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Exclusive: A "crisis of leadership" amid "deliberate efforts to influence": Four government politicians have warned the Chinese Communist Party has too much sway at Australian universities | @nickbonyhady  @MaxKoslowski 

Five top habits and tips to put a lid on our mounting waste woes | @p_hannam 

Greenland to Trump: Thanks, but we're not for sale

'Sex work gives me a lot of flexibility': Two university educated sex workers talk to the Herald's Helen Pitt | @pitthen 

Comment: There's a con in congestion: it's not caused by what you think it is | @emfarrelly 

Storytellers have always glorified periods in history that were actually pretty terrible

How does a privileged, modern, Western European country imagine itself to be intolerably oppressed, Fintan O'Toole asks in his latest book | @NickdMiller 

Adam Goodes reveals the moment he decided to end his AFL career | @samjanelane 

The peak body for emergency room doctors says they warned authorities a tragedy like the fatal Sydney knife attack was inevitable if governments did not act to fix the crisis in hospital emergency departments | @Dana_Adele 


Sydney schoolboys take down Martin Shkreli, the 'most hated man in the world'.

Harper Lee, 88, to release second novel 50 years after To Kill a Mockingbird.

'A significant day for aviation': Qantas launches world-first zero garbage flight

A shocking video posted by farmers shows the water lined with dead Murray cod said to have been 80 to 100 years old. Read the full story here:

A protestor has cracked an egg on Fraser Anning's head at a Melbourne meeting, following the Senator's controversial comments in the wake of the Christchurch shooting. Details here:

Comment: A Muslim shot my dad in cold blood outside the NSW Police Headquarters, and I am tired of needing to explain that the actions of this individual cannot be attributed to an entire group of people

The lunar eclipse has now officially begun. (Pic: @ianfairhurst ) #BloodMoon 

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Australians have emphatically voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage #marriageequality 

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Jacinda Ardern used her debut speech to the UN to directly challenge the view of the world outlined by Donald Trump

Exclusive: Two of Alan Jones’ business partners in the horse racing industry have contenders in the $10 million race - the one he demanded be advertised on the sails of the Sydney Opera House |