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The Donald visits Europe. Image of US president Donald Trump in the UK

The Donald visits Europe

Politics / Federal politics / International politics

What does Trump’s reckless brand of diplomacy mean for Australia?

Question Time: an utterly unedifying spectacle. Image from Question Time in the House of Representatives

Question Time: an utterly unedifying spectacle

Politics / Federal politics

Has this central democratic process devolved beyond dysfunction?

The Three Stooges. Image of Pauline Hanson, Mark Latham and David Leyonhjelm

The Three Stooges

Politics / Federal politics

Hanson, Latham and Leyonhjelm are reminiscent of an irritating comedy act

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Minding your data in a post-GDPR world

Politics / Issues and policies / Society / Law and order / Science and technology

Some good news about online privacy has just popped up


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The Donald visits Europe. Image of US president Donald Trump in the UK

➊ The Donald visits Europe

What does Trump’s reckless brand of diplomacy mean for Australia?

The Three Stooges. Image of Pauline Hanson, Mark Latham and David Leyonhjelm

➋ The Three Stooges

Hanson, Latham and Leyonhjelm are reminiscent of an irritating comedy act

Federal Politics


Picking on Aunty. Image of ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie

Picking on Aunty

Why the latest push to privatise the ABC is not new or surprising

Seriously scary times. Image of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US president Donald Trump

Seriously scary times

What are the implications of the Trump-Kim summit for America’s allies?

Dead Right. Image of Quarterly Essay 70, ‘Dead Right’, by Richard Denniss

Dead Right

How neoliberalism redefined growth in the ugliest of ways – a Quarterly Essay extract

The end of civilisation?. Image of John Howard launching the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation

The end of civilisation?

On the hyperbolic reaction to ANU’s decision to part ways with the Ramsay Centre

The status quo ain’t working

The Uluru Statement from the Heart is the blueprint for an Australian republic

The Barnaby Joyce sideshow. Image of Barnaby Joyce

The Barnaby Joyce sideshow

Joyce is merely the most prominent of many embarrassments for the government


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International Politics


Without America: Australia in the New Asia

Making sense of a new reality and the return of power politics – a Quarterly Essay extract

The new era. Image of poster in Beijing of President Xi Jinping

The new era

Ready or not, China is here

Trump and Russia: a guide for the bewildered

A fuller story of relations between the Russian government and the Trump campaign is only now coming to light

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The handshake

Could Donald Trump finally force Australia to critically examine its feudal obligations to the US?

UK election diary: The London attacks

Labor senator Sam Dastyari, in London for the UK general election, was caught up in the attack on the Borough Market

Once upon a time in America

Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey will jeopardise any future investigation


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Issues & Policies


Dark + Dangerous Thoughts at Mona. Image of the ‘Dying for Time’ panellists at Dark and Dangerous Thoughts

Dark + Dangerous Thoughts at Mona

The kid gloves come off at this symposium for those with skin in the game

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A pack of bankers

The financial services royal commission has revealed more than anyone banked on

Our waste policy is rubbish. Illustration

Our waste policy is rubbish

Has Australia’s ad-hoc approach to waste management backfired?

The republic is an Aboriginal issue

Recognition must be at the heart of constitutional reform

Rethinking the republic. Illustration

Rethinking the republic

A change in our head of state won’t change everything, and other lessons for the next push

Take the cake

One baker’s verdict on the marriage survey result


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