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Payday lender reforms are overdue

Payday lender reforms are overdue

There is little point in requiring the major banks to lend responsibly unless simultaneous action is taken to ensure the non-bank lenders do the same.

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AMC needs patience and vision
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AMC needs patience and vision

A lot of money, time and effort was put into making the centre the best it could be. It now appears as if it has turned out to be little or no better than anywhere else.

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Priests are not above the law
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Priests are not above the law

Our laws are statements of the principles that underpin an equitable, fair and democratic society in which nobody, not even God's anointed, is beyond judgement.

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Disability Royal Commission must be far-reaching
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Disability Royal Commission must be far-reaching

Abuse extends far beyond sexual and physical assault, routine denigration and humiliation, and bullying.

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Boats have put Coalition back in the race
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Boats have put Coalition back in the race

Shorten's low numbers, which have barely moved in years, suggest despite holding Labor's top spot since 2013 he just hasn't been able to connect with voters.

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What a week it has been in Canberra
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What a week it has been in Canberra

"Stop the boats" worked for Howard in 2001. It worked for Abbott in 2013. Why wouldn't it work again in 2019?

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Public service's growing addiction to security vetting
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Public service's growing addiction to security vetting

The cause of this costly mess is senior bureaucrats' risk-aversion and laziness.

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The National Multicultural Festival is changing. Is it for the better?
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The National Multicultural Festival is changing. Is it for the better?

There is at least one part of the festival that has the community, cultural and commercial mix spot on: the entertainment scene.

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Unhappy at petrol prices? You may just be doing better than you think
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Unhappy at petrol prices? You may just be doing better than you think

With all the bellyaching over the cost of petrol in Canberra, it is noteworthy that the price in real terms over the past eight years has fallen.

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It's time to rally around the Canberra Capitals
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It's time to rally around the Canberra Capitals

Given the unfortunate chain of events that have led to this point, it is imperative ACT sports lovers turn out in force to show their support.

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Australian politics just got uglier
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Australian politics just got uglier

The people smugglers have not resumed operations despite the fact hundreds of people have been transferred to Australia from Manus and Nauru since 2014.

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