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Inside Labor’s labyrinthine network of power and influence

Inside Labor’s labyrinthine network of power and influence

Who are the people who wield power behind the scenes in the Albanese government?

Furious senators threaten to vote against Labor legislation after staff cuts

Furious senators threaten to vote against Labor legislation after staff cuts

Two key Senate crossbenchers are threatening to vote against government legislation after the Anthony Albanese slashed the number of advisers they will have in the new parliament.

Inflation to be ‘significantly higher’ than expected: Chalmers

Treasurer Jim Chalmers says inflation will be higher than forecast in the March budget, but believes it should start easing through 2023.

Murdoch’s in the headlines again. Talk of a marriage split is only one reason

Murdoch’s in the headlines again. Talk of a marriage split is only one reason

Last week, three news stories broke that are set to prove consequential for the nonagenarian billionaire and his News and Fox media empire.

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Healthcare

Newborn tests will change lives for families

Adam and Adriana Sharpe with their daughter Alessia, 3, who was the first baby to be diagnosed with SMA under the newborn screening program, 17 days after it started in August 2018.

It’s being touted as a major breakthrough that has taken the leading genetic cause of infant death into something that will be screened for and can be treated.

McManus has pulled the ‘OK Boomer’ card on Lowe. Is it fair?

The ACTU Secretary accused the RBA governor of “living in Boomer fantasy land”. Industrial relations are back, baby!

Jacqueline Maley
Jacqueline Maley

Columnist and senior journalist

Oxford Street had a tram line as part of Sydney’s once extensive network,

How bringing back the light rail could save Oxford Street

Business groups have backed calls for light rail to replace buses on Oxford Street as lockouts, lockdowns, large shopping centres and heavy traffic get the blame for the busy thoroughfare’s ailing nightlife and empty shopfronts.

The Sydney regions with the lowest and highest turnover of homes

The Sydney regions with the lowest and highest turnover of homes

About one in every 17 homes sold across Greater Sydney during the past year, with home owners in some lifestyle locations particularly keen to cash in on strong price growth.

The suburbs sitting on the most unused Dine and Discover vouchers

About $300 million worth of Dine and Discover vouchers are yet to be spent ahead of Thursday, the last chance to use them.

Radley channels Maroons great to land Blues spot

To Victor go the spoils: Roosters forward Victory Radley is loving life in camp with the NSW team in Perth in the lead-up to the second Origin clash.

If you don’t ask, you don’t get. That’s how the Sydney Roosters forward got into the NSW squad.

Danny Weidler
Danny Weidler

Sport columnist

Wallabies experts make bold selection calls ahead of first Test

Four distinguished former Wallabies have weighed into the selection debate.

The German soccer team stage a protest at the start of their World Cup qualifier against Iceland in March 2021.

Will the Socceroos take a stand in Qatar?

“If football is to be a genuine force for good, the sport needs to take responsibility when human rights are violated.”

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Matildas

Matildas suffer Spain thrashing, a 25-year low

Big defeat: The Matildas were handed a 7-0 thrashing by Spain.

A Matildas team missing Sam Kerr and an array of stars has crashed to 25-year low in a 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Spain.

Opinion
Income tax

6 tax-busting ways to boost your return

It’s not too late. Here are some last-minute strategies to cut a looming tax bill, or boost your return.

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon

Money contributor

Wilkinson calls in $11,000-a-day lawyer after speech backfires

Wilkinson calls in $11,000-a-day lawyer after speech backfires

The TV host and Network 10 hired the defamation silk, surprising other lawyers given what he had said about Wilkinson on morning television last week.

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Nicole Kidman buys fifth apartment in same building

Investment advice to always buy what you know isn’t lost on Kidman, who has purchased a fifth apartment in Milsons Point’s Latitude building.

How the most expensive Indian movie ever made conquered the world

How the most expensive Indian movie ever made conquered the world

RRR is one of the biggest Indian movies of all time, at home, in Australia, and on Netflix. But there’s more it than mad action and effects.

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Weekend Reads

The truth about my dad that was my shameful secret

It was a secret that kept Renee McBryde bonded with her mother. But in the end, it would come between them.

Romance Was Born dress, $720. Earrings (worn throughout), stylist’s own.

Supermodel Karen Elson: ‘The fashion industry hasn’t changed a lot’

The model and singer talks about suffering chemical burns after a fashion shoot, #MeToo, and her new album.

Sydney

Hannah Rayment, 33, (centre) and her Baby Boomer parents John and Marea.
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Sociology

Australians don’t value mateship as much as we think we do

New research found Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation put more weight on traditional values, while Gen Y and Z were more likely to value creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, achievement and intellectualism.

