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Travellers being escorted off a bus by police into hotel quarantine for 14 days.

New phase of hotel quarantine must be managed safely - and fairly

It is understandable that Australians are clamouring to return home from overseas at a time of huge uncertainty.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of Hamilton, plays the leading role in the movie version of the hit musical.
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Hamilton

For an American show, Hamilton's a good effort

You've got to love a story about throwing off the shackles of colonial England and founding a republic.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
An unrecognisably deserted Flinders Street Station.
Opinion
Coronavirus pandemic

My dear Melbourne, in this new groundhog day, just getting by is enough

The first time we were locked in, 'not knowing' was perhaps hardest to bear. Now it feels like 5 million of us are suffering the curse of knowing way too much.

  • by Wendy Tuohy
Salman Rushdie insists that no limits can be allowed apply to freedom of expression.
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Social media

Salman Rushdie survived an actual fatwa. Yet he still thinks the Twitter crowd has gone too far

The great author has experienced state censorship and death threats. He still signed a letter about a lesser - but still pernicious - threat to freedom of expression

  • by Jacqueline Maley
Letters
Letters

Sirius questions must be asked of new development

The Sirius development in the Rocks will "sculpt the harbour skyline”, potentially impacting views to and from the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

Masks could be the difference between success and failure in controlling the pandemic and saving the economy.
Opinion
Coronavirus pandemic

Is this why we're mostly avoiding wearing masks?

The facial accoutrement has become weaponised in a battle between left and right, Democrat and Republican, tough guy and fairy.

  • by Julie Szego
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A checkpoint on the Calder Freeway.
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Coronavirus pandemic

For now, stillness of the country and the city are different beasts

The common noises of life have changed, and with that the daily familiar soundtrack of life is paused while another is running at a tempo also unknown.

  • by Warwick McFadyen
"Taking a break" from your mortgage repayments is not ideal.
Opinion
Home loans

The big four banks and mortgage repayment 'holiday' traps

You run the risk that any overpayments you have sitting in your mortgage could be subsumed into your loan balance.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
Opinion
Ask an expert

Negotiating Capital Gains Tax on an inherited home

If a person dies while in residential care while within the six-year period of exemption, their beneficiaries have two years from the date of death to sell the property.

  • by George Cochrane
Feeding Adelicia.
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Sunday Life

'Grieving mothers were given no tools to deal with their loss'

Years before she became one of our most prominent arts patrons, Ashley Dawson-Damer suffered a raft of personal tragedies that would test her sense of self.

  • by Ashley Dawson-Damer
Dejected Hawks players after their loss to Collingwood on Friday night.
Opinion
AFL 2020

The fixture fix: Get dull Hawks off Broadway

During the bye week before the 2019 finals, the Western Bulldogs met with Channel Seven and made a persuasive pitch for more prime-time slots in 2020, on the grounds that they played an attractive brand.

  • by Jake Niall
Eels
Analysis
NRL 2020

Eels are in great shape to break title drought, but don't book the engraver just yet

Parramatta couldn’t be better placed at this point in the season. But I still have a few nagging doubts.

  • by Phil Gould
The defence forces checking drivers on the Geelong highway on June 10.
Opinion
Coronavirus pandemic

'The assassin is out there': Virus calls for a new way of thinking

We got the idea into our heads that once we'd got through a couple of months of lockdown, we'd revert blissfully back to life as we'd known it. The coronavirus has other plans.

  • by Peter Hartcher
Former President Barack Obama ... criticised ''woke'' culture.
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Freedom of speech

In bed with Noam: The fight to say what you think makes strange bedfellows

Disagree all you like, but in a free, liberal society, everyone should be free to express an opinion.

  • by Tom Switzer
Workplace harassment - all talk, no action.
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Harassment

Dinosaurs thrive when nothing ever changes

The endless talk about ending workplace harassment is just that: talk.

  • by Julia Baird
J K Rowling has clashed with critics on social media for her posts on gender and sex.
Opinion
Sydney Film Festival

Arguing over the arts is sort of the point

More people have a voice than ever before, so debate and the occasional eruption should be expected - and respected.

  • by Sami Shah
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Letters
Letters

Why are NSW police not wearing masks in public?

Nice to see Victorian police protecting themselves and the public by wearing masks.

Dissent
Opinion
MyCareer

Society needs a 'new abnormal': time to shake up the social contract

Passionately held opinions should not be a replacement for considered ideas and debate.

