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Testing time as Smith, White close in on North

AUCKLAND: Phillip Hughes's chances of making the Test squad to tour New Zealand are slashed by the fact that, in the event of injury to specialist openers Simon Katich or Shane Watson, he could board a flight in Sydney after breakfast and still be in the shaky isles for lunch..read more

I'll back a recall bill, says O'Farrell

BARRY O'FARRELL has thrown his support behind a Herald campaign for a California-style recall election in NSW, saying he would put a bill through parliament backing the introduction of a referendum for its introduction, should the paper raise enough signatures to support it.

Report dampens dream of northern water saturating the nation

THE water resources of northern Australia may not become the national salvation that generations have hoped for.

Defending The Indefensible

Idol is a gateway to salvation.LIKE most upstanding citizens, I have a love/hate relationship with Australian Idol. Every year I enjoy its absence, but come July or so, my brain goes to plaid and all I can think about is, "What poor saps are going to sacrifice themselves on the..read more

In A Heat That Blinds, The Bali Nine Sweat It Out As Their Fates Are Slowly Decided

HE ARRIVED briefly unnerved, but quickly regained his composure. In the sort of humidity that saps the spirit and distracts the mind, Myuran Sukumaran remained a strikingly neat figure in dark trousers and starched white shirt.