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The Australian universities among the world's top 50 - 18 Jun 2019 at 3:00pm -

A majority of Australian universities have improved in global rankings, with five appearing in the top 50 this year, but many are at the very bottom for one important measure.

'No one died': Behind the typo on the new $50 note - 18 Jun 2019 at 3:00pm -

At news they may be responsible for the most printed typo in human history, some at the Reserve Bank were "relatively relaxed". Others were in "a bad way".:

'There is no rift': universities move to implement free speech code - 18 Jun 2019 at 11:03am -

Australian universities have started rolling out a new code to protect free speech on campus

Aged commission: Medicare is failing older Australians in remote areas - 18 Jun 2019 at 10:53am -

Older people in remote parts of Australia were being hospitalised at four times the rate of other Australians for avoidable conditions. The Royal Commission into Aged Care also heard how services providing care to Indigenous communities needed to be culturally sensitive.

Phone dead zone delays 000 fatal heart attack call - 18 Jun 2019 at 10:27am -

Jason Falinski MP: "I half expected when you open the [exchange] box to see a person in there still connecting people by plugging one call into the other."

'Significant help': experts, community laud launch of national epilepsy helpline - 18 Jun 2019 at 10:09am -

For people living with the uncertainty and complexity of epilepsy, a new service launched on Tuesday aims to help.

Target and superquiz, Wednesday, June 19 - 18 Jun 2019 at 10:08am -

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Editorial cartoon - 18 Jun 2019 at 10:01am -

The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of our cartoonists.

Twenty years is too long to do so little about the death of six babies a day - 18 Jun 2019 at 10:00am -

Small changes in clinical care and education could have a big impact on stillbirth in Australia.

'We're acting like judge and jury': powerful public transport union boss back... - 18 Jun 2019 at 9:59am -

The high profile female boss of the powerful public transport union has broken ranks with the Labor Party and the ACTU to join a bloc of powerful blue-collar trade unions to defend controversial union leader John Setka.

CBD Melbourne: Frydenberg's grand handshake tour - 18 Jun 2019 at 9:59am -

Last week we brought you the news of US Ambassador Joe Hockey spending quality time on the green with a golf-mad President Donald Trump (and copping an earful about his one-time Cabinet colleague Alexander Downer’s role in the Mueller probe.)

Treasurer gets pally with Trump's crew - 18 Jun 2019 at 9:34am -

Last week we brought you the news of US Ambassador Joe Hockey spending quality time on the green with a golf-mad President Donald Trump (and copping an earful about his one-time Cabinet colleague Alexander Downer’s alleged role in the Mueller probe.)

Vice-chancellor's lucrative dealings with university - 18 Jun 2019 at 3:54am -

One of NSW's highest-paid vice-chancellors is charging his university to hold events at his Sydney property, which he bought using a loan from the university.

In the interests of omnivores, farmers and activists need to talk - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:21am -

City dwellers know little about how farmers treat their animals and if farmers don't fill the void activists will.

Indigenous people believe aged care isn't 'culturally safe', and ageing earlier - 17 Jun 2019 at 8:46pm -

Most Indigenous people are shunning residential aged care, preferring to stay with family, community and on country, the Royal Commission on Aged Care Quality and Safety heard today.

Stroke rates rising in younger women, bucking the gender trend - 17 Jun 2019 at 11:00am -

Fewer Australian women are dying from cardiovascular disease but more younger women are suffering strokes and it’s still a leading cause of death among women.

Minister's blue still on after Origin Clash - 17 Jun 2019 at 10:15am -

In the pantheon of Macquarie Street tantrum-thrower one name above all others sits at the summit emblazoned with lights – Police Minister David Elliott.

Target and superquiz, Tuesday, June 18 - 17 Jun 2019 at 10:01am -

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From the Archives: A ring of fire, from Sydney to Sydney at 900 km/h - 17 Jun 2019 at 10:00am -

At sunset on June 18, 1988, a bonfire was lit at Botany Bay, setting off a chain of "Bicentennial beacons" stretching 15,000 kilometres around Australia.

Teachers told to ignore 'NAPLAN-style' phonics test for six-year-olds - 17 Jun 2019 at 8:03am -

Teachers are being told to ignore a new opt-in phonics test for year 1 students and parents have raised concerns that it could become a "high-stakes NAPLAN-style test for six-year-olds".

Setka threatens Albanese with legal challenge - 17 Jun 2019 at 6:18am -

Embattled construction union boss John Setka has vowed to make things tough for Labor leader Anthony Albanese and threatened to mount a legal challenge on the push to expel him from the party.

It's complicated: why students drop out of university - 17 Jun 2019 at 5:12am -

The number of students dropping out isn't rising - but the pressure on students is.

Older 'extremist' brother shot by police near NSW border extradited to Victoria - 17 Jun 2019 at 2:45am -

An alleged Islamic extremist shot by police at Barnawartha has been handed over to Victorian armed crime squad detectives.

Australian Catholic University staff details stolen in fresh data breach - 17 Jun 2019 at 1:50am -

A number of staff email accounts and some university systems were compromised in a phishing attack last month, the acting vice-chancellor revealed.

'Preference whisperer' Glenn Druery opens up about getting minor parties elected - 17 Jun 2019 at 1:09am -

The so-called preference whisperer Glenn Druery, who helps minor parties get elected, has signed a publishing deal for a tell-all book about his political life.

Roger Covell: Herald music critic across four decades - 16 Jun 2019 at 11:38pm -

Covell located the start of a new national spirit at a conference of about 20 Australian composers in 1963.

From the Archives, 1988: Bicentenary beacons ignited across Australia - 16 Jun 2019 at 11:23pm -

In June 1988, as part of Australia's bicentenary celebrations, the world's longest line of fires were created when beacons were ignited across the country.

Father of missing Belgian backpacker to make plea about son's disappearance - 16 Jun 2019 at 6:33pm -

Laurent Hayez arrived in Australia on Friday and has spent the weekend helping in the search for Theo Hayez who went missing on May 31.

NSW Labor's Daley takes his seat at the tactics table - 16 Jun 2019 at 10:05am -

Michael Daley is back on the frontline at Labor's daily tactics meetings despite defeat at the March election.

Target and superquiz, Monday, June 17 - 16 Jun 2019 at 10:01am -

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