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Rundle: why change on Australia Day needs to come at a national level

Rundle: why change on Australia Day needs to come at a national level

Guy Rundle August 22, 2017 34 Comments

While the Yarra and Darebin councils' decision to stop honouring Australia Day has the best intentions at heart, encouraging councils to act unilaterally could ultimately backfire on the campaign for an indigenous treaty.

Vale Paul Bendat: anti-pokies activist, philanthropist, friend

Vale Paul Bendat: anti-pokies activist, philanthropist, friend

Stephen Mayne August 21, 2017 3 Comments

Paul Bendat was a successful businessman, but more importantly he was passionately moral and generous. Stephen Mayne reflects on a life devoted to pokies reform, philanthropy and endeavour towards a better world.

How the Yes campaign is being co-opted for selling undies, not solidarity

How the Yes campaign is being co-opted for selling undies, not solidarity

Helen Razer August 17, 2017 7 Comments

Many brands and public figures are draping themselves in rainbow colours and proudly sloganeering for the Yes campaign. However, this is often more part of a cynical marketing campaign than useful solidarity with the LGBTI community.

Rundle: Trump giving voice to America’s white nationalist past (and present)

Rundle: Trump giving voice to America’s white nationalist past (and present)

Guy Rundle August 16, 2017 28 Comments

Donald Trump all but rescinded his initial condemnation of the Charlottesville horrors. Knowingly or otherwise, his actions are playing into a white, Christian nationalism that has a deep rooted history in America.

Rundle: Twiggy’s Tarzan antics and the problem of the white saviour

Rundle: Twiggy’s Tarzan antics and the problem of the white saviour

Guy Rundle August 14, 2017 17 Comments

Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest's fixation with the cashless welfare card is more about him playing modern Tarzan than what is good for indigenous communities.

Razer: Pete Evans releases new wellness ‘doco’ as philosophy and science crumble to low-carb dust

Razer: Pete Evans releases new wellness ‘doco’ as philosophy and science crumble to low-carb dust

Helen Razer August 3, 2017 19 Comments

At no time in human history have so many been so cultish in their devotion to so many bad ideas.

Razer: tragedy tourism is older than selfies, so quit your outrage

Razer: tragedy tourism is older than selfies, so quit your outrage

Helen Razer July 20, 2017 14 Comments

Don't lecture millenials for tragedy selfies, they are just following an age-old practice.

Murder rates in Australia have plummeted

Murder rates in Australia have plummeted

Bernard Keane June 26, 2017 4 Comments

A new study sheds light on how much murder has fallen in Australia in recent decades, and why that trend is set to continue.

Australians are better than everyone else at surviving cancer

Australians are better than everyone else at surviving cancer

Bernard Keane May 12, 2017 3 Comments

While cancer remains one of our biggest killers, we've made significant progress in treating it in recent decades -- and we're doing better than anywhere else.

Has political correctness failed?

Has political correctness failed?

Irfan Yusuf March 29, 2017 2 Comments

Chris Kenny thinks that political correctness has failed "the mainstream"-- but what on earth does this actually mean?