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Herald investigative reporter Carrie Fellner

Behind the scenes: Carrie Fellner on her investigation into NSW regional hospitals

After 15 public hearings and more than 700 submissions, the NSW parliamentary inquiry into regional hospitals reported back last month. The inquiry, triggered by an investigation by Herald journalist Carrie Fellner, found that many doctors and nurses work in a culture of fear - where many are afraid to speak up about problems in the system. Here Fellner looks back at what prompted her series of stories.

  • by Carrie Fellner
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Australia news LIVE: Energy chief says crisis boosts case for renewables; Russia sanctions 121 Australians; National cabinet meets

Job-seeking and underemployment has dropped to its lowest level in 40 years, adding to pressure on the Reserve Bank to accelerate interest rate rises. Energy Security Board chair Anna Collyer said the pressure on the electricity grid highlighted the need for return to the long-term shift to renewable power.

  • by Ashleigh McMillan
NSW Treasurer and Energy Minister Matt Kean.

NSW energy supply ‘healthier’ as generators switch back on

NSW Treasurer and Energy Minister Matt Kean says he is unlikely to need emergency powers after “healthy” improvement to the state’s energy supply.

  • by Lucy Cormack
A rowing boat passes spectators on the river bank on the opening day of the 2019 Henley Royal Regatta alongside the river Thames. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images) ...

Anger at King’s School over plans to fly headmaster to prestigious British regatta

An old boys’ representative on The King’s School board quit over plans to fly the headmaster, his deputy and their wives first class to the Henley Royal Regatta.

  • by Lucy Carroll and Jordan Baker
Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

Three jobs, four continents and World Cups in two codes: Why Cheika is getting no sleep

Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is burning the candle at three ends with cross-code duties for Argentina, Lebanon and in Japan. And he’s loving it.

  • by Iain Payten
Andrew Forrest wears a Ukraine pin at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on May 23.

Twiggy, Malinauskas wear Russian sanction as badge of honour

Andrew Forrest said: “you are not worth talking to unless you have been sanctioned”, while the South Australian premier sent a direct message to Vladimir Putin.

  • by Rob Harris
Global markets are in freefall as challenges build.

Volatility is king: Markets brace for more turbulence amid meltdown

Global sharemarkets have been a sea of red as the era of cheap money comes to a screeching halt. And investors predict more uncertainty is on the horizon.

  • by Clancy Yeates
Detectives have arrested a man following an investigation into an alleged aggravated sexual assault in Sydney’s south-west earlier this year.

Man arrested after alleged sexual assault of woman he met on dating app

The pair met at the man’s Belmore residence in April when four men arrived at the premises and she was sexually assaulted, police allege.

  • by Amelia McGuire
The Blues-Brumbies clashes had plenty of spite this season.

The pros and cons of Rugby Australia walking away from New Zealand

Threats of a trans-Tasman schism are nothing new but there are points on both sides as Australia again considers going its own way.

  • by Paul Cully
The best of the year (so far).

The best movies, TV, music, podcasts and books of the year (so far)

As a sort of mid-year stocktake, our critics have picked their favourite pieces of pop culture from the first half of 2022.

  • by Debi Enker, Garry Maddox, Melanie Kembrey, Barry Divola and Robert Moran
Leo Urbano, also known as the Trash Lawyer on Instagram, with his cat  and some second hand items he has collected.

Leo found a houseful of treasures on the street, including his cat

Using tips from social media sites dedicated to reducing the amount of waste, Leonardo Urbano has rescued valuables that would otherwise have ended up in landfill.

  • by Julie Power
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles

Can Prince Charles save the Commonwealth once the Queen is gone?

Never mind the family feuds - the House of Windsor must also navigate a colonial reckoning over the British Empire’s dark past and doubtful future.

  • by Rob Harris
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart prepares to drive against Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry.

NBA Finals game six LIVE updates: Boston Celtics v Golden State Warriors

Jaylen Brown and the Celtics need to win at home to send the series to game seven as Steve Kerr’s Warriors eye a fourth championship in eight seasons.

  • by Paul Suttor
Pressure is building on Celsius boss Alex Mashinsky.

Bitcoin ‘bank’ boss fighting for his reputation after triggering crash

Alex Mashinsky may be caught in the eye of a crypto meltdown, but it is not the first time he has endured tough times, or criticism.

  • by Ben Woods
The biggest contributor to Forager’s result was Mainstream Group, which never traded above 80c until October 2020 when it suddenly became a takeover target. Shares are at $2.75 today. It currently holds $23.2 million worth of Mainstream Group shares, the biggest holding in its $201.6 million fund led by Steve Johnson.

