Andrew Masterson 12:15am Cloning could have its uses in the beef cattle industry, but why recreate a deceased Beatle or woolly mammoth?
MATT WADE The economy of greater Sydney expanded 4.3 per cent in 2013-14 – its fastest growth rate in 14 years.
ADELE FERGUSON 12:15am Timbercorp’s liquidators have applied to the court to remove Sydney insolvency specialist Andrew Wily as bankruptcy trustee of banned financial adviser Peter Holt. It is the latest twist in the already-complex saga of Timbercorp, post-collapse.
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of The Herald's editorial cartoonist.
11:45pm Sticky Carpet
11:45pm Household water consumption remains among the highest in the country even though total water consumption per capita was the lowest of all states.
AMY MCNEILAGE 9:22pm Jackson Tuckwell, the Australian teenager thought to have suffered methanol poisoning in Bali, was jubilant on Wednesday night as he celebrated his 18th birthday out on the town.
ANNA PATTY 5:41pm Airlines are being urged to follow the example of Virgin Australia in its introduction of domestic violence leave for staff.
MARK KENNY 9:39pm Opinion For the fourth time this week, the Abbott government has resorted to sophistry as it muddles around trying to disguise what many are now calling policy chaos.Liberals and Nationals that is.You would think their leadership would know better, given the low rate of success to date.
NICK TOSCANO 5:42pm ABC workers in Melbourne and Sydney are prepared to launch industrial action unless management backs down from redundancy plans.
STEPHEN CAUCHI 5:42pm Woolworths' stock has very mixed appeal among analysts despite the positive news that came out of the company's AGM.
GARETH HUTCHENS 7:30pm Australians need to start talking more about the trade-offs we have to make to achieve important economic objectives, Dr Parkinson says.
MARK KENNY 9:15pm Differences within federal Cabinet over budget policy versus political strategy have raised speculation of tensions between Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey.
NICKY PHILLIPS Lyndsey-Fay Macnaught was on the verge of quitting school at 15 when she met highly successful corporate banker Kathy Madell as part of a mentoring program for vulnerable teenage girls.
GEORGIA WILKINS The consumer watchdog has warned Australia's cartel laws would be significantly weakened under proposed changes to competition rules.
GEORGIA WILKINS The Supreme Court has moved to restrain two lawyers representing Banksia Securities victims due to conflicts of interest.
NICK TOSCANO Unions will launch legal action against a bid by James Hardie's asbestos compensation fund to start paying victims in instalments rather than lump sums.
The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
JULIA MAY Rob Galea has an international audience for his songs and often gets mobbed on the street. But mostly he spends his time being a Catholic priest in Shepparton. Julia May meets the cleric with cool.
DAVID WROE Alleged rapists and sexual abusers are likely to still be serving in the Defence Force.
AISHA DOW Planning Minister Matthew Guy's claim the Coalition's 2011 wind farm planning laws were not preventing wind farms from being constructed is mostly false.
Anne Davies Veteran Four Corners executive producer Sue Spencer has announced to staff she will retire in March, as the impact of the latest cuts continues to ricochet through the national broadcaster.
PETER MUNRO So it's big: weighing 27,500 tonnes and stretching 230 metres long and 32 metres wide. Bigger than four Olympic-sized swimming pools. Bigger than eight standard-sized blue whales, if they happened to be lined up on the flight deck head to fluke.
PETER HANNAM The Abbott government has been accused of “complacency gone mad” over plans to abolish the National Water Commission.
HARRIET ALEXANDER Does the internet drug marketplace encourage people to try drugs who otherwise would not?
Sam Rigney The mother of a Stockton teenager who suffered suspected methanol poisoning while celebrating schoolies in Bali has warned of the dangers of drink-spiking on the popular tourist island.
ANNA PATTY The counsel assisting the royal commission into trade unions has agreed that former prime minister Julia Gillard's conduct as a lawyer may not have prevented her former boyfriend's misuse of a slush fund linked to the Australian Workers Union.
STEPHEN CAUCHI Despite industry optimism about the role of coal in developing regions, United States financial services group Citi has a bearish outlook on the commodity.
PAUL BIBBY No conviction recorded against Freya Newman, as magistrate accepts she was motivated by a sense of injustice, although that did not excuse her conduct.