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AFL: Ablett again faces one-game suspension

AFL: Ablett again faces one-game suspension

Only weeks after overturning what would have been the first suspension of his storied career, Geelong’s Gary Ablett is again mulling whether to challenge a one-game ban.

Match review officer Michael Christian came down hard on the dual Brownlow medallist for hitting Gold Coast opponent Anthony Miles in the jaw

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CAVAN HOGUE. Business as Usual in the World.

CAVAN HOGUE. Business as Usual in the World.

Australia’s vote in the UN on the Diego Garcia issue suggests there will be no change in our Government’s approach to foreign policy.

One of the messages coming out of the elections is that Australian voters don’t like complex policies that they find  hard to understand and the other is

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LIONEL ORCHARD. Centre Left Strategy in the face of Election 2019

LIONEL ORCHARD. Centre Left Strategy in the face of Election 2019

The debate about the reasons for the result of election 2019 covers many issues including the coherence or otherwise of the Labor strategy. For social democrats, a key question is where to now. Third way thinking about wealth generation before redistribution threatens a return. A stronger social democratic response will

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MUNGO MACCALLUM.  Abbott waits for next ride on gravy train.

MUNGO MACCALLUM. Abbott waits for next ride on gravy train.

With his political death, Tony Abbott achieved something he had never managed or even attempted in his political life: bipartisanship.

Only at the fringes was there wailing and gnashing of teeth. For the extreme right, their Captain Catholic will forever be their martyred saint, treacherously brought down by the Turnbull

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RICHARD BUTLER  The Ostrich in the Room: The Alliance

RICHARD BUTLER The Ostrich in the Room: The Alliance

The ostrich buries its head in the sand in the belief that what it can’t see isn’t there; won’t harm it. If perception is everything, the Ostrich has a point. But it isn’t and, the wilful exclusion from our recent election campaign of any debate about Australian foreign policy, especially

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MICHAEL KEATING  Labor and the economy: Future policy choices?

MICHAEL KEATING Labor and the economy: Future policy choices?

 

Labor went into the recent election with a comprehensive economic plan. Many commentators have blamed Labor’s election loss on this plan, and its support for modest redistribution, thus raising the question of where does Labor go from here?…Labor needs to sell the message that redistribution is essential to sustain

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AFL: Ablett again faces one-game suspension

AFL: Ablett again faces one-game suspension

Only weeks after overturning what would have been the first suspension of his storied career, Geelong’s Gary Ablett is again mulling whether to challenge a one-game ban.

Match review officer Michael Christian came down hard on the dual Brownlow medallist for hitting Gold Coast opponent Anthony Miles in the jaw

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World News

Business & The Economy

LaunchVic gets a $10m fund top-up

LaunchVic gets a $10m fund top-up

Victorian government startup agency LaunchVic has been given a $10 million funding top-up as part of the state budget, and will continue operating for at least the next two years. The Victorian budget, handed down on Monday afternoon by state Treasurer Tim Pallas, included $150 million over two years for

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Paul Fletcher’s long to-do list

Paul Fletcher’s long to-do list

Paul Fletcher’s appointment as Minister for Communications, Cybersafety and the Arts as part of Scott Morrison’s Second Ministry leaves him with the onerous task of working through some big-ticket items that have long haunted past governments. Mr Fletcher said he was “deeply honoured” and pledged that any future communications policies

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ANSTO precinct gets $12.5m boost

ANSTO precinct gets $12.5m boost

Newly-appointed NSW Innovation minister Kevin Anderson has unveiled a further $12.5 million investment toward the expansion of the deep tech-focused ANSTO Innovation Precinct at Lucas Heights. The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation first received a funding commitment before the NSW state election. Mr Anderson reaffirmed this week the expansion

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Renewed focus on service delivery

Renewed focus on service delivery

In naming his second ministry on Sunday, Scott Morrison unveiled dramatic changes to the federal service delivery structures, as well as a new communications minister and steady-as-she-goes continuity in the Industry portfolio. The Prime Minister said a key focus of government across all portfolios would be on improving service delivery,

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Election 2019: how good is plutocracy!

Election 2019: how good is plutocracy!

“A triumph of image over substance, fear over logic, politics over policy”. Michael West reports on Election 2019 and the inexorable rise of corporate power over democracy.

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Environment

Know your NEM: Good policy destroyed by a crap sales job

Know your NEM: Good policy destroyed by a crap sales job

I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success,

but I can give you a formula for failure:

try to please everybody all the time.” Herb Swope

Reflecting after counting to ten

I strongly supported ALP electricity and climate change policy in the recent Federal

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Queensland voters sends two climate change deniers to Senate

Queensland voters sends two climate change deniers to Senate

Queensland looks set to send a contingent of not one, but two additional climate change deniers to Federal Parliament, with the likely election of One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts, and the Liberal-National Party’s Gerard Rennick, who has pushed climate change denialist conspiracies before the election.

After a

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