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Weak teams must be a priority
Opinion
AFL

Weak teams must be a priority

As the season has progressed, the poor teams haven’t. Today, the state of Carlton, the Suns and the Saints is considerably worse than that of the on-field product, which has caused such angst.

  • by Jake Niall

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Turnbull has been given a reprieve on leadership
Opinion
Federal

Turnbull has been given a reprieve on leadership

The PM's fate depends upon an unlikely – perhaps impossible – settlement to his own party’s endless wars on climate change.

  • by David Crowe
Elon Musk seems to beg Tesla's board to save him from himself
Opinion
Companies

Elon Musk seems to beg Tesla's board to save him from himself

If Tesla directors are worried about Musk - and they should be, based on his unhinged interview on Friday - here is advice for them: Do your jobs.

  • by Shira Ovide
Why I want my daughter to play basketball not netball
Opinion
Basketball

Why I want my daughter to play basketball not netball

Next weekend I will complete my first season as a netball mum. Then we're switching to basketball. This is why.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Faith: how to pass the compassion test
Life & relationships

Faith: how to pass the compassion test

Look into your own heart, see what gives you pain, then refuse to do that to anyone else.

  • by Philip Huggins
Sport Thought: Pep talk from City's super-coach broadcast to millions
Analysis
Soccer

Sport Thought: Pep talk from City's super-coach broadcast to millions

It is half-time and Pep Guardiola is in the Wembley dressing room.

  • by Sam Wallace
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Forget empires: Australia's company giants plan to shrink to greatness
Analysis
Companies

Forget empires: Australia's company giants plan to shrink to greatness

Defying a global spike in takeovers, some of the country's biggest companies are preparing to spin off more businesses than over the whole past decade.

  • by Angus Whitley
Nearly a decade after Lehman Brothers, stars align for pay rises
Analysis
The economy

Nearly a decade after Lehman Brothers, stars align for pay rises

It's early days yet, but Australia's labour market is tightening, offering hope of pay rises ahead.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Little pleasure ahead for Turnbull as MPs wrestle to control energy policy
Opinion
Federal

Little pleasure ahead for Turnbull as MPs wrestle to control energy policy

After a decade of pleasuring themselves with the politics of electricity prices and carbon emissions, the political parties next week will be asked to take their hands off it. Every indication is they will not be able to let go.

  • by Peter Hartcher
Anning is a Senator because of democratic will, not in spite of it
Opinion
Federal

Anning is a Senator because of democratic will, not in spite of it

It has become fashionable to claim someone “doesn’t represent me” when they say or do something deemed reprehensible.

  • by Simon Cowan
Give the banking royal commission more time and more money
Opinion
ACT

Give the banking royal commission more time and more money

The sex abuse royal commission ran for five years. The trade union royal commission ran for almost two. Why has banking only been given one year?

  • by The Canberra Times
The costs of climate change will hit everyone's hip pocket
Opinion
Federal

The costs of climate change will hit everyone's hip pocket

Until Australia's energy plan accounts for the cost of worse bushfires, for example, talk of prices going down are economically fraudulent.

  • by Bob Brown
Context is key when it comes to analysing Anning’s speech
Opinion
Federal

Context is key when it comes to analysing Anning’s speech

Before making some comments regarding the speech, I took the time to actually read through the lengthy text of his address.

Parramatta – Will the party end before it gets started?
Opinion
Companies

Parramatta – Will the party end before it gets started?

Hot Property

  • by michael cook
A showdown is looming between Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull
Federal

A showdown is looming between Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull

The numbers are against Tony Abbott but he has history on his side.

  • by David Crowe
It’s time for politicians to put the national interest ahead of energy ideology
Opinion
Federal

It’s time for politicians to put the national interest ahead of energy ideology

Some energy producing technologies are being been ruled out for ideological reasons, rather than be allowed to compete on their own merits.

  • by Stephen Galilee
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Transforming Australia's energy system should not be beyond us
Opinion
Federal

Transforming Australia's energy system should not be beyond us

It is an unprecedented economic, political, social and technical challenge, but there are grounds for optimism.

