The US ambassador to Australia, a member of America’s most storied political dynasty, has embraced everything from sausages and surfing to sheep and “shitboxes”.
- by Matthew Knott and Peter Hartcher
Five years ago, Christian O’Connell turned his back on Britain’s top radio show, uprooted his family and moved to Australia to begin again. Somehow, it worked.
- by Karl Quinn
Australia news LIVE: Outgoing RBA boss says interest rates could climb; Joe Biden to host PM in October at White House
RBA governor Philip Lowe will face his last grilling by federal MPs, Anthony Albanese will visit White House in October and the Voice debate continues.
- by Caroline Schelle
Women’s World Cup LIVE: Spain dominate possession early against Netherlands in first quarter-final; Japan face Sweden tonight
It’s a Kiwi double-header as the Dutch face Spain to become the first team into the final four before Japan and Sweden go head-to-head in Auckland.
- by Billie Eder and Marnie Vinall
Hollywood’s strike continues to have far-reaching impacts across the TV and film industry.
- by Thomas Mitchell
Neil McMahon asks AI to come up with a recipe based on the contents of his crisper. The result is terrifyingly good.
- by Neil McMahon
The NSW government will revise its tax arrangement with the cash-strapped Star Entertainment, while mandating staff numbers.
- by Amelia McGuire, Michael McGowan and Max Maddison
The search of the wildfire wreckage on Maui revealed a wasteland of burned out homes as firefighters battled the stubborn blaze that has already claimed 53 lives.
- by Audrey Mcavoy, Jennifer Sinco Kelleher and Nick Perry
Last November, Herve Renard’s game-changing team talk to Saudi Arabia’s men’s side went viral. Now he is steering France’s women’s team deep into the World Cup.
- by Emma Kemp
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has reported a drop in revenue, but plans to take advantage of advances in generative AI.
- by Calum Jaspan
Authorities of the Panama Canal expect income from the waterway to drop after they were forced to limit the number of ships passing through it.
- by Elida Moreno
Will Skelton will join a rare club of Australian players, including Nick Farr-Jones, John Eales and George Gregan, when he leads the Wallabies at a Rugby World Cup.
- by Tom Decent
Readers offer up ideas on how to fix the country’s housing problems, with many suggesting it’s time to put a lid on population and urban sprawl.
People like Emma Warren are at breaking point, according to a new survey of people who are hit the hardest by rising cost of living.
- by Max Maddison
As the arid winds swept over the West Maui Mountains, they forced air to accelerate down the west side of the mountains - with tragic results.
- by Dan Stillman
The ASX has opened flat after a lacklustre performance on Wall Street, where stocks wavered as investors reviewed the latest update on inflation across the US.
- by Jessica Yun
It marks an unhappy conclusion to a tennis year that Kyrgios had hoped would cement his dazzling breakthrough of 2022 when he reached the Wimbledon final.
- by Ian Chadband
Coach, Versace, Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors are part of the latest deal in the world of luxury fashion.
- by Jeannette Neumann
Tim Carroll and Oscar Dawson are being inspired by a fresh crop of Australian musicians.
- by Martin Boulton
FIFA boss Gianni Infantino dismissed talk of pay equity on the eve of the World Cup. For how long can he remain silent?
- by Andrew Webster
The Newcastle halfback and the Matildas star were once inseparable. Hastings’ father Kevin, a legend of the Sydney Roosters, used to date Foord’s mother Simone.
- by Michael Chammas
The local version of The Traitors has taken a leaf out of the US playbook and recruited reality stars and an actor to play the game.
- by Nicole Elphick
Adapted from Casey McQuiston’s 2019 New York Times best-selling novel, Red White and Royal Blue has the kind of ready-to-go fan base that streamers and studios dream of.
- by Jared Richards
The charges also accused two Trump employees of conspiring with the former president to delete the footage at his Mar-a-Lago resort.
- by Farrah Tomazin
The Meriton founder has questioned giving state-owned corporation Landcom a direct role in building homes, as the opposition demands Premier Chris Minns rule out redeveloping Macquarie Hospital.
