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What's the future of crowdfunding?

Many hands: Medved says there is science behind the wisdom of the crowd.

Claire Dunn 10:55am A new approach to purchasing equity in a business could change the world of innovation finance.

Income vs prices

Australian property more than 25 per cent overvalued: The Economist

Australia is the second most expensive country in which to buy a property in the 26 markets monitored by <i>The Economist</i>.

CHRISTINA ZHOU 9:38am The Economist says Australian property is among the most expensive in the world, but the Domain Group senior economist disagrees.

Celebrity homes

Bruce Willis to buy luxury duplex overlooking Central Park

Inside Bruce Willis' New York city apartment.

LUCY MACKEN 6:01pm It's not quite the New York pad you'd expect of the star of the Die Hard movie serie

190 units to be built on historic Scarba House site in Bondi

An early photograph of Scarba House during its time as a welfare home for babies and young children.

ANNA ANDERSON 11:28am 190 apartments will be built on the grounds of Scarba House.

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CSG industry hires well-connected staffers

While the Australian Energy Market Regulator says demand for gas will fall by 2019, the CSG industry is preparing to step up its efforts.

Anne Davies 11:30pm Two former deputy prime ministers, a resources minister and a climate change minister are among ex-politicians and political staff now helping companies involved in the coal seam gas industry, a Herald investigation reveals.

Selfish, dog-hating nimbys shouldn't own Sydney's open spaces

Tim Dick

Tim Dick 9:00pm Responsible dog owners in Sydney are not allowed to take their pets to most beaches and have to keep them on a leash at many parks.

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Ultra HD Blu-ray standard triumphs in format challenge

Ultra HD TV was big at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, last year.

ADAM TURNER 11:45pm After several years of deliberation, the Blu-ray Disc Association has finally agreed on a new high-capacity disc format.

Why PPSA leasing legislation is choking the hire industry

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ADELE FERGUSON 6:00pm This is a form for the sake of a form – the very definition of red tape. The government must act.

Greens speed up marriage equality debate

2:09am Following Ireland's popular vote to legalise same-sex unions, the Greens are set to bring forward the debate in Australia.

Bayliss to coach England after Dizzy snub

Julian Drape 1:13am Trevor Bayliss never played international cricket but England believes he's the best man to help the national team return to the top of the world rankings.

Q&A: The many faces of post-budget Treasurer Joe Hockey

One-man show: Joe Hockey's solo appearance on Q&A garnered him many challenges to overcome.

Neil McMahon 1:38am When Joe Hockey settled in for a solo hour on Q&A, the following happened: three apologies, two awkward minutes about his wife, one sausage machine, a giant tampon, a gag about the Pope and gay marriage and, to finish, a social media poll on his performance.


Stosur, Kyrgios and Tomic advance in Paris

Darren Walton 1:59am Seeds Samantha Stosur, Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios have safely joined fellow Australian Ajla Tomljanovic in the second round of the French Open.

Soup, soup, soup for winter comfort from the Good Food team

Minestrone from Antonio Carluccio's Pasta recipe book.

12:30am Soups we love by the Good Food Team

Karen Martini's Maltese-style baked rice

Maltese rice.

KAREN MARTINI 12:15am This dish is based on the classic Maltese dish, ross il-forn. Recipes vary, but the principle of gently spiced rice, mince, egg and tomato baked with a layer of cheese on top is the same.

Melbourne's top 10 meat pies

Beef, burgundy and mushroom pie from Babka ($6.50)

Sofia Levin 12:15am The meat pie is considered by many to be our national dish - and the best are inevitably at country bakeries. Our judge puts her tastebuds to the test to find the best pie in suburban Melbourne.

Under $30: Miss Katie's Crab Shack

The boiled crab served at served at Miss Katie's Crabshack in Fitzroy.

Simone Egger 12:15am Break out those bibs: Miss Katie has moved to new digs in Fitzroy, and they're positively palatial. Crab boil, ahoy.

Plenty of sympathy expected as Krispy Kreme's John McGuigan dishes coal dirt

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COLIN KRUGER 12:15am The 200th gathering of the Sydney Mining Club next month promises more drama than the Rum Rebellion.


May 26

Family violence needs co-ordinated response

Editorial The Age

12:15am There must be generous funding for courts, police, community health, refuge and counselling services.

Same-sex marriage: Greens set date for parliamentary vote

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young during the debate on the Migration Amendment in the Senate at Parliament House in Canberra on Friday 18 July 2014. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

JUDITH IRELAND 12:15am The Greens will bring forward a Senate debate on the party's marriage equality bill next month, in a bid to stir federal parliament into action on same-sex marriage.

Time to give CEO pay a WACC

Elizabeth Knight.

ELIZABETH KNIGHT 12:15am It is clear that there is an insufficient correlation between executives that are creating value and their pay.

Sydney traffic: Secret WestConnex documents show worse congestion after toll road

Traffic on King St, Newtown, which Roads Minister Duncan Gay said would be transformed into a 'Nirvana' after the WestConnex was built.

JACOB SAULWICK 12:15am It was a simple promise: inner city roads would become a 'nirvana' after the $15 billion WestConnex was built. But secret documents show the toll road will worsen congestion.


Stage: Treading the boards

Stretching imaginations: Glasgow-born dancer and choreographer Christine Devaney and Belgian performer Hendrik Lebon's dance work Chalk About.

John Bailey 12:01am Stage: Treading the boards

A-G's door open, Chief Justice Carmody sets conditions for resignation

Chief Justice Tim Carmody has offered to resign.

AMY REMEIKIS 12:01am Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath says her door is open for whenever Tim Carmody makes his decision about whether to stay or go as Chief Justice, but she will not be offering him anything to make the decision easier. 



The hidden cost of administration

All in a tangle.

Drew Turney 12:00am We all know the time administrative tasks take up is a necessary evil, but new research finds the problem is worse than we thought.


MAY 26

Asylum seekers: Policy could eliminate other social evils


12:00am  Readers discuss asylum seekers, immigration, education, politics, and more.

Nationals push for ban on CSG in the Northern Rivers

NSW National MPs want the party to change its policy and support a ban on coal seam gas extraction in the Northern Rivers region.

Anne Davies 12:00am Several NSW National MPs want the Baird Government to change its policy and support a ban on coal seam gas for the Northern Rivers region to reflect strong opposition in their communities.

Brisbane to become a leading Asia Pacific hub

Brisbane is set to welcome more cruise ships in the future.

TONY MOORE 12:00am More cruise ship terminals are one part of Brisbane's New World City Action Plan.


Let it go

Why you need to shake off your sex shame

Couples need to feel comfortable not shamed in the bedroom.

MATTY SILVER 12:00am Nothing kills the mood in the bedroom more than shame, unnecessary shame.


No marriage equality, but uncles can wed their nieces

JOHN BIRMINGHAM 12:00am It'd be a real pity if Cardinal Pell couldn't find time in his busy Roman schedule to pop back home and attend the Royal Commission into child abuse.