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Inland rail will make its $8 billion back, government says

Inland rail will make its $8 billion back, government says

Bernard KeaneMay 25, 201710 Comments

Contradicting earlier reports, the government now says the proposed inland rail line will make back all of the whopping $8.4 billion that will be spent on a line through inland NSW.

Victims of the Lindt cafe siege deserve better than 'lessons learned'

Victims of the Lindt cafe siege deserve better than 'lessons learned'

Bernard KeaneMay 25, 201730 Comments

There remains a need for a proper independent inquiry into the Lindt cafe siege. What we've had so far is insufficient and fails victims.

Rundle: 'They won't change us,' we mutter to ourselves as the troops take the streets

Rundle: 'They won't change us,' we mutter to ourselves as the troops take the streets

Guy RundleMay 25, 201730 Comments

There are troops on the streets of a nation where the cops don’t carry guns. And we say terrorism won't change our way of life.

News Corp and 'acceptable homosexuals' throw radical queers under the pride bus

News Corp and 'acceptable homosexuals' throw radical queers under the pride bus

Helen RazerMay 25, 201712 Comments

News Corp columnist Shannon Molloy recently got into a bit of a tussle with a couple of "unacceptable homosexuals". The upshot of this stoush for queer politics is significant.

Scorecard: 9 months since election day, how is the NT's new(ish) Labor government doing?

Scorecard: 9 months since election day, how is the NT's new(ish) Labor government doing?

Ken ParishMay 25, 20172 Comments

Unfortunately, the party's record to date is none too impressive, writes legal academic at Charles Darwin University Ken Parish.

Pauline Hanson shines light on disgraceful truth: Muslims kill live cows

Pauline Hanson shines light on disgraceful truth: Muslims kill live cows

Michael BradleyMay 25, 201723 Comments

YOU GUYS, Muslims kill cows before they are even dead.

Turnbull doesn't have a 'selfie officer': things we've learned in Senate estimates so far

Turnbull doesn't have a 'selfie officer': things we've learned in Senate estimates so far

Josh TaylorMay 24, 20172 Comments

Plans for Snowy Hydro 2.0 were rushed, Immigration got it wrong on Good Friday incident, and there is no selfie officer for the PM.

Rundle: eerie Britain in a state of stasis as Manchester bombing becomes everything

Rundle: eerie Britain in a state of stasis as Manchester bombing becomes everything

Guy RundleMay 24, 20176 Comments

After the Manchester bombing, it's impossible not to think: what if it happened here? Or here? Or right here?

To understand the Manchester terror attack, look to Saudi Arabia

To understand the Manchester terror attack, look to Saudi Arabia

Professor Damien KingsburyMay 24, 201714 Comments

The West must understand that the type of unchallenged hegemony it enjoyed for a few brief years following the end of the Cold War was but a brief moment in history and has now ended.

The political power play behind the whipping of gay men in Aceh

The political power play behind the whipping of gay men in Aceh

Professor Damien KingsburyMay 24, 20172 Comments

News that gay men in Indonesia are being whipped by order of the sharia police has shocked the world, but we should look at politics, not religion.

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