Sydney Morning Herald - National

    It's black, tiny and far away. How was Neptune's 'phoenix' moon found?


    It's no easy task finding a dark, 34-kilometre wide moon orbiting in the shadow of a huge planet 4 billion-odd kilometres away. But astronomers pulled it...

    It's no easy task finding a dark, 34-kilometre wide moon orbiting in the shadow of a huge planet 4 billion-odd kilometres away. But astronomers pulled it off

    Stigma of second-biggest killer target of National Action Plan


    'People think they had it coming': a national action plan for lung conditions will redress the discrimination that stops patients getting...

    'People think they had it coming': a national action plan for lung conditions will redress the discrimination that stops patients getting treatment.

    A new red line through Sydney's rail map


    The map for the suburban network has been redesigned to make it easier for passengers to comprehend, and includes an extra line for the first...

    The map for the suburban network has been redesigned to make it easier for passengers to comprehend, and includes an extra line for the first time.

    Human cost of NSW's battle with music festivals: a psychiatrist's view


    NSW's regulation of music festivals could threaten a healthy outlet for young people, writes a psychiatrist and electronic music...

    NSW's regulation of music festivals could threaten a healthy outlet for young people, writes a psychiatrist and electronic music enthusiast.

    You can smell the desperation: it's the pork in NSW's election barrel


    What's a billion dollars between enemies? Both the Coalition and Labor are promising to spend like there's no tomorrow, but voters might be onto...

    What's a billion dollars between enemies? Both the Coalition and Labor are promising to spend like there's no tomorrow, but voters might be onto them.

    In the Herald: February 21, 1934


    Not for several years has there been such activity at the...

    Not for several years has there been such activity at the Showground.

    Disability campaigner says abuse and mistreatment is endemic


    Canberra campaigner Craig Wallace says his horrific experiences at the hands of carers are typical of many in the sector, and a royal commission is...

    Canberra campaigner Craig Wallace says his horrific experiences at the hands of carers are typical of many in the sector, and a royal commission is needed.

    Drinks all round as Swan says farewell


    There were toasts aplenty marking the end of an era, the departure of former Labor treasurer Wayne...

    There were toasts aplenty marking the end of an era, the departure of former Labor treasurer Wayne Swan.

    Sumatran tiger triplets earning their stripes at Taronga Zoo


    With as few as 350 Sumatran tigers left in the wild, the brand new cubs - two females and a male - are an important success story for the rare...

    With as few as 350 Sumatran tigers left in the wild, the brand new cubs - two females and a male - are an important success story for the rare species.

    Milk price increase is too little, too late for farmers


    Let’s all pay a bit more than an extra 10 cents a litre for our milk and farm produce and help to keep our hamlets, towns and villages...

    Let’s all pay a bit more than an extra 10 cents a litre for our milk and farm produce and help to keep our hamlets, towns and villages healthy.

    From the Archives: The official unveiling of the Sydney Cenotaph


    90 years ago today, the Cenotaph memorial in Martin Place - complete with bronze figures by Sir Bertram Mackennal - was officially unveiled before a huge...

    90 years ago today, the Cenotaph memorial in Martin Place - complete with bronze figures by Sir Bertram Mackennal - was officially unveiled before a huge crowd.

    Anti-abortion stall returns to festival despite complaints


    President of the ACT Right to Life Association, Bev Cains, says their stall was multicultural because everyone comes from a...

    President of the ACT Right to Life Association, Bev Cains, says their stall was multicultural because everyone comes from a womb.

    It’s time to reconfigure our social insecurity system


    It is hard for us to imagine that we once felt proud that we could develop a social security system designed to prevent people from living in...

    It is hard for us to imagine that we once felt proud that we could develop a social security system designed to prevent people from living in poverty.

    Laura is prescribed cannabis, but she still relies on the black market


    The ACT Greens want to increase the amount of cannabis someone would be allowed to possess under new legislation if they had certain medical...

    The ACT Greens want to increase the amount of cannabis someone would be allowed to possess under new legislation if they had certain medical conditions.

    Crime syndicate hacks 15,000 medical files at Cabrini Hospital, demands ransom


    A cyber crime syndicate has hacked and scrambled the medical files of about 15,000 patients from a specialist cardiology unit at Cabrini Hospital and demanded a...

    A cyber crime syndicate has hacked and scrambled the medical files of about 15,000 patients from a specialist cardiology unit at Cabrini Hospital and demanded a ransom.

