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ACT year 12 students to receive ATAR on Wednesday

Lulu Peate acknowledges her year 11 and 12 studies were perhaps a little tricker than most.

Superquiz and Target, Wednesday, December 13

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Phase out shark nets and switch to smarter, less-lethal devices, inquiry finds

The NSW and Queensland governments should phase out shark nets and immediately replace lethal drum lines with more-sophisticated gear to limit unnecessary harm to marine wildlife, a Senate inquiry has concluded.

Medical bodies urge Turnbull government to help Manus Island asylum seekers

Doctors representing 61,500 of their peers are demanding the Turnbull government to immediately provide care and treatment to the asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island.

Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, December 12

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'Impossible' to shop around: Patients struggling to get information about costs from surgeons

We're often told to shop around, but for private hospital patients this can be extremely difficult, stressful and time-consuming.

Superquiz and Target, Monday, December 11

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Tide turns for endometriosis sufferers as federal government announces National Action Plan

One in 10 Australian women are believed to have endometriosis, but a lack of awareness has meant doctors are struggling to identify it, research is scarce, and thousands of women are suffering in silence.

Tide turns for endometriosis suffers as federal government announces National Action Plan

One in 10 Australian women are believed to have endometriosis, but a lack of awareness has meant doctors are struggling to identify it, research is scarce, and thousands of women are suffering in silence.

Calls to ban 'inhumane rodeos' after bull snaps leg at Adelaide event

Footage captured at the event shows the bull bucking frantically before its back leg snaps.

Red Cross launches new campaign to fight loneliness this Christmas

When his wife of 45 years died, Ken Wilson found himself suddenly alone. For the first time in many years, the 82-year-old had to get used to living on his own.

'Existential threat': climate change risks finally grab Australia's attention

This year is closing with a flurry of activity on the climate front - including the release of the Turnbull government's review of climate policies.

Superquiz and Target, Sunday December 10

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'The court is not King Solomon,' judge tells parents feuding over son's body

For almost two months the body of a disabled teenager has remained with the State coroner in Newcastle while his family has waged a bitter war over what to do with his remains.

Couple who planned to divorce if same-sex marriage passes back down on promise

Nick and Sarah Jensen caused controversy in 2015 with their promise to split if same-sex marriage passes.

'It's worth the challenges': More Australian families have both parents working

In the ACT, there has been a two per cent increase in one year in the number of families with both parents working.

Are Earthlings alone? Half of humans believe in alien life

Nearly half of humans believe in alien life and want to make contact, a survey in 24 countries has found.

Art for heart's sake: Australia says 'I do'

A range of original works commemorate marriage equality becoming a reality in Australia.

Life has been getting better in 2017

Australia's collective wellbeing has improved but not everything is moving in the right direction

Missing DNA fragments found to be important predictors of childhood leukaemia relapse

Georgia Burgess was four and seemingly winning her leukaemia battle when her right eye started turning inwards. A lumbar puncture revealed the awful reason why.

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'We need a #metoo moment': Self-defence class for abuse survivors launches in Canberra

'We need our own #metoo moment," Caitlin Figueiredo says of fellow child abuse survivors.

Photos of the week: December 9, 2017

A week in photos from award winning Sydney Morning Herald photographers.

'Vandalism': NSW gives way on Snowy oversight as wild rivers flow briefly again

Three years after abolishing an independent oversight body for the Snowy scheme, the government may finally be getting around to its replacement.

Sydney teenager allegedly left barbecue, killed grandmother court hears

A teenager arrested in Victoria over his grandmother's murder in Sydney is accused of stabbing her to death in a frenzied attack using several knives.

Man in wheelchair jailed for smuggling $293,000 worth of meth in adult nappy

James Pollock Walden claimed his offending as a drug courier was motivated by a desire to make quick money.

Superquiz and Target, Friday, December 8

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Water bills headed 'same way as energy' as population gains, climate change bite

Rising population and climate change could translate into much higher water bills without action being taken now.

Small towns report gives 'F' to psychologist, dentist, preschool teacher access

Report reveals how Australia has fared in providing basic services to people in small towns.