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Interest rate rises only a matter of time, despite property gloom

Interest rate rises only a matter of time, despite property gloom

Despite predictions the Reserve Bank may have to cut interest interest rates to counter property gloom, evidence is rolling in that rates are set to rise.

  • by Jessica Irvine

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Grudge match: James Packer's deep animosity towards David Gyngell
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Companies

Grudge match: James Packer's deep animosity towards David Gyngell

James Packer has broken his silence to reveal the depths of his bitterness towards former best friend David Gyngell.

  • by John McDuling
'If it’s good enough for drugs, it’s good enough for tax policy'
Analysis
Federal

'If it’s good enough for drugs, it’s good enough for tax policy'

Economists are unanimous. After a decade of instability, they don’t believe the current crop of political leaders have been able to get the job done. How will the next generation fix Australia's tax system?

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Time for everyone to work together to fight climate change
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Climate change

Time for everyone to work together to fight climate change

Shane Rattenbury says now is the time to fight climate change.

Whose side is the government on?
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National

Whose side is the government on?

The actions of the Morrison government over the past week can only be described as an omnishambles.

  • by Ebony Bennett
Week of woe may have cost the Liberals Wentworth
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ACT

Week of woe may have cost the Liberals Wentworth

While it's well known that a week is a long time in politics the last seven days must have seemed like an eternity for Scott Morrison.

  • by The Canberra Times
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Progress Scott Morrison doesn't want to advertise
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National

Progress Scott Morrison doesn't want to advertise

Dozens of asylum seekers arrived in Australia this week. There's been a subtle change in approach.

  • by Peter Hartcher
Question Morrison has to answer over future of ABC
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Federal

Question Morrison has to answer over future of ABC

The ham-fisted manner in which the ABC board got rid of Michelle Guthrie has to go down in history as one of the most inept sackings of a chief executive of any public corporation.

  • by Matt Peacock
Inequality is a growing issue we need to address
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National

Inequality is a growing issue we need to address

If it really understood security, the Coalition would ensure it worked to reduce inequality.

  • by Toni Hassan
There are dangers in reading too much into a big swing in Wentworth
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National

There are dangers in reading too much into a big swing in Wentworth

It is still contestable whether the centre of Australian politics has been enduringly shifted leftwards.

  • by Tom Switzer
Morrison lacks whatever it takes
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National

Morrison lacks whatever it takes

Scott Morrison is in the Abbott and Turnbull class for dud captain’s calls and has shaken confidence in his judgment and his instincts.

  • by Jack Waterford
Bully boy Australia has it in for voiceless people on vulnerable islands
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National

Bully boy Australia has it in for voiceless people on vulnerable islands

It’s as though the whole country has adopted the persona of some demagogue shock-jock

  • by Elizabeth Farrelly
Federal government’s behaviour belongs in primary school
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Federal

Federal government’s behaviour belongs in primary school

Even a defeat in Wentworth will probably not be enough for the Coalition to change its ways so it is eligible to enrol in Government 101.

  • by Crispin Hull
Monarchy given bump of popularity
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National

Monarchy given bump of popularity

How quickly the royal pregnancy delirium set in, weaving its malignant magic.

  • by Ian Warden
Poohs corner the focus of a university study, and you can get involved
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ACT

Poohs corner the focus of a university study, and you can get involved

The hazardous hairpin corner and its proliferation of soft toys is being studied by a group of researchers at the ANU.

  • by Tim The Yowie Man
What do you do for money, honey: The problem with food fraud
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National

What do you do for money, honey: The problem with food fraud

With Australian-made "organic" products flying under the radar, fraudulent honey is likely only the tip of the iceberg.

  • by Clive Williams
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The Morrison government’s pointless Jerusalem moment
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Middle East

The Morrison government’s pointless Jerusalem moment

Sometimes even the word “Jerusalem” is enough to make people lose their minds.

  • by Julie Szego
'We think there's potential': RA board unmoved in support of Cheika
Analysis
Rugby Union

'We think there's potential': RA board unmoved in support of Cheika

The Wallabies coach fronted directors on Friday but there was no detail provided on what changes he proposed or what questions he was asked.

  • by Georgina Robinson
The power of one  person taking action
National

The power of one person taking action

As Clean Up Australia has grown over three decades, so has our awareness that reducing rubbish is as important as cleaning it up.

Eye of the storm: Cyclone Wentworth looms over a week of government own goals and blunders
Analysis
Federal

Eye of the storm: Cyclone Wentworth looms over a week of government own goals and blunders

A catalogue of own goals, blunders and bad management overwhelmed the government, as Saturday’s crucial byelection loomed over all else.

  • by Deborah Snow
Australians overtake Swiss to lead world in median wealth stakes
Analysis
The economy

Australians overtake Swiss to lead world in median wealth stakes

We might not feel it, but the typical Australian is richer than the typical person in any other country in the world, according to a survey.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Football power war all for nothing if A-League can't stop the rot
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Soccer

Football power war all for nothing if A-League can't stop the rot

The bells and whistles of the A-League launch is a distraction from the alarming fall in attendances and TV ratings and the need for a quick turnaround.

  • by Malcolm Knox
The Cup, the Diva and the call that topped them all
Analysis
Racing

The Cup, the Diva and the call that topped them all

It was not just Makybe Diva who was destined to go down in history in the 2005 Melbourne Cup.

