True picture lost in Jacqui Lambie's translation

Senator Lambie✓ now claims she knew the background behind the image of Colonel Malalai Kakar✓, the female police officer who was murdered by the Taliban, and chose the image...

How would a referendum change Australia's racist laws?

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George Williams Thanks to Scotland, the word referendum is in the air throughout the Commonwealth. Tony Abbott is poised to announce a timetable for a referendum on recognising Aboriginal peoples in the Constitution.

It only takes one drop to swell the tide of terrorism

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Paul Sheehan In October 2002, the US capital Washington was brought to a state of emergency by a single gunman. He used a high-powered sniper's rifle to shoot 13 people.

It's the democratic way, stupid!

Frank O'Shea First it was planking, then came neknomination. These are relatively sane compared with the latest which I understand is called the "fire challenge," probably with capital letters.


Scottish no vote takes the Great out of Britain

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The Canberra Times Last week Scots voted against independence and separation from the United Kingdom. It was hardly a victory for the status quo.

Yudhoyono's legacy good for the 'big picture', bad for the little people

Marcus Mietzner Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s 10-year rule leaves Indonesia with mixed fortunes and a controversial legacy.

Letters to the Editor

No mandate for tram

Letters to the Editor This ACT government continues to display its disdain of the electors of our Territory.

Melbourne’s choice: San Francisco or Adelaide?

Illustration: Jim Pavlidis (after Hanna-Barbera).

Nicholas Reece How to transform our economy and create jobs should be the big debate of the Victorian election campaign.


True picture lost in Senator Jacqui Lambie's translation

Senator Lambie now claims she knew the background behind the image of Colonel Malalai Kakar, the female police officer who was murdered by the Taliban, and chose the image "because she's a bloody...

Child-free and quite content, thanks very much

Wendy Squires Why should those without kids be subjected to upper cuts from ‘‘martyr mothers’’?

Terror scaremongering threatens our democracy

Police terror suspect arrest.

Greg Barns Hysteria from politicians, police and the press helps no one in these tense times.

Floating in wonder with Skywhale

News: Sky Whale rises early Sunday morning at Questacon, Canberra. Inside the whale. 19th of May 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Natasha Rudra Skywhale rises but does the fantastical artwork lift its audience's spirits as well?

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Graphic artist Tony Harvey had wit and a style ahead of its time

Tony Harvey 1930–2014 Tony Harvey was described by Max Harris as "the first artist to have taken Australian motifs of the conventional kind and given them high wit and sophistication",...

Our hopes for the new archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher


Geraldine Doogue With the announcement of Anthony Bishop as the Catholic Archbishop-elect of Sydney, broadcaster Geraldine Doogue lists the key points she would like to see in the leader of her Catholic flock.

What's Going On: Yeah, racist attacks may not be best anti-terrorism strategy

Outpsoken: Senator Jacqui Lambie.

Andrew P Street The news of the day, condensed into a cranky rant by Andrew P Street

Dead rabbits and the ghosts of ICACs past

Kirsty Needham The Shooters and Fishers Party rails against ''city-based government'' and all things ''inner-urban'' in its manifesto.

Forming adult friendships in modern society is a necessity and a challenge


David Brooks Friendship is a personal relationship that has radiating social and political benefits. But the institution is not in great shape.

Who needs compulsory super?


Peter Martin Why on earth do we need compulsory superannuation? Economists will tell you it's because we are stupid, if they think we need it at all.

A word from the wise - shut up

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Sam de Brito If you want to be seen, stand up. Want to be heard, speak up. Want to be appreciated? Shut up.

Adam Cullen biography exposes artist whose stock was shock

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Charles Waterstreet Adam Cullen would have loved ritual beheadings in Martin Place. His work often depicted headless women (Shut up, nobody wants to hear your stories, 2000) and Nato (1998).