Where to now for Australian culture?

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David Pledger, RMIT University For almost two weeks, we have been living the Rumsfeld Paradox, a dizzy concoction of “known knowns”, “known unknowns” and “unknown unknowns”. And we’re not finished yet. Given the unknown nature of the Coalition Government’s operation under...
Maybe those who complain about a boring election campaign are condemned to an exciting election finish. Many in the establishment – particularly the business establishment – have convinced themselves the country is off to hell in a handcart, but it...
Coalition scrapes through but Turnbull needs to alter course Nicholas Barry, La Trobe University The Coalition has – finally – fallen over the line and will form government following the 2016 election, though it is still unclear whether it has secured...
Carmel Laragy, RMIT University On July 1 2016, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) moved from a trial phase to a full national roll-out. In this series on Understanding the NDIS, we explore how the scheme works, why Australia needs...
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Michelle Grattan, University of CanberraMuch of politics is comparative. Malcolm Turnbull, awaiting judgement from a fickle electorate, told Four Corners that if the Liberals had not changed leaders “we would’ve lost the election very resoundingly”. It was a sharp, if...
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Original article by Ross Gittins Both sides have previously supported policies they now vociferously oppose. I get criticised by rusted-on supporters of both sides of politics when I say this, but that doesn’t stop it being true: there are differences between...
Volkswagen AG's (VOWG_p.DE) settlement with nearly 500,000 U.S. diesel owners and government regulators over polluting vehicles is valued at more than $15 billion cash, two sources briefed on the matter said on Monday. The settlement, to be announced on Tuesday...
The biggest multinational companies operating in Australia are paying half the 30 per cent corporate tax rate on average, according to a new report delivered just weeks out from a budget expected to target multinational tax dodging. These foreign multinationals...