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Hellish injustice

The Catholic Church continues to value its property and assets over and above the lives and deaths of thousands of ...

The Victorian government should change the law to allow the Catholic Church to be sued.

Negate this unfairness


If there is anyone who makes my blood boil, it must be those who get others to pay for their own wealth creation.

A new skirmish in the history wars

New Zealand Maori warriors celebrate Waitangi Day, which marks the signing of the treaty between indigenous Maori and ...

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull believes Australia was "invaded" by its European settlers while his predecessor, Tony Abbott, disagrees, preferring to call it an "occupation."  This is not, however, about semantics: it goes to the very crux of what we are as a nation and who we are as a people.

Building a new city will require smarts

King O'Malley drives in the first peg in the development of the city of Canberra, 1913.

On April 30 1911, the Commonwealth Minister for Home Affairs, King O'Malley, launched a competition for a new city. It would be a city for whom trade would not require river or sea port, but face-to-face conversation and exchange of ideas. A city whose wealth would come not from what would be mined, but from the mind: its capacity to take and implement decisions on behalf of a growing nation. 

Europe's new nationalism is here to stay

Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party, celebrates and poses for photographers as he leaves a "Leave EU" ...

It is something of a tragic irony that the European Union – originally constructed to lay to rest the atavistic nationalist impulses of the 20th century – is today behind the resurgence of such feelings across much of Europe. The British referendum that has delivered a vote for “Brexit” is the latest, dramatic indication that this nationalism is here to stay.

Women are behind from the start

Anne Summers

Is it coincidence or is it causal?  Is there a correlation between the number of women holding seats, or likely to win one next Saturday, and that federal parliamentary party's policy on women? At first glance, it would seem so.

Swing voters have swung to Trump

The instincts of many swing voters appear to favour Donald Trump, but it remains to be seen whether he can convert those ...

Swing voters tend to be low-information voters. But when veteran pollster Peter Hart convened a group of 11 "blue-collar and economically struggling" voters from suburban Pittsburgh on Tuesday, in research for the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, it seemed that Donald Trump's campaign messages had pierced the fog.



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