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Ethical shopping guide for Christmas

Here’s an ethical Christmas shopping guide, packed full of Australian companies striving to make a difference. The post Ethical shopping guide for Christmas appeared first on The Mandarin.

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Their democracy and ours

The unjust jailing of climate activist Violet CoCo exposes the limits of the type of democracy we are being asked to uphold, argues Alex Bainbridge. 

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The US Imperium Garrisons Australia

On December 6, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin hosted Australia’s Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Richard Marles. It was the 32nd occasion the countries had met in this setting. The Australia-US Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) is really a

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Melbourne to get three new statues of prominent women

The City of Melbourne has committed to fast tracking three new statues of prominent women in to help address the massive gender imbalance in public art across the city. On Tuesday, the city council voted in favour of commissioning the new statues and said it will engage

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Women are angrier today than 10 years ago. Here’s why

Women across the globe have been getting angrier by the year over the past decade, according to new data today. Since 2012, the Gallup World Poll has surveyed more than 120,000 people in more than 150 countries each year, asking participants several lifestyle questions, including what

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Tanya Plibersek announces new Environmental Protection Agency and environmental laws

Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek has announced sweeping changes to Australia’s environmental laws, including the establishment of a new environmental protection agency and new national environmental standards. The new independent environmental protection agency will have greater oversight on development proposals and emission standards and will have the power

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Privacy changes don’t go far enough

While the new laws were never going to be a fix-all, they do not help those affected by data breaches and privacy protections also need to be strengthened. Vivien Miley reports.

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The Aborigines Lost in Translation

The Australian Broadcasting Commission’s wokerati want me to use Aboriginal words in my everyday discourse. They’d like me to say at dinner parties that I grew up in Boorloo (formerly called “Perth”), moved to the press gallery in Ngunnawal Country (“Canberra”) and finally settled down in Naarm (formerly “Melbourne”)

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Queensland’s $7 billion budget windfall

State treasurer Cameron Dick has revealed a projected $7.3 billion revenue surge for Queensland’s 2022-23 budget. The post Queensland’s $7 billion budget windfall appeared first on The Mandarin.

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