Opinion

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Motion sickness can make you feel pretty wretched. But there are a few things you can do to try and prevent it, or to treat it once it takes hold.

Climate change protest

Politicians are afraid of saying no to Big Coal about new mines like Adani, but it's the future voters still in school they should be more worried about, writes Oliver Kunz.

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It ought to be possible to replace Australia's minimum wage with a higher "living wage" without putting people our of work, but more will be needed.

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Labor's policies have to get a lot more ambitious if they want to see real reductions in emissions.

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Perhaps as a reflection of the current state of national affairs, this year's Archibald Prize exhibition is a politician-free zone.

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The move has been likened to putting the country on a "war footing", with climate and the environment at the very centre of all government policy, rather than being on the fringe of political decisions.

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The media loves a victim, but sympathy for someone who won't spend what they've got because they're saving for their children is taking it too far.

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The Coalition and Labor have outlined their plans for Indigenous health spending. There are some worthwhile pledges, but these policy promises could better reflect what our First Nations people need.

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In 1960, Harold Holt, the then-treasurer, urged the government to abolish import restrictions, resulting in a minor recession. This nearly swung the election in the ALP's favour.

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Fires and building failures highlighted serious gaps in Australian building regulations. But recent revisions and recommendations still fall short of preparing our buildings for climate change.

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