    Do our police officers really need military-style automatic weapons?


    Victoria Police may soon have 600 semi-automatic rifles along the lines of either the AR-15 (preferred weapon for massacres) or the M4 (preferred assault weapon of the US armed...

    Victoria Police may soon have 600 semi-automatic rifles along the lines of either the AR-15 (preferred weapon for massacres) or the M4 (preferred assault weapon of the US armed forces).

    Fair Trading finally contacts investors in Brookwater resort debacle


    Dozens of people who paid deposits for luxury apartments have been asked what they were told by the developer about the controversial golf resort...

    Dozens of people who paid deposits for luxury apartments have been asked what they were told by the developer about the controversial golf resort project.

    Paramedics play cupid for 100-year-old Queensland veteran


    Witth the help of two Queensland paramedics, 100-year-old David was able to make his own grand romantic gesture last...

    Witth the help of two Queensland paramedics, 100-year-old David was able to make his own grand romantic gesture last week.

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    Pier group pressure for fans of...

    Pier group pressure for fans of musicals.

    Two-year-old boy left in vehicle in Yass


    Police are conducting inquiries after a two-year-old child was found in a vehicle in...

    Police are conducting inquiries after a two-year-old child was found in a vehicle in Yass.

    Tears in assembly as push for school violence inquiry defeated


    The education minister wept as she apologised to families affected by violence who had gathered in the chamber but pushed back against an...

    The education minister wept as she apologised to families affected by violence who had gathered in the chamber but pushed back against an inquiry.

    NSW schools face 'unprecedented' levels of disability


    Huge rises in students with autism, mental health needs are putting "unprecedented pressure" on the NSW public school...

    Huge rises in students with autism, mental health needs are putting "unprecedented pressure" on the NSW public school system

    New facility to give refuge to young cancer patients


    Work is underway on a new centre at the RBWH to give young cancer patients a refuge from the sometimes grim reality of the hospital...

    Work is underway on a new centre at the RBWH to give young cancer patients a refuge from the sometimes grim reality of the hospital ward.

    'Really uncomfortable': Woman feels 'violated' by taxi driver's messages


    A Sunbury nurse is calling for new protections to stop taxi drivers from being able to access passengers' private contact details after a driver left her feeling "violated" by texting her mobile after he took her...

    A Sunbury nurse is calling for new protections to stop taxi drivers from being able to access passengers' private contact details after a driver left her feeling "violated" by texting her mobile after he took her home.

    New WA national parks plan repackages old commitments: Opposition


    While the news the government is getting on with these projects has been warmly welcomed, every definite commitment has already been...

    While the news the government is getting on with these projects has been warmly welcomed, every definite commitment has already been announced.

    At least five more councils caught up in recycling mess


    Victoria's recycling crisis is getting worse with another recycling facility forced to stop accepting...

    Victoria's recycling crisis is getting worse with another recycling facility forced to stop accepting waste.

    Moreton Bay council orders external review into operations


    The move comes after Brisbane Times published allegations of widespread bullying, intimidation and the abuse of HR processes at the...

    The move comes after Brisbane Times published allegations of widespread bullying, intimidation and the abuse of HR processes at the organisation.

    Would-be thieves botch ATM heist, twice


    Twice, the two men tried to haul an ATM out of a service station with a chain. Twice, the chain snapped, foiling their...

    Twice, the two men tried to haul an ATM out of a service station with a chain. Twice, the chain snapped, foiling their plans.

    Claremont murders happened during marriage breakdown, prosecution claims


    The accused Claremont serial killer’s attacks on women he didn’t know all occurred during tumultuous times in his own marriage, according state...

    The accused Claremont serial killer’s attacks on women he didn’t know all occurred during tumultuous times in his own marriage, according state prosecutors.

    Nepean Hospital emergency department reopens after police operation


    The incident is the latest in a series of security scares at NSW hospitals and follows a damning review of hospital security...

    The incident is the latest in a series of security scares at NSW hospitals and follows a damning review of hospital security standards. 

    Conferences waste teachers' time and our money, Auditor-General claims


    Victorian state schools spend up to $37 million a year sending teachers to conferences and seminars that 'fail to positively harness students’...

    Victorian state schools spend up to $37 million a year sending teachers to conferences and seminars that 'fail to positively harness students’ potential'.