Opinion

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This excessive spending raises serious raise questions about the government's long-term planning for refugees stuck in limbo.

The Mitchells vs The Machines

Fictional screen robots have long represented our fear of technology. A new animated family film combines this trepidation with many parents' fear of losing offline connection with their kids.

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Will new guidelines on how to protect front-line workers acknowledge the coronavirus can spread via the air we breathe? It's time they did.

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Hydrogen cars are no economic panacea compared to plug-in electric vehicles.

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Analysis shows most tourist accommodation — be it Airbnb or traditional hotel accommodation — comes with sizeable greenhouse emissions.

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Looking graphically at actual and forecast GDP makes it clear why some speak of a 'V-shaped recovery'. But even the fairly bullish assumptions reveal a recovery where the V isn’t really sharp enough.

Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Guy Debelle

The bank's decision to focus on just one thing puts the onus on the government to take action to rein in home prices.

dogged

Dogged, a new play at Griffin, seeks to tell both sides of the Australian story, exploring ideas of territory, guilt and culpability.

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Australians have endured floods, bushfires and hailstorms and more over the last two years. The government is better aligning policy to deal with disasters, but its plan is somewhat half-baked.

Kate Jennings

With her incandescent anger, sharp tongue and courage, Kate Jennings spoke to power. Her death offers a moment to reflect on the role of writers as forces of social change.

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