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What will unite us when the beaches are gone?

What will unite us when the beaches are gone?

Beaches might be the only thing capable of uniting Australia. If they were to disappear, it would rip into the heart of our identity.

China, Australia work to mend fraught relationship

China, Australia work to mend fraught relationship

Good morning, early birds. The fractured relationship between China and Australia is reportedly on the mend ahead of trade talks, and Health Minister Greg Hunt pledges to do more to stop the drugging of aged care residents. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Timor-Leste draws a line. Will Australia respect it?

Timor-Leste draws a line. Will Australia respect it?

Scott Morrison was playing nice over the weekend, but Australia has proved time and time again that it's hard-pressed to respect Timor-Leste's sovereignty.

Australia’s cricketers collapse and so do the ratings

Australia’s cricketers collapse and so do the ratings

Nine won the night, but the ratings mirrored Australia's batting -- falling away horribly as the night went on.

Hong Kong response shows Australia won’t keep China in check

Hong Kong response shows Australia won’t keep China in check

The government claims it will treat China with a firm hand, but its response to protests in Hong Kong is anything but.

South China Sea is the most likely flashpoint of the next cold war

South China Sea is the most likely flashpoint of the next cold war

With China renewing its commitment to territorial claims, and reactionaries like Donald Trump at the helm, the long-running South China Sea dispute could turn south very quickly.

The road not taken: reflections on the global financial crisis

The road not taken: reflections on the global financial crisis

History will conclude that the critics of Labor’s GFC response 10 years ago were hopelessly wrong. By avoiding a sudden, deep recession, Australia also avoided testing out what its effect may have been on our democratic system.

More than Mark Knight: inside Australian media’s enduring problem with race

More than Mark Knight: inside Australian media’s enduring problem with race

This embarrassing international incident highlights not only Australia’s stubborn refusal to act on the urgency of race, but the media's stubborn refusal to even listen.

Being ashamed of Australia is a useless luxury

Being ashamed of Australia is a useless luxury

Progressives love to take shame in and disengagement from their own nation as both a necessary and sufficient political act. It isn't.

Australia’s 25 million is nothing compared to the coming boom

Australia’s 25 million is nothing compared to the coming boom

Our population has skyrocketed, and city planning refuses to keep up, but the most recent milestone won't be impressive for long.