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Give the banking royal commission more time and more money
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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?

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Euthanasia bill vote is just a setback, not a defeat
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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.

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Accidental Senator's racist spray has unified the nation
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Opinion

Accidental Senator's racist spray has unified the nation

Fraser Anning was probably not intending to bring about the Australian parliament's most heartwarming bi-partisan moment since the marriage equality vote when he sat down to pen his vitriolic maiden speech.

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Barnaby Joyce's comeback could be a problem for Turnbull
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Opinion

Barnaby Joyce's comeback could be a problem for Turnbull

An interesting by-product of the internal Coalition debate over the NEG is the way it has exposed an apparent leadership vacuum within the Nationals. 

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Turnbull's back-flip on Leyonhjelm deal a blow for Canberrans
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Opinion

Turnbull's back-flip on Leyonhjelm deal a blow for Canberrans

Malcolm Turnbull's refusal to allow a freedom of conscience debate in the house of reps on the repeal of the "Andrews Bill" is a blow to the rights of Canberrans.

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Saudi bus bombing marks a new low in Yemen

Saudi bus bombing marks a new low in Yemen

Saudi Arabia's greatest achievement in Yemen to date has been to demonstrate the alarming incompetence of its own military forces.

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Thrilling celebration of Quantum Leap's first two decades
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Thrilling celebration of Quantum Leap's first two decades

Two Zero is an impressive showcase for Quantum Leap's dancers and a reminder of the spectacular achievements of the company over the last 20 years.

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PM's reef plunge rips up grant rules
Malcolm Turnbull

PM's reef plunge rips up grant rules

The process couldn't have been more flimsy and unaccountable without being negligent. The government looks duplicitous or incompetent - or both.

Jarrod Lyle's courage, compassion and dignity an example to us all

Jarrod Lyle's courage, compassion and dignity an example to us all

Australian golf's self-described "big unit", Jarrod Lyle packed more into 36 short years than most people do into twice that span. While his loss is rightly mourned, his life should be celebrated.

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Reform needed to protect APS inquiries from criticism
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Public service

Reform needed to protect APS inquiries from criticism

The probe into John Lloyd's conduct ideally would have been finished early in the year and without the to-and-fro about its existence, and status.

Climate change tussle debate another missed opportunity
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Opinion

Climate change tussle debate another missed opportunity

Climate change is not a debate; it's an established fact and we need to start planning and acting accordingly.

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