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Increased funding for Catholic and independent schools a win for all
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Increased funding for Catholic and independent schools a win for all

The long term cost of cutting $2 billion from funding to Catholic schools would almost certainly have been much higher than the money that was saved.

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Endeavour discovery is well worth celebrating
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Endeavour discovery is well worth celebrating

It would be regrettable if "culture wars" concerns are allowed to overshadow the rightful celebration of the discovery of Captain Cook's "Endeavour".

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ACT Government should reconsider compensation for taxi-plate holders
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ACT Government should reconsider compensation for taxi-plate holders

The government's decision to release 142 new taxi plates while refusing to compensate operators for losses incurred through ride-sharing could be the last straw

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Liberals' worsening woes with women
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Liberals' worsening woes with women

Voters are leaving behind last century's biases and discriminations. Will the Liberals?

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Festival drug deaths make the case for pill testing
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Festival drug deaths make the case for pill testing

The deaths of a 23-year-old Sydney man and a 21-year-old Melbourne at Sydney's Defqon.1 festival on Saturday were both tragic and possibly avoidable.

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NAPLAN should be cause for reflection, not hysteria
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NAPLAN should be cause for reflection, not hysteria

Canberra's worrying NAPLAN results are a chance for us to improve our education services, not seek blame elsewhere.

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Kofi Annan was a beacon of hope in a troubled world
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Kofi Annan was a beacon of hope in a troubled world

Kofi Annan's story, like that of Ghana, the nation from which he came, is a stereotype-shattering narrative that offers a different interpretation of the African experience. 

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With friends like these Scott Morrison doesn't need enemies
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With friends like these Scott Morrison doesn't need enemies

With friends like Malcolm Turnbull, Julie Bishop and John Howard, Scott Morrison certainly doesn't need any enemies. 

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Development lobby won't win public sympathy for deregulation call
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Development lobby won't win public sympathy for deregulation call

Canberra's property lobby has no hope of securing public support for its call to restrict residents' rights to object to projects in their neighbourhoods.

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Canberra is not exempt from the scourge of the ice epidemic
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Canberra is not exempt from the scourge of the ice epidemic

Any Canberrans who choose to think this territory is exempt from the nationwide "ice" epidemic that destroys thousands of lives a year are deluding themselves.

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Health inquiry is welcome, long overdue, and still short of the mark
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Health inquiry is welcome, long overdue, and still short of the mark

The territory government is to be congratulated on its independent review into the health system. But why not do it properly with a board of inquiry?

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