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Comment

Base power

The energy crisis is all about politics rather than supply
Richard Denniss
The fighter. Image of Sally McKinnon
The Monthly Essays

The fighter

Sally McManus is the new face of Australia’s union movement
Alex McKinnon
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Wicked problems

What are the real reasons behind the rise and stall of Malcolm Turnbull?
Laura Tingle
Comment

New tricks

Why do our political parties persist with economic rationalism?
Don Watson

For a rights-based response to asylum seekers

Australia must work towards a medium-term solution
Klaus Neumann, Anne McNevin, Antje Missbach, Damir Mitric and Savitri Taylor

Housing divided

The government is more concerned about opinion polls than solving real problems
Mungo MacCallum

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    Australia must work towards a medium-term solution
    Klaus Neumann, Anne McNevin, Antje Missbach, Damir Mitric and Savitri Taylor
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    What will be the cost of a patchwork NBN?
    Paddy Manning
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    Wicked problems
    What are the real reasons behind the rise and stall of Malcolm Turnbull?
    Laura Tingle
    Wicked problems. Image of Malcolm Turnbull
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    Call for backup
    How authorities lost control of juvenile detention
    Russell Marks
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    Alt-wrong
    The Australian right is startling for its incoherence
    Richard Cooke
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Federal Politics

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A pointless passage to India

Turnbull’s trip to India produced very little except another PR boost for the Adani mine
Mungo MacCallum
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Comment

Our ethnic face

The Australia of Pauline Hanson’s second parliamentary term looks very different to the Australia of her first
George Megalogenis

The tragedy of Mark Latham

The great hope of the Labor Party has become what he once despised
Nick Dyrenfurth

100 issues more pressing than 18C

An incomplete list of the things that should probably be capturing the attention of our politicians
Michael Cooney

The lose–lose battle

Turnbull is being dragged into an 18C crusade he cannot win
Mungo MacCallum

Once were conservatives

The fallout over 18C puts the Liberal Party at odds with mainstream conservatism
Nick Dyrenfurth

Pauline is no friend of the workers

One Nation’s leader claims to champion the working class, but her actions tell a different story
Nick Dyrenfurth

Two states of mind

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Australia drew attention to a growing consensus in the Labor Party
Mungo MacCallum

It’s the mandate wot lost it

Like its predecessors, the Coalition government is still struggling to find a clear direction
Nick Dyrenfurth

International Politics

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American berserk
Donald Trump’s presidency feels both unprecedented and oddly familiar
Don Watson
The heat is on
Who benefits from Malcolm Turnbull’s deal with Donald Trump?
Mungo MacCallum
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Comment
Relying on Trump
Australia needs to rethink its approach to regional security
Hugh White
The Muscovian Candidate?. Source
The Muscovian Candidate?
Donald Trump and Russia
Robert Manne

Issues & Policies

Seeking a workable solution for asylum seekers. © Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Seeking a workable solution for asylum seekers
Robert Manne responds to Klaus Neumann
Robert Manne
Injustices and the art of realpolitik. Source
Injustices and the art of realpolitik
The asylum-seeker solution proposed by Brennan, Costello, Manne and Menadue is unacceptable
Klaus Neumann
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Arts & Letters / Books
Tasmania got gamed
James Boyce’s ‘Losing Streak’ investigates how one family came to rule the state’s poker-machine industry
Amanda Lohrey
Rough times. © Andrew Quilty / Fairfax Images
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Rough times
Homelessness has reached crisis levels in Melbourne and Sydney
Paul Connolly
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