ASX loses over $50bn in value as recession fears spook markets

The Australian sharemarket is on track to post its biggest weekly loss in two years following a wipeout on Wall Street, as worries about a fragile global economy roar back to the fore.

  • by Stan Choe and Lachlan Abbott
Jan 6 explainer
US politics

What are the Capitol riot hearings all about?

The hearings aim to show that Donald Trump was central to a conspiracy to overturn the 2020 US election results. But how do they work?

  • by Farrah Tomazin
Mary Poppins

Forget girl bosses, I’m just here for the insane nanny

Magic or not, Mary Poppins is still lugging enormous lamps around in her handbag and claiming to be able to speak to dogs.

  • by Deirdre Fidge
Severe weather warnings have forced the cancellation of Rottnest Island ferries this weekend.

Rottnest ferries cancelled for the weekend as severe weather rolls in

The Rottnest Express has cancelled all services across Saturday and Sunday, with weather warnings of high tides, strong wind and swells.

  • by Holly Thompson
Rory McIlroy shares the clubhouse lead at the US Open after a three-under 67 in his opening round.
US Open

McIlroy insists hot start to US Open not about sending LIV Golf message

Rory McIlroy is one shot off the lead at the US Open with Adam Scott the only Australian under par after the opening round at The Country Club.

  • by Frank Pingue
Gokhan Can died after being stabbed at the Yongah Hill detention centre at about midnight.

Turkish national killed in Yongah Hill detention centre stabbing

Gokhan Can, 32, died after being stabbed in his sleep on Wednesday night. The WA Police riot squad were deployed on Thursday morning after a fire was started after the stabbing.

  • by Heather McNeill
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

Turn with caution: Potholes ahead as PM tries to round climate corner

The government claims the climate wars are over. But that’s misplaced optimism, especially with the nation gripped by a climate crisis that will be exploited by the opposition.

  • by Michelle Grattan
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands after a press conference in Kyiv on June 16.

‘Feeling the support’: Zelensky gets more weapons after EU leaders’ high-stakes visit

The Ukrainian president is triumphant: ‘Today is a truly historic day - Ukraine has felt the support of four powerful European states at once.’

  • by John Leicester and Sylvie
Christine Mwaturura, winner of the 2022 Jesse Cox Audio Fellowship, worth $15,000.

Dating as a black woman in Australia? It’s an experience worth an award-winning podcast

Christine “Kix” Mwaturura has caught the attention of the talent spotters behind a key podcast fellowship.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
The Collgar wind farm near Merredin...TBC

WA’s challenge to keep the lights on with more solar and less coal

The Australian Energy Market Operator’s annual review of the power system serving WA’s populous south-west predicted a need for new generation from 2025 and more than 300 megawatts by 2031.

  • by Peter Milne
Fed chair’s Jerome Powell belated determination to rein in inflation will   damage Joe Biden’s re-election prospects.

Wall Street’s implosion is terrible news for Biden - and it’s going to get worse

After months of dithering, Fed chair Jerome Powell appears ever more serious about reining in inflation. Joe Biden’s re-election hopes could be caught in the crossfire.

  • by Jeremy Warner
Lachlan Ilias leaves the WIN Stadium pitch after just half an hour against the Dragons.

‘He’ll learn from it’: Souths coach says benched half won’t be scarred

Lachlan Ilias watched the bulk of the contest from the sideline on Thursday night after being sensationally removed from the fray as St George Illawarra ran riot.

  • by Caden Helmers
Donald Trump and rioters on January 6.

Lawyers told Trump that pressuring Pence to overthrow election was illegal

Things got heated in the White House when lawyers and a former judge were arguing against Trump’s plan, witnesses told the third hearing into the US Capitol riots.

  • by Farrah Tomazin
Twitter is a key ingredient in Elon Musk’s success.

Elon Musk flags job cuts in unorthodox meeting with Twitter staff

In an unusual move for what’s been an unusual takeover bid by the world’s richest man, Tesla CEO Elon Musk met virtually with Twitter employees even though his $US44 billion takeover has not been completed.

  • by Barbara Ortutay
Russia’s foreign ministry has announced it is sanctioning an additional 121 Australian citizens, including journalists and defence officials.

Russia sanctions hundreds of Australians including journalists

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has announced it is sanctioning an additional 121 Australian citizens, including our editors, journalists and Defence officials.

