Andrew Wade

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Tammar wallaby

For other uses, see Dama.<p>The <b>tammar wallaby</b> (<i>Macropus eugenii</i>), also known as the <b>dama wallaby</b> or <b>darma wallaby</b>, is a small macropod native to South and …

Sacked for speaking your mind? Don't expect the free speech brigade to help

Erstwhile free speech warriors have been falling over one another to gloat about the sacking of SBS soccer commentator Scott McIntyre. While the IPA built its brand on defending Andrew Bolt when he was found to have breached the Racial Discrimination Act, the McIntyre case has led them to gleefully …

Australia

Lone Star Crazy: How Right-Wing Extremists Took Over Texas

Jimmy Smith's ranch sits on the Texas side of the Texas-Oklahoma border, in a little town called Burkburnett, named after a wolf-hunting buddy of …

Scientists Are Turning Salt Water Into Drinking Water Using Solar Power

The world needs this.<p>By inexpensively turning salt water into drinking water using sustainable solar power, a team from MIT in the US has not only …

Water

Grattan on Friday: GST and health test Abbott in fractious federation

Bitter battles about money hang heavily over the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting, though Tony Abbott wants it to concentrate on the …

Australia

Gough’s war: making a politician, changing a nation

<i>The Gallipoli centenary provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the many wartime legacies – human, political, economic, military – that forged</i> …

Political Science

The true story of Western Australia and the GST

It sounds so unfair. Across Australia, the GST will give state and territory governments an average of $2370 for every resident next financial year. …

Campbell Newman’s most contentious legacy

Among a government’s more obvious legacies are the judges it appoints, who can serve for quite some time after prime ministers and premiers have been …

Australians should learn from Canadians' big census mistake

Canadians and Australians have a lot in common. We share a language, a rich history and presence of Aboriginal peoples, multicultural populations and …

Canada

The right prescription: pharmacy sector in dire need of reform

Among the most significant reforms proposed by recently released Harper Competition Policy Review is the removal of regulatory restrictions that …

Pharma

South Sea Company

"South Sea Bubble" redirects here. For the Noel Coward play, see South Sea Bubble (play).<p>The <b>South Sea Company</b> (officially <b>The Governor and Company of</b> …

The pale blue dot and other 'selfies' of Earth

Twenty-five years ago a set of images were taken that provided a unique view of Earth and helped highlight the fragility of our existence, and the …

Christmas Eve

Learning to think at Oxford

Among Malcolm Fraser’s personal papers in the University of Melbourne archives is a box of exercise books and foolscap paper covered in his …

Google tax debate pits corporate 'thieves' against state sovereignty

In the lead-up to the May budget Treasurer Joe Hockey is talking tax. Without mincing words he has referred to corporations who don’t pay the …

Morality

Government writing reform cheques it's unlikely to cash

Just a day after Joe Hockey kicked off a national conversation on tax, economist Ian Harper has brought the government into another difficult …

Australia

The art of misinterpreting election victories

NSW premier Mike Baird claims he has a mandate to implement his electricity privatisation plan. And he’s right. Baird has been saying for months that …