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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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The Sandpit: caption competition

Who’s texting Rupert Murdoch? We’ve no idea, but we can always have a stab at it …

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Equity and parity the new goal for mental health treatment

We’ve made big strides with mental health treatment, but the quality of such treatment varies depending on where you live. It’s time to bring parity to the system, writes Patrick McGorry.

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Are apartment towers ruining our city centres?

They’re frequently criticised, but high-rise apartments in the city centre save on infrastructure costs, improve sustainability, and help keep housing costs down across the rest of the metro area.

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Statement by Labor senator John Faulkner

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 Statement: ALP Reform Agenda Last Thursday I asked the NSW Branch of the ALP to circulate a letter proposing changes to the Party’s Rules in NSW. This letter is forthright about the challenges facing the NSW Labor Party and the reforms needed to meet them. These proposals advance my long-standing commitment […]

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Doctor, doctor gives us the news: there’s a bad case of juniors being screwed

The ongoing battle over doctor contracts in Queensland is not only jeopardising the state’s health system — it’s crippling the next generation of doctors and health professionals.

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Letterman’s Late Nights are over, but the memories live on

One of TV’s all-time greats is stepping down. Ray Gill examines David Letterman’s nighttime influence.

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