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, left, and French President Emmanuel Macron in Irpin on Thursday.

Macron decries massacres, war crimes as European leaders visit Ukraine to support Zelensky

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Premier Mario Draghi arrived in Kyiv in “a message of European unity”.

  • by David Keyton and Benoit Van Overstraeten
Gary, Glen and Mark Ella.

‘Doing the right thing’: Ella welcomes Cook Cup name change

The decision to retire the Cook Cup and replace it with a trophy honouring an Indigenous Wallabies great and an English war hero has been applauded.

  • by Iain Payten
Jake Trbojevic is poised to be recalled to the NSW team for Origin II.

Why Jake Trbojevic is poised for Origin II recall for NSW

When Brad Fittler took over in 2018, he picked players based on character as much as ability. Subsequently, the Manly enforcer was the first picked. And he’s what the Blues need now.

  • by Andrew Webster
Alisha Elliott, Head of Policy Programs Australia at Meta for Sue White MyCareer story on digital career in the bush

Rural escape: Where talking about the weather is more than small talk

As more of us leave city life for quieter locales, some are wondering - can you have a digital career from the bush?

  • by Sue White
Mitchell Swepson of Australia reacts after he is bowled by Chamika Karunaratne.

Karunaratne helps Sri Lanka level ODI series vs Australia

Sri Lanka has evened the five-match, one-day international series against Australia with a 26-run win.

The fallout from Mike Cannon-Brookes’ AGL raid continues

Energy crunch an unexpected boon for Mike Cannon-Brookes

How the crusading anti-fossil fuel billionaire tech bro could win out from Australia’s energy crunch. Plus, a new face at League HQ.

  • by Kishor Napier-Raman and Noel Towell
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

Albanese did not create the energy crisis, but he will have to fix it

The Labor government is electrified at the prospect of two terms in power. But if they can’t keep the lights on, an early outage could be sparked.

  • by David Crowe
Construction on Sydney Metro City has stalled amid a protracted industrial dispute.

Stalled industrial dispute adds $50 million to Sydney Metro costs

Sydney’s biggest public transport project has been swept up in a long-running dispute between the NSW government and rail unions.

  • by Tom Rabe
Chair of Australian Energy Market Commission Anna Collyer.

Energy crisis boosts case for renewables, top policy adviser says

The pressure on the electricity grid highlights the need for a long-term shift away from fossil fuels, the chair of the Energy Security Board says.

  • by David Crowe and Mike Foley
Perrottet thinks Andrews is a great guy. Andrew says Perrottet is a good bloke.

‘Interstate bromance’: How Dom and Dan became Australia’s power pairing

The alliance between “good bloke” Dominic Perrottet and “great guy” Daniel Andrews has the makings of a significant political partnership.

  • by Jordan Baker
Soren Soltani having his haircut at Barbriko by owner Nicolaos Vlahos in North Sydney. 16th June 2022. Photo: Edwina Pickles / SMH

‘It’s coming’: Small businesses brace for power bill shock

Hairdressers and other heavy electricity users, who are already struggling to recover from the pandemic, are bracing for their next challenge: higher power bills.

  • by Jessica Yun
John Khoury: A so-called whale gambler at Star casino.

A Rolex, private jet and chips: How Star courted John Khoury to gamble in Queensland

High-roller John Khoury was banned from casinos in Victoria and NSW, but says The Star was so desperate for him to gamble at its Gold Coast casino that it bought him a $50,000 watch and showered him with perks.

  • by Nick McKenzie
ETF investors need to be aware of potentially complex tax liabilities.

Am I thin-skinned, or is my colleague’s nagging getting nasty?

A good manager knows how hard constructive criticism is to give, but they need to give it. Your co-worker needs to be told they’re doing a poor job passing judgment on your work.

  • by Jonathan Rivett
A Revlon collection in 2002.

Revlon, beauty icon in crowded market, files for bankruptcy

The cosmetics giant has been a mainstay on store shelves since its founding 90 years ago in New York City as it oversaw a stable of household names, from Almay to Elizabeth Arden.

  • by Anne D’innocenzio
St Bernadette’s Primary Dundas Principal Lisa Gerrard.

The variety and challenge of being a principal, ‘it’s all gold to me’

St Bernadette’s Primary School Dundas Principal Lisa Gerrard says the beauty of working in a school is that no day is the same.

Hilary Allen

Ticking crypto time bomb could spark another financial crisis

Decentralised finance, also known as DeFi, is being touted as a better option to existing stuffy financial services. But it’s rife with unregulated middlemen.

