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The fallout over 18C puts the Liberal Party at odds with mainstream conservatism
By Nick Dyrenfurth on the
A grieving mother describes the perils of Australia’s outback for working backpackers
By Rosie Ayliffe on the
The defenders of free speech are happy to shut it down when it suits them
By Mungo MacCallum on the
It’s time to take the four-day work week seriously
By Emma Dawson on the
One Nation’s leader claims to champion the working class, but her actions tell a different story
By Nick Dyrenfurth on the
George Christensen’s resignation as National Party whip changes little
By Mungo MacCallum on the
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...
An open letter to the supporters and opponents of the Nauru and Manus Island asylum seekers
By Robert Manne on the
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Australia drew attention to a growing consensus in the Labor Party
By Mungo MacCallum on the
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

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