the latest fuel moisture maps show the region around Sydney is at least as dry as during big bushfires in 2013 - but three weeks earlier in the...

    As temperatures climb on another early-season total fire ban day for much of NSW, the latest fuel moisture maps show the region around Sydney is at least as dry as during big bushfires in 2013 - but three weeks earlier in the year.

    Lunch with… Marco Pierre White


    The celebrity chef, a terror to his employees and customers alike, has a softer, philosophical...

    The celebrity chef, a terror to his employees and customers alike, has a softer, philosophical side.

    Terror in our midst: How NSW and Victoria have jailed convicted terrorists


    A terrorist plot will be uncovered tomorrow morning. Two young Muslim men - one in Sydney and one in Melbourne - will be charged. Then their paths will...

    A terrorist plot will be uncovered tomorrow morning. Two young Muslim men - one in Sydney and one in Melbourne - will be charged. Then their paths will diverge.

    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.

    NSW to move away from hard-line approach to jailed extremists, but will not adopt Victorian model


    NSW will revise its hardline approach to extremists in prison, moving away from mandatory segregation and closer to a Victorian model, as it becomes clear inmates are becoming further radicalised and discouraged to rehabilitate in the notorious...

    NSW will revise its hardline approach to extremists in prison, moving away from mandatory segregation and closer to a Victorian model, as it becomes clear inmates are becoming further radicalised and discouraged to rehabilitate in the notorious Supermax

    George Brandis considers new laws cracking down on Chinese spying in Australia


    Attorney General George Brandis is planning a once in a generation shake-up of the legal framework governing who can lawfully influence Australian politicians, amid fears of clandestine Chinese Communist Party influence over politics in this...

    Attorney General George Brandis is planning a once in a generation shake-up of the legal framework governing who can lawfully influence Australian politicians, amid fears of clandestine Chinese Communist Party influence over politics in this country.

    Damning report into NSW schools finds 'unacceptable' mistreatment


    For nearly six months, Nicole Lim says her son Carlos Blanch, who has autism and is nonverbal, came home from school every week with cuts and bruises on his arms and...

    For nearly six months, Nicole Lim says her son Carlos Blanch, who has autism and is nonverbal, came home from school every week with cuts and bruises on his arms and legs.

    Teen who lost job over 'No' vote has grounds for legal discrimination claim


    A Christian teenager who was sacked for saying on Facebook she would vote "no" for same-sex marriage is entitled to make a legal claim under discrimination law, legal experts...

    A Christian teenager who was sacked for saying on Facebook she would vote "no" for same-sex marriage is entitled to make a legal claim under discrimination law, legal experts say.

    Bat experts study flowering gums and infectious diseases link in Qld


    International bat experts are in Australia to study links between the health of forests and the health of bats to control the spread of infectious...

    International bat experts are in Australia to study links between the health of forests and the health of bats to control the spread of infectious diseases.

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


    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...

    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.

    Australia blessed with more than 22,000 possible pump storage sites, ANU finds


    Australia has more than 22,000 sites around the country that could be suitable for pumped hydro storage, according to a study by the Australian National...

    Australia has more than 22,000 sites around the country that could be suitable for pumped hydro storage, according to a study by the Australian National University.

    Mysterious flesh-eating ulcer cases soar on Mornington Peninsula


    When Ella Crofts noticed a dull ache in right knee she never could have imagined it was a flesh-eating ulcer chewing through her...

    When Ella Crofts noticed a dull ache in right knee she never could have imagined it was a flesh-eating ulcer chewing through her skin.

    Australia ranked as one of the world's major small arm importers and exporters


    As an importer Australia came in behind the United States, Canada, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Germany, but ahead of Iraq, France, the Netherlands and...

    As an importer Australia came in behind the United States, Canada, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Germany, but ahead of Iraq, France, the Netherlands and Britain.

    Call for change to human cloning law to prevent genetic disorder


    A procedure to create "three-person babies" could be on its way to Australia, with a campaign launched to overhaul a law on human...

    A procedure to create "three-person babies" could be on its way to Australia, with a campaign launched to overhaul a law on human cloning.

    Teacher awarded six-figure payout after being bullied by school principal


    A NSW primary school teacher who says she attempted suicide after being bullied by her principal and isolated by her colleagues for more than a year has received a six-figure settlement from her school...

    A NSW primary school teacher who says she attempted suicide after being bullied by her principal and isolated by her colleagues for more than a year has received a six-figure settlement from her school authority.

