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Could small businesses survive a Google-less Australia?

This major Coalition constituency could soon face real crisis.

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Searching times for small business. Break up, make up or go down?

If Google pulls its search engine from Australia, the consequences could be devastating for small businesses.

A day for all Australians — and there’s $10m to make sure you know it

The Morrison government has more than tripled the amount of funding it allocates to the National Australia Day Council, with most of it being spent on an ad campaign.

Yes, governor-general. Who really runs the Order of Australia awards?

With the decision to award Australia's highest honour to Margaret Court, it feels eerily as though Yes, Minister has come to Yarralumla.

Strides on HomeBuilder, stagnant on homelessness: a decade of rising rental stress

Would the cash allocated for HomeBuilder be better spent on social housing?

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This Australian has spent seven years in a foreign jail without trial. Why?

Troy Russell Birthisel is innocent until proven otherwise. But when will he get the chance to prove his innocence in a Philippine court?

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What a post-Trump media looks like — still splintered, still finding facts a hard sell

The Trump years splintered the US media. But now a bigger problem has emerged: can the media survive without him?

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Trapped in Xinjiang: inside the fight to reunite a family

Sadam spent years trying to get his wife and infant son out of China. His story is both familiar and unique.

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Record-breaking job figures a sign of national optimism. Let’s hope it lasts

Nobody expected the labour market to recover this quickly. But fresh challenges loom with the winding back of JobKeeper and JobSeeker.

Health Department secretary Brendan Murphy (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Brendan Murphy is a great Australian but should he be Australian of the Year?

Should a public servant receive so high an honour just for doing their job?

An evacuee from Wuhan is seen walking in the Christmas Island detention centre in February, 2020 (Image: AAP/Richard Wainwright)

Why Morrison will go back to the future to solve issue of Aussies stranded overseas

The Morrison government is working on a solution to repatriating Australians stuck overseas. But why is it taking so long?

Australian Olympic swimmer Cate Campbell (Image: AP/Lee Jin-man)

The COVID Games: should the Tokyo Olympics go ahead? 

Athletes and officials are pushing for them to happen. But with cases surging and thousands set to attend, the people of Tokyo aren't so sure.

Former Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Not on my watch: Holgate report leaves nobody satisfied — or nailed

The government quietly dropped the report on Friday afternoon. And it's easy to see why.

Google's Australian managing director Mel Silva (Image: Supplied)

Senators outraged as Google threatens to leave Australia. We did mention that last week…

Google has threatened to remove its search engine from Australia, saying the proposed news media bargaining code is its "worst case scenario".

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Image: EPA/Rungroj Yongrit)

In search of a ScoMo doctrine: what the PM’s foreign policy says about us — and him

The Coalition's handling of Trump, China and an increasingly unstable world could tell us a lot about how Morrison sees Australia's role on the global stage.

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

In defence of Michael McCormack: there is no ‘good’ violence

A disregard for opposing opinions is becoming increasingly prevalent in left-wing politics.

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Should parents block their child’s sex reassignment surgery?

An issue of consent or simply more outdated paternalism in action?

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The collateral damage in the big tech debate is you, the user

Google's temporary news blackout made big headlines last week. But it's the changes that don't make headlines you should be worried about.

Fox News anchor Sean Hannity (Image: AP/Julie Jacobson)

No script change: Fox barkers dish it out to Biden’s call for unity and purpose

As Murdoch's newspaper outlets celebrate Joe Biden's inauguration, it's the same-old same-old over at Fox News.

Trump supporters gather outside of the Senate chamber after breaching the US Capitol building on January 6 (Image: EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo)

Ardent Trumpists find new places to ‘shitpost’, plot and moan

With Trump banned from Twitter, his supporters have turned to darker corners of the web.