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A 'randy' politician's unsolicited contraception advice

A 'randy' politician's unsolicited contraception advice

Young travellers may want to steer clear of Sydney for a while, if David Leyonhjelm's tweets are anything to go by.

Barnaby's all-Aussie online adventures

Barnaby's all-Aussie online adventures

The former Nationals leader serves up an instant classic in his online war on grace and logic.

Four Corners investigation has the irrigation lobby jumping the gun

Four Corners investigation has the irrigation lobby jumping the gun

There was just one problem with the press release decrying this week's controversial Four Corners episode into water and the Murray Darling Basin.

Do audiences really 'hate' contemporary operas?

Do audiences really 'hate' contemporary operas?

A controversial point about whether audiences "hate" contemporary operas has opened the door to bigger questions on how success is calculated.

Another string to Downer's colonial bow

Another string to Downer's colonial bow

The former foreign minister, now ex-pat, has found a gig close to his heart.

Is the holy war on industry super really over?

Is the holy war on industry super really over?

The superannuation culture wars are finished, despite what one Liberal Party senator may want you to believe. Plus other tips of the week.

Is the Human Rights Commission about to lose a major gig?

Is the Human Rights Commission about to lose a major gig?

Universities Australia isn't running back to the Human Rights Commission for the next stage of a university safety survey after the commission's first instalment left a lot to be desired. Plus other tips from the week.

ABC news director says politics receives too much coverage in Australia

ABC news director says politics receives too much coverage in Australia

The launch "controller" of the ABC's 24-hour news channel now claims politics is over-reported in Australia. Plus other tips from the week.

Ita Buttrose picks a side — and it isn't the ABC's

Ita Buttrose picks a side — and it isn't the ABC's

New ABC chair Ita Buttrose thinks the broadcaster's employees might have a bias problem. Plus other tips from the week.

Australia Council blunder makes life even harder for Aussie artists

Australia Council blunder makes life even harder for Aussie artists

A "human error" resulted in the release of Australia Council grants' applicants private information. Plus other tips from the week.