- by Michael Koziol
Three highly credentialed whistleblowers have testified to a US congressional hearing that UFOs are real and that the government is covering up the evidence.
- by Farrah Tomazin
Documents reveal how Australian company Canstruct made big profits servicing refugees on Nauru, and they only got bigger as time went on.
- by Michael Bachelard and Nick McKenzie
The NSW government’s plans to ban gay conversion practices will be extended to include making it illegal to change or suppress a person identifying as trans or gender diverse.
- by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro are using Lego to explore the strange things people believe in – from the paranormal to conspiracy theories.
- by Lenny Ann Low
The sergeant was arrested in Queensland and investigators are seeking his extradition back to Victoria.
- by Alex Crowe
The Matildas, through sheer popularity, have forced the country’s sporting establishment to mould around them and adapt their scheduling
- by Emma Kemp and Marnie Vinall
Sam Kerr, Caitlin Foord, Katrina Gorry and co downed tools in protest over $21,000 contracts, below Australia’s minimum wage, and refused to tour the US. It was a “watershed moment” for women’s sport.
- by Adam Pengilly
Broken windows, retired teachers covering classes. The plan to fix these regional schools isn’t working
A scathing auditor general’s report says a plan to lift academic outcomes for regional and remote students in NSW will almost certainly fail.
- by Christopher Harris and Michael McGowan
Anthony Albanese will be feted at a rare state dinner in Washington, DC, in late October at the invitation of US President Joe Biden.
- by Matthew Knott
Joyce experienced a frustration familiar to the great unwashed – he was forced to wait around for his plane to take off on Thursday.
- by Megan Gorrey and Patrick Hatch
Australia news as it happened: Joe Biden to host PM for official US visit; Coalition pushes nuclear energy plan
Anthony Albanese wants approvals sped up for housing projects near transport routes, the Nationals’ leader is backing nuclear energy and the Voice debate continues.
- by Caroline Schelle and Angus Thomson
Transport Minister Jo Haylen has refused to say whether former Labor staffer Josh Murray was recommended to be the state’s new Transport Secretary by a hiring panel.
- by Michael McGowan
The death toll from the inferno has reached 36. Some people had to flee into the ocean to escape fire and smoke.
- by Marco Garcia
The AFL has given the green light for the Matildas’ World Cup quarter-final against France to be shown on the big screens at the MCG before the Carlton-Melbourne blockbuster on Saturday night.
- by Andrew Wu and Peter Ryan
Who will be on the plane to Paris later this month? Find out in a special edition of Stan Sport’s Rugby Heaven.
The King’s School has been declared non-compliant after an investigation into a trip taken by the headmaster and his wife to attend the UK’s prestigious Royal Henley Regatta.
- by Lucy Carroll
After 21 months of often hostile negotiations, the NRL and its players are ready to sign off on a new collective bargaining agreement.
- by Adrian Proszenko and Adam Pengilly
A senior doctor has made serious allegations of waitlist manipulation and a culture of fear at one of Sydney’s most prestigious hospitals.
- by Angus Thomson
The idea of headmaster and his wife swanning off for tea and scones at Henley-on-Thames sits awkwardly beside sacrifices most parents make to send their children to the private school system.
- The Herald's View
There is not much greater obscenity than the announcement of a $10 billion profit by an Australian bank, followed by the news that its executives have seen their pay packets soar.
The greatest game of all will take a Strange turn on Sunday afternoon, as John, Jasmin and Ethan Strange all turn out across the NRL and NRLW on the one day.
- by Dan Walsh
Alexis George, who has led the simplification of AMP since 2021, said she would pause its capital return plan given uncertainty around legal matters.
- by Millie Muroi
Beijing has issued a new list of approved travel destinations. The decision follows a three-year hiatus and come despite threats of a long-term boycott.
- by Eryk Bagshaw
Details of the feud between pioneer Lang Hancock and his daughter Gina Rinehart before his death have been laid bare in a multibillion-dollar Supreme Court civil case.
