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Australia made a $75 million app for incoming travellers. Everyone hates it

The app was supposed to make it quicker and easier to come to Australia. Instead it’s been called ‘a disgraceful waste of taxpayer money’.

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Albanese wants a quick resolution of the Voice question. He’s dreaming

First Nations MPs are gaining in number and power. Might a Voice to Parliament uniquely undermine them?

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Barilaro opts out of job, but Perrottet’s problems remain

Former NSW deputy premier John Barilaro may no longer have his New York job, but why did the NSW government ever think it was a good idea anyway?

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The US Supreme Court, like Trump, goes beyond neoliberalism to nihilism

Donald Trump’s stacking of the US Supreme Court has delivered not just state capture but a triumph of his project to wreck the capacity of government to deliver change.

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How an asteroid almost hit Earth and shocked the United Nations

Less than a decade ago, an asteroid the size of a small cabin exploded above a town in Russia. No one knew it was coming.

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Penny Wong on her country of birth, drawing strength from her ‘poh-poh’ and how far modern Australia has come

Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong opens up about her childhood for one of the first times during a trip to Malaysia.

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Government needs to start governing, fast

The Albanese government has been busy diplomatically since the election, but where’s the promised ‘change’ domestically?

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Trial over, Depp v Heard content creators are pivoting to new topics or going dark

TikTok and YouTube creators relentlessly made content for their audience’s insatiable interest in the Depp v Heard trial. When it finished they asked: what’s next?

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‘End of Financial Year Sales’ is on tonight. Thanks, Leigh…

The veteran anchor of ABC’s 7.30 program — spanning 12 years and five prime ministerships — will be signing off one final time.

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For human rights, what is balanced reporting? Legitimise the attackers?

Old media is sticking to its ‘show no fear nor favour’ coverage of human rights, showing instead a distinct lack of courage and confidence.

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Australia is more than a set for US stories: why government needs to back local film

Until streamers and policymakers offer significant support, there’ll continue to be paltry Australian content on streaming services, writes Australian Writers Guild executive director Claire Pullen.

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‘At what point does it start to become coercive?’ Access to reproductive health still highly inequitable

While most contraceptives are subsided through Medicare, many additional services require out-of-pocket costs.

While politicians are settling in, aged care faces a worst-case scenario on workforce

A report from CEDA shows a dramatic worsening in our aged care workforce problem — with little sign the government is rushing to fix it.

Our weird ignoring of COVID is part of a long history of arbitrary decisions about death

Who decides what deaths we deem to be important? As our current response to COVID shows, it’s complex and arbitrary.

Anti-abortion lobby’s false narratives about terminating pregnancy debunked

Abortions save lives. Women will die in the United States now Roe v Wade has been overturned by the US Supreme Court.

From leader to loser: Roe decision makes US an outlier on abortion

Nearly 50 years ago America led the world in liberalising abortion laws. Now it joins Iran, North Korea and Russia in shredding them.

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Top End trash … Dom’s dig at Gladys … another PR yellow card

Who’s dumping on our Top End? And credit where credit is due: the NSW premier made a good funny. These and plenty more from the bunker.

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Why don’t we hear ‘I told you so’ more?

Even as evidence mounts that climate change is very real and very dangerous, those who warned us aren’t crowing about it.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese with US President Joe Biden at Tokyo's Quad meeting  (Image: AP/Evan Vucci)

Albanese connects the domestic and foreign policy dots on climate

The prime minister deftly provided another reason for going further and faster on climate policy at the Quad meeting in Tokyo.

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Voter revolution delivers new politics

The major parties are looking at a new scenario — they can no longer hold urban seats while trying to keep ‘mainstream Australia’ happy.

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