Opinion

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What are the key seats and issues affecting Australians? Six experts tell us what to expect in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales.

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The collection of athlete data in professional sport has outpaced legal requirements and scientifically-proven benefit to athletes.

scott morrison

We interviewed 80 Australians from a wide range of ages and backgrounds about how the government handled the pandemic. Their responses were mixed.

douglas stuart

The author of Shuggie Bain returns to the public housing schemes of 1980s working-class Glasgow to explore the redemptive power of secure love and the dangers of dominating masculinity.

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More than two years into the pandemic the world is a very different place. But this only partly explains different people’s responses to COVID.

detainees seen inside the park hotel in melbourne holding a sign saying 8 years too long january 2022

Offshore processing is a failed policy that continues to haemorrhage cash, destroy lives and erode the international system for refugee protection.

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The health risks of e-cigarettes outweigh any benefits, a comprehensive review of the evidence shows.

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Humanity is off track to keeping global warming to 1.5℃. But if we pull out all stops, we’ve still got a chance.

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The federal government introduced the current childcare subsidy and activity test in 2018. An evaluation of the policy has found it met some of its intended objectives but failed at others.

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Our survey found strong opposition to Australian megacities, with most people preferring population growth to be in satellite cities and rail hubs outside the capitals.

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