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Donald Trump’s presidency feels both unprecedented and oddly familiar
By Don Watson
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Why is the South Australian government so enthused about a nuclear waste dump?
By Richard Denniss
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Australia needs to rethink its approach to regional security
By Hugh White
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The climate-science champion of 2010 has morphed into the fossil-fuel supporter of 2016
By Robert Manne
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The electorate has fractured into three economic and cultural zones
By George Megalogenis
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Hillary Clinton needs her new progressive agenda as much as America does
By Don Watson
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What does the prime minister stand for, and when will we find out about it?
By Don Watson
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From the census debacle to the Don Dale scandal, politicians and the public have short memories
By Nick Feik
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The dispute over the South China Sea will come to affect more than just China’s near neighbours
By Michael Wesley
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Brexit, Trump and the federal election show how the old categories of left and right are crumbling
By Richard Denniss
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Consultation and transparency are the keys to successful arts policy
By Wesley Enoch
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How does the reinvigorated treaty movement fit with recognition?
By Megan Davis
The electorate is not as volatile as we might imagine
By George Megalogenis
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Can Malcolm Turnbull survive on optimism alone?
By Judith Brett
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Whatever the politicians say, we can't afford to skimp on education
By Don Watson
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Why indigenous languages should be spoken in our parliaments
By Noel Pearson
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Malcolm Turnbull’s greatest obstacle to tax reform is close to home
By Richard Denniss
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Just how innovative is the Turnbull government’s innovation package?
By Nick Feik

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