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The targeted additions to spending in the budget are in part symbolic, but also likely to be quite progressive in their impact, write Peter Whiteford and Gerry Redmond.

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Decreasing foreign aid might win votes, but Australia will pay a high price to keep its international reputation, writes Jo Coghlan.

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The recent flurry of defence reports and reviews is creating a false sense of purpose and action, and cannot disguise a drift from defence policy, writes Alan Dupont.


Is it time for a truce between proponents of the differing perspectives of the Anzac legend, asks military historian Craig Stockings.

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Well-directed assistance is economically effective and withdrawing it could be devastating, write Peter Whiteford, Bruce Bradbury and Gerry Redmond.

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Australia must stop backing every renewable energy option and make a public choice to back the one with the best prospects, write Elizabeth Thurbon and John Mathews.


Former NSW Minister, John Della Bosca, has told a UNSW conference the war on drugs has failed, calling for a drug summit to reassess Australia’s approach to drug policy.

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Animal People, a novel exploring human-animal relationships, has won PhD student and author, Charlotte Wood, a spot on the Miles Franklin Literary Award long-list.

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A web series exploring the lives and loves of university law students will be screening in competition at an LA film festival.

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Why is it still so hard to talk about female beauty without defaulting to patriarchal stereotypes, asks Catharine Lumby.