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Playing charades

From the census debacle to the Don Dale scandal, politicians and the public have short memories

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Editor’s Note July 2016

This month in a landmark essay, the great indigenous leader Galarrwuy Yunupingu writes about his history and culture, and sums up a lifetime of his thinking about relations between settler and Aboriginal cultures. “My father had to sacrifice much, …

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Editor’s Note August 2016

As Australia emerges from its post-election stupor and parties begin to evaluate what went right and wrong, this month we focus on the Australian Greens. What did the party deliver in the recent election? It was the Greens’ deal with the government …

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Editor’s Note June 2016

Three weeks into the eight-week election campaign, some things are clear. Bill Shorten’s confidence is up, and he seems to be having fun. His party, while vulnerable to the common Coalition attacks, and notwithstanding minor hiccups, has sharper messages …

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Editor’s Note May 2016

“Our prime minister says that we must ‘live within our means’,” writes Don Watson. “The treasurer and the minister for finance both say it. As is the custom, having said it once, they have said it again and again.” It’s …

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Editor’s Note April 2016

Prime Minister Turnbull’s announcement last week certainly set the political class abuzz. Parliament would be prorogued, paving the way for a double-dissolution election. It was a stroke of genius. To the Australian public, harder to impress these …

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Editor’s Note March 2016

In 2014, Malcolm Turnbull said Australia’s tax system was “too tough on people earning income, i.e. the entrepreneurs, the people who are growing and driving, younger people in jobs, working hard, making money in their businesses. It is too tough …

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Politics

The start-up whisperer

Just how innovative is the Turnbull government’s innovation package?

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Editor’s Note February 2016

David Bulmer-Rizzi, 32, was recently killed in a freak accident in Adelaide, while honeymooning there with his husband, Marco. The couple were married last year in the United Kingdom, but under South Australian law their marital status wasn’t recognised. …

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Editor’s Note December 2015 – January 2016

Despite our professed love of irreverence and larrikinism, Australians often have a hard time accepting criticism of our own patriotic ideals, and would prefer not to talk about difficult truths. So it’s with a certain amount of nervous energy that …

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Editor’s Note November 2015

Has there been an independent politician in Australia’s history as successful as Nick Xenophon? At the last election, he polled more upper house votes in South Australia than the Labor Party. At the next one, he’ll be leading a new party and fielding …

Plebiscite ploy

The Politics

Plebiscite ploy

The new same-sex marriage proposal from Warren Entsch and Malcolm Turnbull is an attempt to outmanoeuvre their own party

Distinct signs of competence

The Politics

Distinct signs of competence

The government’s post-Abbott cleanup is going well

Cashless welfare

The Politics

Cashless welfare

There is a strong case for the trial of the Health Welfare Card in some Indigenous communities

Metadata retention begins

The Politics

Metadata retention begins

New anti-privacy law is another step down a dangerous path