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Women are (rightly) angry. Now they need a plan

Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and courtesy SEARCH FoundationAustralian women have been most effective, politically, when they have harnessed their collective rage and turned ...

Despite his denial, Christian Porter will struggle with the 'Caesar's wife' test

Christian Porter’s denial of the historical rape allegation is unequivocal, but it won’t draw a line under the issue for him or for the Morrison government. Porter declares he’s determ...

Has Christian Porter been subjected to a 'trial by media'? No, the media did its job of being a watchdog

AAP/Richard WainwrightAside from his strenuous denials of the rape allegation against him, the central point made by Attorney-General Christian Porter at his media conference was that he had been...

Attorney-General Christian Porter declares alleged rape 'did not happen' – and he won't stand down

Attorney-General Christian Porter has identified himself as the minister accused of historical rape but declared categorically that the 1988 claimed assault “simply did not happen”. A hi...

In Victoria, animal abuse may soon be considered a form of family violence. Here's why that matters

ShutterstockA woman’s decision to leave a violent and abusive relationship is a complex process. She first needs to consider the risks to her and her children. Paradoxically, taking that s...

Biden is already carving out a different Middle East policy from Trump — and even Obama

Evan Vucci/APThe Biden administration hasn’t wasted time in making a significant shift in US policy toward the Middle East.Over the past week, the US has launched reprisal strikes against I...

Lots of law, not enough order — the government must be clearer about dealing with COVID rule-breakers

GettyImagesNew Zealand’s COVID-19 response might be the envy of the world, but that hasn’t stopped New Zealanders themselves getting angry about it this week.In short, there appeared ...

The Liberals face electoral wipeout in WA, but have 3 good reasons to keep campaigning

Richard Wainwright/AAPTime is running out for the Western Australian Liberal Party. Polling points to a massive Labor landslide at the upcoming state election on March 13.Following last month&rsq...

Our Region

Women are (rightly) angry. Now they need a plan

Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and courtesy SEARCH FoundationAustralian women have been most effective, politically, when they have harnessed their collective rage and turned it into action. They need to do it ...

Despite his denial, Christian Porter will struggle with the 'Caesar's wife' test

Christian Porter’s denial of the historical rape allegation is unequivocal, but it won’t draw a line under the issue for him or for the Morrison government. Porter declares he’s determined to stay in his job, saying to ...

World

this year I stand to make $200 million more than Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, recently announced his company had bought US$1.5 billion (almost A$2 billion) of Bitcoin. The announcement led to a flurry of enthusiasm and a quick surge...

GDP is V-shaped, but not yet good. These three graphs tell the story

There’s one graph that sums up both the good and not-yet-as-good detailed by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg at Wednesday’s national accounts press conference.It’s a graph of the leve...

Josh Frydenberg has the opportunity to transform Australia, permanently lowering unemployment

Josh Frydenberg has the opportunity to become a transformational Australian treasurer. He has been bequeathed a set of circumstances that comes along rarely. He has already shown himself abl...

Water markets aren't perfect, but they are vital to the future of the Murray-Darling

kaman985shu/ShutterstockWater markets have come in for some bad press lately, fuelled in part by the severe drought of 2019 and resulting high water prices.They have also been the subject of an A...

Legal document automation and why it is necessary

Legal document automation can be the process of creating documents which is not intended to replace, threaten or minimize the work done by lawyers. Lawyers will always be the guardians of l...

Aged care, death and taxes after the royal commission

The Governor General was handed the report of the aged care royal commission on Friday. It will be made public in the coming week. Overlaying its considerations has been Australia’s 909 de...

Texas was a warning. Australia needs to rethink the design of its electricity market

Long lines to buy groceries in Austin, Texas, during February’s extreme cold snap and power outage. Austin American-Statesman/APAustralia’s electricity market is unsustainable. Texas ...

Advertising is the real problem

The fight between Facebook and the Morrison government is over[1] almost before it began. Having drastically overplayed its hand by banning a vast range of content, Facebook has been forced 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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