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Australia continues to debate the symptoms, not the national sickness

Australia continues to debate the symptoms, not the national sickness

When an alleged neo-Nazi is invited on national television, we are obliged to look beyond the debate itself and into the conditions that produced it.

Ben Pobjie’s guide to the most thoughtful and respectful debate in 2017

Ben Pobjie’s guide to the most thoughtful and respectful debate in 2017

This year has seen a tremendous amount of nuanced, balanced, and completely sane debate across the political spectrum.

Razer: we need sound arguments, not ‘respectful debate’ (whatever the shit that is)

Razer: we need sound arguments, not ‘respectful debate’ (whatever the shit that is)

It would, of course, be true hypocrisy for a vulgarian like Helen Razer to urge for a new civility. So she won't.

Has political correctness failed?

Has political correctness failed?

Chris Kenny thinks that political correctness has failed "the mainstream"-- but what on earth does this actually mean?

Turnbull’s clanger on UK tax

Turnbull’s clanger on UK tax

The PM used a line we've debunked before.

Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Richard Farmer’s campaign bites

Won't everyone just shut up? But there are plenty more unanswered questions in last night's leaders' debate. Plus other campaign bites.

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Debate is the big winner

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Debate is the big winner

Nine's original programming is still failing to attract viewers, while last night's debate drew in a big audience across a number of channels.

Crabb: Save the debate about having a debate

Crabb: Save the debate about having a debate

If plans for a televised debate eventuate this week, it will in one fell swoop eliminate one of the core issues at the heart of this election campaign: whether or not we should have one, writes Annabel Crabb.

Campaign Crikey morning edition: Day 9

Campaign Crikey morning edition: Day 9

"This election will determine whether the Prime Minister is to be elected by the people or by the powerbrokers. Whether Prime Ministers are to be chosen on the basis of the job they’ve done, or gender."