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.
Chris Dutton Former ARU chairman Peter McGrath has thrown his hand up to be the new ACT Brumbies president after accepting a nomination to join a three-way tussle for the role.
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.
Ronny Lerner Victorian coach David Saker has blasted the addition of WA paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile to the Australian Test squad, labelling it "ridiculous"'.
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.
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