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Tim Elliott is a features and investigations journalist for The Sydney Morning Herald.

'Sandwich-board activist' Danny Lim: 'It's important to get people thinking'

'Sandwich-board activist' Danny Lim: 'It's important to get people thinking'

Wearing colourful sandwich boards plastered with political commentary, Danny Lim has long been a fixture on Sydney's streets.

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Carmichael coal mine magnate Gautam Adani: from school dropout to $12bn empire

Carmichael coal mine magnate Gautam Adani: from school dropout to $12bn empire

An Indian company is hoping to build one of the world's largest coal mines in Queensland's Galilee Basin. What do we know about Adani and its founder?

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Geoffrey Wright on his Romper Stomper remake - and why Donald Trump inspired him

Geoffrey Wright on his Romper Stomper remake - and why Donald Trump inspired him

Remaking his explosive 1992 cult classic, Romper Stomper 25 years on, Geoffrey Wright finds the political and social climate much worse - but not in the way you might expect.

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Denmark's first female leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt: 'You need to fight'

Denmark's first female leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt: 'You need to fight'

In 2013, a selfie with other political leaders had the then Danish PM accused of childishness. In 2017, children really are her focus.

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Can a woman survive in Australian politics? Gladys Berejiklian is about to find out

Can a woman survive in Australian politics? Gladys Berejiklian is about to find out

When NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian first went to school, she couldn’t speak English. She wound up dux.

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Why time is running out for the Donnell family

Why time is running out for the Donnell family

Meg and Al Donnell's two children have a devastating metabolic disorder that's so rare, doctors told them not to bother chasing a cure. But they're on a mission.

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Virtual reality virtuoso: why Australian artist Lynette Wallworth is making waves

Virtual reality virtuoso: why Australian artist Lynette Wallworth is making waves

Australian artist Lynette Wallworth gleefully uses emerging technologies to bring audiences into her artworks, which deal with topics including global warming and refugees in unexpected ways.

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Why Australia's top bull rider Cody Heffernan keeps on bucking

Why Australia's top bull rider Cody Heffernan keeps on bucking

Cody Heffernan has been stomped on, headbutted and thrown like a rag doll by one-tonne bulls. Yet, Heffernan insists, he finds serious beauty in riding these beasts.

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Larry Marshall: the CSIRO leader who divides opinions

Larry Marshall: the CSIRO leader who divides opinions

One sunny afternoon last September, more than 250 handpicked members of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, or CSIRO, gathered in a grandstand of the Sydney Cricket Ground.

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My father's journey into madness

My father's journey into madness

Tim Elliott reflects on his father's compulsive letter-writing to his mother in the midst of mental illness.

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US health insurance boss Mark Bertolini pays workers to get more sleep

US health insurance boss Mark Bertolini pays workers to get more sleep

A US businessman has begun paying his workers to sleep in.

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