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Michael Daley now must convince voters NSW Labor is ready
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Michael Daley now must convince voters NSW Labor is ready

NSW's new Labor leader must not just be an attack dog telling voters to abandon the Coalition and instead work to convince NSW why they should vote Labor.

  • by Alexandra Smith

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Has Chinese investment become toxic?
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Foreign investment

Has Chinese investment become toxic?

The government's decision on Wednesday to reject Hong Kong utility firm CKI's $13 billion takeover bid for Australian gas pipeline company APA has forced a revision of just how open Australia remains to Chinese investment.

  • by Cole Latimer
When a runaway train crashes in the WA desert, its impact is felt around the world
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Accident

When a runaway train crashes in the WA desert, its impact is felt around the world

Monday morning started like any other for iron ore giant BHP. Then things went catastrophically wrong.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Did police give the green light to a murder?
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Did police give the green light to a murder?

‘‘That night at the Police Club we couldn’t buy a drink ... the sobering reality hit us that 50 per cent of the police force thought we had done it.’’

  • by John Silvester
When #metoo meets defamation law, and a brutal political culture
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When #metoo meets defamation law, and a brutal political culture

We are at the centre of a collision between a surge of female anger, our stringent defamation laws, and a brutal political culture.

  • by Jacqueline Maley
The warning sirens sound for the first time
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Crime

The warning sirens sound for the first time

Anti terror police were called into action but, as usual, it was street cops who led the city’s defence. And, as usual, ordinary citizens showed extraordinary bravery.

  • by John Silvester
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Inside story: A farewell hug but will cricket's bloodletting end?
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Test cricket

Inside story: A farewell hug but will cricket's bloodletting end?

The winds of change at Cricket Australia continued apace this week as cultural reform stepped up a gear.

  • by Jon Pierik
Welsh results offer rare bit of statistical respite for Wallabies
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Welsh results offer rare bit of statistical respite for Wallabies

The Welsh are the statistical outliers in the changing relationship between the Wallabies and the Home Nations – and quite dramatically so.

  • by Paul Cully
Trump card: Can Australia be great again without grating in new era?
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Trump card: Can Australia be great again without grating in new era?

If, in reconstructing an Australian batting order for the first Test against India, the benchmark is Top Blokes who make Shield runs, who are we left with?

  • by Malcolm Knox
Air travel is about to get even less glamorous
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Airports

Air travel is about to get even less glamorous

Savour the boutique shopping and caviar bar at your next visit to an airport. Outside the walled gardens of business-class lounges, the future of aviation is likely to be a whole lot more functional.

  • by David Fickling
Keating's attacks on Nine-Fairfax are really just noise
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Keating's attacks on Nine-Fairfax are really just noise

Former prime minister Paul Keating's incendiary rhetoric may be entertaining, but it won't be enough to stop the most significant media merger in decades from getting over the line.

  • by John McDuling