  • by Tony Wood
My Health Record opt-in and opt-out arguments miss the point
Opinion
Federal

My Health Record opt-in and opt-out arguments miss the point

The answer is not to block its collection and distribution, but to make sure its collection and dissemination are secure.

  • by Crispin Hull
Super session ends with tough questions for regulators
Analysis
Banking & finance

Super session ends with tough questions for regulators

ASIC is to use more of the powers it has to act against the trustees of super funds that do the wrong thing.

  • by John Collett
Why buying Telstra is still a gutsy bet
Opinion
Companies

Why buying Telstra is still a gutsy bet

The cost cutting required to lift the telco giant out of its rut will need to be brutal

  • by Elizabeth Knight
I go through celebrations with mixed feelings, but not because getting older is depressing.
Entertainment

Kirsten Tranter: How do you mourn as the bad ex-girlfriend?

How to do you celebrate when your birthday coincides with anniversaries you would rather forget or separate from this day?

  • by Kirsten Tranter
Jane leads a yoga class. Her stomach is flawless.
Entertainment

Richard Glover: materialism and individualism are driving the beauty myth

Once we believed that personality and humour were more important than good looks. Not any more.

  • by Richard Glover
Lowy steps down as FFA chairman - what could that mean?
Analysis
Soccer

Lowy steps down as FFA chairman - what could that mean?

It’s likely Steven Lowy was almost certain he wouldn’t be re-elected Football Federation Australia chairman for a second term in November.

  • by Anthony Colangelo
Tricks of the trade for picking an OLED TV
Opinion
Technology

Tricks of the trade for picking an OLED TV

I wonder if our readers think we reviewers are off with the pixies from time to time.

  • by Rod Easdown
The day Aretha Franklin turned the tables on me
Opinion
Music

The day Aretha Franklin turned the tables on me

"I had a question for you," the Queen of Soul said, as the rest of the starstruck table looked on. It wasn't what I expected.

  • by Jeff Apter
Why the ASX could be in for a rough ride
Opinion
Markets

Why the ASX could be in for a rough ride

If I wrote a book about predictions, it’d have two, very short, chapters.

  • by Scott Phillips
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We all play language games - but the boundaries are getting dangerously blurred
Opinion
Federal

We all play language games - but the boundaries are getting dangerously blurred

If I say a horse walked into a bar, you know you can't demand evidence as to which horse - and which bar. The problem is, public figures aren't making clear which game they are playing.

  • by Nick Enfield
Enough is enough: After 11 years, I'm deactivating my Twitter account
Opinion
Technology

Enough is enough: After 11 years, I'm deactivating my Twitter account

If Dorsey can show he's serious about improving things in the next 30 days, before my account is gone forever, I might come back. But I’m not holding my breath.

  • by Peter Wells
The qualities of the rich: 10 things that self-made millionaires have in common
Opinion
Markets

The qualities of the rich: 10 things that self-made millionaires have in common

Becoming rich has a lot less to do with money than most people realise.

  • by Steven Siebold
Why there will never be another 'face of Myer'
Analysis
Fashion

Why there will never be another 'face of Myer'

The departure of Jennifer Hawkins also sounds the death of the 'ambassador era'.

  • by Melissa Singer
We're in a world plagued by 'short-termism'
Opinion
Small business

We're in a world plagued by 'short-termism'

We're often forced to chase short-term gains, but fighting the urge to get a big win brings benefits.

  • by James Adonis
President Trump, revoke my security clearance, too
Opinion
North America

President Trump, revoke my security clearance, too

A retired Navy admiral who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden asks Trump to yank his security clearance like he did to ex-CIA Director John Brennan.

New car sales like canary in a coal mine
Opinion
The economy

New car sales like canary in a coal mine

Car sales are dropping and it's an indicator something not so good is going on

  • by Harold Mitchell
Competition tsar Rod Sims turns Hawk on dodgy sports club merchandise
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Companies

Competition tsar Rod Sims turns Hawk on dodgy sports club merchandise

Hawthorn couldn't escape the ire of its greatest fan, ACCC chairman Rod Sims.

