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State Politics

Children by Choice co-founder Beryl Holmes on the steps of Queensland Parliament House (Image: Kara Burns/Twitter)

The fight for reproductive rights isn’t over in Australia until there’s equity in access

Abortion may be disappearing from criminal codes across Australia, but a lack of access to providers means the fight is far from over.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Belted and railroaded: Victoria's trade deal with China is a dud

The premier has hung an albatross around his neck, and the necks of any future Victorian governments.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (Image: AAP/Darren England)

With Trad out of the way, the choice facing Queenslanders becomes more clear

October’s Queensland state election is increasingly shifting away from being a referendum on Labor’s record in government to a choice between Annastacia Palaszczuk and Deb Frecklington.

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Pokies, war widows and the endless battle for control of RSL Victoria

The contentious sale of aged care business Vasey RSL Care may cause a seismic shift in RSL Victoria's top brass. Pokies licenses may be at the heart of the issue.

Northern Territory residents enjoy some new freedoms as restrictions are eased (Image: AAP/Helen Orr)

Hindsight is 20/20: how false narratives could hurt us going forward

Australia has been relatively successful in the fight against COVID-19. What comes next is the fight for the narrative.

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Dark shadow of Queensland Inc hangs over 'investment' that isn't

Queensland Inc appears to be lurking behind this government-inspired bid for Virgin. If it is we should all be worried.

What the left wants our post-COVID world to look like

While the right is making sure not to waste a good crisis, some on the left are doing their fare share rent-seeking themselves.

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'We are being talked over and talked about, but rarely talked to'

A high school teacher details what life has been like under COVID-19, and why it's time for the system to do 'some learning of its own for once'.

Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott.

What the right wants our post-COVID world to look like

As the saying goes, 'never waste a good crisis'. So who's out here rent-seeking from the right?

Cardinal George Pell (Image: AAP/David Crosling)

The Pell legacy: lessons for cops, courts and all those who serve God and justice

Where does it leave the justice system if the highest court in the land says a jury isn't capable of working out what it should believe?