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The Brisbane Olympics are a leap into an unknowable future

Toru Hanai/APThere’ll be two types of Australian high jump in Tokyo this month. The first, most likely scripted, was Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s front row leap after Brisbane was awarded the right to ho...

We're losing the vaccination race because of bungling, not bad luck

Eric Surprenant/ShutterstockAs one big international competition begins, another one is nearing its end. At least we hope so. I am, of course, talking about the Tokyo Olympic Games and the international roll-out of vaccines agains...

Australia's government gives more support to fossil fuel research than is apparent

TKR Photography/ShutterstockAustralian governments direct billions to fossil fuel companies. Among the projects funded by Commonwealth and state governments are work on coal ports, railways and power stations, and research into &l...

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Should I get a COVID vaccine while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

From Monday, Australia’s front-line health workers, quarantine staff, border control officers, and workers and residents in aged-care homes will be offered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Some ...

Paid parental leave needs an overhaul if governments want us to have ‘one for the country’

As Australia and New Zealand face the realities of slow growth, or even a decline in population, it’s time to ask if their governments are doing enough. Especially if they want to encoura...

Victoria On The Road Towards COVID Normal - Andrews

The Victorian Premier and his ministers, have issued a press release that forecasts relief for some Victorians from the crippling restrictions. The public are getting restless after weeks of co...

How tech billionaires’ visions of human nature shape our world

In the 20th century, politicians’ views of human nature shaped societies. But now, creators of new technologies increasingly drive societal change. Their view of human nature may shape ...

Parrtjima opens in Australia’s Red Centre

Free event in Alice Springs will lift spirits every night until 20 September Parrtjima – A Festival in Light launched last night with an incredible display of lighting installations and ...

Prime Minister Interview with Peta Credlin, Sky News Live

PETA CREDLIN: Well, tonight, 26 year old Sarah Caisip is alone in a hotel quarantine room. Earlier today, as we've told you, she was allowed out of that hotel room to view the body of her d...

Prime Minister Scott Morrison Interviewed by Ray Hadley, 4BC

RAY HADLEY: The Prime Minister has been in contact with me. He's on the line right now. Prime Minister, good morning to you.  PRIME MINISTER: Good morning, Ray. HADLEY: I note, in your...

Car subscription offers part-time workers access to a car during COVID-19

New research commissioned by Carly, Australia’s first flexible car subscription provider, surveyed more than 1200 Australians and found that 48% of part time workers would consider car subs...

Lifestyle

Aggressive marketing has driven the rise of the double-cab ute on New Zealand streets — time to hit the brakes?

www.shutterstock.com“Explore your inner beast.” That was the slogan used last year to sell the Ford Ranger. At 2.4 tonnes, that’s a lot of “light” truck, but the stakes are rising. This year, the 3.5 ...

What's in the CPI and what does it actually measure?

Nils Versemann/ShutterstockSo you don’t believe the official inflation figures. Why would you? They show prices climbing at an annual rate of 1.1%On Wednesday the update for June quarter is likely to show prices climbing at ...

World

Aggressive marketing has driven the rise of the double-cab ute on New Zealand streets — time to hit the brakes?

www.shutterstock.com“Explore your inner beast.” That was the slogan used last year to sell the Ford Ranger. At 2.4 tonnes, that’s a lot of “light” truck, but the sta...

What's in the CPI and what does it actually measure?

Nils Versemann/ShutterstockSo you don’t believe the official inflation figures. Why would you? They show prices climbing at an annual rate of 1.1%On Wednesday the update for June quarter is...

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Republicans have used a ‘law and order’ message to win elections before. This is why Trump could do it again

In 1991, Donald Trump’s mother, Mary, was mugged on a New York street. As Trump’s niece recounts in her new book, the young assailant slammed Mary’s head into her Rolls Royce so hard...

Ensuring a consistent Australian foreign policy - Scott Morrison

The Morrison Government will introduce new legislation to ensure the arrangements states, territories, councils and universities have with foreign governments are consistent with Australian...

Prime Minister Press Conference Australian Parliament House

PRIME MINISTER: Good afternoon everyone. Today's meeting of the National Cabinet came during a week of what I'd describe of increased hope. This was a week of hope. We were able to speak of...



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