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Reserve Bank’s soothsayers right on the money

While the economy is softer than earlier in the year, recent data suggests it is running along the path anticipated by the Reserve Bank, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Is the growing momentum for action against climate change enough?

Australia has failed to send our Health Minister — or any government representative — to the World Health Organisation’s first-ever health and climate conference.

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Mining interests trump Aboriginal heritage in WA’s proposed laws

Legislative changes to WA’s Aboriginal Heritage Act threatens indigenous cultural landmarks, writes Dr Stephen Bennetts, a consultant anthropologist who has worked with Aboriginal people in Northern Australia since 1994.

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Stay calm on terror laws — the worst is yet to come

The national security laws passed last night have problems — but they’re not the huge threat some have made them out to be. That threat is coming, and hysteria now won’t help to fight it.

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Abbott’s ‘health crisis’ myth busted by the numbers

New data suggests individuals are already paying more and governments less on health, so why do we need higher co-payments? An anonymous senior health policy analyst and regular Croakey contributor explains.

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Committee recommends (marginally) reining in new security laws — but media still face jail

A parliamentary committee has signed off on the first set of national security reforms, but wants some tightening on controversial proposals.

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Crikey says: Shorten lacks Crean’s courage on Iraq

The Australian companies making big bucks off war in Iraq. How Cambodia rebuffed Morrison on refugees. Mayne: questions for Packer ahead of Crown AGM. Colombian cyclists in nude fashion faux pas. Why Vic Labor dumped East West Link. The colourful past of Scotland’s ‘No’ man. Sex and death: jihadi brides make for good headlines. Why Shorten’s union schtick doesn’t cut it. And vote aye or die! Groundskeeper Willie’s advice to Scots.

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Victorian independents hope to pull a McGowan

Independent candidates are popping up in throughout Victoria. They might not win seats, but they hope that they can make the major parties sit up and take notice.

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Australia’s whistlebower protections lag in private sector, national security

A new report shows we’re in the back of the pack when it comes to protecting whistleblowers in the private sector and on national security.

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