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China is not a currency manipulator, says the US through gritted teeth
Opinion
Markets

China is not a currency manipulator, says the US through gritted teeth

The US Treasury Department has concluded China isn't manipulating its currency, and it doesn't seem happy about that.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz

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Nuraphones are high concept, low quality headphones
Opinion
Technology

Nuraphones are high concept, low quality headphones

The trick of being able to test your ears and personalise sound output is impressive, but good conventional headphones still feel and sound better.

  • by Rod Easdown
At a glance: Assessing each club's 2018 AFL trade period
Analysis
AFL

At a glance: Assessing each club's 2018 AFL trade period

Each club took a different approach to the trade period, showing their colours in the process.

  • by Peter Ryan
Freo's hero? Smallest stands tall to rejuvenate 2019 Dockers
Opinion
AFL

Freo's hero? Smallest stands tall to rejuvenate 2019 Dockers

The smallest person at the party eventually stood tallest. New Dockers football boss Peter Bell entered Marvel Stadium last Monday for the start of the AFL's trade period a relative novice but emerged a superhero after a tenacious campaign not dissimilar to his feats on the field for Fremantle.

  • by David Prestipino
Khashoggi case shows faltering US clout in Middle East
Opinion
Middle East

Khashoggi case shows faltering US clout in Middle East

The more the United States attempts to inflict its will on often increasingly autocratic governments, the more they simply turn elsewhere.

  • by Peter Apps
Shareholders' fury more about money than naughty behaviour
Opinion
Companies

Shareholders' fury more about money than naughty behaviour

The billions that shareholders will need to foot the bills is what they are upset about they want executives to have their own hip pockets punished.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
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A toad of a problem
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ACT

A toad of a problem

We should all be alarmed at the news that cane toads have been caught in Campbell.

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Ian Kiernan was a great Australian, we need a lot more like him
Opinion
ACT

Ian Kiernan was a great Australian, we need a lot more like him

NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance will be explaining why he named a new Sydney ferry "Ferry McFerryface" rather than after Ian Kiernan forever.

  • by The Canberra Times
'He changed the future': The Ian Kiernan I knew
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National

'He changed the future': The Ian Kiernan I knew

Kiernan would have loved having a Sydney Harbour ferry named after him.

  • by Kim McKay
Seven is the odd man out in TV land - but for how long?
Analysis
Companies

Seven is the odd man out in TV land - but for how long?

The media industry loves a rumour and there's talk around Kerry Stokes' empire.

  • by John McDuling & Jennifer Duke
I've stopped carrying a handbag and you can too
Opinion
Fashion

I've stopped carrying a handbag and you can too

Roughly half the world doesn't carry a handbag. Join them.

  • by Mary Ward
Freedom of Religion policy-making debacle
Opinion
Federal

Freedom of Religion policy-making debacle

The freedom of religion and anti-discrimination political developments over the past 10 days are a disappointing way to make policies.

  • by John Warhurst
The jobs boom is leaving some people behind
Opinion
The economy

The jobs boom is leaving some people behind

For the first time, less than half of all Australians are in full-time work. About one in four are working casually.

  • by Kasy Chambers
Wollongong, Ipswich bids turfed as A-League expansion list trimmed
Analysis
Soccer

Wollongong, Ipswich bids turfed as A-League expansion list trimmed

The race for expansion has been whittled down to six, but the two teams who eventually win a licence are unlikely to join the competition until at least 2020.

  • by Vince Rugari
Robyn Lawley is rightfully peeved with Victoria's Secret
Opinion
Health & wellness

Robyn Lawley is rightfully peeved with Victoria's Secret

A new campaign by Australian supermodel, Robyn Lawley, is calling out Victoria's Secret for failing to use a single 'curvy' model.

  • by Wendy Squires
I love you so I'm quitting housework
Opinion
National

I love you so I'm quitting housework

Why is the modern woman expected to do housework in order to show love? What can I offer that will add real value to my children's lives.

  • by Pip Bishop
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The steal of Neale: How the Lions landed star Docker
Analysis
AFL

The steal of Neale: How the Lions landed star Docker

Lachie Neale wasn't himself for some time at Fremantle. They shouldn't have been surprised when he told them he was leaving.

