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Emotion and honour at Anzac Day marches

Emotion and honour at Anzac Day marches

As Prince William joined Australians and New Zealanders honouring their servicemen and women, 100-year-old veteran Sam Krycer was feeling particularly humble and emotional.

The former leading aircraftman had the honour of leading Melbourne’s Anzac Day march alongside other World War II veterans.

“It gets a bit emotional for me today.

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Election 2019: Liberal Party to preference Clive Palmer’s party

Election 2019: Liberal Party to preference Clive Palmer’s party

The Liberal Party has struck a deal to exchange preferences with Clive Palmer.

The deal will see the Liberals place the United Australia Party second, or above Labor, on its how-to-vote cards in Lower and Upper House seats.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has repeatedly said deciding preferences is an issue

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Emotion and honour at Anzac Day marches

Emotion and honour at Anzac Day marches

As Prince William joined Australians and New Zealanders honouring their servicemen and women, 100-year-old veteran Sam Krycer was feeling particularly humble and emotional.

The former leading aircraftman had the honour of leading Melbourne’s Anzac Day march alongside other World War II veterans.

“It gets a bit emotional for me today.

read more
Election 2019: Liberal Party to preference Clive Palmer’s party

Election 2019: Liberal Party to preference Clive Palmer’s party

The Liberal Party has struck a deal to exchange preferences with Clive Palmer.

The deal will see the Liberals place the United Australia Party second, or above Labor, on its how-to-vote cards in Lower and Upper House seats.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has repeatedly said deciding preferences is an issue

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Today’s Commentary from Independent Media

BRUCE HAIGH. There is no business like show business.

BRUCE HAIGH. There is no business like show business.

The relationship between John Howard and former AFP Commissioner, Mick Keelty, put the AFP in a bad place from which it has not recovered. The solution is a full blown inquiry followed by reform, a change of culture and better leadership. There is a case for dismantling Border Force.   

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ANDREW FROST. Alternative Histories, the ANZAC legend re-imagined on canvas

ANDREW FROST. Alternative Histories, the ANZAC legend re-imagined on canvas

The assumption of ANZAC as the foundation of conservative Australia has been used to mobilise popular sentiment into dubious alliances in wars of questionable purpose. In this context, Rodney Pople’s latest exhibition, Shell Shocked, has urgency. His paintings are a vehicle for questioning more than a century of myth-making.

In Australia,

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GREG LOCKHART. What we forget on Anzac Day.

GREG LOCKHART. What we forget on Anzac Day.

On the first Anzac Day, 25 April 1915, the Australian Imperial and New Zealand Expeditionary Forces landed at Gallipoli. On Anzac Day 2019, Anzac forces are again in the Middle East – and Afghanistan – this time sixteen years after their initial deployments at the beginning of the Iraq War.  

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New Light on that First Day at Gallipoli

New Light on that First Day at Gallipoli

 April 24, en route to Anzac Cove.

My grandfather, James Robertson, turned 21 on April 25, 1915. That was the day he landed at Anzac, Gallipoli, as member of 8th Battalion, ‘A’ Company. Robertson, a Ballarat boy, survived the entirety of the First World War before returning to Australia in

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MARRYANNE SLATTERY AND ROD CAMPBELL. Debugging the Watergate complex (The Australian Institute, April 2019)

MARRYANNE SLATTERY AND ROD CAMPBELL. Debugging the Watergate complex (The Australian Institute, April 2019)

Interpreting the responses to #Watergate by the Prime Minister and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources  

Summary

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has issued a statement (Saturday April 20 2019 http://www.agriculture.gov.au/about/media-centre/on-therecord/eastern-aus-ag-water-purchase ) responding to The Project’s report on the Condamine Balonne strategic water purchase, now known online

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Emotion and honour at Anzac Day marches

Emotion and honour at Anzac Day marches

As Prince William joined Australians and New Zealanders honouring their servicemen and women, 100-year-old veteran Sam Krycer was feeling particularly humble and emotional.

The former leading aircraftman had the honour of leading Melbourne’s Anzac Day march alongside other World War II veterans.

“It gets a bit emotional for me today.

read more
Election 2019: Liberal Party to preference Clive Palmer’s party

Election 2019: Liberal Party to preference Clive Palmer’s party

The Liberal Party has struck a deal to exchange preferences with Clive Palmer.

