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Australian Politics

The major parties need ideas for today, not nostalgia for yesterday
By Nick Dyrenfurth
Abbott's warning to colleagues is not backed by history
By Mungo MacCallum
Tony Abbott determined not to repeat Gough Whitlam’s mistakes in Queensland
By Mungo MacCallum
The government alienates doctors and patients over $20 GP fee
By Russell Marks
What makes people driven by compassion support harsh refugee policies?
By André Dao
The assault on self-determination in the West
By Russell Marks
The government's assault on citizenship
By Alex Reilly
Road freight is expensive, dirty and dangerous. Why are our governments addicted to it?
By Paul Cleary
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Remembering Gough Whitlam puts modern Labor to shame
By Don Watson
A figment of the Right's imagination
By Russell Marks
The politics of Clive Palmer
By Guy Rundle
Tony Abbott's political suicide
By Mungo MacCallum
Tony Abbott at the G20 leaders' retreat
By Russell Marks
By Michaela McGuire
An excursion into George Brandis’s Brave New World of metadata capture and storage
By Tony Wilson
Tanya Plibersek plays it cool
By John van Tiggelen
Gary Quinlan and Julie Bishop have done Australia proud at the UN Security Council
By Nick Bryant

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