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Why Millennials should be optimistic
Opinion
National

Why Millennials should be optimistic

Cheer up. Earlier doom-mongering predictions about population growth have not been fulfilled.

  • by Tom Switzer

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Telstra denies CEO Andy Penn was shooting hoops during downgrade
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Companies

Telstra denies CEO Andy Penn was shooting hoops during downgrade

Telstra chief Andy Penn is really on the nose with fundies around town.

  • by Colin Kruger
Fortunately, Turnbull’s tax cap is just political window-dressing
Opinion
The economy

Fortunately, Turnbull’s tax cap is just political window-dressing

The Turnbull government’s solemn pledge to cap the growth in tax receipts at 23.9 per cent of gross domestic product is a political gimmick.

  • by ROSS GITTINS
If fighting spirit is best we offer young then we are truly astray
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ACT

If fighting spirit is best we offer young then we are truly astray

The war memorial's purpose is not to be an international icon or to draw in the crowds as if it is a football game.

Aged care in crisis: who will look after you when you're old?
Opinion
National

Aged care in crisis: who will look after you when you're old?

Australia may find itself in a position where it won’t have enough aged care employees to adequately look after our ageing population.

  • by Debby Blakey
ABC radio is world class. ABC TV? Not so much
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National

ABC radio is world class. ABC TV? Not so much

And what exactly does an ABC board member do for $56,380 a year for non-executive directors?

  • by Tony Walker
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Do wives still obey their husbands?
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Life & relationships

Do wives still obey their husbands?

The Duchess of Sussex had it nixed from her vows. But there are some who might not realise who holds the power in their marriage - until they cross the line.

  • by Kasey Edwards
I'm never going to Vivid again
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Health & wellness

I'm never going to Vivid again

It seems that just as one Vivid has finished, here it is again, mucking up people's work travel and filling the city with crushing mobs of open-mouthed gawkers.

  • by Sally Macdonald
The ramifications of these hearings have never been greater
Opinion
The economy

The ramifications of these hearings have never been greater

Unions and employers are about to slug it out again over minimum wage increases.

  • by Jessica Irvine
4 Points: Geelong free-for-all a real giveaway
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AFL

4 Points: Geelong free-for-all a real giveaway

Cats go feral on free-kicks for opposition; Bully, bully for dominant Dees; Poor reviews from coaches, players and fans; Revisiting a touchy subject.

  • by Michael Gleeson
The 'activist' betting against Murdoch's Disney deal
Analysis
Companies

The 'activist' betting against Murdoch's Disney deal

Could Rupert Murdoch’s $US60 billion deal with Disney face a late plot twist – or will his relationship with President Donald Trump smooth the way?

  • by John McDuling
Barnaby Joyce's $150,000 interview deal shows he's no battler
Opinion
Federal

Barnaby Joyce's $150,000 interview deal shows he's no battler

Setting up a trust fund compounds all the damage

  • by David Crowe
Waratah Naiyaravoro's Wallabies claims take a hit on defence
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Rugby Union

Waratah Naiyaravoro's Wallabies claims take a hit on defence

Taqele Naiyaravoro's defensive issues may cost him a spot in the Australian team when it's announced this week.

  • by Paul Cully
Justice for MH17 victims demands the ultimate joint effort
Opinion
Europe

Justice for MH17 victims demands the ultimate joint effort

The Dutch and Australian governments have to join the legal campaign against a power that sees little value in human life.

  • by Jerry Skinner
Think you’ll get the new childcare subsidy? Not unless you act
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Planning & budgeting

Think you’ll get the new childcare subsidy? Not unless you act

Personal finance expert Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon helps a family navigate the childcare rebate changes.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
Excuses offered for latest school shooting have me lost for words
Opinion
North America

Excuses offered for latest school shooting have me lost for words

After another mass shooting at a US high school, it was left to the Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to try to isolate the cause. He pointed to a few.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
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Faith
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Life & relationships

Faith

It is imperative to acknowledge the positives about democracy across the Western world.

