Analysis by Australia’s biggest bank shows NSW was ranked fifth out of eight state and territory economies heading into the winter shutdown.
- by Matt Wade
Tokyo Olympics as it happened: Stage set for Ledecky and Titmus; Olyroos lose to Spain; France upset Team USA
Australia claimed its first gold medal thanks to the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay. But the quartet weren’t the only Australians to win medals in the pool on Sunday.
- by Sam Phillips, Michael Chammas, Daniel Cherny, Claire Siracusa and Anthony Colangelo
Those protesters in our city streets have never faced a national crisis before and, thus, have no idea about social responsibility.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg were continually evaluating the rapidly changing economic circumstances.
- by Rob Harris
Mining companies will be forced to show plans for the ongoing rehabilitation of their mines.
- by Alexandra Smith
Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions extended their declines into the first three months of 2021, driven lower by a roaring renewable energy sector that set fresh records this past weekend.
- by Peter Hannam
Rubik’s Cube looked easy, but the puzzle toy had left millions baffled. The Herald sought help from local cube-master Don Taylor, a lecturer in pure mathematics at Sydney University.
- by Geraldine O'Brien
After a torrid month away from home, Greater Western Sydney are back in the eight by half a game after running down Essendon at Metricon Stadium.
- by Andrew Stafford
The Olyroos can still dare to dream of an Olympic medal, but their task has become tougher after they succumbed to a late goal to suffer a 1-0 defeat against Spain on Sunday night.
- by Michael Lynch
Follow along for all the major moments on our AFL Sunday live blog for round 19.
- by Damien Ractliffe
The federal government’s cash injection is a real morale booster, Opera Australia has said.
- by Linda Morris
Adriana Midori Takara, a 38-year-old Brazilian national, had no underlying health conditions but deteriorated quickly following her diagnosis.
- by Fergus Hunter
The men’s basketball team, one of Australia’s highest-profile Olympic outfits, accounted for Nigeria as expected - but they were far from their best.
- by Malcolm Knox
Annemiek van Vleuten crossed the line in the women’s road race on Sunday and celebrated with both arms in the air as if she had won gold. The only problem was that her rival had crossed the line one minute and 15 seconds earlier.
- by Sophie Smith
In a shock move, forgotten Test playmaker Quade Cooper will travel to New Zealand for the Bledisloe Cup Tests after an SOS from Wallabies coach Dave Rennie.
- by Tom Decent and Iain Payten
Police have identified more than 200 people who attended a violent rally in Sydney on Saturday. But the event was fomented in secretive chat rooms linked to fringe groups.
- by Fergus Hunter and Laura Chung
Claymore has been without reliable internet access since a telecommunications tower burnt down three months ago, straining the community’s effort to work from home, learn remotely and maintain social connections online during the city’s lockdown.
- by Natassia Chrysanthos
Counter-extremism experts say the rallies in major cities had few definable leaders, and their numbers were swelled by people who feel disenfranchised by government.
- by Miki Perkins
As it happened: NSW Police open probe into lockdown protests; federal government to buy 85m Pfizer booster doses
Protests highlight lockdown unrest as COVID-19 infections continue to rise in NSW; Victoria on track to end lockdown as scheduled.
- by Laura Chung and Ashleigh McMillan
Sometimes the guy in lane eight is just too good.
- by Chip Le Grand
Bulldogs 24 Sharks 44
Cronulla have moved up to seventh with a 20-point win over Canterbury but it could come at the cost of the service of Shaun Johnson for the next few weeks.
- by Dominic Bossi
The internet-savvy entrepreneur who employs dozens has published more than 600 articles on Facebook that cast doubt on COVID-19 vaccines since the pandemic began.
- by Sheera Frenkel
On another strange footy day at the MCG, Geelong took some satisfaction out of a big win over Richmond.
- by Greg Baum
The Australian world No.1 was three second faster than her nearest rival and is in with a huge shout of winning the gold medal on Tuesday.
- by Vince Rugari
With new scientific advice that Sydneysiders should “strongly consider” the AstraZeneca vaccine, leaders are urging people to get the jab as soon as possible.
