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By Nick Feik on the
“A scam artist, an ignoramus, a professional liar, a colossal and malignant narcissist, a vulgarian, a casino operator, a serial bankrupt – a Roy Cohn–mentored billionaire with deep Mob connections – is in the White House. Has there ever been a more American presidency? What took them so long?” Regardless of how...
Like its predecessors, the Coalition government is still struggling to find a clear direction
By Nick Dyrenfurth on the
Attacking Bill Shorten won’t give Malcolm Turnbull the policy legitimacy he needs
By Mungo MacCallum on the
The Turnbull government keeps looking to coal to solve the country’s energy issues
By Mungo MacCallum on the
Malcolm Turnbull’s tirade revealed more about the PM than it did about Bill Shorten
By Nick Dyrenfurth on the
Who benefits from Malcolm Turnbull’s deal with Donald Trump?
By Mungo MacCallum on the
Still from Moonlight
Barry Jenkins’ film turns the universal coming-of-age story into something very specific and intimate
By Anwen Crawford on the
By Nick Feik on the
The first week of Donald Trump’s presidency may not have revealed anything new about the man, but it did confirm the worst fears for his rule. Any doubts over whether he meant what he said – about immigration bans, voter fraud, building a wall, trade deals, environmental regulation – can be put aside now. As...
Donald Trump and Russia
By Robert Manne on the
The government will be scorched unless it acts soon
By Nick Feik on the
How precisely is this kind of permanent terror to be explained?
By Robert Manne on the
Despite Canberra group-think, there is no longer any plausible reason to keep asylum seekers in detention
By Robert Manne on the
What captured the imagination of our readers this year?
By The Monthly on the
State governments are taking action where the federal government has failed
By Mungo MacCallum on the
The Australian’s campaign against Gillian Triggs is another in a long line of crude culture-war offensives
By Robert Manne on the
Increased security in parliament is just another way to keep the public at bay
By Mungo MacCallum on the
To fight resurgent right-wing populism, the left must remember the importance of class
By Emma Dawson on the
In a year of change, Australian politics remained laughable
By Evan Williams on the

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