  • by Greg Baum
Is the AFL trade period bigger than the game?
Analysis
AFL

Is the AFL trade period bigger than the game?

Today, we have two football seasons - one involves games played on a field and has only one ultimate winner; the other is the traffic of players.

  • by Jake Niall
Australian tourists risk turning Japan into another Bali
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Asia

Australian tourists risk turning Japan into another Bali

I was walking through the streets of Kyoto with my son when we saw them. Two geisha, talking quietly in a lane. Then the ugliness began.

  • by Julia Baird
Excited about Canberra's A-League bid? If not, you should be
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Sport

Excited about Canberra's A-League bid? If not, you should be

Canberra has been burned by Australian soccer in the past and the wounds are still there. But is it time to get excited about the A-League again?

  • by Eamonn Tiernan
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Jamal Khashoggi's last column: What the Arab world needs most is free expression
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Middle East

Jamal Khashoggi's last column: What the Arab world needs most is free expression

The Arab world is facing its own version of an Iron Curtain, imposed not by external actors but through domestic forces vying for power.

  • by Jamal Khashoggi
Why daydreaming at work is good for you
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Small business

Why daydreaming at work is good for you

Time to stop pleading with your staff to stay focused at all times.

  • by James Adonis
Whitehaven next in frame for investor pressure on climate
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Companies

Whitehaven next in frame for investor pressure on climate

Investors will soon get the opportunity to tell a big company that its strategy is out of line with stated global climate goals.

  • by Julien Vincent
Will the Prime Minister please put on his thinking cap instead?
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Federal

Will the Prime Minister please put on his thinking cap instead?

Well, ScoMo, first you told us that you ‘‘got’’ Trump and his funny ways, then you began appearing everywhere in those ridiculous baseball caps.

Billion dollar dodgy building bill is unacceptable
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ACT

Billion dollar dodgy building bill is unacceptable

Time is running out for the ACT Government on the issue of dodgy building that is claimed to have cost the Territory about $1 billion in the last eight years.

  • by The Canberra Times
There's one quick way to stop sexual harassment in its tracks
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National

There's one quick way to stop sexual harassment in its tracks

We know the current processes for sexual harassment complaints are not working.

  • by Jenna Price
'Astonishing shambles': Nothing is working for the Morrison government
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National

'Astonishing shambles': Nothing is working for the Morrison government

The stakes could not be higher yet Liberals and Nationals are falling over themselves to display their chaos to voters.

  • by David Crowe
There's a solution to the refugee crisis - but no one will like it
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National

There's a solution to the refugee crisis - but no one will like it

What the Coalition does next can make or break the deterrent effect of the Pacific Solution.

  • by Roman Quaedvlieg
Operation I never wanted ended up saving my life
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National

Operation I never wanted ended up saving my life

Giving birth at home seemed the best option. But at the 18-hour mark of my labour, something felt very wrong.

  • by Yael Stone
Jerusalem embassy is logical step in Australia-Israel relationship
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Federal

Jerusalem embassy is logical step in Australia-Israel relationship

Prime Minister Morrison, who has reaffirmed his decision to evaluate the potential policy shifts in the face of criticisms and intense pressure, should be commended for his tenacity.

  • by Colin Rubenstein
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Why I care what Meghan wears (and why you should, too)
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Fashion

Why I care what Meghan wears (and why you should, too)

Beyond the voyeuristic feast, there is a serious economic force at play.

  • by Melissa Singer
Cronulla need to find someone to tell Fifita how special he can be
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NRL

Cronulla need to find someone to tell Fifita how special he can be

If any comment summed up the self-absorbed modern sportsperson, it was from the Sharks prop who wanted social media recognition for being selected for Tonga.

  • by Andrew Webster
What Australian embassy move would really mean
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Federal

What Australian embassy move would really mean

If Israel considers Jerusalem one and the same city, then it will similarly consider Australia’s recognition and embassy relocation as affirmation of this, regardless of whether our diplomatic presence would be physically located in the west.

  • by Izzat Abdulhadi
The rancid politics of Brexit: request for extension draws anger
Analysis
Europe

The rancid politics of Brexit: request for extension draws anger

The current transition period tentatively agreed between the UK and EU is clearly insufficient, say analysts.

  • by Nick Miller
World needs to follow Australia’s anti-doping lead against IOC bullies
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Sport

World needs to follow Australia’s anti-doping lead against IOC bullies

Bullying has no place at the board table of sports governance.

  • by Edwin Moses
Navy is the new black: What Meghan Markle wore in Melbourne
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Fashion

Navy is the new black: What Meghan Markle wore in Melbourne

The Duchess of Sussex has made flawless choices on the tour but possibly missed an opportunity on Thursday.

  • by Melissa Singer
Send vampire-slaying kit urgently: Barnaby's rising from the dead
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Federal

Send vampire-slaying kit urgently: Barnaby's rising from the dead

Sketch: When undead leaders roam the fearful night, it is time for extreme measures

  • by Tony Wright
Clock ticking on Dollarmites survival, time for ASIC to step up
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Banking & finance

Clock ticking on Dollarmites survival, time for ASIC to step up

More than 80 years after enticing children to become CBA customers for life through its Dollarmites program, the clock is ticking on its survival.

  • by Adele Ferguson
China is not a currency manipulator, says the US through gritted teeth
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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
Nuraphones are high concept, low quality headphones
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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