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The Canberra Times 7:34 PM The next senator for Canberra should....
Andrew P Street 7:02 PM Ever had one of those days, when your entire frontbench is trying to out-stupid you? Your news as a snarky rant
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5:49 PM Last weekend, I attended a house auction. There was only one bid. There were four Mr Fluffy owners (that I recognised) in audience. None had registered. The house was passed in.
Andrew McIlwain 3:37 PM The Dargues Gold Mine will be a source of prosperity for its local community, says CEO of United Mining, Andrew McIlwain.
Derek Rielly 1:04 PM Are you really ready to be a father?
Peniel Joseph 5:27 AM The Ferguson Crisis is an American crisis — one rooted in racial slavery, Jim Crow, and institutional racism. Key to all of this is denial. Obama’s refusal to acknowledge the way in which the disease of racism infects our entire body politic, along with its institutions, structures, and culture, is a tragedy.
The Canberra Times It's easy to forget there are significant cracks in our society, which should be of concern to us all.
Madonna King 1:00 AM Families of shooting victims have already produced a thorough report with recommendations designed to stop further shootings.
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Judith Ireland and Rick Feneley (‘‘ABC budget cuts: the fallout’’, Forum, CT, November 22) outline various scenarios and views about government cutbacks to the ABC.
Andrew P Street Are we going to finally get marriage equality embarrassingly late? Your news of the day, reduced to a snarky rant
Paul Sheehan 12:15 AM A passive-aggressive civil disobedience movement has been underway in Australia for months with activists occupying the offices of MPs and refusing to leave
Brian Yatman 12:15 AM Packers wins the fight, a newspaper on the air and students invent the future.
Clover Moore 12:15 AM Premier Mike Baird is going to the March election with an enormous, albeit hypothetical, treasure chest.
Katy Gallagher 11:45 PM There is more scope to employ more specialist doctors directly.
Mark Hearn 11:45 PM ABC managing director Mark Scott's decision to downsize Lateline ignores the program's vital roles.
Darren Goodsir The image the Herald has published of stricken cricketer Phillip Hughes being cradled by the NSW bowler Sean Abbott has aroused strong reader feedback - and some criticism on social media.
Lindy Edwards 12:00 AM At the end of the day, it is men that set the standards of manhood.
George Maltabarow Almost everyone stands to gain from any privatisation of part of the NSW's electricity network assets.
Matthew Canavan and Sam Dastyari The emergence of Bitcoins and other forms of digital currency could revolutionise money markets. If competition is so good in markets for products, why shouldn’t we allow competition in markets for currency too?
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I feel so sorry for any Mr Fluffy owner who was not aware of their homes' contamination.
Alan Stokes The Murdoch media business model simply delivers conservative confirmation journalism to what it sees as a like-minded audience.
Andrew P Street Also, your PM takes (briefly talking about) domestic violence seriously. Your news as a snarky rant
When does peak hour start and end in Sydney? It just keeps expanding, at both ends of the day and Saturdays seem to be heavy traffic day as people do their chores, their outings and chauffer their children. To this increasing traffic density is going to be added much more high-rise development along rail and road arteries. In Canberra, there is a bi-partisan support for high immigration.
Andrew P Street We have a new independent senator, and 400 fewer ABC employees. Your news of the day, reduced to a snarky rant
Brian Yatman Sir Douglas Copland (ANU Vice-Chancellor) said that Australia would soon have "two civilisations - British and non-British".
The Canberra Times The comments from one of the world's biggest miners, BHP Billiton, that it was ready to move away from coal if its environmental downsides could not be addressed, place further pressure on the federal government to reconsider its stance on renewable energy.
Juliet Ramsay There's vital need for a consolidated management plan for Lake Burley Griffin before all its lakeshore parklands are destroyed, writes Juliet Ramsay.
Jenna Price Sydney's abandoned baby brings us all together in outrage and despair: how could the mother do this? What kind of society permits this? Why isn't there a better route for women who want to give up their babies.
Blanche D'Alpuget A recent Herald article about a university fining students for illegally downloading movies and other materials and then putting that money towards campus costs, rather than to creators, draws comparison with another era.
Pankaj Mishra India's popular film industry offers one of the clearest windows on the evolution of the country.
Lindy Edwards Jacqui Lambie's stand risks painting Palmer as someone who quietly bats for the big end of town behind closed doors, while claiming to stand up for the little man in public.
Alex Frino Here's a shocking statistic: less than one-third of the pool of students studying for an MBA is female.
Colleen Lewis Voters should focus on accountability and transparency when political pledges are hollow.
Tony Buti The NFL's response to domestic violence has been pitiful. Here in Australia, we've done better - but we still have a long way to go.
Hugh White The PM is swinging wildly between two poles of regional power, probably mistaking insincerity for clever diplomacy.