- by Katina Curtis
Max Purcell wasn’t even in the Australian Olympic team a week ago, and not in the men’s singles event until Sunday morning. But the world No.190 is now into the second round.
- by Vince Rugari
Byron Baes, the first Australian reality series from global streaming giant Netflix, has hit another obstacle.
- by Zoe Samios
Investors are betting on hefty capital returns at the upcoming round of earnings results, despite COVID-19 lockdowns threatening to derail the economic recovery.
- by Clancy Yeates
New technology means we may soon be able to turn back the clock on extinction. In the final part of our series exploring the science behind science fiction, we meet the contenders for revival.
- by Sherryn Groch
Athletes can now take their masks off for 30 seconds while on the podium to pose for photographs, according to an AOC statement.
- by Anthony Colangelo
The surfers are in for another surprise in this most turbulent Olympic Games.
- by Eryk Bagshaw
Brendon Smith celebrated his 21st birthday while the Australian team was in training camp in Queensland and has now come of age in his sport’s toughest race.
- by Chip Le Grand
The medicines regulator and pharma giant Roche are monitoring the availability of arthritis treatment Actemra, which has had supply constrained by overseas use for COVID-19.
- by Emma Koehn
The Berejiklian government has defended its decision to approve the choice of advisers by Santos for its $3 billion Narrabri coal seam gas project, rejecting critics who say their industry links raised doubts about their independence.
- by Peter Hannam
Fifty-seven people have been charged, including two men for allegedly striking a police horse, following an anti-lockdown protest that shut down the city on Saturday.
- by Laura Chung
Australia squandered a lower-order revival on a dry Barbados surface to allow the West Indies to level the ODI series with a five-wicket victory.
- by Daniel Brettig
Australia so far have five boats in rowing finals but a looming storm is playing havoc with the schedule.
- by Michael Gleeson
Australian skateboarder Shane O’Neill said soaring temperatures Ariake Urban Sports Park were too hot to handle. But of skating at the Olympics? “It’s super cool.”
- by Malcolm Knox
The Spirit pushed the world No.1 Americans all the way in what was their best match of the tournament, but couldn’t come away with the win.
- by Claire Siracusa
The scenes in India echoed disasters around the world caused by deadly floods in recent weeks in China and in Germany and Belgium.
- by Sammy Westfall
I went to the world’s first virtual music concert and all I got was an unsexy robot suit and a headache
I never work out how or why I’m hearing that cartoon cow dude “moo” at me repeatedly.
- by Michael Dwyer
After revealing the death of his church member, Hillsong founder Brian Houston said COVID-19 vaccines are a “personal decision for each individual”.
- by Brian Niemietz
French anti-riot police fired teargas on Saturday as clashes erupted during protests in central Paris against COVID-19 restrictions and a vaccination campaign.
- by Patrick Hermansen
Alastair Clarkson has been extremely disappointed by Hawthorn’s decision. Gutted. But he says he’s coaching Hawthorn in 2022 and we should believe him. He has given his word to players and staff.
- by Jake Niall
Of these locally acquired cases, 87 are linked to a known case or cluster – 71 are household contacts and 16 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 54 cases is under investigation.
- by Laura Chung
Alan Parsons studied a group of high-achieving HSC students to find out the character traits, strategies and attitudes they had in common.
- by Jordan Baker
Specific details of the plot have remained largely under wraps until this week, when a scene from the upcoming reboot made its way onto the internet.
- by Samantha Selinger-Morris
Matthew Dellavedova is in awe of the athleticism of the Australian Boomers side at the Tokyo Olympics as the team begins its campaign against Nigeria on Sunday.
- by Roy Ward
After a rocket ride to stardom via Neighbours, the huge international hit Torn and a string of acclaimed releases, Natalie Imbruglia is back with a new album … and the child she’s always wanted.
- by Rosamund Dean
Building heights are set to rise south of Redfern station under a City of Sydney plan to provide more offices, entertainment space and affordable housing.
- by Megan Gorrey
Power dives and snappy tumble turns – elite swimmers work hard to hone these “skills”, and there’s their stroke. What are their secrets?
- by Phil Lutton