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Razer: yes, I love the Queen

Razer: yes, I love the Queen

Helen RazerAug 15, 20177 Comments

Of course, a monarchy is ridiculous. But I can't help but love Queen Elizabeth.

Did Canavan's mum sign him up for Italian citizenship so he could vote for Berlusconi?

Did Canavan's mum sign him up for Italian citizenship so he could vote for Berlusconi?

Charlie LewisJul 28, 20177 Comments

The 2006 Italian election was a tight race, and the first in which Australian-Italians could have their say. Is that why Matt Canavan's mother signed him up?

A reminder that the biggest threat to privacy is...

A reminder that the biggest threat to privacy is...

Bernard KeaneJul 25, 20172 Comments

At a time of mounting concerns about cybersecurity, remember it's always your own government that's the greatest threat.

The Labor-Labour question: just how Corbyn-esque is Bill's new inequality thought bubble?

The Labor-Labour question: just how Corbyn-esque is Bill's new inequality thought bubble?

Charlie LewisJul 24, 201717 Comments

The Labor Party seems to have discovered there is inequality in this country. Is Bill Shorten really having a come-to-Jeremy conversion?

Three years on from MH17, the real culprits (not Russia) have never been held responsible

Three years on from MH17, the real culprits (not Russia) have never been held responsible

Ben SandilandsJul 14, 201722 Comments

Politicians like to huff and puff about Russian involvement in the downing of MH17, but it is Malaysia Airlines that should be held responsible.

An unpopular leader finally finds the courage to enact marriage equality

An unpopular leader finally finds the courage to enact marriage equality

Glenn DyerJun 28, 201710 Comments

Merkel had previously been opposed to the idea and no one thought that gay marriage would emerge as an electoral issue in the run-up to September’s election.

After Grenfell: are 'towers' even the best design for public housing blocks?

After Grenfell: are 'towers' even the best design for public housing blocks?

Alan DaviesJun 22, 2017

There is a dystopian stereotype about public housing that is remarkably common, which involves putting the blame put on all those damn high-rise towers.

How did the Australian media cover the Finsbury Park attack?

How did the Australian media cover the Finsbury Park attack?

Charlie LewisJun 20, 20175 Comments

Were the papers reluctant to call it "terrorism" as the alleged attacker was white and the victims were Muslim?

Rundle: as London becomes Baghdad, we will soon have to choose a side

Rundle: as London becomes Baghdad, we will soon have to choose a side

Guy RundleJun 20, 201713 Comments

We are not far away from a different form of militancy, on the streets of Western cities, and people will be called on to make their political and moral judgements accordingly.

Should we stop building residential towers in the wake of Grenfell disaster?

Should we stop building residential towers in the wake of Grenfell disaster?

Alan DaviesJun 20, 20177 Comments

If no fire engine can reach up 20 storeys, should we stop building high-rise apartments?