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Australia's population on the road to hell
Opinion
Opinion

Australia's population on the road to hell

Australia is but a small example of the global population problem. We must do whatever we can to control the exponential growth in population before it controls us.

  • by Crispin Hull

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Parliament House architect fears for iconic building's future
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Parliament House architect fears for iconic building's future

Ric Thorp says if demolishing parts of the Australian War Memorial is not off-limits, then neither is Parliament House.

  • by Megan Doherty
'A weakness built into this system': govt cyber security not keeping up
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'A weakness built into this system': govt cyber security not keeping up

Government agencies without cyber security knowledge are a weakness in the whole system, the National Archives boss said.

  • by Sally Whyte
How the British Parliament would have dealt with the Fraser Anning petition
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How the British Parliament would have dealt with the Fraser Anning petition

When more than a million people speak, Australia's politicians should work out to listen.

  • by Latika Bourke
Independents aren’t the panacea, they’re the problem
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Independents aren’t the panacea, they’re the problem

Throwing more independents into the federal parliament mix is akin to chucking grenades into a china shop and wondering why the plates are broken.

  • by Amanda Vanstone
Taxpayers face bill of up to $1b to fund MPs' retirements

Taxpayers face bill of up to $1b to fund MPs' retirements

Taxpayers will pay up to $1 billion to fund the retirements of politicians under an axed parliamentary pension scheme, and the cost of the scheme will blow out by another 10 per cent by 2020 to $50 million a year.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
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Australia's major political parties hacked in 'sophisticated' attack ahead of election
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Australia's major political parties hacked in 'sophisticated' attack ahead of election

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed that major political parties were hacked alongside the parliamentary computer network several weeks ago by a "sophisticated state actor".

  • by David Wroe and Chris Uhlmann
Parliament waiting on blast-proof door fix as security upgrade hit by delays

Parliament waiting on blast-proof door fix as security upgrade hit by delays

Taxpayers have paid up to $45 million for upgrades to Parliament House that have been beset by delays and cost blowouts, with one contractor leaving hundreds of creditors $10.1 million out of pocket. 

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
PM's scare tactics a no-brainer for easy votes

PM's scare tactics a no-brainer for easy votes

Scott Morrison and his ministers have been taking a cattle prod to the nation’s fear receptors in recent days, warning us of multiple Armageddons.

  • by Ian Warden
James Ashby banned from Parliament House, Brian Burston admits to smearing blood on door
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James Ashby banned from Parliament House, Brian Burston admits to smearing blood on door

Senate president Scott Ryan says video footage showed "inappropriate behaviour of a pass-holder towards a senator".

  • by Judith Ireland and Max Koslowski
Speaker Tony Smith puts propriety before politics and lets the government suffer
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Speaker Tony Smith puts propriety before politics and lets the government suffer

Twice on Tuesday, the Morrison government turned to his respected Speaker to rescue it from defeat. Twice, he failed to oblige.

  • by Michael Koziol