High schools must focus on the reading skills of teenagers if literacy and numeracy results are to improve, authority says.
Mark Kenny, Chief Political Correspondent As any politician knows, a common existential threat trumps internal divisions and renders local rivalries irrelevant.
Carolyn Cummins One of the country's most prominent pub landlords has tonight slammed the NSW government's pub lock-out laws, saying they have completely destroyed the culture of Kings Cross and destroyed Sydney as a realistic and desirable choice for overseas tourism.
Sean Nicholls Motorists are being warned they could pay up to 8¢ a litre more for petrol or as much as $1.4 billion extra at the pump – if the state government proceeds with measures to boost the amount of ethanol sold in NSW.
Richard Woolveridge Plans for hepatitis C patients to get lifesaving drugs at knockdown prices go a step further for World Aids Day on Tuesday.
Bridie Smith, Science Editor Ever get annoyed that you're carrying more of the parenting load than your partner? You're not alone. Birds do too.
Latika Bourke A stony-faced Julie Bishop has hit back at Tony Abbott saying all parties have "different recollections" of what took place in the lead up to the September leadership coup.
Lisa Visentin An SBS employee who threatened to kill a police officer hours after the funeral of a murdered NSW police employee was given a 24 month good behaviour bond on Tuesday.
Patrick Begley, Eryk Bagshaw and Emma Partridge A security guard is under investigation for allegedly taking drugs on shift at Sydney's Stereosonic music festival where a woman collapsed before later dying of a suspected drug overdose.
Nicole Hasham The Turnbull government repackaged its existing spending on helping poor nations combat climate change and implied it was a new commitment in a "deeply disappointing" move on the world stage in Paris, according to the peak body for Australian aid agencies.
BOB Baldwin has questioned why male refugees fleeing war-torn countries don’t “stand and fight”.
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