  • by Jim Bright
Working from home: We proved we could do it.
Opinion
Coronavirus pandemic

Lockdown's when bad marriages become a living hell

Yes, living alone can be lonely – especially in lockdown. But to live with someone you loathe and to express that hatred through abuse?

  • by Wendy Squires
French New Wave duo Anna Karina and Jean-Luc Godard were together for six years, creating seven films together. They divorced as one of cinema's most defining couples.
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Satire

At our DIY Gold Class cinema you can put your feet up on the seats

For the past three months, the entire history of world cinema has been played in our living room.

  • by Danny Katz
Loneliness can be a problem for older males, who generally have fewer close friends than females.
Analysis
Good Weekend

Maaate: why men need to keep their friends

With men suffering far greater loneliness than women, particularly in middle age, it's important they retain their male friendships.

  • by Greg Callaghan
'There’s a message in my son's joy about the resilience of kids, or at the very least, about the futility of organised fun.'
Analysis
Good Weekend

Meet the neighbours: the upside of COVID-19's closed playgrounds

While perhaps not considered a silver lining, COVID-19 has altered people's outlook in a number of unexpected ways.

  • by Amelia Lester
Ayisat Fashola, Head of Science, Alpha Omega Senior College.
MyCareer Education

‘Ordinary magic’: the delight and impact of teaching

A visit from Nelson Mandela at her school in Central London helped this teacher realise the impact schools can have on society.

  • by Ayisat Fashola
Dustin Martin and Richmond teammates board a flight at Melbourne airport on Monday.
Analysis
AFL 2020

The AFL becomes Victoria on the move in a season of who dares wins

For the first time in the competition's history all teams will play their games outside their home state in round six.

  • by Peter Ryan
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian addresses the media on Wednesday.
Editorial
Coronavirus pandemic

We must stop acting like we have the COVID-19 fight in the bag

The outbreak in Victoria has exposed complacency in many facets of our pandemic response.

  • The Herald's View
Highly decorated 19th century Meissen clock.
Opinion
Style

Two worlds collided: I married a modernist

So Belle Epoque marries Modernist. Will this tear them apart?

  • by Anna Johnson
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Tom Gleghorn, pictured on his exhibition invitation from Kym Bonython’s Hungry Horse Art Gallery, Sydney, 1966
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Review

Tom Gleghorn: the famous artist who Australia forgot

Patrick White was a fan and Robert Hughes featured him in a joke. Now 95, the once-prominent artist gets a well-deserved new burst in the spotlight.

  • by John McDonald
All NRL players walk a fine line, and Addin Fonua-Blake crossed it.
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NRL 2020

If the NRL wants to change the world, it must separate education from punishment

If the NRL is to have any hope of stopping the cycle of players stepping out of line, it must recalibrate and extend the "education" part of the sanction.

  • by Malcolm Knox
J.K. Rowling is one of 150 people who signed an open letter denouncing "cancel culture."
Analysis
Please Explain podcast

Please Explain podcast: Does ‘cancel culture’ have a place in our society?

In this episode, senior journalist Jacqueline Maley is joined by deputy Sun-Herald editor Michael Koziol to discuss the place of 'cancel culture' in our society.

  • by Jacqueline Maley
Veteran trainer Clarry Conners.
Analysis
Horse racing

Big week for trio as trainers take the reins

Matthew Dunn moves into the big league, Richard Callander gets the CEO gig at the NSW Trainers Association and Clarry Conners takes over a mare from an all-time great.

  • by Max Presnell
Footy
Analysis
AFL 2020

Why the AFL grand final should be in NSW

Moving the game to Sydney or Brisbane is a great opportunity for the AFL if the MCG can't host the decider.

  • by Caroline Wilson
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on the hustings ahead of Friday's election. There are signs he may hang on for longer than announced.
Analysis
World elections

It's the margin, not the victory that matters in this election

Singapore has been ruled by the People's Action Party since 1959. That's unlikely to change now, but the vote still matters a lot.

  • by James Massola
ABS data this week showed a surge in refinancing, while new lending for housing plunged.
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Interest rates

Cheap money not enough to cure our economic ills

Wild swings in the home loan market illustrate the limitations of what can be achieved by slashing borrowing costs in a time of crisis.

