Gender pay gap: male leaders in business, government and sport commit to change

More than 120 business leaders that form the Male Champions of Change coalition have signed a new agreement to ensure equal pay for equal work in like-for-like roles.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 9:15 am

Massive variation in salt levels found in cooking sauces, new study reveals

One popular pasta sauce contains 90 times more salt than some of its rivals on the supermarket shelf.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 9:15 am

Superquiz and Target, Wednesday August 23

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 9:01 am

Death on the Derwent: Secret file could prove yacht killer's innocence

Top lawyer thought explosive dossier would clear woman's name. Tasmania Police had other ideas.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 8:15 am

Norfolk Islanders pining for a new deal, want Pacific paradise to be part of NZ

Changes to the way the Australian territory is governed have some islanders looking to secede.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 11:23 pm

Communities@Work Galilee School opens new Holder campus

"For some of these young people, it's a square peg into a round hole. We provide a square hole."

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 4:43 pm

'That's definitely him': Son spots long-lost father in Sunshine Coast car park

In the years since he left their Werribee home, two boys have wondered what happened to their dad.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 4:17 pm

Editorial cartoon

The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of the Herald's editorial cartoonist.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 10:21 am

Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, August 22

Trivia and word buffs: try today's superquiz interactive graphic and Target.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 9:01 am

Facebook, Google, Apple to appear before Senate tax inquiry

The executives of the world's largest technology companies will be grilled by a Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance, as the government hopes to claw back up to $4 billion in revenue into public coffers.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 3:12 am

Mammograms from age 40 would save more lives, study finds

Forty is the optimal age for women to start having regular mammograms to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths, according to a US study.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 12:52 am

The Australian scientists cracking the genetic code of clinical depression

Two-thirds of Australians with depression have used multiple antidepressants to manage it.

Posted on: 20 August 2017 | 5:21 pm

Regulation of sharing economy urged to prevent exploitation

Greater regulation of the short-term online jobs market is needed to prevent exploitation of vulnerable workers, leading workplace experts have warned.

Posted on: 20 August 2017 | 9:15 am

Superquiz and Target, Monday, August 21

Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz.

Posted on: 20 August 2017 | 9:01 am

Better listening can reduce economic cost of hearing impairment

It took Julia Gilchrist 10 years and 200 job applications to finally get work that used her skills and gave her long-term career prospects.

Posted on: 20 August 2017 | 8:45 am

Nick Xenophon joins list, takes aim over citizenship furore

Even as Nick Xenophon was confessing, he was making terrible puns. 

Posted on: 20 August 2017 | 12:30 am

Father of missing Australian boy, 7, arrives in Barcelona as hopes fade

Hopes are fading for missing seven-year-old Australian boy Julian Cadman as Spanish authorities revealed they were not searching for any missing children.

Posted on: 19 August 2017 | 11:02 pm

Barcelona terror attack: Malcolm Turnbull urges Australians to pray for Julian Cadman

Seven-year-old Julian Cadman is missing in Barcelona after Friday morning's terror attacks, his family say.

Posted on: 19 August 2017 | 8:58 pm

Convicted of drug trafficking, Bronwyn Atherton arrives home in Sydney after eight years in a Peruvian jail

Unlike Schapelle Corby, convicted drug trafficker Bronwyn Atherton arrived home in Sydney to no fanfare, no flashing lights, no paparazzi.

Posted on: 19 August 2017 | 9:15 am

Will Australia's new laws stamp out modern slavery?

Complex offshore supply chains expose many Australian businesses to the possibility they are benefiting from forced labour.

Posted on: 19 August 2017 | 9:15 am

Under-6 soccer players have more discipline than today's media-chasing MPs

Twenty years ago, before social media and 24-hour cable news, there really was no outlet for backbenchers and ministers to ventilate their opinions on matters of state. This was good, because nobody cared.

Posted on: 19 August 2017 | 9:05 am

Today's cartoons: The illustrated news

The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.

Posted on: 19 August 2017 | 9:00 am

The 71-tonne drug seizure that showed up the farce of Border Force

Former ABF member tells inquiry that key Australian agencies vastly underestimate problem of illicit tobacco.

Posted on: 19 August 2017 | 9:00 am

Superquiz and Target, Sunday August 20

Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.

Posted on: 19 August 2017 | 9:00 am

Australian terror threat: National strategy to protect crowds unveiled

From architects to bar staff, Australians involved in managing crowds will be urged to plug security into their everyday thinking to prevent terror attacks under a national strategy that will embed long-term changes into the country's public spaces.

Posted on: 19 August 2017 | 9:00 am