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To publish or not to publish? The media's free-speech dilemmas in a world of division, violence and extremism

AAP/AP/ John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPxTerrorism, political extremism, Donald Trump, social media and the phenomenon of “cancel culture” are confronting journalists with a range of agonising...

After riots, Donald Trump leaves office with under 40% approval

AAP/EPA/ Yuri Gripas /poolAt 4am Thursday AEDT, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be inaugurated as president and vice president of the United States, replacing Donald Trump and Mike Pence. What ...

Trump’s time is up, but his Twitter legacy lives on in the global spread of QAnon conspiracy theories

www.shutterstock.com“The lie outlasts the liar,” writes historian Timothy Snyder, referring to outgoing president Donald Trump and his contribution to the “post-truth” era...

As Joe Biden prepares to become president, the US still reels from the deadly consequences of 'alternative facts'

Every four years on January 20, the US exercises a key tenant of democratic government: the peaceful transfer of power. This year, the scene looks a bit different.If the last US presidential inau...

Trumpism doesn't end with Trump — NZ needs to take a firmer stand against a global threat to democracy

America is currently experiencing its worst political and constitutional crisis since the civil war when the very survival of Abraham Lincoln’s government “of, by and for the people” wa...

Restoring trade with China in a hostile political environment

The new trade minister, Dan Tehan, has been handed[1] one of the Morrison government’s most demanding roles. Despite a lot of chest-thumping in government circles about the need to stand up t...

There's no such thing as 'alternative facts'. 5 ways to spot misinformation and stop sharing it online

ShutterstockThe blame for the recent assault on the US Capitol and President Donald Trump’s broader dismantling of democratic institutions and norms can be laid at least partly on misinform...

As Trump exits the White House, he leaves Trumpism behind in Australia

Mick Tsikas/AAPThrough recent natural disasters, global upheavals and a pandemic, Australia’s political centre has largely held. Australians may have disagreed at times, but they have also ...

World

To publish or not to publish? The media's free-speech dilemmas in a world of division, violence and extremism

AAP/AP/ John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPxTerrorism, political extremism, Donald Trump, social media and the phenomenon of “cancel culture” are confronting journalists with a range of agonising free-speech dilemmas to which ther...

After riots, Donald Trump leaves office with under 40% approval

AAP/EPA/ Yuri Gripas /poolAt 4am Thursday AEDT, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be inaugurated as president and vice president of the United States, replacing Donald Trump and Mike Pence. What follows is a discussion of US polit...

Times Business

Morrison government drops the ball on banking reform

Political pressure forced the federal government in 2017 – when Scott Morrison was treasurer – to call the royal commission into misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financia...

The economy can't guarantee a job. It can guarantee a liveable income for other work

When the coronavirus pandemic hit Australia in March 2020, the Morrison government took bold and imaginative action. The most notable examples were its income support programs – JobKeeper...

Despite appearances, this government isn't really Keynesian, as its budget update shows

It is tempting to think the Australian government’s decision to spend big – bigger than ever before, an unprecedented 33%[1] of GDP this financial year according to the budget update – ...

To get ahead as an introvert, act like an extravert. It's not as hard as you think

ShutterstockLeadership is a human universal. It can even be seen in other species, which suggests it may be an evolutionarily ancient process.A common personality trait of “natural” l...

The COVID work revolution has increased digital overload

Are too many online meetings and notifications getting you down? Online communication tools – from email to virtual chat and video-conferencing – have transformed the way we work. In man...

Government funds are not 'taxpayer money' — media and politicians should stop confusing the two

www.shutterstock.comRhetoric plays an important role in tax debate and therefore tax policy. If your side manages to gain traction in the public imagination with labels such as “death tax&r...

Indonesia's aviation safety has improved, but a lot remains to be done

Workers disinfect parts of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 recovered from the waters off Jakarta, Indonesia, January 10 2021.Tatan Syuflana/APThe Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 disaster serves as a warning fo...

Enjoy them while you can? The ecotourism challenge facing Australia's favourite islands

Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.Greg Brave/ShutterstockI fell for Kangaroo Island from my first visit. I recall standing on a headland on the island’s southern coast, nea...

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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