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Fighting climate change denial with satire: could it work?

Scare campaigns, feel-good messages and hard science have all failed to ram home the consequences of climate change. Could satire succeed where they’ve failed?

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Lockheed wins out over taxpayers in the F-35 procurement nightmare

The history of the F-35 is that of a defence procurement disaster. But contrary to the claims of the Pentagon, the program is still not under control.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNCATEGORIZED | 2 UNLOCK?

Essential: pensions, ABC cuts and what an ‘other’ voter looks like

Voters oppose cuts to the ABC or raising the pension age, today’s Essential Report finds. It also gives us an insight into the minds of Palmer United Party and other independent voters.

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The case for Medicare Locals: treat patients at GPs, not hospitals

Without an effective approach to the prevention and management of chronic disease in the community we will continue to spend more on hospital care while achieving poorer health outcomes.

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Renewables changing the nature of power

New technology has dramatically increased the possibilities of renewable energy. But the material revolution challenges those who want to preserve the existing relations of production, consumption and energy.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNCATEGORIZED | 59

O’Farrell — and NSW voters — pay the price for an inexplicable lapse

Barry O’Farrell’s premiership has been brought to an end by a bizarre lapse in memory. But will politicians realise their close relations with business are the real problem?

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Is high-speed rail too good to be true?

A new report contends an 1800 km Brisbane-Sydney-Melbourne High Speed Rail line could be operating in 10 years. Moreover it would cover all its operating and capital costs. Is it feasible?

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‘They’re telling you lies’: truancy in the NT

In Ngukurr this week, Greg Dickson discovered that not everyone is impressed by Nigel Scullion’s $46 million Remote School Attendance Strategy. Either that or it’s just good fun to get out there and write some graffiti in Kriol.

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Our health system under attack from ‘zombies’

Zombies” — terrible policies that just won’t die — are putting our health system at risk, writes Dr Tim Senior.

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How the north was won: the battle over an NT byelection

Adam Giles will keep his job, and it’s all thanks to Alison Anderson — the “Typhoid Mary” of NT politics.

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Should a rail line to Melbourne Airport be the priority?

The Victorian Government announced today it will commit to constructing a rail line to Melbourne airport in this year’s budget. But is it about sensible policy or is it all about cynical and desperate politics?

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Ever going to see your face again: ageing rockers lose the cool, find the fun

Ageing rockers have more fun, according to Peter Farnan from Boom Crash Opera — particularly when surrounded by their peers.

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