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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, 20168 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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

'Innovation' is the worst word of the year, with 'agile' a close second

'Innovation' is the worst word of the year, with 'agile' a close second

Helen RazerApr 28, 20168 Comments

The private sector is not the be all and end all of Australian technological advancement.

PNG gives middle finger to selfish Australian overlords -- and good on them

PNG gives middle finger to selfish Australian overlords -- and good on them

John MartinkusApr 28, 201621 Comments

In Australia, we thought we had found a “solution” to asylum seekers with our own tropical concentration camp on Manus. Not so, says that country's Supreme Court. Freelance journalist John Martinkus reports.

Essential: our budget fears -- and we prefer Clark over Rudd

Essential: our budget fears -- and we prefer Clark over Rudd

Josh TaylorApr 27, 20161 Comment

We're not hopeful of a good outcome from next week's federal budget. And we'd rather the New Zealand PM ran the UN than our own.

Marriage Equality brings Irish charm, not Gaelic tempers, to the debate

Marriage Equality brings Irish charm, not Gaelic tempers, to the debate

Josh TaylorApr 27, 2016

Tiernan Brady, who ran the successful Yes Equality campaign in Ireland, says civilised debate is what is needed in this fight.