  • by Sam McClure
Moving embassy to Jerusalem could spark peace process
Opinion
Middle East

Moving embassy to Jerusalem could spark peace process

A potential positive result of Australia and other countries moving their embassies to Jerusalem is that it places pressure on the Palestinians to finally return to the negotiating table.

  • by Matthew Lesh
Have we lost our stomach for tax reform?
Opinion
The economy

Have we lost our stomach for tax reform?

I love nothing better than the smell of freshly brewed tax reform first thing in the morning - don’t you?

  • by Jessica Irvine
For better or worse, the public service has a motivated minister
Analysis
Federal

For better or worse, the public service has a motivated minister

There's no flying under the radar now for the federal bureaucracy.

  • by Doug Dingwall
Senator Pauline Hanson has at last given unoppressed white people a voice.
National

It's not easy being white and privileged

We had to eat Tuna mornay. All the time.

  • by Richard Glover
Lyon emerges from tough times to join the greats
Analysis
Cricket

Lyon emerges from tough times to join the greats

Nathan Lyon was almost dropped less than two years ago. Now he's behind only Dennis Lillee, Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne.

  • by Daniel Cherny
Australian embassy announcement is based in sound policy
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National

Australian embassy announcement is based in sound policy

Moving the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would simply acknowledge the long-standing reality.

  • by Peter Wertheim
What we learnt from Meghan's outfits on day one of the royal tour
Fashion

What we learnt from Meghan's outfits on day one of the royal tour

The Duchess and her team made flawless choices as she began her official engagements with Prince Harry in Sydney, the day after announcing her pregnancy.

  • by Melissa Singer
Wake up, Australia is being taken for a ride
Opinion
ACT

Wake up, Australia is being taken for a ride

I am absolutely gobsmacked by the blatant abuse of public money for the procurement of the Maseratis.

Voters unlikely to fall for Israel embassy review
ACT
ACT

Voters unlikely to fall for Israel embassy review

When Trump shifted the US embassy to Jerusalem he was desperate to divert attention away from a domestic crisis. Morrison has learnt from the master.

  • by The Canberra Times
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Mullen's stand on pay can't hide Telstra's broader problems
Analysis
Companies

Mullen's stand on pay can't hide Telstra's broader problems

There were moments during Telstra's annual general meeting on Tuesday at the Hilton in Sydney when chairman John Mullen seemed exasperated.

  • by John McDuling
Moving embassy to Jerusalem would play into Islamic State's hands
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National

Moving embassy to Jerusalem would play into Islamic State's hands

It would be a mistake for Prime Minister Morrison to depart from Australia’s stance on the location of Australia's embassy.

  • by Amin Saikal
Lifetime accounts the real fix to lost super
Opinion
Super & retirement

Lifetime accounts the real fix to lost super

The pile of "lost" super will not be reduced to acceptable levels unless employees have a single fund that follows them from employer to employer

  • by John Collett
The reason why our PM shouldn't be picking fights with Saudi Arabia
Opinion
Federal

The reason why our PM shouldn't be picking fights with Saudi Arabia

If you want to defeat Australia there’s no need to invade ... just cut off fuel for a month.

  • by Nicholas Stuart
Farmers facing drought are on the front line of climate change
Opinion
Climate change

Farmers facing drought are on the front line of climate change

We need to stop digging holes in the ground and start planting crops, pastures and trees.

  • by Charlie Prell
Meeting royals a victory for koala diplomacy, but not for survival
Opinion
National

Meeting royals a victory for koala diplomacy, but not for survival

Our koalas are far more deserving of attention than the latest in a long line of royal visits.

  • by Charles Purcell
Undoing the 'OK to be white' vote may not undo the damage
Analysis
Federal

Undoing the 'OK to be white' vote may not undo the damage

What is really on display is the torment within the Liberals over what their party stands for. 

