TV & Radio
EMILY YAHR 1:25am Amy Schumer appeared on one of Jon Stewart's final episodes of the Daily Show to talk about the hosting gig, and her friendship with Jennifer Lawrence.
Health & Fitness
PATRICIA REANEY 1:14am Men who become fathers by 22 have a 26 per cent higher risk of dying in middle age than older first-time dads, a major study of 30,500 men finds.
HANNAH FRANCIS 1:11am Federal government departments pay Microsoft millions to continue to support their use of outdated operating systems.
ALEXANDRA SMITH 1:00am The literacy and numeracy skills of Australian students have stagnated since the controversial NAPLAN tests were introduced in 2008.
ALEXANDRA SMITH, HENRIETTA COOK 1:00am Students have failed to significantly improve their literacy and numeracy scores in NAPLAN since the controversial tests were introduced in 2008, the head of the Australian Curriculum and Reporting...
AMY REMEIKIS 1:00am Queensland has won the equivalent of the encouragement award in the annual NAPLAN wash up.
JANE LEDGER For most of us, painting walls in a dark hue is a big step. We prefer white walls and the lightness that comes from bright and open spaces.
SIMON JOHANSON A 47-hectare site in a burgeoning housing development pocket about 45 kilometres south-east of Melbourne is being offered by ISPT.
EMMA MACDONALD The ACT has posted its best literacy and numeracy performance of recent years – coming top or equal top in 18 of 20 domains.
PHILIP HOPKINS Veteran architect Tom Jordan was surprised by the response to a new project in Ivanhoe: the demand by "empty nesters" for bigger, three-bedroom apartments was overwhelming.
SIMON JOHANSON The expansive Dixon Hospitality Group has added another two venues to its growing pub business, taking control of the Middle Park and Newmarket hotels.
MARC PALLISCO An enthusiastic investor has paid $10.6 million for an Armadale office that exchanged just a year ago for $7.9 million.
TV & Radio
BEN POBJIE Bates Motel shares with the incredible Hannibal the premise of prequel to a legendary movie monster's story.
ELISSA BLAKE New Australian play "The Bleeding Tree" wants to galvanise audiences to action over the punishing of domestic violence victims who kill their abuser in self-defence.
Vacant office warehouse in 97-101 Tope Street has been snapped up with a view to refurbishing as an office in the near future.
Comment & Analysis
ELIZABETH KNIGHT At the heart of it James Packer is an entrepreneur and now he is eyeing cyber security.
NICOLE LINDSAY Tenants who once rented space in St Kilda Road were opting for B-grade buildings off the strip.
MARK MULLIGAN The lower Australian dollar is lifting exporters' spirits while broadening their horizons, according to a survey by logistics group DHL.
COLIN KRUGER Former British tank commander Patrick Snowball offered Suncorp investors a note of optimism - depending on which side you support in the Ashes.
Comment & Analysis
MALCOLM MAIDEN The Reserve Bank is still on hold, but its latest statement hints that the cycle of rate cuts it initiated almost four years ago might be over.
BERNARD ZUEL Small but perfectly formed festival returns.
The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
Art & Design
SONIA HARFORD Excellence may be in the eye of the beholder, according to key Victorian arts figures.
NICOLE LINDSAY An off-shore developer has paid $7.2 million for a 1612 square metre site in Doncaster, setting a new land record for the suburb.
BILL O'CHEE The chill winds of late July and August have us diving into the cupboards, looking for that extra pullover.
SEAN NICHOLLS NSW Liberal Party president Chris Downy has resigned to take up a senior executive role with The Star casino in Pyrmont.
The best pictures from the international wire services as chosen by the Picture Editors at the Sydney Morning Herald. Follow us at http://twitter.com/photosSMH
PAULINE MORRISSEY The late Edith Macefield's Seattle home, known to many as the '"Up" house, is to be moved and preserved.
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of The Sydney Morning Herald's editorial cartoonists.
NICOLE LINDSAY The 19 owners of a 1940s apartment complex on St Kilda Road have banded together to put their major land holding to market.
