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Arrested Development actor 'incredibly embarrassed' after 'mansplaining' to co-star
In an incredibly raw interview, cast member Jessica Walter broke down in tears while talking about being verbally abused on set.
05/24/2018 05:13 PM
Video of NBA player Sterling Brown's arrest sparks criticism of Milwaukee police
Body-camera footage released by police that showed how a simple interaction over an illegally parked car quickly escalated.
05/24/2018 04:20 PM
Help to save the critically endangered brush-tailed rock wallaby
There's an estimated 40 left in the wild and less than 80 in captivity.
05/24/2018 02:15 PM
'One rule for bosses, another for staff': Union attacks NAB bonus cuts
The Finance Sector Union seizes on an executive saying the false witnessing of documents was a 'cultural' issue as it demands lighter penalties for planners.
05/24/2018 02:15 PM
Are we all strategically aligned on the future of words?
There may come a point in the future where children know only vague definitions.
05/24/2018 02:15 PM
Space agency needs to see the launch pad
If the space industry fulfils its enormous promise, it could be the start of a new era of regional development.
05/24/2018 02:05 PM
At a crossroads in our relationship with China
Andrew Hastie's outburst under parliamentary privilege is a deliberate act to sabotage Malcolm Turnbull's leadership.
05/24/2018 02:05 PM
Landmark NDIS funding agreement for NSW
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have reached a "landmark" agreement to secure the rollout of the NDIS in NSW
05/24/2018 02:05 PM
China is better than us at an age-old problem
China is taking an approach to its older people that Australia could well learn from.
05/24/2018 02:05 PM
How the fund for Sydney’s uber elite is winning big on US sports bet
A secretive investment vehicle for Sydney's wealthy elite has emerged as a winner from changes to American sports betting laws
05/24/2018 02:05 PM
Donald Trump cancels summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un
The shock announcement, contained in a strongly-worded letter that threatened nuclear war once again, appears to have caught South Korea off guard.
05/24/2018 02:04 PM
Best of Fairfax cartoons May 25, 2018
Fairfax Media's talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their humorous version of the news of the day.
05/24/2018 02:03 PM
Baby's first breath could wait a minute if study strikes right cord
Today, newborn babies who do not breathe are rushed off for resuscitation. But a new concept being explored by Australian researchers could change all that.
05/24/2018 02:01 PM
Pacific Solution has become a mess for Coalition and a point of division for Labor
No one in the Coalition planned or envisaged any single asylum seeker being in a Pacific purgatory for this length of time.
05/24/2018 02:01 PM
Target and superquiz, Friday, May 25
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
05/24/2018 02:01 PM
Vision needed to ensure landscape not lost
Professor Ken Taylor has issued a warning on the city’s planning.
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
A big day for Ireland. A huge day for women
Tonight, Austrlaian Eastern standard Time, Ireland will head to the polls in a groundbreaking referendum that could dramatically increase access to abortion.
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
South Africa official keeps job after Sonny Bill mask pose
A senior South African cricket official is back at work despite being photographed with spectators taunting David Warner and his wife Candice.
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
'Monumental misstep': Labor MPs shocked at Foley's comments
The Opposition leader made a "monumental misstep", leaving some of his loyal MPs furious.
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
'Appalling': Alan Joyce likens Canberra Airport to Somali pirates
The extraordinary stoush between Qantas and Canberra Airport flared-up again at an airline industry event held at Parliament House on Thursday.
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
Power nanna naps encouraged for AMP staffers
After its rather scandalous appearance before the bank royal commission, a few people out there were suggesting that members of AMP’s board - and senior management - were asleep at the wheel
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
Chau Chak Wing donated more than $500,000 to War Memorial
The Chinese-Australian businessman, who was named in parliament this week, has a deep connection to a major Canberra landmark.
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
Parliament cleaners 'not allowed' to take papers home before signing
A union representing them has asked the industrial umpire to deal with the matter.
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
'Clusters' of risky habits put high school students at risk
Australian teenagers who harbour “risk clusters” of the so-called “big six” unhealthy behaviours are at greater risk of mental health problems.
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
Don't treat our first Reconciliation Day as just another day off work
Canberra's new public holiday marks a deep injustice and its lingering effects on Indigenous Australians.
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
'Where will these students go?': The push for a new public high school in Sydney's east
A new high-rise public high school near Bondi is being backed by local councils and thousands of parents.
