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End onerous copyright restrictions, urges PC

End onerous copyright restrictions, urges PC

Josh TaylorApr 29, 20163 Comments

The Productivity Commission says there is no reason geoblocking should be illegal.

Campaign week 2: events, dear boy, events

Campaign week 2: events, dear boy, events

Bernard KeaneApr 29, 20166 Comments

The government's re-election strategy is to nullify Labor's strong points and then go on the offensive, but it relies on everything going right for it. And along came Manus Island ...

Rundle: Ted 'Lucifer' Cruz prematurely nominates anti-charm Fiorina as veep

Rundle: Ted 'Lucifer' Cruz prematurely nominates anti-charm Fiorina as veep

Guy RundleApr 29, 20165 Comments

At least Cruz has had the audacity to try something, anything, to halt the Trumpslaught.

To err is human ... and Devine

To err is human ... and Devine

Josh TaylorApr 29, 20162 Comments

Miranda Devine uses the very official-sounding American College of Pediatricians to make her case about transgender people. But the ACP turns out to be a fringe conservative group, not a healthcare peak body.

Chan and Sukumaran casualties of Jokowi's PR war

Chan and Sukumaran casualties of Jokowi's PR war

Cade LucasApr 29, 20161 Comment

Indonesia's new President, Joko Widodo, wanted to prove his strength by executing drug traffickers, writes Cade Lucas, who was in Indonesia at the time.

Mayne: NXT to no chance Xenophon will swipe many seats nationally

Mayne: NXT to no chance Xenophon will swipe many seats nationally

Stephen MayneApr 29, 20165 Comments

It’s a question of so far so good for NXT, but execution risk is high, resources are scarce and the major parties are hunting for chinks in the armour.

The real backbone of the economy (hint: it's not mining)

The real backbone of the economy (hint: it's not mining)

Ben OquistApr 29, 20165 Comments

Political debate in Australia is too often completely disconnected from the economic reality.

How <em>Buck's Transsexual Adventures</em> shaped John Howard's porn policy

How Buck's Transsexual Adventures shaped John Howard's porn policy

Josh TaylorApr 28, 20165 Comments

Brian Harradine showed a box of porn to John Howard to sway his decision on the classification of pornography.

Global trail of murder, corruption dogs Australia's newest defence contractor

Global trail of murder, corruption dogs Australia's newest defence contractor

Michael SainsburyApr 28, 20164 Comments

The company contracted to build Australia's next fleet of submarines has a shadowy, unresolved past.

Labor's high-risk, half-baked climate policy shows up Turnbull's inaction

Labor's high-risk, half-baked climate policy shows up Turnbull's inaction

Bernard KeaneApr 28, 201614 Comments

Labor's climate policy is ill-defined but puts it significantly further ahead of a government still in the throes of climate denial and delusion.