Cut negative gearing, trim capital gains tax concession and save $9 billion, Parliamentary Budget Office says
PETER MARTIN Limiting negative gearing to new properties and cutting the discount on capital gains tax would save the budget $9 billion over four years, the Parliamentary Budget Office has found.
SIMON GARDINER Many Australians still bear the scars of abuse, growing up as wards of the state.
NATALIE BOCHENSKI Margate property manager Taylor Henderson joined social network LinkedIn to make business contacts and promote her work. She did not expect to fend off unwanted advances from men.
CAROLYN CUMMINS Federation Centres has seen more than 6 per cent wiped off its share price since the board ousted the incumbent chief executive Steven Sewell on Monday morning.
SUSIE LATHAM Racist groups have always existed on the fringes of Australian society but lack of national political leadership could propel bigotry into the mainstream.
CAROLYN CUMMINS No matter who you talk to, they all have the same verdict: the Federation Centre's board knew Steven Sewell's management style for three years, so why now?
CAROLYN CUMMINS Investors are using the low and unchanged interests rates to start to the new financial year on a busy note with the sale of the Kings Cross Centre, Potts Point for $37.3 million.
HARRY HOLLINSWORTH We delve back into our news files.
A collection of sketches from The Sydney Morning Herald's editorial cartoonist.
CAROLINE JAMES Dirt-cheap start-ups make some lucky entrepreneurs filthy rich.
SYLVIA PENNINGTON Plenty of people claim dodgy expenses. What's your best example?
WILLIAM PESEK There is a good chance Tokyo and Beijing will soon wish they had followed Boston in abandoning their bids to play Olympics host.
IAN WARDEN In Melbourne on 30 July 1915 there was an enormous fund-raising support-the-troops Australia Day
IAN WARDEN The Royal Military College Big Band made a witty and topical reference to the Bronwyn Bishop imbroglio in the choice of one of its numbers for Tuesday's Music At Midday concerts at the Canberra...
ROBIN FITZSIMONS There is to be a change of Speaker. There is to be an inquiry into parliamentary entitlements. But surely an inquiry we must have now is on how to entrench the independence and impartiality of the...
JULIET RAMSAY The National Capital Authority's proposed changes to the National Capital Plan as it pertains to City Hill and West Basin is a travesty being forced on Canberra.
ADAM W. KEPLER What's the difference between a remake, a reboot, a reimagining and all the other terms filmmakers use? Here's a guide.
The United States won gold and silver in women's high diving at the world championships on Tuesday as Rachelle Simpson beat defending champion Cesilie Carlton to the top spot.
TOM MCILROY Assembly Speaker Vicki Dunne received advice warning her not to take her husband on an overseas trip.
PHILLIP THOMSON Public service reforms: more irregular workers, speeding up sackings and giving dodgy staff less time to play with.
KIRSTEN LAWSON The dispute between ACT Speaker Vicki Dunne and ACT Legislative Assembly clerk Tom Duncan centres around whether Mrs Dunne's trip to Malaysia in April falls under ACT Assembly travel rules.
KIRSTEN LAWSON An Assembly inquiry has called for more certainty about the future of stamp duty on house sales in Canberra, inquiry chairman Brendan Smyth describing it as "a very strange tax that's been...
JOHN THISTLETON, KIRSTEN LAWSON AND LIN YIN Winners and losers in workplace overhaul.
EMMA MACDONALD From next year, all critical incidents at private schools in Canberra will need to be reported to the ACT Education Directorate.
PHILLIP THOMSON Are departments rushing their online revolution? One expert says 'yes'.
NOEL TOWELL Departments need to get hard-headed on public service slackers, says commission
HENRY BELOT Six ACT Health services have been granted three-year accreditation despite the loss and curtailing of some services at the Canberra Hospital.
PHILLIP THOMSON It's a time of austerity. But here are the phantom work stations Aussie taxpayers are footing the bill for.
BELINDA MCKEON All plays submitted for judging in the Short+Sweet festival will be produced locally, and 20 of them were penned by Canberrans.
KIRSTEN LAWSON Giulia Jones made history on Tuesday by breastfeeding her baby during Question Time, with not a murmur of dissent nor evidently a raised eyebrow among the other ACT politicians.