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ABS claims of 95% census completion rate complete bunkum

Josh TaylorSep 26, 20165 Comments

We won't know how many people completed the census until early next year, according to the ABS.

Sidelined right-wing Labor faction -- and Cameron Dick -- creating havoc for Palaszczuk govt

Sidelined right-wing Labor faction -- and Cameron Dick -- creating havoc for Palaszczuk govt

Ben ChieflySep 26, 20164 Comments

The talk around Queensland Labor circles is that a prominent cabinet member is making mischief inside the tent. Labor insider Ben Chiefly has the goss.

Keane: Dear census bureaucrats, the problem isn't me, it's you

Keane: Dear census bureaucrats, the problem isn't me, it's you

Bernard KeaneSep 26, 20166 Comments

The ABS blames everyone but itself for the census debacle. But it fails to understand that the threat of surveillance has shifted, and governments should no longer be given the benefit of the doubt.

Victoria is making it easier for trans people to change their birth certificates

Victoria is making it easier for trans people to change their birth certificates

Josh TaylorSep 23, 20165 Comments

Proposed changes to birth certificate law will make it easier for trans and gender-diverse people living in Victoria.

Rundle: the horror of non-horror -- killing time in the modern prison system

Rundle: the horror of non-horror -- killing time in the modern prison system

Guy RundleSep 23, 201613 Comments

Modern prisons present themselves as places that detain dangerous people, but their purpose is really to use time and duration as a form of torture.

How Wayne Swan's 'no' saved investors millions

How Wayne Swan's 'no' saved investors millions

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneSep 22, 201610 Comments

It's forgotten now, but when Wayne Swan rejected a Singaporean bid for the ASX in 2011, he ended up saving investors a bundle, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

What if our collective racism turned again to Asians?

What if our collective racism turned again to Asians?

Irfan YusufSep 22, 20167 Comments

It turns out 49% of Australians want to stop Muslims from immigrating. But what if they were convinced China's military were a much bigger threat than Islamic State (which it probably is)?

Now we know, racists may well represent the 'silent majority'

Now we know, racists may well represent the 'silent majority'

Shakira HusseinSep 22, 201643 Comments

Commentators are expressing shock that 49% of Australians want to ban Muslim immigration, but it shouldn't be surprising.

The NT electoral system is a joke, but can Hare-Clark fix it?

The NT electoral system is a joke, but can Hare-Clark fix it?

Bob GosfordSep 22, 2016

The Northern Territory needs proportional representation to end the ongoing farce.

‘Stop the boats’ and ‘let them come’ are both pointless protests

‘Stop the boats’ and ‘let them come’ are both pointless protests

Helen RazerSep 22, 201615 Comments

Whether one is of a “stop the boats” or a “let them all come” view, one fails to address the reason for the unsteady motion of the boats.

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