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'One of the hardest exams I've come across': New maths common content splits HSC students

Monday, October 26, 2020

Monday's maths exams have been criticised by some students who did not feel prepared for the level of difficulty in new common questions. Test them here yourself.

'Devastated': Anger after 'culturally significant' tree cut down at highway site

Monday, October 26, 2020

Djab Wurrung man Zellanach Djab Mara said the Australian government 'had no consent or jurisdiction to remove that tree'.

Does the ABC's 'inner city left-wing elite' exist?

Monday, October 26, 2020

ABC news director Gaven Morris criticised his own organisation for focusing too much on one audience at the expense of others. Was he right to do so?

It's over! Melbourne's long lockdown to end on Tuesday night

Monday, October 26, 2020

City rejoices after months of lockdown ends, with the Premier warning there can be no full return to normal without a vaccine.

Kyle Flanagan becomes a Bulldog as Roosters step up bid for Suaalli

Monday, October 26, 2020

On the same day the Sydney Roosters severed ties with Belmore-bound Kyle Flanagan, they upped the ante in their quest to land Joseph Suaalli.

'I didn't think I was good enough': Blues bolter Luai never considered Origin

Monday, October 26, 2020

Jarome Luai declared allegiance to Samoa because he didn't believe he'd ever get picked for Origin. Now he is in the NSW squad.

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Melbourne, regional Victoria lockdown restrictions to be eased for retail, hospitality sectors as state records zero COVID-19 cases for first time in more than three months

Monday, October 26, 2020

The Prime Minister led a chorus of criticism after Premier Daniel Andrews delayed a highly anticipated announcement about the next stages of Melbourne’s reopening. Meanwhile, NSW has recorded no new locally acquired cases for three consecutive days. Follow our live coverage here.

No other place in the world has tamed a second wave this large

Monday, October 26, 2020

Today, as the crisis accelerates in Europe and elsewhere, Victoria’s 'zero new cases' are the envy of the world.

'He's pretty funny': DCE enters Wayne's World for day one of Origin camp

Monday, October 26, 2020

On their first day in the Maroons camp, the Queensland skipper said his side was "certainly not lacking talent" despite "a lot of inexperience".

Spooky coincidence gives All Saints' Eve ghost of a chance

Monday, October 26, 2020

John O'Shea is hoping All Saints' Eve can celebrate her day with victory in the Golden Eagle.

'My best spot': After years of running away, O'Connor here to stay at No.10

Monday, October 26, 2020

James O'Connor has explained why last year's World Cup was frustrating on a personal level and revealed that No.10 is where he wants to remain at international level.

Tatt's not all, folks: Addo-Carr to ink latest title ... then Sydney future

Monday, October 26, 2020

Melbourne winger will commemorate his second premiership with a new tattoo, and still has plenty of room to mark a third title with his future Sydney club.

Costings caveat for health pledge as Labor defends borrowed billions

Monday, October 26, 2020

Both major parties have traded blows over the release of detailed breakdowns for their multibillion-dollar pledges, with Labor's showing one health promise came with a catch.

ASIC to be kept waiting for new commissioner after shock resignation

Monday, October 26, 2020

Josh Frydenberg will wait for an independent review of the expenses affair at the corporate watchdog before naming a new deputy commissioner.

Victorians are owed a nation's gratitude

Monday, October 26, 2020

Everything Melbourne has endured, it has done so on behalf of the rest of Australia.

Australia demands Qatari report on 'grossly disturbing' airport body searches

Monday, October 26, 2020

Federal police officers have started contacting Australian women who were subject to invasive body searches at Doha airport.

Your questions answered: Which COVID-19 restrictions are easing

Monday, October 26, 2020

Premier Daniel Andrews has pressed ahead with plans to loosen COVID-19 restrictions. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions.

Box Hill Hospital nurse sparked northern suburbs outbreak

Monday, October 26, 2020

Nurse infected at Box Hill Hospital transmitted COVID-19 to members of her household in the Melbourne's north, sparking cluster that stalled city's reopening.

Sole American in space casts her election ballot

Monday, October 26, 2020

Kate Rubins voted electronically from the International Space Station while floating near a sign that read "ISS voting booth".

Clouds part for Perry's return as Sixers beat Strikers

Monday, October 26, 2020

Ellyse Perry made her long-awaited return to the game at North Sydney Oval and proved her worth as Australia's best female all-rounder.

Grand final sweep gives Victorians something to cheer

Monday, October 26, 2020

That the Melbourne Storm, Melbourne Vixens and Richmond won premierships while living in hubs is extraordinary. Many of their interstate competitors had it easier.

Police defend officer over alleged 'strike' of Kangaroo Point protester

Monday, October 26, 2020

The incident occurred during a protest at a makeshift Kangaroo Point immigration detention facility on Sunday, the site of months-long focus from demonstrators.

Religious leaders hoping, praying for further rise in worshipper limit

Monday, October 26, 2020

While Melbourne religious leaders are relieved that physical services can resume, they say the number of worshippers allowed could safely have been higher.

Mosman swim instructor touched nine girls 'on or near their genitals', jury told

Monday, October 26, 2020

Kyle Daniels allegedly touched the girls during swimming lessons in 2018 and 2019.

Power restored to thousands after 100mm of rain falls in northern Sydney

Monday, October 26, 2020

Several roads in northern Sydney are closed on Monday morning due to rain, which is set to ease in the evening.

New, improved contact tracing system ready for its biggest challenge yet: reopening

Monday, October 26, 2020

Epidemiologists say Sutton and Cheng's hardline approach has been vindicated, but contact tracers will have their job cut out for them as Victorians start mixing.

Indian team will agree to quarantine measures, says Ganguly

Monday, October 26, 2020

Indian cricket boss Sourav Ganguly says the tourists will do what it takes to get ready for the blockbuster Test series against Australia this summer.

Taxpayers to foot $1.3 billion bill from 'tidal wave' of failed businesses

Monday, October 26, 2020

Departmental forecasts predict a wave of companies will fail without enough money to cover wages, which has been held off by JobKeeper and bankruptcy changes.

Fears of a second COVID wave and another lockdown on NSW voters' minds

Monday, October 26, 2020

An exclusive Ipsos poll for the Herald reveals 63 per cent of voters are concerned that NSW could follow Victoria and see the state hit with a high number of COVID-19 cases.

Stamp duty holiday sees landlords treble appetite for extra buy-to-lets

Monday, October 26, 2020

While landlords must still pay a 3 per cent surcharge they can benefit from the underlying tax cut