  • by Paulyne Pogorelske
Christians all in a huff about Thomas the Tank Engine, while real threat to children is ignored
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Federal

Christians all in a huff about Thomas the Tank Engine, while real threat to children is ignored

The Christian right was eager to jump on to a preposterous news story this week suggesting popular children's characters pose a threat to preschoolers, but seemed willing to overlook a greater danger.

  • by Nick O'Malley
Plastic solution
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ACT

Plastic solution

The federal government is dragging the chain when it should be leading the way.

Pet owners deserve to feel confident in veterinary care
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ACT

Pet owners deserve to feel confident in veterinary care

Pets are a treasured and often pampered member of the family and owners rely on vets to help when things go wrong.

Is Brad Pitt the ultimate post-feminist fantasy man?
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Life & relationships

Is Brad Pitt the ultimate post-feminist fantasy man?

Whatever golden boy attributes we like to project onto a man once known as the most handsome who had ever lived, he is still human.

  • by Natalie Reilly
Clever storage solutions to maximise your winter harvest
ACT

Clever storage solutions to maximise your winter harvest

Many winter vegetables taste better after a bout of cold weather but what about the veg that don’t last in the garden?

  • by Jackie French
Labor silence hopefully doesn't mean the end of Gallagher
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ACT

Labor silence hopefully doesn't mean the end of Gallagher

Katy Gallagher is a very hard act to beat and I hope that she returns to Federal Parliament at the next election, if not sooner.

Why the Wallabies can't afford to underestimate a red-hot Ireland
Analysis
Rugby Union

Why the Wallabies can't afford to underestimate a red-hot Ireland

Ireland are coming and they will be one of the most experienced and successful Test sides to visit Australian shores.

  • by Georgina Robinson
Putin's evasions on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are a disgrace
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Asia

Putin's evasions on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are a disgrace

There is no doubt by now that Putin knows every available detail of the case.

  • by Leonid Bershidsky
The Super-er coach? Bellamy could make the Broncos unstoppable
Analysis
NRL

The Super-er coach? Bellamy could make the Broncos unstoppable

The Melbourne Storm mentor could spark a fresh era of domination for the game's richest club by taking up an offer to coach Brisbane.

  • by Phil Lutton
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Wesfarmers pays for its $1.6b British bungle, but will its executives?
Analysis
Companies

Wesfarmers pays for its $1.6b British bungle, but will its executives?

The wash-up from the ill-fated Bunnings foray into the UK market was never going to be a win. It was just a matter of how bad things were going to turn out.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Home side will always kick with the wind
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National

Home side will always kick with the wind

Turnbull’s best chance may be to grasp the nettle now.

  • by Jack Waterford
The limits of Donald Trump's me-first diplomacy
Analysis
Asia

The limits of Donald Trump's me-first diplomacy

At the core of Trump's foreign policy is a belief that he can use his personal charisma to charm his way to world peace.

  • by Greg Jaffe & Paul Sonne
Government has opened Pandora’s box on human rights, religious freedom
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ACT

Government has opened Pandora’s box on human rights, religious freedom

As things go – refugees banged up for years on Manus Island, Indigenous kids not being educated – gay cakes is not a big-ticket human-rights item.

  • by Crispin Hull
Personal responsibility, not regulation, will fix rogue banks
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National

Personal responsibility, not regulation, will fix rogue banks

It would be a mistake to rush to the conclusion that the answer to bank misconduct is more regulation.

  • by Simon Cowan
'This is just the start': China-Australia tensions brought to the surface
Analysis
Federal

'This is just the start': China-Australia tensions brought to the surface

Tensions between Australian and China have been growing for months - or years - but they surfaced spectacularly this week.

  • by Nick O'Malley
Less intelligent people think it's just some sort of corny love story. What fools.
National

Richard Glover: Why cynicism is the new naivete

We're being had is the subtext of every conversation as cynicism becomes the new normal. But it can sure lead to some dumb places.