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
'Political agenda': ANU academics sound alarm on 'radically conservative' new degree
The Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation is backed by former prime ministers Tony Abbott, John Howard and Kim Beazley.
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
'David and Goliath battle': ACT sets up support fund for those left behind by NDIS
As other states pull out of the disability sector, the ACT will offer a lifeline to those who have fallen through the cracks in the NDIS roll-out.
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
Artist Robert Indiana, known for 'LOVE' series, dies at 89
The American artist, increasingly reclusive in his later years, also created a HOPE design in honour of Barack Obama.
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
Munster: 'There were times when I just didn’t want to play'
The Queensland and Storm star had a breakout season in 2017, but away from footy he was miserable. He talks about the road back, just in time for State of Origin.
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
How one woman's death pushed the Irish on abortion
Three years after Ireland legalised gay marriage, the country is about to decide whether to ditch its constitutional ban on a woman's right to choose.
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
Passenger crowding on Sydney trains worsens as demand soars
Trains are running during the morning peak with loads as high as 185 per cent, way above the level at which passengers begin to suffer from overcrowding.
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
What it's like at Canberra's most packed public school
The ACT government has revealed it will invest in school expansion in this year's budget.
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
Not your typical Jane Austen adaptation
The State Theatre Company of South Australia brings a production of Sense and Sensibility that promises something a little different.
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
Your Daily Horoscope for Friday, May 25
Free daily horoscope for each star sign from renowned Astrologer Kelli Fox. Forecasts for the week ahead in life, love and career.
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
The government's war on expats
An attempt to make housing affordable will penalise Australian homeowners that have moved overseas.
05/24/2018 02:00 PM
Tax cuts set for delay as Coalition, Labor fail to agree on third stage
The Turnbull government’s refusal to split its $143 billion income tax plan into three stages could stop the Australian Tax Office from automatically cutting rates for 3 million Australians by July 1.    
05/24/2018 01:55 PM
Rising intolerance among Indonesians ahead of a highly political year
Conspiracy theories abound, including suggestions that recent deadly attacks were a ploy to distract attention from other critical issues.
05/24/2018 01:54 PM
Universities, political parties opt to keep Chau Chak Wing donations
Major universities say they have no plans to dissociate themselves from billionaire donor Chau Chak Wing despite emerging grassroots disquiet.
05/24/2018 01:45 PM
Sticky Carpet: A home away from home
Sticky Carpet: Justin Townes Earle can't seem to get enough of Australian audiences.
05/24/2018 01:45 PM
Michel Hazanavicius' new film Redoubtable draws caricature of Jean-Luc Godard
He's fascinated by cinema and art, but French director Michel Hazanavicius makes films for people.
05/24/2018 01:45 PM
Jet return: older, wiser and born to rock'n'roll
Fifteen years since Get Born exploded it's the renaissance of Jet.
05/24/2018 01:45 PM
The making of Chvrches' new album Love Is Dead was a trial of faith
Chvrches' third album was born of sadness and confusion and frustration. "Be careful what you wish for," seems a key message, writes Michael Dwyer .
05/24/2018 01:45 PM
Best of the world in photos
The best images from around the world, chosen by Fairfax photo editors.
05/24/2018 01:45 PM
Godwin to go out with a bang as Brumbies chase drought-breaking win
Coach Dan McKellar is keeping the faith as the Brumbies fight to avoid the equal longest losing streak in the club's history.
05/24/2018 01:15 PM
ASIO chief Duncan Lewis sounds fresh alarm over foreign interference threat
Australia's top spy also said Andrew Hastie's bombshell decision to accuse a billionaire businessman of involvement in a bribery scandal had not damaged intelligence relationships.
05/24/2018 01:12 PM
Avdulla back in the saddle of favourites after cow bone graft
Brenton Avdulla has a group 1 focus as he return from bone-graft surgery to his jaw.
05/24/2018 12:29 PM
One dead, two others fighting for life after gas leak at paper mill
One man is dead and two other workers are fighting for life after inhaling a mystery toxic gas at a paper mill near the Victorian border. 
05/24/2018 12:09 PM
Blow for Blues as Roberts injures Achilles in win over the Eels
The flying centre looked in distress as he limped off late in the 18-10 Broncos win, giving Brad Fittler an early headache before his first team reveal.
05/24/2018 12:01 PM
Storm almost resigned to losing Bellamy to the Broncos
They are still holding out hope that he will stay, but Melbourne are already bracing for the potential departure of their long-time coach.
05/24/2018 12:00 PM