  • by Dominic Powell
LPE said the surging wholesale electricity price was the reason why it could not compete against rivals

Energy companies are holding all Australians to ransom

This is what happens when essential services like gas and electricity are handed over by governments to private businesses that are only interested in maximising profits.

Phasing out stamp duty will help buyers get into the market and should ease supply by making it cheaper for people to downsize.

Will home buyers be better off paying stamp duty or property tax?

Swapping stamp duty for a property tax could save some home buyers serious cash, with new modelling showing it could be the better option for those looking to hold their home for the medium to short term.

  • by Kate Burke
The path of the 80 kilometre walk along the foreshore
NSW budget

Waterfront walkway to link Sydney Opera House and Parramatta

A 91-kilometre pathway linking the Opera House to Parramatta Park will become one of the city’s longest and most iconic walking and cycling routes.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Smoke and water stream from the Concorde on the moment of impact at Sydney Airport. “Sun” man Purcell used a Nikon camera with a 300mm lens and two-times converter for this spectacular snap. June 17, 1972

From the Archives 1972: Whoosh! Concorde’s first Sydney landing

With an ear-splitting roar and trailing a cloud of black smoke, the supersonic Concorde flew into Sydney for the first time on June 17, 1972.

  • by Jack Percival
Minister for Workplace Relations Tony Burke will make legislating 10 days’ paid domestic violence leave a priority.

Universal paid domestic violence leave to be minister’s first act

Tony Burke says legislating 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave as a universal right would be his first parliamentary act.

  • by Angus Thompson
Talatau Amone had one of his best nights for the Dragons.
Dragons 32 Rabbitohs 12
Match report

Dragons turn back the clock as opening blitz stuns Souths

St George Illawarra’s scoreless second half took some zip out of the contest, but they move into the top eight for the first time since round two.

  • by Caden Helmers
Former Melbourne president Glen Bartlett has revealed why he left the club.

Former Demons president Glen Bartlett claims ‘threats, deceitful conduct’

Former Melbourne president Glen Bartlett has opened up about the club’s off-field drama, claiming he and his partner have “been subjected to threats, deceitful conduct, and a public campaign to discredit us professionally and personally”.

  • by Jon Pierik
Column 8 granny dinkus
Column 8

When you can’t give away pints of the good stuff

Punning to save your life.

Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at the Westminster Magistrates court in London, Thursday, June 16, 2022. Spacey is appearing in a court in London on Thursday after he was charged with sexual offenses against three men. The 62-year-old Spacey is accused of four counts of sexual assault and one count of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent. (AP Photo/David Cliff)

Kevin Spacey appears at UK court to face sex assault charges

The actor “strenuously” denies the allegations, his lawyer said as the 62-year-old made his first appearance at a British court to face charges dating back almost 20 years.

  • by Michael Holden
Problems at the Eraring Power station threaten to deepen the worst energy crisis in decades.

NSW given emergency powers to direct coal companies to provide fuel to electricity generators

In an extraordinary development in NSW’s energy crisis, Kean met the governor late on Thursday to seek the powers, which gives him authority to force coal and logistics companies to deliver fuel.

  • by Alexandra Smith
PM Anthony Albanese has been invited to visit Kyiv by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Albanese to attend NATO summit, invited to visit Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelensky has invited the Australian PM to visit Kyiv, an invitation he could take up after he joins world leaders at a NATO summit in Europe later this month.

  • by David Crowe
Eddie Jones invited Andrew Johns along to an England training session before the third Test against the Wallabies in 2016.
The Cauliflower
Australian rugby

Rugby Australia poach first NRL talent ... from head office

When Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan baited league fans last month with a threat to raid the NRL for its best talent, no one saw this twist coming.

  • by Georgina Robinson, Iain Payten and Tom Decent
Mikaele Ravalawa of the Dragons celebrates scoring a try.

NRL 2022 LIVE updates: Six tries, 26 minutes as Red V boil the Bunnies

The Rabbitohs stayed on the bus and the Dragons ran riot in response, setting up a comfortable win that revives hopes of an unlikely finals appearance.

  • by Dan Walsh
A new sub-variant is becoming the dominant COVID-19 infection in NSW.

COVID-19 reinfection warning as new Omicron strain becomes dominant

The BA.5 Omicron sub-variant is overtaking BA.2 as the most prevalent coronavirus infection in NSW.

  • by Mary Ward and Lucy Carroll
Mila makes a leap with preschool friends Eddy and Olena, and teacher Angela Aldridge, at Goodstart’s Crescent Early Learning Centre.