  • by Richard Glover
Bracket creep lives to fight another day
Opinion
The economy

Bracket creep lives to fight another day

Whatever Scott Morrison's objectives are, fixing bracket creep isn't one of them.

  • by ROSS GITTINS
Shorten's poor call in Chau affair
Opinion
National

Shorten's poor call in Chau affair

Shorten's attempt to politicise the Hastie drama was misguided.

  • by Peter Hartcher
Our role in the death of a river
Opinion
Sustainability

Our role in the death of a river

We feel the temptation of universal cheap goods as a right, but the environment pays the cost.

  • by Elizabeth Farrelly
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Marvel and make-believe
Opinion
AFL

Marvel and make-believe

A president gets a new hero, and a stadium gets a new name.

  • by Greg Baum
Super compliance fees: a brazen impost or welcome transparency?
Analysis
Super & retirement

Super compliance fees: a brazen impost or welcome transparency?

It doesn't matter what the fees are called but if they're too high, you'll pay the price in retirement.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Labor sweats on byelection doomsday scenario
Analysis
Federal

Labor sweats on byelection doomsday scenario

Tasmania's marginal Labor seat of Braddon has ALP strategists most worried in a series of byelections which could threaten Bill Shorten's leadership.

  • by Mark Kenny
Trump and Kim practising good old nuclear brinksmanship
Analysis
Asia

Trump and Kim practising good old nuclear brinksmanship

Will the much ballyhooed meeting ever take place? Well, perhaps, despite the latest setback.

  • by Kirsty Needham
It's a universal fact that nobody likes souvenir gifts
Opinion
Central America

It's a universal fact that nobody likes souvenir gifts

Nobody likes souvenir gifts, nobody liked ours, and now we’re stuck with thousands of them.

  • by Danny Katz
Death of author Philip Roth marks end of a cultural era
Analysis
Books

Death of author Philip Roth marks end of a cultural era

The author helped define American experience in the second half of the 20th century.

  • by Dwight Garner
Why the Blues need an AFL hand-out
Opinion
AFL

Why the Blues need an AFL hand-out

Carlton have scored some spectacular own goals, but they need a priority pick from the league.

  • by Jake Niall
Can you pass this financial literacy test?
Opinion
Planning & budgeting

Can you pass this financial literacy test?

If a fool and his money are soon parted, these four questions will help you avoid being the fool.

  • by Paul Benson
Dyslexia at work: holding people back?
Opinion
Small business

Dyslexia at work: holding people back?

It might surprise you to learn many famous people live (and thrive) with dyslexia.

  • by James Adonis
Edelman's spirit challenges the rising nationalist right in Europe
Opinion
Europe

Edelman's spirit challenges the rising nationalist right in Europe

Once again the nations of Europe are troubled by a political choice between ethnic and civic belonging. Can one of the heroes of Warsaw guide them?

  • by Arnold Zable
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Foreign banks flex muscles in Australia as locals reel from scandals
Analysis
Banking & finance

Foreign banks flex muscles in Australia as locals reel from scandals

Foreign banks are circling Australia once more as they bet on resources and infrastructure investment gathering pace.

  • by Sumeet Chatterjee & Paulina Duran
Everything just got worse with North Korea
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Asia

Everything just got worse with North Korea

Pentagon officials seem deeply nervous that Trump has an appetite for brinkmanship in ways that create risks of a cataclysm.

  • by Nicholas Kristof
If you think Australia has a racism problem, you're the racist
Opinion
Federal

If you think Australia has a racism problem, you're the racist

On the day Luke Foley copped a hiding for his remarks about "white flight", Ian Macdonald made a bold claim of his own.

  • by Jacqueline Maley
How the fund for Sydney’s uber elite is winning big on US sports bet
Opinion
Companies

How the fund for Sydney’s uber elite is winning big on US sports bet

A secretive investment vehicle for Sydney's wealthy elite has emerged as a winner from changes to American sports betting laws

  • by John McDuling