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Australia’s ruling class is in denial. The AFR’s business summit proves it.

Australia’s ruling class is in denial. The AFR’s business summit proves it.

Australia's business elite remains convinced all it needs to do to restore community trust is offer a better "narrative". It's a view only the deeply delusional and out of touch could possibly hold.

Does Iraq still exist?

Does Iraq still exist?

"Will Iraq survive?" is the question on everyone's lips, but is it the wrong question? Should we really be asking whether the country still exists at all, writes Guy Rundle.

Predictable outrage greets Pauline Hanson

Predictable outrage greets Pauline Hanson

On the ninemsn.com website they cut off the comments after 300 or so. By then there was not much new that could be said about Pauline Hanson’s opening Senate campaign salvo. What did they expect? Australians have long memories and Pauline, the person and her new political party, were always going to get a mixed reception.

Reviewing history: Whose interpretation do we go by?

Reviewing history: Whose interpretation do we go by?

Traditional views of the teaching of history have been superseded. One of the strengths of history as a discipline is that it is contestable – you have to weigh evidence to find out “what really happened”, not merely read a textbook interpretation of it, writes Nick Ewbank.