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Peter Hartcher is the political editor and international editor of The Sydney Morning Herald. He is a Gold Walkley award winner, a former foreign correspondent in Tokyo and Washington, and a visiting fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy.

How India and China have become a billionaires' paradise

How India and China have become a billionaires' paradise

India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, and his 160-metre-high vertical mansion have become the emblem of the age of the billionaire.

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Morrison's biggest problem is he's stuck in the past
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Morrison's biggest problem is he's stuck in the past

The Morrison government reeks of the 1950s, a boofheaded men's club led by a bloke who carried a lump of coal around in the Parliament. In comparison, Shorten's Labor party is positively futuristic.

  • by Peter Hartcher
Turnbull plots against Dutton over eligibility to sit in Parliament
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Turnbull plots against Dutton over eligibility to sit in Parliament

The former Prime Minister has been texting and calling Liberal MPs to urge them to refer the Home Affairs Minister to the High Court.

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'Let me buy Rio Tinto': China's brazen bid to buy our companies
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'Let me buy Rio Tinto': China's brazen bid to buy our companies

A meeting between Joe Hockey and the Chinese finance minister is emblematic of the country's growing arrogance.

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In Down Under Abbey, the political class is taking it easy
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In Down Under Abbey, the political class is taking it easy

Entering its 28th year of growth, Australia is reminiscent of an episode of Downton Abbey: below the stairs the workers are slaving but our political leaders upstairs are wasting time on petty intrigue.

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'Trump is checking out of Asia': What Australia should do about it
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'Trump is checking out of Asia': What Australia should do about it

Australia needs to make contingency plans for finding security in a region where the US is increasingly remote and China increasingly present.

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Bishop conquered the world – but couldn't face her own party
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Bishop conquered the world – but couldn't face her own party

Julie Bishop might have confronted China, Russia and the Trump administration, but she appears to have despaired at the prospect of confronting the Liberal leadership in a post-Turnbull government.

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The bombshell decision Canberra wanted to bury

The bombshell decision Canberra wanted to bury

It may yet become the biggest news in Australia, but the government was determined not to draw attention to it.

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Abbott gets vengeance but no end to mad dance for Liberals
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Abbott gets vengeance but no end to mad dance for Liberals

The factional clash over the leadership has re-energised the internecine war inside the Liberal Party.

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Pointless: Australian democracy is now an even bigger laughing stock
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Pointless: Australian democracy is now an even bigger laughing stock

A piece of factional foot-stamping within the ruling Liberal Party created an earthquake and achieved no benefit on any level when all was said and done.

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Malcolm Turnbull made a deal with the devil. Now the devil has called time
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Malcolm Turnbull made a deal with the devil. Now the devil has called time

The deal Malcolm Turnbull made to become prime minister with his factional and ideological Satan, the Liberals’ conservative confederacy, was simple.

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