  • by Clancy Yeates
Chinese investors monitor stock prices on an electronic display in a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. Tokyo stocks finished nearly 3 percent higher on Friday while the yen dived as the country's central bank introduced a negative interest rate policy to boost the economy after previous stimulus efforts produced indifferent results. Other Asian markets were higher after China's top economy official said there is no basis for the yuan to continuously weaken. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
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World markets

Bubble fears: China's sharemarket frenzy brings back painful memories

The Chinese equity markets dance to their own tune, often decoupled from anything going on in the real economy. But the latest surge is ringing alarm bells.

  • by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
A 10-year-old Richard Glover with his father, Ted, in an era when cars were quite often wonky.
Opinion
Coronavirus pandemic

My family were early pioneers of lockdown life

A hygiene conscious mother, a freezer full of food, limited physical affection. My family was ahead of its time.

  • by Richard Glover
The conundrum of attraction turning to distraction is something many of us know only too well.
Opinion
Sunday Life

For years I kept dating the same type of man, until I had a revelation

Whatever it is that first attracts you at the beginning of a relationship is likely the same thing that will make you end it.

  • by Wendy Squires
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Paying by degrees.
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University

Repaying uni fees for decades: the burden on generation COVID

Young Australians will be asked to pay more for their degrees than previous generations while carrying the long-term cost of the pandemic stimulus.

  • by David Crowe
Under the pump ... Bulldogs coach Dean Pay.
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NRL 2020

Give a bit of respect to Dean Pay, it's time to end the silence of the Dogs

The lingering stench of the Bulldogs coach's unresolved future is hurting the club. Why won't the board make a call?

  • by Andrew Webster
Prime Minister Scott Morrison's visa changes are a pale shadow of what was available to students following the Tianamen crackdown.
Opinion
Hong Kong protests

Morrison's Hong Kong visa changes fall short of 'safe haven'

The Prime Minister has adopted the most limited and least costly option he could find.

  • by Abul Rizvi
In-person work catch ups are a thing of the past.
Opinion
Work in Progress

Are workmates really mates?

In the remote-working world, are your colleagues sending false signals about their feelings?

  • by James Adonis
Xi Jinping has managed the political fallout from the Hong Kong protests while strengthening his nationalist narrative at home.
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China relations

Lone wolf: The West should bide its time, friendless China is in trouble

The rich Western and Asian democracies are coalescing into a united front. China is starting to pay the exorbitant price for its wolf warrior diplomacy.

  • by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Letters
Letters

We are not all Victorians, PM, and we never were

As Melbourne goes into lockdown and Victoria's border closes, Scott Morrison tries to sell us the line that we are all Victorians now.

Illustration: John Shakespeare
Opinion
Work therapy

Welfare in Australia: dole bludgers or hard done by?

I don't understand Australia’s unemployment benefits system.

  • by Jonathan Rivett
In the Herald
Australia

In the Herald: July 10, 1946

Sydney’s crime wave, a university for Canberra, and blunder makes profit.

  • by Harry Hollinsworth
Lines of Healthcare professionals are seen entering the North Melbourne Public Housing tower complex on July 08.
Opinion
Coronavirus pandemic

Melbourne has nothing to apologise for - we've just been unlucky

The fight at hand to stem community transmission must take priority over temptations to attribute blame.

  • by Catherine Bennett
Column 8 granny dinkus
Opinion
Column 8

ISO terms we'd like to see

And a flight of the not-so-fancy.

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Editorial
Hong Kong protests

Australia's response to Hong Kong mixes compassion and self-interest

The government had no choice but to respond to China's new crackdown but it has done so carefully.

  • The Herald's View
The speed at which the Chinese government has moved to impose its authority on Asia's once-liberal finance hub has shocked many of the city's 7.5 million residents.
Analysis
Hong Kong protests

Courageous Hong Kong visas will come at a price

Australia has just told the residents of its largest trading partner that it no longer believes they are safe at home. 

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg confirmed Australia is in recession earlier in June and there will be tough times to come.
Analysis
Please Explain podcast

Please Explain podcast: the cost of our coronavirus resurgence

In this episode, national editor Tory Maguire is joined by senior economics correspondent Shane Wright to discuss the coronavirus recession and whether the Morrison government can plan to escape it. 

  • by Tory Maguire
In the Herald
Australia

In the Herald: July 17, 1980

Gold medal sexism, drinking bad for babies, and Mr Fraser’s secret heresy

  • by Brian Yatman