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The Australian’s campaign against Gillian Triggs is another in a long line of crude culture-war offensives
By Robert Manne
Image of Pauline Hanson
How can the major parties address the rise of populism in Australia?
By Andrew Charlton and Lachlan Harris
A trip to the Philippines reveals the human cost of the war on drugs
By Margaret Simons
Image of a Trump campaign rally in Michigan
The politics of rage won’t let us listen to one another
By Christos Tsiolkas
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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
Homelessness has reached crisis levels in Melbourne and Sydney
By Paul Connolly
Image of the Condamine River on fire
Billion-dollar burnouts keep emissions rising
By Richard Denniss
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What does One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts really believe?
By Sam Vincent
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Hillary Clinton needs her new progressive agenda as much as America does
By Don Watson
Image of Donald Trump
How did American democracy come to this?
By Richard Cooke
Image of Force Majeure’s Never Did Me Any Harm
The arts funding cuts are just a symptom of a broader malaise in Australia
By Alison Croggon
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Richard Flanagan delivers the inaugural Boisbouvier Lecture
By Richard Flanagan
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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
Labor won the NT election in a landslide, but will much change on the ground?
By Mungo MacCallum
Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg’s documentary ‘Weiner’ charts the fall of a congressman who can’t keep out of the spotlight
By Leigh Sales

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