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East Timor, Australia and the 'Timor Gap'

Tom Allard recently reported in the Sydney Morning Herald that Australia and East Timor are ready to restart talks on the maritime boundary between the two countries, with all its complications of petroleum revenues and history. TheShow More Summary

Location Of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 ‘Being Withheld’ Claims Emirates Boss

Sir Tim Clark, the chief executive of Emirates, said in a recent interview with aviation journalist, Andreas Spaeth, recently, as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, that to his mind information regarding the location of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is being withheld by certain authorities. Show More Summary

Why is Tim Flannery forgiven, but an Abbott bureaucrat not?

The Age and Sydney Morning Herald gloat: The most powerful woman in the…

Female Police Officers In Indonesia Have To Submit To A Vaginal Probe To Prove Their Virginity

Female police officers in Indonesia must submit to a “virginity test” that involves probing their vaginas. [Sydney Morning Herald] A racist “#PantsUpDontLoot” billboard, parodying the “Hands up, don’t shoot” slogan, could go up in Ferguson. [The Root] An Uber executive suggested that the company could spread the details of a female journalist’s personal life in [...]

Yellow Tail founder faces charges in drug ring

One of the founders of Yellow Tail wine has been charged with involvement in a drug ring. For the details, we cut to this from the crime editor of the Sydney Morning Herald: Marcello Casella, the youngest brother in Australia’s largest...Show More Summary

Error'd: Just Testing the News

Thanks to Jesse S. we know that the Sydney Morning Herald isn't afraid to do their testing in Production. "I can't wait to play the Michigan Mega Millions lottery this week," wrote Paul L., "Who knows? I might just win an undefined amount...Show More Summary

Who cares if true? Fairfax slimes Shari Markson with ABC help

The Age and Sydney Morning Herald claimed The Australian’s Sharri Markson was evicted from the Emirates’ Melbourne Cup marquee after requesting an interview with…

Any sorry from Fairfax for framing Howard?

I thought The Age and Sydney Morning Herald had verballed John Howard: The Age is either better than me at…

Is something wrong with the Bureau’s models?

The Sydney Morning Herald, July 24: The worst of the winter is likely…

Mecca Espresso, Ultimo

Mecca Espresso Ultimo had only been trading for four months when it was announced as winner of  Best Cafe in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Cafe Guide. Since then, business has been brisk at this corner cafe, far removed from its previous incarnation as a struggling Gloria Jeans outlet. Show More Summary

Australia Temporarily Closes Border to People from Ebola-Ravaged Nations

On Monday, Australia temporarily suspended immigration for people from West African nations ravaged by Ebola. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that "Immigration Minister Scott Morrison told parliament on Monday Australia had suspended...Show More Summary

Spinning Shorten’s bad report

The Sydney Morning Herald puts this headline on Peter Reith’s column savaging Bill Shorten’s leadership:

The Australian Dollar Stands Between Here And A Larger Correction

By Dr. Duru: In "The dollar keeps falling: What's happening to our economy?" Gareth Hutchens of the Sydney Morning Herald tries to explain to the everyday reader how the Australian dollar's (NYSEARCA:FXA) twists and turns relate to Australia's economic prospects. Show More Summary

Tennis Star: George W Bush Beer Bender Led to DUI

Mere days before the US presidential election in 2000, George W Bush admitted to an old DUI arrest. Now the details of that beer-guzzling night are leaking out, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. "George was a bit of a party boy in those days," former tennis champion John Newcombe says...

Tennis great John Newcombe opens up George W. Bush's drunk driving bust

Tennis champion John Newcombe has finally lifted the lid on his infamous drinking game which got George W. Bush arrested. The Australian star has kept silent about the event in 1976 until now, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

In a stunning reversal, the Australian labor party bails out on the ‘carbon tax’

Australian Political Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has today stunned observers by reversing his position on a carbon tax – ruling out any future reinstatement of a carbon tax. According to The Sydney Morning Herald; “We will not have a carbon tax, the Australian people have spoken and Labor is not going to go back to…

Xinjiang and terrorism (part 1): China's global narrative

The ABC's Foreign Correspondent story 'Crackdown', about Beijing's renewed hard-line in Xinjiang and which aired last night, has been the focus of considerable Chinese ire. The Sydney Morning Herald reported yesterday that officialsShow More Summary

Around Town - Spectrum Now

11 Mar 2015-29 Mar 2015 The Sydney Morning Herald is launching its own arts and culture festival that will feature more than 150 exhibitions, gigs, talks, performances and events...

Australia Arrests 15 Alleged IS Terrorists, Claiming They Planned to Kidnap Citizens and Publicly Behead Them

Helter Skelter. Police said the planned attack was to be "random." The killers were to behead a victim and then drape the body in the black Islamic State flag, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The Associated Press reported 80...

Local Australian celebrities to help launch iPhone 6 in a few hours

Australia will be the first place in the world to begin selling the iPhone 6 and a number of local celebrities will help out to launch Apple's latest smartphones which will happen in just a few more hours. The Sydney Morning Herald reports...Show More Summary

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