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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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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
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
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
Personal responsibility, not regulation, will fix rogue banks
Opinion
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
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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
Home side will always kick with the wind
Opinion
National

Home side will always kick with the wind

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

  • by Jack Waterford
Government has opened Pandora’s box on human rights, religious freedom
Opinion
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
'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
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
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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
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
Opinion
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
China is better than us at an age-old problem
Opinion
The economy

China is better than us at an age-old problem

China is taking an approach to its older people that Australia could well learn from.

  • by Harold Mitchell
Vision needed to ensure landscape not lost
Opinion
ACT

Vision needed to ensure landscape not lost

Professor Ken Taylor has issued a warning on the city’s planning.

Canberra has gone without an A-League soccer team for far too long
Opinion
ACT

Canberra has gone without an A-League soccer team for far too long

The FFA should be announcing Canberra's bid to secure to one of the two available A-League expansion team slots has been successful come October.

  • by The Canberra Times
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Don't treat our first Reconciliation Day as just another day off work
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ACT

Don't treat our first Reconciliation Day as just another day off work

Canberra's new public holiday marks a deep injustice and its lingering effects on Indigenous Australians.

  • by Genevieve Jacobs
Rising intolerance among Indonesians ahead of a highly political year
Opinion
Asia

Rising intolerance among Indonesians ahead of a highly political year

Conspiracy theories abound, including suggestions that recent deadly attacks were a ploy to distract attention from other critical issues.

  • by Sandra Hamid
Is this a brave new blockbuster era? Or shameful queer-baiting?
Opinion
Life & relationships

Is this a brave new blockbuster era? Or shameful queer-baiting?

Why have both Deadpool and Lando's creators outed their characters as pansexual?

  • by Clem Bastow
A big day for Ireland. A huge day for women
Opinion
Health & wellness

A big day for Ireland. A huge day for women

Tonight, Australian time, Ireland will head to the polls in a groundbreaking referendum that could dramatically increase access to abortion.

  • by Clementine Ford
Pacific Solution has become a mess for Coalition and a point of division for Labor
Opinion
Federal

Pacific Solution has become a mess for Coalition and a point of division for Labor

No one in the Coalition planned or envisaged any single asylum seeker being in a Pacific purgatory for this length of time.

  • by Roman Quaedvlieg
By golly, a Richards playing for the Doggies
Analysis
AFL

By golly, a Richards playing for the Doggies

Ed Richards' family is intrinsically linked with Collingwood dating back to the club's first game. On Friday he will play against them.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Government too clever by half in byelection timing stunt
Analysis
Federal

Government too clever by half in byelection timing stunt

Labor invited this problem by not fixing its dual citizenship problems. The government plans to make it pay.

  • by Mark Kenny
Loose lips on China have cost Australia dearly
Opinion
Federal

Loose lips on China have cost Australia dearly

While Germany, Japan and India have put aside their differences to strengthen their ties to China, unnecessary taunts from Coalition MPs have pushed Australia's relationship with the rising superpower off the rails.

  • by Bob Carr
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull addresses the media during a doorstop interview in Hong Kong on Sunday 12 November 2017. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visits Vietnam, Hong Kong and Philippines to attend the APEC and EAS Summits and to attend bilateral talks on regional trade and security. fedpol Photo: Alex Ellinghausen
National

The government's war on expats

An attempt to make housing affordable will penalise Australian homeowners that have moved overseas.

  • by Jenna Price
Pendlebury: where the Bucks stops
Analysis
AFL

Pendlebury: where the Bucks stops

Collingwood's captain is making claims to surpass his coach as the club's greatest modern-day player.

  • by Wayne Carey
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Miscarriage is real, common, and we need to talk about it more
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Life & relationships

Miscarriage is real, common, and we need to talk about it more

I personally knew the statistics but that didn’t mean I was prepared to become one.

  • by Rachelle Unreich
How to afford to live beyond 100
Opinion
Planning & budgeting

How to afford to live beyond 100

The uptrend in longevity shows few signs of abating and many of us will live longer than our parents.

  • by Catherine Robson
Silent Shorten misses golden opportunity to assert his authority
Opinion
Federal

Silent Shorten misses golden opportunity to assert his authority

Don't be surprised if union firebrand John Setka's latest brutal remarks about Labor end up in Liberal leaflets at the next election. Yet Bill Shorten has done nothing to repudiate them.

  • by David Crowe
Australia’s shameful response to Gaza violence needs explanation
Opinion
National

Australia’s shameful response to Gaza violence needs explanation

On Friday night, the UN Human Rights Council held a special meeting to discuss human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory.

Marvel Stadium: Cultural imperialism or spot-on for a spotty teen?
Etihad
Movies

Marvel Stadium: Cultural imperialism or spot-on for a spotty teen?

The stadium in Melbourne's Docklands will be renamed from September. Karl Quinn wonders if it's a travesty or an inspired choice.

  • by Karl Quinn
The $101m gold rush coming to an end for James Hardie boss Louis Gries
CBD
Companies

The $101m gold rush coming to an end for James Hardie boss Louis Gries

Eight years and $US77m later, the pay bonanza is coming to a close for James Hardie boss Louis Gries.

  • by Colin Kruger
ACT NDIS inquiry is necessary and important
Opinion
ACT

ACT NDIS inquiry is necessary and important

The ACT Government is to be commended for pressing ahead with its inquiry into the NDIS. We just hope our Federal Parliamentarians are listening.

  • by The Canberra Times
Closed minds on constitutional reforms
Opinion
National

Closed minds on constitutional reforms

The most significant difference between the referendum era and the present-day ice-age of non-reform is the standing of parliamentarians in the community.

  • by John Warhurst
Small business misery poses  dilemma for reformers
Opinion
Banking & finance

Small business misery poses dilemma for reformers

The stories outlined at the royal commission underline the difficulty of balancing credit and risk.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Irish abortion vote puts spotlight on outdated Australian laws
Opinion
Europe

Irish abortion vote puts spotlight on outdated Australian laws

It is a critical time for those Australian governments with outdated abortion laws to reflect on why they continue to defy community values.

  • by Adrianne Walters
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There is one sure way to avoid being stung as a loan guarantor
Opinion
Borrowing

There is one sure way to avoid being stung as a loan guarantor

Stop and think for a moment: do you really understand what is being asked of you?

  • by Noel Whittaker
You'd think Sydney's stadium overhaul had died of shame... it hasn't
Opinion
Sport

You'd think Sydney's stadium overhaul had died of shame... it hasn't

The NSW government is now in a race against time to get the SFS knocked over before the next election, so the whole thing can be presented as a fait accompli.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Why West Coast are the surprise packet of season 2018
Opinion
AFL

Why West Coast are the surprise packet of season 2018

Optus Stadium has quickly become a fortress for West Coast, as evidenced by the 47-point thumping the Eagles handed the reigning premiers last Sunday.

  • by Ben Cameron
Arise Lady Kyle, nothing can stop you now
Opinion
TV & radio

Arise Lady Kyle, nothing can stop you now

Out, damned spot. If the spot isn't Em Rusciano, at least.

  • by Nathanael Cooper