The deal will see the Liberals place the United Australia Party second, or above Labor, on its how-to-vote cards in Lower and Upper House seats.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has repeatedly said deciding preferences is an issue

read more

World News

Tokyo court approves ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's $4.5m bail

Tokyo court approves ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's $4.5m bail

Nissan’s former chief Carlos Ghosn looked set to walk out of a Japanese detention centre for the second time since his arrest last year on financial misconduct charges after a Tokyo court approved his release on 500 million yen ($4.5m) bail.

The Tokyo District Court said in a statement on

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Tokyo court approves ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's $4.5m bail

Tokyo court approves ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's $4.5m bail

Nissan’s former chief Carlos Ghosn looked set to walk out of a Japanese detention centre for the second time since his arrest last year on financial misconduct charges after a Tokyo court approved his release on 500 million yen ($4.5m) bail.

The Tokyo District Court said in a statement on

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Tokyo court approves ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's $4.5m bail

Tokyo court approves ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's $4.5m bail

Nissan’s former chief Carlos Ghosn looked set to walk out of a Japanese detention centre for the second time since his arrest last year on financial misconduct charges after a Tokyo court approved his release on 500 million yen ($4.5m) bail.

The Tokyo District Court said in a statement on

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Tokyo court approves ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's $4.5m bail

Tokyo court approves ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's $4.5m bail

Nissan’s former chief Carlos Ghosn looked set to walk out of a Japanese detention centre for the second time since his arrest last year on financial misconduct charges after a Tokyo court approved his release on 500 million yen ($4.5m) bail.

The Tokyo District Court said in a statement on

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Tokyo court approves ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's $4.5m bail

Tokyo court approves ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's $4.5m bail

Nissan’s former chief Carlos Ghosn looked set to walk out of a Japanese detention centre for the second time since his arrest last year on financial misconduct charges after a Tokyo court approved his release on 500 million yen ($4.5m) bail.

The Tokyo District Court said in a statement on

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World News

Tokyo court approves ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's $4.5m bail

Tokyo court approves ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's $4.5m bail

Nissan’s former chief Carlos Ghosn looked set to walk out of a Japanese detention centre for the second time since his arrest last year on financial misconduct charges after a Tokyo court approved his release on 500 million yen ($4.5m) bail.

The Tokyo District Court said in a statement on

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Business & The Economy

The Mayne Report: 24 April 2019

The Mayne Report: 24 April 2019

Stephen Mayne looks at capital raisings, takeovers resulting from demergers, the current AGM mini-season, a gambling industry update and his decision to exit the ASA board.

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Is Kogan stretching itself too thin?

Is Kogan stretching itself too thin?

Alan Kohler speaks with Ruslan Kogan, the CEO and Founder of Kogan.com, about his unique vertical integration strategy on the back of the company’s recent quarterly update.

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Stuart McClure on BlackBerry/Cylance

Stuart McClure on BlackBerry/Cylance

The first time Cylance founder chief executive Stuart McClure travelled to Australia, as a 19-year-old, he had a near-death experience en-route that changed his outlook on life quite profoundly. He says he began seeing the world in a different way. And he became sort of obsessed with the nature of

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Election Podcast: Daniel Petre

Election Podcast: Daniel Petre

Former Innovation and Science Australia board member and tech industry veteran Daniel Petre has offered a withering assessment of the federal government’s strategic innovation planning and its commitment to building new tech-based industries for the future. The AirTree Ventures co-founder was a foundation board member at Innovation and Science Australia

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Labor AI centre set for Melbourne

Labor AI centre set for Melbourne

Labor’s planned $4 million national centre of excellence for artificial intelligence will be based in Melbourne, with the Opposition turning its attention towards using technology for social good. Labor first announced its policy for a centre to study AI ethics and the future of work in July last year, with

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Environment

Tesla expects its battery storage market to grow 300 per cent

Tesla expects its battery storage market to grow 300 per cent

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says the company is anticipating a 300 per cent lift in its battery storage market is it overcomes “battery cell scarcity” that has severely crimped deliveries of its Powerwall and Powerpack products.

Musk said on Thursday (Australian time) at the release

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Globe watch: $US3.7 trillion a year of fossil fuel revenue has to go away

Globe watch: $US3.7 trillion a year of fossil fuel revenue has to go away

Thinking global

Wikipedia, yet another crowd sourced, productivity enhancing resource driven by the global cognitive surplus, states that “Thinking  globally, acting locally” can almost certainly be attributed to a Scottish town planner, Patrick Geddes in 1915 but it rose to prominence in the USA environmental activist groups

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