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Currumbin-Coolangatta-Tweed (CCT) Rotary Club milestone

More than a Sausage Sizzle Last week the Currumbin-Coolangatta-Tweed (CCT) Rotary Club celebrated a major milestone of seventy-five years of service to the community. In a fully-booked event at ...

From 'arse-ropes' to 'flying venom', a history of how we have come to talk about viruses and medicine

Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-NDSymptom, virus, epidemic, quarantine.We’ve become used to these terms in 2020. But the “COVID-19 vocabulary” might have been very differen...

China plays reverse 'poke the bear'

In the moment, Scott Morrison’s angry denunciation of the offensive Chinese tweet about alleged Australian war crimes seemed a reasonable response. In retrospect, it was probably ill-judge...

Why can politicians so easily dodge accountability for their mistakes? The troubling answer: because they can

Damian Shaw/AAPIn recent days, the issue of government accountability was brought into sharp focus — again — when NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian admitted that community grants awarded...

Asia-Pacific expert Bates Gill on China's endgame

Chinese official Lijian Zhao’s tweeting an image depicting an Australian soldier holding a knife against a child’s throat and the subsequent angry exchanges[1] is the latest incident in a...

What's behind China's bullying of Australia? It sees a soft target — and an essential one

Mark Schiefelbein/APAs the diplomatic fallout continues over the digitally altered war crimes tweet sent by China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, earlier this week, it’s im...

'What I had to say mattered' — how can we provide justice for sexual assault victims beyond criminal trials?

www.shutterstock.comLouise Milligan’s new book, Witness, reports how traumatic the criminal justice system can be for victim-survivors of sexual assault. This is not the first time we have ...

Why New Zealand is ideally placed to broker a truce between China and the Five Eyes alliance

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Beijing, 2019.GettyImagesWith tension escalating between China and members of the Five Eyes security alliance, most...

World

Currumbin-Coolangatta-Tweed (CCT) Rotary Club milestone

More than a Sausage Sizzle Last week the Currumbin-Coolangatta-Tweed (CCT) Rotary Club celebrated a major milestone of seventy-five years of service to the community. In a fully-booked event at the Tweed Heads Bowls Club, attende...

From 'arse-ropes' to 'flying venom', a history of how we have come to talk about viruses and medicine

Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-NDSymptom, virus, epidemic, quarantine.We’ve become used to these terms in 2020. But the “COVID-19 vocabulary” might have been very different had it not been for a few twists ...

Times Business

Opt for the SEO services by Blurn digital marketing agency in Sydney to multiply your profits instantly

Digital marketing has undoubtedly become an inevitable part of modern-day business. SEO is one of the essential aspects of digital marketing. In other words, SEO is simply the practice of i...

3 reasons this time is (sort of) different

ShutterstockBitcoin is back. Three years after the bubble that inflated its value from US$5,000 to US$20,000 in less than three months burst in spectacular fashion, plunging more than 80%, the cr...

Researchers, librarians, filmmakers and teachers are eager for the copyright reforms the government has promised

Ea Maples/Unsplash, CC BYIn August, the communications minister announced a series of changes to copyright laws to “better support the needs of Australians and public institutions to access...

Eliminating most homelessness is achievable. It starts with prevention and 'housing first'

The stereotype of a homeless person – those living in tents or sleeping in parks or doorways – is just the visible tip of the much larger crisis of homelessness in Australia. For every o...

It isn't right to say we are out of recession, as these six graphs demonstrate

Lukas Coch/AAPIt’d be wrong to say that we are out of recession, although that’s how the graph of Wednesday’s GDP numbers makes it look.Gross domestic product (the measure of ev...

6 things to watch for as Australia crawls out of recession

Sergey Tinyakov/ShutterstockOur economy has grown in the September quarter (the three months to September) after two quarters of going backwards.Using the literal meaning of recession, we are no ...

An all-out trade war with China would cost Australia 6% of GDP

Iron ore mining, Pilbara Western Australia. STRINGER Image/ShutterstockChina accounts for more than a third of export dollars earned by Australia.The figures, for the 12 months to October, cover...

Australia's world-first repository of 'modern slavery statements' a step in the right direction

A sweatshop in Dakar, Bangladesh, where underaged workers make steel consumer goods in hazardous and dangerous circumstances, October 20 2020.StevenK/ShutterstockFrom “fast fashion” t...

Politics

ASEAN Australia Virtual Summit

PRIME MINISTER: Well thank you very much, Prime Minister Phúc, and thank you to your Excellencies and Your Majesty for the opportunity for Australia to join with you today, our ASEAN frien...

Prime Minister's interview with Allison Langdon, Today

ALLISON LANGDON: A very good morning to you, PM. There is lots to get to this morning. But first, as we just heard from Karl, it's a day for us all to reflect and remember those we lost. ...

Prime Minister Interview with David Koch

DAVID KOCH: Prime Minister Scott Morrison joins me now from Canberra. Prime Minister, I appreciate your time this morning.  KOCH: Big night of the Budget.  PRIME MINISTER: Good morning ...

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