The Sydney Morning Herald : Australia (30)

Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, October 17

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APS job churn sees ACT with highest rates of non-permanent employees

Higher turnover of governments and hiring freezes are driving up temporary, contract and casual employment.

Dark web, hacktivists: New Oxford dictionary brings whatevs to the sandwich generation

Ever discussed the dark web with a hacktivist? Or photobombed a kibbeh-munching paleo with a selfie stick? Maybe you're a member of the sandwich generation, in constant fear of a fiscal cliff.

Maggie Beer backs winemaker who destroyed $300,000 of rival's stock

Deep feelings of treachery and betrayal led a respected Barossa Valley winemaker to destroy 27,000 litres of shiraz and chardonnay at a rival company, a court has been told.

A century on, an Indigenous family rides back into its World War I history

Frederick Amos Lovett was one of five Lovett brothers from the Lake Condah Aboriginal Mission in western Victoria to sign up to fight in the First World War

Superquiz and Target, Monday, October 16

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British e-cigarette advocate urges Australian government to lift ban and save lives

The debate over the safety and efficacy of e-cigarettes, which are illegal in Australia, will step up a gear this week with the arrival of an outspoken, British e-cigarette advocate.

Immigration Department pay case reaches Fair Work after 4 years

Immigration Department workers haven't had a wage increase since 2013.

More North Korea tests feared but Australia not primary target, says Julie Bishop

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has sought to reassure Australians that the country is not a "primary target" of North Korea's aggression, despite acknowledging expectations that the rogue state will continue its nuclear testing regime.

Superquiz and Target, Sunday October 15

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Federal government agencies could use facial recognition platform

Would you want the tax office to use facial recognition technology?

Cutting sugar in soft drinks would save 155,000 lives and $8 billion: experts

Sugary drinks have been targeted by health campaigners in the battle against the bulge.

Cost cutting and understaffing of aged care homes leads to rationing and neglect

"Sometimes they are given food and they ask me 'what is it?', and I say 'I have no idea'."

Australia's economic triumph is a triumph of cities, with Melbourne in the lead

Australia is spectacularly good at modern cities. It has a talent for them that is rare - with the obvious contrasts being with the United States and Britain.

Mud, death and despair at the Battle of Passchendaele

Thirty-five Australians died for each metre of land taken at Passchendaele during World War I.

Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday October 14

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Manus Island detainees plead to Papua New Guinea for transfer to 'safe' nations

Asylum seekers held on Manus Island have urged Papua New Guinea to distance itself from Australia's refugee policy and help them relocate to "safe" countries.

From George Miller to an Egyptian mummy, Australian Museum unveils 200 treasures

The Mad Max director is one of 100 people living and dead selected by the museum for a new exhibition.

Why electric cars have hit a dead end in Australia

Australia has been labelled a "laggard" in the global move toward electric vehicles by progressive think-tank Australia Institute in a new report released on Friday.

Superquiz and Target, Friday, October 13

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Apology to Peter Kimlin

An article published on 22 March 2017 reported that former Wallaby Peter Kimlin, together with five other Grenoble players, had been arrested in France for questioning, after an allegation of rape had been made by a 21-year-old woman. As a subsequent article made clear, the report was incorrect. ...

First Australian pill testing trial shelved for Canberra's Spilt Milk festival

A planned pill testing trial at Canberra's Spilt Milk musical festival has been shelved after an apparent dispute over required authorisations.

Young Liberals' fight causes young woman to seek intervention order from police

The leader of the Australian Liberal Students' Federation has been accused of assaulting a fellow club member and intimidating a woman during an ugly stoush at one of the country's most prestigious universities.

Language as a battlefield: How we got from euthanasia to voluntary assisted dying

Right to die, euthanasia, dying with dignity, assisted suicide: the language around this debate is enormously loaded, and shapes the way we feel about it.

Sydney weather: Odds favour an end to Sydney's long dry spell

Those hoping for a long hot mostly sunny summer on the beaches and playing fields of Sydney may be in for some disappointment.

Ipsos global poll: Two in three Australians think religion does more harm than good in the world

A poll shows international opinion split on the influence of religion.

Apology to Peter Kimlin

An article published on March 22, 2017 reported that former Wallaby Peter Kimlin, together with five other Grenoble players, had been arrested in France for questioning, after an allegation of rape had been made by a 21-year-old woman.

Superquiz and Target, Thursday October 12

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Incident that led to death of helicopter pilot in Antarctica preventable, inquest hears

The man in charge at an Antarctic base when a helicopter pilot died believed the incident was preventable.

Federal Court upholds penalty rates cut for retail and hospitality workers

The Fair Work Commission's controversial decision to reduce Sunday and public holiday penalty rates has survived a Federal Court challenge in which unions argued the people most affected could least afford a pay cut.