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Australia’s dirty secret and the trial too sensitive for an open court

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Scott Morrison has stated he wants to govern in the “Howard tradition”, but sadly that...

Three years on from Uluru, we must lift the blindfolds of liberalism to make progress

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Three years on from Uluru, we must lift the blindfolds of liberalism to make progress Stan...

250 years since Captain Cook landed in Australia, it’s time to acknowledge the violence of first encounters

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250 years since Captain Cook landed in Australia, it's time to acknowledge the violence of...

Newscorp runs Government

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Regulators expect Google and Facebook to sue the Government over a looming “mates-deal” to protect...

Australian doctors warn of overwhelmed public health system in event of coronavirus pandemic

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Health experts say Australia’s hospitals are already operating at capacity and there is no room...

The Trickle-up Conspiracy

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“Try as I might, I cannot pinpoint the exact moment or instance, when the world’s...

Australian democracy is at risk. If we want to save it, we must all play a part

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The Guardian's Katharine Murphy asks Sports rorts. Unlawful robodebts. More than $80m in election donations. Is...

‘Bushfire brandalism’: Australian artists replace bus shelter ads with political posters

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“Bushfire Brandalism” Pedestrians in some suburbs of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane would have walked straight past...

Leadership drought reaps its harvest

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Leadership drought reaps its harvest As John Hewson wrote, The global world of politics is beginning...

Viewpoint: What’s in half a degree of climate change?

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Viewpoint: What's in half a degree of climate change? Our dual needs to save the planet and...

Lobbyists, Influencers and self interest. Welcome to Scott Morrison’s informed world

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'Brutal': Marcia Langton, early backer of welfare card, savages its roll out One of the few...

Arrogant out of touch bankers

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'Protected species': Former bank executive Rob Ferguson gives big four a serve Rob Ferguson’s CV reeks...

Media freedom is at risk when Nine hosts a Liberal fundraiser

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The money-raising hosted by Nine had none of the sleaziness and claimed illegality of the...

The Amazon is on fire – here are 5 things you need to know

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The Amazon is on fire – here are 5 things you need to know Huge fires...

The Strait of Hormuz is the most important oil choke point in the world. Use our interactive map to explore it

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The Strait of Hormuz is the most important oil choke point in the world. Use...

Minor parties perform well in federal election and reconfirm the power of preference deals

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Minor parties perform well in federal election and reconfirm the power of preference deals What didn’t...

Real estate agents targeting tenants is the lowest of the low blows during election 2019

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Real estate agents targeting tenants is the lowest of the low blows during election 2019 Real...

Adani – Interactive cost, environmental impacts, jobs and the future

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Interactive: Everything you need to know about Adani – from cost, environmental impact and jobs...

Dirty Power: Big Coal’s dirty network of influence over both sides of Australian Government

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If you’ve ever wondered why so many Australians oppose coal, but coal keeps coming out...

What is and isn’t a ‘sovereign risk’

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What is Sovereign Risk Sovereign risk is the chance that a central bank will implement foreign...

Adani will decimate Australia’s Great Artesian Basin

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Unpacking the flaws in Adani's water management plan Matthew Currell, RMIT University and Adrian Werner, Flinders...

Climate Change: The facts

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Sir David Attenborough's new BBC documentary on climate change has been praised by TV critics. Climate...

Election 2019 update

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Murray Darling Fish Kill is Neoliberalism working

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Initially this newspaper proposed that the Murray Darling Basin catastrophe was the proverbial “Canary in...

Government advertising may be legal, but it’s corrupting our electoral process

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The Coalition government’s use of taxpayer money for political advertising – as much as A$136 million...

What just happened to our tax? Here’s an explanation you’ll understand

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What just happened to our tax? Here's an explanation you'll understand So far, Labor is $95...

The Coalition says the silliest things about economic management

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Riddle me this: if “free market” politicians think that the role of governments is to get...

The 2019 Budget entrenches neoliberal inequality

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I’ve listened hard for the sound of wealth trickling down but all I hear is...

Economy 2019 may be

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The 2019 Pork Barrel Election

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Captains pick Ita Buttrose has been noticeably quite since she was elected unopposed after rigorous...

Weasels win from any cycle of vengence

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According to Katharine Murphy, Morrison has been flat out trying to hold his team together...

How a power station sold for peanuts became a $730 million asset

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It might rank as the deal of the century — but an appalling result for...

Democracy’s danger hidden in plain sight

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We obsess over our pollies’ private flaws and peccadilloes and call this politics when actually...

The decoy effect: how you are influenced to choose without really knowing it

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The decoy effect: how you are influenced to choose without really knowing it The decoy effect...

It all begins again. Politicians chasing money and donors

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Do we want or deserve neo-liberalism ? It all begins again The retirement announcement of Julie Bishop,...

How one think tank poisoned Australia’s climate debate

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One of the Institute of Public Affair's greatest successes has been to stitch climate denialism...

Murray-Darling Basin (SA) Royal Commission Report

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It is not sufficient to make broad comments and recommendations about what should be fixed...

Shorten’s victory will bring dangerous counter strikes from a desperate government

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View from the Hill: Shorten's victory will bring dangerous counter strikes from a desperate government Michelle...

Words that matter. What’s a franking credit? What’s dividend imputation? And what’s ‘retiree tax’?

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Words that matter. What’s a franking credit? What’s dividend imputation? And what's 'retiree tax'? There are...

The government only wants you to focus on half the story – Labor’s taxes

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When the prime minister started the year, a big line of his economic attack was...

Politics

What Europe Policy Means to the Young

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Migrants and refugees flooding into Europe have presented European leaders and policymakers with their greatest challenge since the debt crisis. The International Organization for...

The many ways political donations buy access in Victoria

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Former ALP assistant state secretary Andres Puig is one of the owners of The Civic Group, one of Victoria's biggest donors in 2014-15. Chinese...

USA Takes Symbolic Vote Against Iran Nuclear Deal

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Migrants and refugees flooding into Europe have presented European leaders and policymakers with their greatest challenge since the debt crisis. The International Organization for...

Companies that paid NO TAX 2013-2014

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The List of Australian Companies that PAID NO TAX in 2013 -2014 How to generate revenues of A$452,784,661,933 and PAY NO TAX Lifters or Learners?   In a...

The Five Rules of Buying Political Influence

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All this stuff about Sam Dastyari - but what about poor Huang Xiangmo? Bloke turns up here, observes how business has been traditionally done, pulls...

A cheat sheet for reading the federal budget

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The budget papers aren’t so scary, if you know how to read them. Lukas Coch/AAP Phil Lewis, University of Canberra and Anne Garnett, Murdoch University The federal...

The High Court sticks to the letter of the law on...

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The High Court sticks to the letter of the law on the 'citizenship seven' The High Court has ruled Scott Ludlam, Larissa Waters, Fiona Nash,...

Viewpoint: What’s in half a degree of climate change?

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Viewpoint: What's in half a degree of climate change? Our dual needs to save the planet and power our modern lives have thrown a spotlight on...

The Pitfalls of Outsourcing Public Welfare & Healthcare

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When it comes to rooting out wasteful spending in federal entitlement programs, attention has long focused on preventing beneficiaries from gaming the system.   A new...

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