  • by Colin Kruger
Andy Penn's shaky grip on the top job at Telstra just got stronger
Opinion
Companies

Andy Penn's shaky grip on the top job at Telstra just got stronger

Through luck, skill, or both, things seem to be working in the Telstra CEO's favour at the moment as he clings on to the job

  • by John McDuling
We need to consider what assisted dying legislation promised
Opinion
National

We need to consider what assisted dying legislation promised

Interested parties - albeit few - watched closely as the Australian Senate debated whether to allow the ACT and NT to make physician-assisted suicide law.

  • by Mark Green
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Euthanasia bill vote is just a setback, not a defeat
Opinion
ACT

Euthanasia bill vote is just a setback, not a defeat

While the outcome of the Senate vote on whether or not the Territories can introduce euthanasia legislation was disappointing it is a setback, not a defeat.

  • by The Canberra Times
Five things better than a 'peegasm'
Opinion
Life & relationships

Five things better than a 'peegasm'

Shockingly, holding in pee isn't the only way to achieve a thrilling rush of pleasure.

  • by Kerri Sackville
Anning reflects concerns about cultural tensions
Opinion
Federal

Anning reflects concerns about cultural tensions

The Senate taught me that most of its members do not understand their role this week.

These speeches were unifying, but no reason for Australian politicians to pat themselves on the back
Opinion
Federal

These speeches were unifying, but no reason for Australian politicians to pat themselves on the back

The major parties have to defeat the racist extreme in the community before they can claim any success in Parliament.

  • by David Crowe
Why banking on Cheik could pay rich dividends for an NRL club
Opinion
Rugby Union

Why banking on Cheik could pay rich dividends for an NRL club

More than a few people in rugby believe the Australian coach should make the code switch when his deal finishes after next year's World Cup in Japan.

  • by Andrew Webster
Tigers share the cheer around
Analysis
AFL

Tigers share the cheer around

Obviously, the contract extensions that Richmond have just completed with Trent Cotchin, Jack Riewoldt and Alex Rance were arranged with Tom Lynch in mind.

  • by Jake Niall
The outside hope of home is no more than a warm glance away
Opinion
National

The outside hope of home is no more than a warm glance away

I never lost warmth and home, even on a long road between farms. But on the city streets, more and more people are denied not just home, but their humanity.

  • by Tony Wright
NBN came in like a wrecking ball, and worse is to come
Opinion
Companies

NBN came in like a wrecking ball, and worse is to come

Telstra's result, while clearly foreshadowed, underscores how much value was expropriated from shareholders when the telco was bludgeoned into co-operating with the NBN.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Let's be honest, I don't care if you have a happy birthday
Opinion
National

Let's be honest, I don't care if you have a happy birthday

Forget possibly allowing Russia to rig the US election. If Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has to pretend to apologise for anything, it’s this.

  • by Dan Kaufman
Foundation vintage: Treasury Wine's Michael Clarke is a good builder
Opinion
Companies

Foundation vintage: Treasury Wine's Michael Clarke is a good builder

Having turned the wine maker from a disappointment into a market darling, Treasury Wine' chief executive says that's only the beginning.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
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Former Melbourne Aces star hit by brutal, deliberate pitch in MLB game
Analysis
Sport

Former Melbourne Aces star hit by brutal, deliberate pitch in MLB game

Ronald Acuna, a former star for Melbourne in the Australian Baseball League, had his incredible home-run streak put on hold by a brutal, deliberate pitch.

Ben Roberts-Smith is the hero Australian politicians need to believe in
Opinion
Federal

Ben Roberts-Smith is the hero Australian politicians need to believe in

Successive governments have avoided paying much attention to the details of what has happened in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • by John Blaxland
The discussion we need to have - but keep avoiding
Opinion
Federal

The discussion we need to have - but keep avoiding

What we most fear at the end of life is not pain, so much as meaninglessness.

  • by Michael Jensen
It's unlikely Anning will ever get re-elected. Let's make sure of it
Opinion
National

It's unlikely Anning will ever get re-elected. Let's make sure of it

As the ABC’s election analyst Antony Green said: "There was no intrinsic quality of Malcolm Roberts or Fraser Anning to get elected."

  • by Jenna Price