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In-depth analysis of the day’s news, plus stories and gossip from Australian politics.

Polling failure and fraud

30 June 2016 11:57 am

Apart from empowering the British people and returning sovereignty to the United Kingdom, Brexit has exploded the myth that betting markets…

Gay Marriage – what the plebiscite question should be

30 June 2016 12:55 am

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the 2011 census found about 33,700 same-sex couples in Australia. About 17,600 couples…

Will July 2 give us a dinky-di UKIP of our own?

30 June 2016 12:52 am

The most intriguing and under-reported titbit that emerged from last year’s #libspill came in the form of an offhand comment…

A democratic future for the 75 per cent

29 June 2016 12:29 am

You needed only to look at the headlines to realise things had not gone to plan. They were damning; Time…

Sod the Scots (and Australian reporting of Brexit)

28 June 2016 7:19 am

Apparently the Scottish are taking their cues from Sir Oswald Mosley these days. Following the destruction of fascism in World…

Don’t take health care reform off the election agenda

28 June 2016 7:03 am

Monetarism: tick. De-nationalisation of industry: tick. Europe: big new tick. The results of the Brexit referendum are more significant than…

Labor’s love-hate relationship

27 June 2016 10:52 am

Despite the media’s classification of 2016 as a close run contest modern Labor is performing at an historically low level…

Del-Con Notes – D-Day

27 June 2016 7:25 am

With the election only days away, it may be useful to re-state the modus operandi Del-Cons should bring to the…

Exit fairness in Brexit reporting

27 June 2016 6:56 am

“Report and interpret honestly, striving for accuracy, fairness and disclosure of all essential facts,” the very first item in the…

Cover 25 June 2016 AU

25 June 2016 3:00 am

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Paella

25 June 2016 3:00 am

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Goths

25 June 2016 3:00 am

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Wedding

25 June 2016 3:00 am

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Tate

25 June 2016 3:00 am

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Speak up

25 June 2016 3:00 am

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Nursery

25 June 2016 3:00 am

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Twist

25 June 2016 3:00 am

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Bedside

25 June 2016 3:00 am

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School

25 June 2016 3:00 am

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Library

25 June 2016 3:00 am

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Newsboard

25 June 2016 3:00 am

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Euro 2016

25 June 2016 3:00 am

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Shorten surfs the Orlando wave

23 June 2016 7:20 am

Surf’s up and Bill Shorten is taking off on a pink set he hopes will carry Labor back into government…

The Greens soft drinks tax: illiberal, ineffective, regressive

22 June 2016 12:00 am

This Greens’ proposed soft drink tax is not only an affront to individual choice, it would do little to address…

The Greens flag in the final fortnight

21 June 2016 12:01 pm

“Dear friends,” the invitation email to the Greens campaign launch from Richard Di Natale began. “I don’t know about you,…