- by Jesinta Burton
Global giants that play a key role in the insurance market are viewing Australia and New Zealand as riskier markets – and this is feeding into higher premiums.
- by Clancy Yeates
Who to believe in this drama about the fraught relationship between a tennis coach and young champion, especially when both are telling lies?
- by Debi Enker
The medical drama RFDS returns, with a new recruit and lively adventures in the Australian outback.
- by Debi Enker
A state of emergency has been declared in the Andean nation. A suspect died after a shootout with police.
- by Alexandra Valencia
What inflation-fighting government would take a position that promotes airfares remaining higher for longer?
- by Elizabeth Knight
It is hoped that investors may recover around 30 percent of the funds they invested with fraudster Melissa Caddick.
- by Kate McClymont
The Detroit singer-songwriter was championed decades after his 1970 debut album by fans in Australia and South Africa, and became the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary.
- by Harrison Smith
The Les Bleues skipper Wendie Renard has been a cornerstone of one of the most dominant club teams football has ever seen – Olympique Lyonnais.
- by Vince Rugari
In a sweeping speech while unveiling his official portrait, the former PM also urged Australians to resist fearmongering about a Voice to parliament.
- by Matthew Knott
Don’t believe the rumours; the tagger lives. Sam Mitchell has used one to rejuvenate Hawthorn’s season, but Andrew McQualter has refused to follow suit, and that might cost him the Tigers coaching job.
- by Kane Cornes
As Tyrell Edwards was taken into custody for killing five teenagers in a crash at Buxton, John Van de Putte said the families will never get over the tragedy.
- by Sarah McPhee
NBN Co’s chief says satellites such as those offered by Elon Musk’s Starlink may eventually replace Sky Muster, but the focus is on moving customers to faster fixed wireless services.
- by Tim Biggs
Fire and Rescue NSW, Water Police and the Rural Fire Service worked to put out the blaze that destroyed three boats, with authorities now investigating its cause.
- by Olivia Ireland
This wrap of shows around Melbourne includes Chunky Move’s 4/4, Miss Peony at Arts Centre Melbourne, Alistair Baldwin’s Telethon Kid, and Musicians of the Gewandhaus Orchestra.
- by Sonia Nair, Tony Way and Andrew Fuhrmann
Special agents were trying to serve a warrant on the home of Craig Deleeuw Robertson in Provo, south of Salt Lake City.
- by Lindsay Whitehurst and Sam Metz
Boral chief Vik Bansal reiterated expectations that cost pressures would linger for 12 to 18 months, but price rises wouldn’t be as steep as last financial year.
- by Jessica Yun
Reviews of all the best shows in Sydney this week, including The Weekend at Belvoir, and Opera Australia’s La Gioconda in Concert.
- by Joyce Morgan and Peter McCallum
Trump said the Justice Department “secretly attacked my Twitter account, making it a point not to let me know about this major ‘hit’ on my civil rights”.
- by Alanna Durkin Richer
Comments Sandilands made during a segment about the outbreak of monkeypox were offensive to gay men and not in line with the Commercial Radio Code of Practice, the media authority has found.
- by Nell Geraets
Are you an expert traveller? Test your knowledge with the weekly travel quiz.
Forward Kyah Simon may not have played a minute at this World Cup but the veteran forward has an important role in camp as the Australian team’s unofficial DJ.
- by Emma Kemp
From football to boxing, these films are (almost) as awe-inspiring as Australia’s performance in the Women’s World Cup.
- by Garry Maddox
Keith Wolahan said robo-debt offended the sanctity of the individual, due process and the presumption of innocence and urged his party to learn the lessons from it.
- by Paul Sakkal
Concerned about the transfer of know-how for military or intelligence-gathering applications, the Biden administration restricts investments by US firms in Chinese tech companies.
- by Stephen Bartholomeusz
How best to manage extreme heat is becoming a problem for cities around the world. In parts of the northern hemisphere, the body can’t function properly.
- by Laura Chung