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Higher minimum wage makes economic sense
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Higher minimum wage makes economic sense

Much can yet be done to lift the purchasing power of many of the households with the lowest incomes

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Federal budget lacks a political bounce for Coalition
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Federal budget lacks a political bounce for Coalition

A full federal election, due at the latest a year from now, suddenly seems a long way off.

Federal funds finally flowing to Victoria
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Federal funds finally flowing to Victoria

Canberra's decision to pump some money into the state's roads and public transport should pay handsome economic and social dividends.

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World of photos - April 16, 2018

A selection of photographs from around the world by Fairfax picture editors.

Ice inclusion in trial makes sense
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Ice inclusion in trial makes sense

This safe injecting centre trial is not about condoning or encouraging drug use. It is about harm minimisation, saving lives and helping people get well.

Melbourne needs far more investment in rail now
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Melbourne needs far more investment in rail now

EDITORIAL: New data shows almost all city train lines are more delayed now than they were 20 years ago.

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Free trade: Trump shiver runs up allies' spines
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Free trade: Trump shiver runs up allies' spines

Mates shouldn't mislead or mug each other. And they should call each other out for damaging behaviour.

South Africa's new president needs to do things differently
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South Africa's new president needs to do things differently

The corruption issue has not gone away.

Private lives go public on the political parade
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Private lives go public on the political parade

In Canberra this week, the personal became clearly political.

In Afghanistan, diplomacy delayed is a war prolonged
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In Afghanistan, diplomacy delayed is a war prolonged

A military-only strategy by the US will see no resolution to the impasse in Afghanistan.

Government gags will not keep us safe
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Government gags will not keep us safe

The proposed secrecy laws would make blowing the whistle on government or official malpractice far more difficult.