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Shock jocks, Shenhua, and short-termism: NSW government estimates fears

Shock jocks, Shenhua, and short-termism: NSW government estimates fears

Interpretive dance, coal mines and lack of community consultation are just some of the issues that NSW Department of Planning bureaucrats are concerned about ahead of Estimates hearings later this month.

Meaty tales and Labor luminaries as Bob Carr launches bootstraps memoir

Meaty tales and Labor luminaries as Bob Carr launches bootstraps memoir

Carr's 'hymn to public life' was launched among some of the biggest names in Labor of the last half century.

Labor MP says China needs to control the global media, among other things

Labor MP says China needs to control the global media, among other things

A NSW Labor MP has demonstrated that there remain politicians who are eager to parrot China's talking points.

The 'new' scheme to prevent Indigenous deaths in custody

The 'new' scheme to prevent Indigenous deaths in custody

Partially funded by the Commonwealth, the custody notification system (CNS) is closely modelled on a system in place in New South Wales since 2000.

Groundbreaking verdict against Archbishop raises thorny questions

Groundbreaking verdict against Archbishop raises thorny questions

What are the implications for others who were in similar positions to Archbishop Philip Wilson -- those who were told numerous times by credible sources about sexual abuse, perpetrated by individuals over whom they exercised some control?

The forgotten Anzac Day protests of the '80s

The forgotten Anzac Day protests of the '80s

The 1980s heralded a swell of protests highlighting the treatment of women in war, and the role of rape as a weapon. Decades later, the problem is still invisible.

What does each state want from the NEG?

What does each state want from the NEG?

The Council of Australian Governments meets today to have their say on the NEG, and not every state and territory is going in with a smile.

Former NSW Greens MP takes party to court amid preselection row

Former NSW Greens MP takes party to court amid preselection row

A former NSW state Greens MP and chief of staff to Richard di Natale intends to bring a legal action against her own party.

Rundle: 'America's Pastor' and the crusade for Australia's eternal soul

Rundle: 'America's Pastor' and the crusade for Australia's eternal soul

Billy Graham, whose "crusade" first reached Australia in the 1950s, had a profound effect on evangelism in Sydney and beyond.

Abbott's crusade to bring 'democracy' back to the Libs is misguided

Abbott's crusade to bring 'democracy' back to the Libs is misguided

The Warringah motion is most commonly spruiked as a way to ensure greater democracy within the Liberal Party by taking a one-member, one-vote approach to preselections. Here's the thing though ...