Promises and scalpels out in health funding arms race
Victoria is facing a health spending arms race, but so far, the Coalition has outspent Labor five times over.
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Voters back the Voice - but there's doubt over what they're backing
Australians support the idea of an Indigenous Voice by a clear majority of 64 per cent, exclusive polling figures show, but many voters are unsure about the practical benefits...
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Skyrocketing interest rates carve new $120 billion hole in budget
Interest rates aren't just climbing on household mortgages. Rates on government debt have soared, carving a fresh $120 billion hole in the federal budget.
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New behaviour adviser to work across all schools as student conduct worsens
The state government is determined to find ways to turn around declining standards of student behaviour.
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Best of cartoons, September 26, 2022
The news of the day as interpreted by our talented artists, illustrators and cartoonists.
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North Shore seat in firing line of teal army mobilising for state election
North Shore Liberal MP Felicity Wilson is the next confirmed target of a burgeoning movement aimed at unseating government members at the March state election.
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‘Staring people in the face': The 22-year-old case to legalise cannabis
A High Court case over grain patents is central to the Greens' pitch to nationally legalise cannabis, with the party claiming they've found a way to circumvent the criminal...
13 hours ago - Sydney Morning Herald
Car parks and pickleball courts: $7b of Coalition handouts in crosshairs
Six programs worth more than $7 billion in handouts will be examined by a parliamentary committee as it examines past claims of pork-barrelling.
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‘Zero tolerance': ACTU boss backs union scrutiny in anti-corruption overhaul
A united front of crossbenchers from both houses of parliament have also signed a joint statement demanding the watchdog be able to investigate third parties who seek to...
15 hours ago - Sydney Morning Herald
Labor expands help for patients with disability as Opposition promises hospital
The state government will expand a program to help people with disability leave hospital sooner as the Opposition promises $600m for a new tertiary hospital.
18 hours ago - Sydney Morning Herald
The headlines of Master Doctor
'Sit Down, Shut Up and Sign, Don't Make Waves': What We Heard This Week
"Some nursing homes and chains will hire medical directors to just do what I call the three S's: Sit down. Shut up and sign. Don't make waves." - Karl Steinberg, MD, immediate...
Stormy weather over coming days expected to worsen NSW flood crisis
Some NSW towns to remain cut off over coming days as heavy rain impacts communities.
Week of celebrations kicks off in western Sydney leading to NRL Grand Final
Penrith and Parramatta fans begin celebrations in lead-up to NRL Grand Final.
Woman suffers critical injuries in Royal Melbourne Show roller-coaster accident
Investigations open after woman was hit by roller-coaster carriage at Royal Melbourne Show.
‘Remnants': Russia's mobilisation draws online insults from Ukraine
The mobilisation has prompted both sides to trade a fresh round of insults; a Kremlin spokesman said fake statements were partly to blame for the ridicule.
National weather forecast for Monday September 26
I have grave fears for the health of handwriting
Perhaps it seems strange that I identify handwriting with life, but there is something of death in its opposite, endless text on our computers. Death imposes sameness.
The role Fleabag's Sian Clifford wanted with ‘every part of my being'
Most actors bubble with enthusiasm when speaking about their latest project, but few are as effusive and sincere as Clifford when discussing Life After Life.
Rate rises give banks a leg-up over non-bank challengers
Non-bank lenders seeking to disrupt the $2 trillion mortgage market face a tougher grind in competing with established banks as interest rates rise.
Airport rail is 60 years in the making, let's not get it wrong
There have been calls for a rail link to the airport for decades, but the Andrews government must also address the dire needs for vastly improved public transport in...