Teacher shortages could undermine plan for extra year of education

The NSW government’s universal pre-kindergarten reforms were met with praise from the early childhood sector, but experts warned more educators were needed.

  • by Daniella White
Newcastle captain Kalyn Ponga has played in a side decimated by injuries.
NRL 2022

Why are the Knights rusting away in Steel City?

Adam O’Brien is confident the Knights can eventually resolve issues that have been ingrained for “close to two decades”.

  • by Caden Helmers
Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Thursday.

Australia news LIVE: AEMO continues energy trading suspension; VIC, NSW making major investment in kindergartens

Follow along on our live blog for the major news of the day.

  • by Roy Ward, Amelia McGuire and Josh Dye
Medicinal cannabis helps with pain relief.

Push to allow medicinal cannabis users the right to drive

A NSW inquiry has considered a bill that would let people get on with their lives while continuing to take their medicine, including driving cars.

Andrew Gaze.

Gaze officially a legend, Daniels scores draft invite

Andrew Gaze will officially become a Basketball Australia legend next month while Dyson Daniels has been invited to attend the NBA Draft in person.

  • by Roy Ward
Lance Franklin will return to action with the Swans on Saturday.

Buddy back for Swans but Hickey in the reserves

The Swans have regained star veteran Lance Franklin from suspension but ruckman Tom Hickey has been overlooked for Saturday’s clash against Port Adelaide in Adelaide.

  • by Malcolm Conn
Coal fired power was driven out of the electricity grid by a perfect storm of natural disasters, high prices and plant failures.

Coal the burning issue in energy crisis

The eastern seaboard has been threatened with rolling blackout risks followed by an unprecedented market failure.

  • by Mike Foley
Employment rose by nearly 61,000 in May, according to the ABS.

Tight jobs market adds to pressure on Reserve Bank to accelerate rate rises

The number of people looking for a job or underemployed has dropped to its lowest level in 40 years as the unemployment rate remains steady at 3.9 per cent.

  • by Rachel Clun
The site of the workplace death.

Perth worker dies at North Coogee salt refinery

Emergency crews were focusing on a conveyor belt, with a large blanket draped over a section.

  • by Heather McNeill
Playing around: A mural on the school wall.

Bondi school parents slam decision to ban outdoor play before class

A decision to restrict students from using the playground before school started has sparked an angry response.

  • by Lucy Carroll
Sydney’s Star casino in Pyrmont.

Star should keep licence as key people to blame for failures have left: lawyer

Senior managers who have since resigned are responsible for the casino’s past failures and should not stop a renewed company from continuing to operate, its lawyer says.

  • by Jack Gramenz
The Royal Australian Navy makes its presence felt during patrols in the South China Sea.

China feud helps push Australia down to 27th in peace index

New Zealand is the second most peaceful country in the world according to the index. Ukraine slid 17 spots to 153.

  • by Latika Bourke
Mouse or mice?

Computer mouses or computer mice? Let the people decide

After years of fielding language questions, I’ve learnt it’s unwise to be definitive about definitions.

  • by David Astle
James O’Connor is battling injury ahead of the July Test window.

O’Connor open to fullback switch for England series

Quade Cooper and James O’Connor are poised to battle it out for the Wallabies No.10 jersey but, the latter says he’d consider a move elsewhere in the backline.

  • by Tom Decent
A wild marmot

Fluffy rodents ‘started Black Death and killed off half of Europe’

Harmless-looking marmots may have harboured the Black Death in Kyrgyzstan before it spread via the Silk Road.

  • by Sarah Knapton
ABC news director Justin Stevens said he wanted to stamp out racism at the public broadcaster

‘Heartfelt apology’: ABC news boss expresses sorrow over racism

ABC news director Justin Stevens said he was disturbed by an internal report that found ABC staff had experienced racism and bigotry at the public broadcaster.

  • by Matthew Knott
Police walk outside the Tops grocery store after the shooting in Buffalo, New York last month.

Buffalo shooting suspect charged with federal hate crimes as chilling details emerge

Payton Gendron, the gunman at the centre of the Buffalo massacre in May, has been charged with 26 hate crimes that make him eligible for the death penalty.

  • by Farrah Tomazin
Frank Zumbo arrives at the Downing Centre Local Court in Sydney on Thursday.

Frank Zumbo exposed himself to witness on park bench, court told

A woman has told a Sydney court former MP Craig Kelly’s office manager spent years kissing and sexually touching her.

