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Indigenous voice needs to be heard

Indigenous voice needs to be heard

The idea of a constitutional voice is certainly not a panacea for all the disadvantages faced by Indigenous people. But it would be an important gesture and it could improve the relations.

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A chance to end the suffering on Nauru and Manus
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Opinion

A chance to end the suffering on Nauru and Manus

The Parliament has a bipartisan opportunity to close one of the most shameful chapters in the nation’s history.

The kids are all right over call for action on climate
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Opinion

The kids are all right over call for action on climate

Politicians would do well to listen to, rather than decry our student climate change strikers.

National integrity body needs consensus, credibility
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Opinion

National integrity body needs consensus, credibility

The overdue opportunity to establish a federal anti-corruption commission can be seen as an unexpected public benefit of a buttressed progressive crossbench.

Facing a rout, the PM prepares pork barrel
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Opinion

Facing a rout, the PM prepares pork barrel

The Victorian election shows voters will support public investment, and eschew dog-whistling.

The West must step up in Asia and the Pacific
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The West must step up in Asia and the Pacific

China will continue to exert its influence in the absence of a concerted effort by Western powers.

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Why you should vote below the line today
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Why you should vote below the line today

There is a significant risk the Victorian election will result in the next government being shackled by a disparate, fledgling crossbench in the upper house.

Grubby politics mars Labor’s policy wins
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Grubby politics mars Labor’s policy wins

The Age believes the Andrews government deserves another term, but we have reservations.

Morrison must avoid population populism
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Morrison must avoid population populism

Immigration, which has long accounted for the majority of Australia’s population growth, has delivered copious economic and cultural benefits.

'Ironman' Prime Minister has tin ear on climate
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'Ironman' Prime Minister has tin ear on climate

Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten can appear to be each other’s best asset as they prepare for the election.

Missteps, but heading in right direction
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Missteps, but heading in right direction

It is with no great enthusiasm we endorse the return of Daniel Andrews’ government. However you vote, make sure you vote 'below the line' in the upper house.