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Hong Kong bans pro-independence party

Hong Kong bans pro-independence party

Hong Kong's government issued an unprecedented ban against a pro-independence political party that it has called a risk to national security.

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US orders Chinese media to register as foreign agents, source says
USA

US orders Chinese media to register as foreign agents, source says

The state-owned news agencies will be required to disclose information about their annual budget and expenditures and ownership structure.

My initial fears about Trump were correct: Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton

My initial fears about Trump were correct: Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has written a scathing critique of Donald Trump that accused him of disregarding the law and weakening the social fabric of the country,

  • by Christina Caron
End 'democratic dysfunction', don't censor Bannon: Larry Kramer
Donald Trump

End 'democratic dysfunction', don't censor Bannon: Larry Kramer

Censoring Steve Bannon is not democratic, says Larry Kramer, president of the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, a large charitable organisation in the US.

  • by Nassim Khadem
'Time to restore sanity': Obama accuses Trump of 'abuses of power'
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'Time to restore sanity': Obama accuses Trump of 'abuses of power'

Former US president Barack Obama urged Democrats to restore a "semblance of sanity" to politics by voting in November's elections.

  • by John Whitesides
The craziest Republicans are those who keep Trump in office
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Donald Trump

The craziest Republicans are those who keep Trump in office

It's time for President Trump to be removed from office via the 25th Amendment because he is clearly "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office."

  • by Max Boot
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Julia Banks the first collateral victim of Canberra 'madness'
Opinion
Opinion

Julia Banks the first collateral victim of Canberra 'madness'

The leadership crisis in Canberra has so badly wounded parliamentarians, they are openly contemplating the merits of continuing.

  • by Andy Marks
Australia is behaving like a spoiled brat
Opinion
Opinion

Australia is behaving like a spoiled brat

We’re creating a society we don’t want. This is not a game. We’re playing with fire. If our leaders are incapable of leading, others must step up.

  • by Ralph Ashton
Trust is in short supply when it comes to our democracy

Trust is in short supply when it comes to our democracy

A new exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy takes a long look at power and politics in modern Australia

  • by Sally Pryor
The West might be losing it - but China is far from winning
Opinion
Opinion

The West might be losing it - but China is far from winning

More than 90,000 millionaires left China between 2000 and 2014 - and when smart people start leaving, and taking their money with them, you know you've got problems.

  • by Tom Switzer
Shouting down your opponents just cements the silos
Opinion
Opinion

Shouting down your opponents just cements the silos

When I asked someone on Twitter how many times he thought we'd had conservative think tank the IPA on The Drum this year, he suggested 50. He was way off.

  • by Julia Baird