Parents scramble after council shuts down childcare centre

Childcare

Willoughby Council voted to close an Out of School Hours centre with just five weeks’ notice despite community protest.

Independent expert heads inquiry into Barilaro New York role

Former NSW deputy premier John Barilaro was appointed to a trade role in New York.

A former top-ranking NSW public servant will lead an independent inquiry into the controversial appointment.

Police mark William Tyrrell’s 11th birthday as investigations continue

Three-year-old William Tyrrell vanished in 2014.

William Tyrrell should be spending today celebrating his 11th birthday. 

Victorian man travelled to Sydney to meet girl under 10 for sex: police

In a handout image acquired Saturday, 25 June 2022 shows a man from Victoria who has been charged with alleged online grooming following an investigation by the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad’s Child Exploitation Investigation Unit (CEIU).

The 66-year-old from the La Trobe Valley allegedly travelled to Sydney after communicating online with what he believed to be the mother of the child.

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State of Origin

Brad Fittler’s future is safe, regardless of Sunday’s result.

NSWRL boss says Fittler will keep his job regardless of Origin II result

Why NSW officials have moved quickly to declare Brad Fittler’s future safe as Blues coach, regardless of a potential series loss on Sunday night.

Patrick Carrigan

Sorry is the easiest word as hard times forge Carrigan for Origin

Pat Carrigan was thrust into the Brisbane captaincy well before he was ready. It would be the making of a young leader and rising Origin star.

Politics

Business

Keisha Amoha was drawn in by social media content, but her cosmetic surgery reality tells a different story.

Cosmos Clinics faces two class action investigations

Australia’s biggest cosmetic procedures operator is facing two class action investigations after dozens of unhappy patients came forward with disturbing stories.

Adele Ferguson
Adele Ferguson

Investigative journalist and columnist

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Property

The original-condition house at 12 Dorking Road, is surrounded by luxury modern homes.

Cabarita house sold for $4.72 million to buyers who plan to knock it down

The auction of an original-condition home surrounded by modern mansions on the waterside attracted three bidders who competed for the block next door six years ago.

Australia’s most expensive boat shed gets a Murdoch makeover
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Australia’s most expensive boat shed gets a Murdoch makeover

The Point Piper vintage boat shed Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch bought last year for $38.5 million is set for a renovation.

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Culture

Sport

To Victor go the spoils: Roosters forward Victory Radley is loving life in camp with the NSW team in Perth in the lead-up to the second Origin clash.

Victor Radley channels Maroons great to land Blues spot

If you don’t ask, you don’t get. That’s how the Sydney Roosters forward got into the NSW squad.

Danny Weidler
Danny Weidler

Sport columnist

Big defeat: The Matildas were handed a 7-0 thrashing by Spain.
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Matildas

Matildas suffer Spain thrashing, a 25-year low

A Matildas team missing Sam Kerr and an array of stars has crashed to 25-year low in a 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Spain in Huelva.

Panthers assistant Cameron Ciraldo has knocked back Wests Tigers.
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NRL 2022

Cameron Ciraldo knocks back Wests Tigers coaching job

Wests Tigers have been dealt a hammer blow in their search for a replacement for Michael Maguire.

Brad Fittler’s future is safe, regardless of Sunday’s result.

NSWRL boss says Fittler will keep his job regardless of Origin II result

Why NSW officials have moved quickly to declare Brad Fittler’s future safe as Blues coach, regardless of a potential series loss on Sunday night.

Liam Martin ahead of Origin II in Perth.

How training with his late brother in the backyard made Martin Queensland’s public enemy No.1

Liam Martin revels in being branded an Origin “grub” because his rough-and-ready-to-rumble style has long been his ticket to playing at the game’s highest level.

Ivan Cleary with son Nathan after last week's grand final qualifier.

‘Scary when I heard about the blood clots’: Cleary puts dad’s health battle aside to focus on Origin II

Nathan Cleary has maintained a steely resolve in preparing for the Blues’ must-win clash, despite the health battles faced by father Ivan, who cannot fly to Perth to support his son.

James Horwill, Simon Poidevin, Morgan Turinui and Tim Horan have weighed into the Wallabies selection debate.

Wallabies experts make bold selection calls ahead of first Test against England

James O’Connor or Quade Cooper? Andrew Kellaway or Suliasi Vunivalu? Four distinguished former Wallabies have weighed into the selection debate ahead of the first Test against England.

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