  • by Greta Stonehouse
WA Attorney-General John Quigley.

WA conviction appeal law to correct errors ‘within the halls of justice’

Western Australia’s parliament has passed new legislation providing a further avenue of appeal for people convicted of serious crimes.

  • by Michael Ramsey
Journalist Sarah Ferguson is heading back to Australia where she will take up the anchor role on the ABC’s 7.30.

Sarah Ferguson on the darkness she’s seen in the US, trust, and 7.30

She’s one of Australia’s best interviewers and the Gold Walkley Award winner is about to take over the reins at the ABC’s 7.30.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
Chriopractor Dr Diana Pakzamir runs a business, as does her husband, but has noticed mothers are still mainly assumed to do the mental tasks of running a family.

When it comes to kids, mothers are saddled with the ‘mental load’

The particulars of running children’s lives are boundless, enduring, invisible and stressful, but who does it all is rarely measured. New research finds it is almost always mothers.

  • by Wendy Tuohy
Amro el Halabi holds a picture of his father, Mohammed, who was the Gaza director of the international charity World Vision, now found guilty of diverting sums to Hamas that exceed its total budget,

Aid group anger as Israel convicts Palestinian World Vision worker of supporting terrorists

A judge is set to rule on whether to dissolve the charity in Israel later this month. 

  • by Henriette Chacar
Logies moments over the years. 

The bad, the bold, the historic: Six decades of big Logies moments

Forget who won or lost, TV’s night of nights is all about those moments when the presenters and winners went wildly off script.

  • by Michael Idato
Chris Dawson and Robert Silkman.

Dawson asked teammate if he knew anyone who could ‘get rid of his wife’, court told

Robert Silkman has given evidence at the NSW Supreme Court murder trial of Chris Dawson about a Newtown Jets end-of-season trip to the Gold Coast in 1975.

  • by Sarah McPhee
Bailey Smith.
AFL 2022

AFL suspends Bulldog Bailey Smith for two matches

Western Bulldog star Bailey Smith has been handed a two-match ban by the AFL after photographs and video emerged of him taking an illicit drug.

  • by Jake Niall
Panthers coach Ivan Cleary is hopeful he is in the clear after a health scare.

Cleary reveals blood clot on lungs sent him to ICU

The Penrith coach spent last Saturday in Mater Hospital’s ICU in North Sydney after his ongoing knee infection escalated dramatically.

  • by Dan Walsh
Nils Frahm plays Vivid Live at Sydney Opera House.

Nils Frahm’s music: a mind-altering beat or a mind-calming tone?

After eight years since his first run of sold-out shows at the Sydney Opera House, Nils Frahm returns to the building, to soothe Sydney audiences.

  • by Bernard Zuel
A Financial Review investigation has reignited calls for greater regulatory oversight of property investment advice.

‘Significant concerns’: $3b takeover of Aussie giant in jeopardy as ACCC spooks investors

The competition watchdog says the takeover of administration services giant Link could impact all property transactions in Australia.

  • by Sarah Danckert
Back for 2022: the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra.

Slow moments of stillness that lacked luminosity

The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra’s latest performance of Eybler’s String Quintet in D major has lightness but lacked light.

  • by Peter McCallum
The current federal election campaign has highlighted the priority many Australians give to actions on climate change, helping Cannon-Brookes’ bid to win shareholder support.

Our energy crisis has been a decade in the making. Don’t expect a quick solution

The chaos and dysfunction in the national electricity market this week flows from the collision of a number of unexpected events with long-term vulnerabilities.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
New Zealand wants tourists to return for this year’s ski season.

New Zealand ditches COVID tests for inbound travellers

The shift comes ahead of the opening weekend of the ski season. Lifts are already moving at South Island resorts following a large snow dump last week.

  • by Ben McKay
Australian Grand Prix chief executive Andrew Westacott (left) and Tourism and Sports Minister Martin Pakula.

‘Hard bargain’ driven to keep Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park

The Australian Grand Prix will remain at Albert Park until at least 2035 after the Victorian government signed a 10-year contract extension, saying it had to drive a “hard bargain” in the face of extreme competition.

  • by Nell Geraets
Vivid sunrise at Bondi on Thursday.

Those spectacular sunrises and sunsets? Scientists point to Tonga volcano eruption

An unusual spike in aerosols in the stratosphere above New Zealand is the likely cause for several weeks of vibrant and spectacular sunrises and sunsets over Australia’s east coast, scientists say.

  • by Amelia McGuire