Read

News

Rudd’s long plot to replace Ban Ki-moon

From the moment he lost power, Kevin Rudd began work on his biggest project yet: a pitch to become UN secretary-general.

News

Read

News

Australia’s anti-gay churches shift focus to Asia Pacific

“Look for Jesus … Behaving as a homosexual is the real, true, terrible sin.”

The country’s final gay conversion ministry closed last weekend. Now the same pastors are taking their mission overseas.

Read

News

The two sides of Oscar Pistorius

He’s known as Blade Runner, but it was the steel of a gun that derailed Pistorius’s extraordinary life.

Read

Economy

Beacon shines bright in ASX debut

Beacon lights up ASX. China's growth slows. Lenders mortgage insurance scrutiny.

Read

News

Who profits from the Anzac brand?

From its venerated status in pokie-filled clubs to its place on biscuit tins, the Anzac legend has become a politicised and commercialised brand.

Read

News

Barry O’Farrell’s resignation after misleading ICAC

“I’m certain I would remember receiving a bottle of Penfolds, particularly one that was my birth year … The 1959 Grange was not received by me or my wife.”

ICAC, a bottle of wine and a massive memory fail created the perfect storm to bring down a premier.

Read

World

Jokowi favourite in Indonesia but can he do it alone?

Could Joko Widodo form workable coalition? India’s election. CIA director visits Ukraine. US to carve better TPP deal.

Opinion

Read

Opinion

Quentin Dempster
Abbott’s assault on the ABC

“Abbott said he would not cut the ABC or SBS. He has no mandate to do so. Is he, then, his own man or a creature of Murdoch and News Corp?”

Read

Opinion

Nick Dyrenfurth
Boycotting Israel another impediment to peace

“BDS is justly regarded by many as a war against Israel by means other than violence.”

Read

Letters & Editorial

Cartoon

Read
Read

Editorial
Bowing out a blow to reform

Letters

Read

Packer’s smoky empire

“What James Packer wants, James Packer tends to get” (Mike Seccombe, “The Crown prince of Sydney Harbour”, April 12-18). A prime example of this is Packer’s plan …

Read

Navy boats built to act

John Birmingham’s article (“The boats that really stopped”, April 12-18) perpetuates the myth that RAN vessel design and construction standards are higher than those for commercial vessels. …

Read More

Culture

Profile

Juliana Engberg’s rise to Biennale director

Serendipity delivered Sydney Biennale artistic director Juliana Engberg to arts curatorship.

Music

Ball Park Music’s ’Puddinghead’ a confident step forward

This Brisbane band has hit another home run with a triumphant third album full of stomping songs.

Portrait

Hearing colour

Romy Ash meets master of sound Michael Winslow

Food

Read

Food

Beyond the everyday condiment

Mastering the age-old traditions of aioli and mayonnaise

Life

Read

Science

The imprints of the beginning of our universe

An incredible discovery finally offers evidence of how the Big Bang gave birth to our universe.

Read

Gardening

Spring bulbs

Despite the regal appearance of spring flowering bulbs, their simple cultivation makes them a common pleasure.

Read

Sport

The lionheart: Alex Leapai, 34, boxer

The first Australian boxer to challenge for the unified heavyweight title since 1908.

Books

Read

John A. Scott
John A. Scott’s N

Read
Read

Nic Pizzolatto
Galveston

Quotes

ROYALS

“I suspect George’s first word might be bilby. Only because koala is harder to say.”

Prince WilliamThe Duke of Cambridge responds to news a marsupial at Taronga Zoo will be named in his son’s honour. The statement, indeed this week’s entire royal visit, distinctly lacked his grandfather’s trademark wit abroad.

SMEARS

“Let me not mince my words, madam. An entirely unjustified smear, and frankly I think you should withdraw that.”

Tony AbbottThe prime minister upbraids journalist Nicola Berkovic for asking him about dealing with a “corrupt” NSW government.

AVIATION (1)

‘‘I guess it’s time to go underwater.”

Angus Houston The former defence force chief concedes that the batteries for MH370’s black box are likely drained, and so the search shifts to the ocean floor.

MUSIC

“The band will continue to make music.”

AC/DCMembers of the group issue a statement dispelling rumours they have split up. But they confirmed founding guitarist Malcolm Young has taken leave to deal with an unnamed illness.

AVIATION (2)

“We apologise for an inappropriate image recently shared as a link in one of our responses. We’ve removed the tweet and are investigating.”

US AirwaysThe airline addresses an image of a woman cavorting with a model plane, tweeted in response to a passenger’s complaint.

TICKETS

‘‘It is a blow to progressive voters that I would be replaced in the senate by someone who I have known for many years to be deeply homophobic, to be anti-choice, and has recently emerged disloyal to the very party he has been elected to represent.”

Louise PrattThe WA senator concedes defeat, and unleashes on Joe Bullock.