The Sydney Morning Herald

Queensland's craft breweries shine at industry awards night

Brisbane craft brewers had a successful night at the Australian International Beer Awards on Thursday, May 17.

Recycling waste piles high at Hume, but govt says 'no cause for alarm'

The government won't provide any information about just how much recycled waste is at the facility, but bales are stacked higher than the fences.

Sirtex in trading halt over developments on CDH takeover offer

The biotech company said it would make an announcement relating to "material developments" in the $1.9 billion proposal it received from CDH.

Logan mayor says his suspension has left 'this train driverless'

Logan's newly suspended mayor Luke Smith was defiant on Tuesday morning as he demanded his corruption and perjury charges be brought forward.

Jedinak pens letter of support for cocaine-banned Peru captain

Australia's captain has joined the skippers of France and Denmark to urge FIFA to overturn the cocaine ban of Paolo Guerrero.

Malcolm Turnbull has just been given the perfect excuse to shelve his company tax cuts

Pauline Hanson and her One Nation colleagues have confirmed their status as the most volatile force in Parliament.

Cordner not good enough, Maloney should captain NSW: Gould

Gould said he would drop incumbent skipper Cordner from the team altogether, in favour of Tariq Sims - and install James Maloney as Blues leader.

Wombat stabbed 13 times in brutal killing south of Canberra

An autopsy revealed the female wombat had 13 knife wounds and no other injuries.

Katherine Abdallah jailed over manslaughter of her cousin

The Sydney woman fatally stabbed her cousin after a violent and prolonged argument over her Mercedes.

Top seed Barty eases through in Strasbourg

The Australian No.1 struck 21 winners on her way to a 6-4 6-4 victory in an hour and 15 minutes, sealing victory with an ace.

Royal commission gloom shouldn't threaten bank dividends

Big bank share prices have slumped, but experts predict most of the big four can sustain or even raise dividends.

Nicole Millar is a lesson in pop patience

For Nicole Millar making music is about patience, performance and a whole lot of talking, writes Craig Mathieson.

Quake strikes near Guam

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck near the United States terriroty of Guam, according to the US Geological Survey which monitors such events.

Dogs, Bontempelli in talks on new deal

Western Bulldogs star Marcus Bontempelli has revealed negotiations on a new contract with the club are under way.

Healthscope won't open books to buyers, flags property review

Healthscope has denied its two suitors access to due diligence as it announced a review of its property portfolio.

Age and innocence didn't matter

I was 13 when a man at least twice my age cat-called me.

'Broken man' sentenced over death of daughter in car crash

Christopher Ward pleaded guilty to negligent driving causing death of his daughter Acacia.

Canberra Raiders star Joe Tapine banned for two games

Ricky Stuart loves Joe Tapine's vigorous attitude but says it is important he doesn't "cross the line" in his approach.

Some people think we need inspiring characters on TV. Those people are wrong.

The best TV characters don't tend to be people whose examples anyone would really want to follow.

No French Open seeding for Serena Williams

But several of her biggest rivals believe the American great deserves more than just a guaranteed spot in the main draw.