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'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.

Qld arts company collapse leaves funding and projects in limbo

Qld arts company collapse leaves funding and projects in limbo

Ben ElthamApr 28, 2016

Artslink Queensland has gone into voluntary administration, leaving those artists and projects depending on the company in limbo.

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.

Rundle: Trump emboldened by clean sweep as he targets 'Crooked Hillary'

Rundle: Trump emboldened by clean sweep as he targets 'Crooked Hillary'

Guy RundleApr 27, 20167 Comments

Trump's win is not only impressive for the clean sweep, but for a new uniform level in his vote.

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.

Keane: neoliberalism is fine, but what we have is crony capitalism

Keane: neoliberalism is fine, but what we have is crony capitalism

Bernard KeaneApr 27, 201637 Comments

The business community in Australia are fair-weather neoliberals whose only real commitment is to "reform" that suits them, and many politicians are no better.

Poll Bludger: subs take election threat to the NXT level

Poll Bludger: subs take election threat to the NXT level

William BoweApr 27, 20167 Comments

Why is the government suddenly committing to submarines to be built in South Australia?

Essential: Labor takes early campaign lead

Essential: Labor takes early campaign lead

Bernard KeaneApr 27, 20167 Comments

Labor has taken the lead as the unofficial election campaign gets underway, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull no longer the rocket fuel for the Coalition vote he used to be.

Government gets it part-right on submarines

Government gets it part-right on submarines

Bernard KeaneApr 26, 201622 Comments

The government has announced the winning bid for Australia's next generation of submarines and South Australia and protectionism have come out ahead.