  • by David Crowe
The art of small talk at the office party
Opinion
Workplace

The art of small talk at the office party

If your in-box is anything like mine, you’ll already be receiving invitations to Christmas parties and end-of-year networking drinks.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Nine-Fairfax deal's fate hinges on whether it's a merger or takeover
Opinion
Companies

Nine-Fairfax deal's fate hinges on whether it's a merger or takeover

Can the Nine Entertainment offer for Fairfax Media survive the implosions in their share prices?

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
It's pure romance to expect players to stay loyal to their club
Opinion
AFL

It's pure romance to expect players to stay loyal to their club

The idea that players are only now treating the game as a business and acting with their head rather than their heart is a little misleading.

  • by Sam Duncan
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Are you better off selling your home and going back to renting?
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Borrowing

Are you better off selling your home and going back to renting?

Selling your home is an emotional decision but sometimes it's financially prudent.

  • by Tammy Barton
'Unprincipled and craven': Morrison's Israel pitch plumbs new depths of stupid
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National

'Unprincipled and craven': Morrison's Israel pitch plumbs new depths of stupid

The Jews of Wentworth shouldn't feel gratified by Scott Morrison's gambit. They should feel insulted.

  • by Peter Hartcher
Are picks 20 and 22 enough for Geelong's Tim Kelly?
Analysis
AFL

Are picks 20 and 22 enough for Geelong's Tim Kelly?

Geelong and West Coast are at a standstill over Tim Kelly and it's easy to see why.

  • by Peter Ryan
Why it's fine to be super happy about Harry and Meghan's baby news
Opinion
Life & relationships

Why it's fine to be super happy about Harry and Meghan's baby news

Let's be happy for someone who so obviously deserves it.

  • by Wendy Tuohy
It's time to sit down and talk seriously about tax
Opinion
ACT

It's time to sit down and talk seriously about tax

The PricewaterhouseCoopers' report on Australia's tax system should kick start a debate over how governments should raise money and how they should spend it.

  • by The Canberra Times
Why so many of us choose the wrong credit card
Analysis
Borrowing

Why so many of us choose the wrong credit card

Almost two out of three Australian cardholders receive no "net monetary benefit" from having a credit card, new research shows.

  • by Clancy Yeates
'Everyone is getting a little bit ahead of themselves': why the worst may already be over for the ASX
Opinion
Markets

'Everyone is getting a little bit ahead of themselves': why the worst may already be over for the ASX

Australian investors have been on a wild ride this month, but the worst may soon be over.

  • by Matthew Burgess
'I'm 33 and have been living in aged care for eight years'
Health & wellness

'I'm 33 and have been living in aged care for eight years'

I’m not here because I have dementia.

  • by Ketra Wooding
'Complete chaos and a total mess': MPs deliver Brexit verdict to May
Analysis
Europe

'Complete chaos and a total mess': MPs deliver Brexit verdict to May

Theresa May has fronted her parliament to explain why she still hasn't done a Brexit deal with the European Union. They weren't happy.

  • by Nick Miller
Like democracy: Thai leader Prayuth Chan-ocha takes to social media
Analysis
Asia

Like democracy: Thai leader Prayuth Chan-ocha takes to social media

Thailand's military ruler Prayut Chan-o-cha has a new website and social media accounts, in another sign he plans to hang on to the country's top political job.

  • by James Massola
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'A gay teacher doesn't teach gay maths': on Q&A, it's OK to be right
Opinion
TV & radio

'A gay teacher doesn't teach gay maths': on Q&A, it's OK to be right

The line of the night came amid a discussion over religious freedom and the right of schools to sack gay teachers.

  • by Neil McMahon
Ramsay board rejects mystery 'love-child' nominee
Companies

Ramsay board rejects mystery 'love-child' nominee

Ramsay Health Care shareholder meetings are usually very staid affairs, but that is set to change next month with a mysterious interloper making her bid for the health care provider’s blue chip boardroom.

  • by Colin Kruger
Coles sales boost wasn't all child's play
Opinion
Companies

Coles sales boost wasn't all child's play

The timing was no accident. A lot of strategic effort went into making September a very positive quarter.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Australia isolated on potential shift on Jerusalem
Analysis
Federal

Australia isolated on potential shift on Jerusalem

The problem for the government’s case is that nothing has changed to compel considering a shift to our position this week.

  • by David Wroe