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On energy security, there is a distinctly “big government” approach by Malcolm Turnbull. The Liberals have...

Labor takes a political risk and opposes government’s tougher citizenship legislation

Peter Dutton says changes to citizenship legislation are a modernisation that would bring Australia in line with...

Blasphemy is still a crime in Australia – and it shouldn’t be

The crime of blasphemy is about protecting God and Christian doctrine from scurrilous commentary, and...

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For $70m, government gets off lightly, but settlement still highlights responsibility for Manus

$70 million is tiny sum in the scheme of the federal government’s expenditure to manage asylum seekers who...

Three strategies unions are considering for their survival

Modern working conditions are forcing unions to alter the way they are structured. Search Results Australian...

Explainer: what Islam actually says about domestic violence

There is a common misunderstanding that one particular Qur’anic verse perpetuates violence against women. Domestic violence is...

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    On energy security, there is a distinctly “big government” approach by Malcolm Turnbull. The Liberals have a new duumvirate at the top of...

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    The crime of blasphemy is about protecting God and Christian doctrine from scurrilous commentary, and Christians from offence. The crime of blasphemy has...

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