    Cyclotron at Liverpool Hospital is 'lighting-up' hidden cancerous tumours


    A new molecular cyclotron service at Liverpool Hospital is lighting-up cancerous tumours so patients can be diagnosed and treated faster and more...

    A new molecular cyclotron service at Liverpool Hospital is lighting-up cancerous tumours so patients can be diagnosed and treated faster and more accurately.

    Abbot Point spill further proof Adani can't be trusted on coal, green groups say


    Pollution of wetlands adjacent to Adani's main coal export port in Queensland is proof the Indian-owned company can't be trusted to operate a much larger operation should the Galilee Basin ever be opened up to mines, environmental groups...

    Pollution of wetlands adjacent to Adani's main coal export port in Queensland is proof the Indian-owned company can't be trusted to operate a much larger operation should the Galilee Basin ever be opened up to mines, environmental groups said.

    HPV test beats pap smears for detecting cervical cancer, trial shows


    HPV screening is more effective at detecting precancerous lesions than pap tests, backing a new national cervical cancer screening...

    HPV screening is more effective at detecting precancerous lesions than pap tests, backing a new national cervical cancer screening program.

    National tests for year one students under government plan


    All year one students would undergo a national literacy and numeracy test, under a federal government plan to improve the detection of learning...

    All year one students would undergo a national literacy and numeracy test, under a federal government plan to improve the detection of learning difficulties.

    Coles case has made fast food pay deals 'unworkable'


    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...

    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.

    Teachers 'infuriated' by proposed year 1 literacy and numeracy tests


    National and NSW teachers' unions and education experts have strongly criticised Australian Education Minister Simon Birmingham's plan to introduce literacy and numeracy checks for all year 1 students, and say that it involves importing a test that has...

    National and NSW teachers' unions and education experts have strongly criticised Australian Education Minister Simon Birmingham's plan to introduce literacy and numeracy checks for all year 1 students, and say that it involves importing a test that has failed to improve reading skills in UK primary schools.

    Brunswick mum upset by dumped postal vote envelopes discovery


    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...

    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.

    Baby Blake Darragh diagnosed with rare, fast-growing childhood cancer


    Blake Darragh was eight weeks old when he developed nappy rash "almost like a chemical burn". It took more five months of pain and discomfort before experts at The Children's Hospital Westmead diagnosed a very rare, fast growing and highly malignant...

    Blake Darragh was eight weeks old when he developed nappy rash "almost like a chemical burn". It took more five months of pain and discomfort before experts at The Children's Hospital Westmead diagnosed a very rare, fast growing and highly malignant childhood cancer.

    High-rise High: 'vertical' high school set for Fortitude Valley


    Queensland has begun to investigate new "vertical schools" and Education Minister Kate Jones says Fortitude Valley will almost certainly get the...

    Queensland has begun to investigate new "vertical schools" and Education Minister Kate Jones says Fortitude Valley will almost certainly get the first.

    Lady (Mary) Fairfax dies, aged 95


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

    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


    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...

    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.

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


    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...

    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.

    Year 12 students consider sector with 70,000 new jobs


    Grace Vegesana, in year 12 at Girraween High School, is planning to study law at university once she graduates, but said her perspective on the popular subject has completely changed since she learnt more about the disability and care...

    Grace Vegesana, in year 12 at Girraween High School, is planning to study law at university once she graduates, but said her perspective on the popular subject has completely changed since she learnt more about the disability and care sector.

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


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

    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.

    Australian expats shaken by latest London terror attack


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

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

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


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

    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.

    Somerville House donors warned of data breach


    The governing body behind some of Queensland’s most prestigious private schools has sought to downplay the consequences of a data breach at its flagship girls’...

    The governing body behind some of Queensland’s most prestigious private schools has sought to downplay the consequences of a data breach at its flagship girls’ school.

    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.

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


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

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

    Superquiz and Target, Sunday September 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.

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


    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...

    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.

    Fears new low-skilled visa will be open to abuse


    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...

    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.

    Businesses failing to train managers in how to detect domestic violence


    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...

    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.

    Cornea transplant patients contract infection from donated tissue


    Five patients who received cornea transplants have contracted a fungal infection from tissue donations supplied by the NSW Eye...

    Five patients who received cornea transplants have contracted a fungal infection from tissue donations supplied by the NSW Eye Bank.

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


    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...

    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.

    Caesareans linked to slower start at school: research


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

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

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


    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...

    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.