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It almost feels as if the Enlightenment never reached our shores – and climate policy is but one victim of the malaise<p>In August 2014, the Australian parliament voted to repeal a scheme that placed a price on carbon emissions. The carbon price was working as intended: reducing carbon emissions while …

Activists to ramp up 'anti-cull' fight

ACTIVISTS are gearing up for more anti-cull action as Fisheries officers unsuccessfully rushed to drop baited hooks off Leighton Beach today to catch …

Aid and Abetz: Coalition defends taxpayer funding of Cadbury

He said the tours used to be a "drawcard" for the state, which had a "shot" economy.<p>"That was seen as a reasonable endeavour by the federal …

Castaway's 16 months adrift on Pacific

"His condition isn't good, but he's getting better," Mr Fjeldstad said. "The boat is really scratched up and looks like it has been in the water for …

Thailand election: Voting closes but legal, legislative challenges could see division continue for months

Polls have closed in Thailand's disputed general election, but the results may do little to resolve the country's bitter political divide.<p>The party …

The boy who shamed Sydney: a tragic tale to which there is no end

This was the boy in the laneway, exactly 15 years on. Homeless and hooked on heroin, aged just 31.<p>''He's beyond help now,'' his mother, Roseanna, …

Drones or UAVs? The search for a more positive name

<b>At the moment only the US, the UK and Israel are using armed drones - but many others are building them - because they bring new capabilities.</b><p>Take, as an example, this story I heard on a trip to Pakistan last year.<p>An Arab militant used to sleep in the same room as his wife and children in one of …

The week Abbott gave shape to his vision for Australia

As the Grattan Institute's John Daley puts it: ''Corruption has an economic cost way in excess of the amount of money that changes hands.'' For a …

Tony Abbott is fighting ABC listeners as much as ABC journalists

The old conservative complaint against the ABC was that it was ''their people'' (leftie liberal ABC journalists) talking to ''our people'' (the …

Premier Campbell Newman joke removed from satirical play

A joke about Queensland Premier Campbell Newman was cut from satirical play <i>Australia Day</i> after complaints from an audience member, allegedly linked …

Adelaide Fringe Festival won't cancel show 'Come Heckle Christ' despite complaints from Christian Democratic Party

Adelaide Fringe Festival organisers say they will not cancel a Melbourne comedian's show that has come under fire as being anti-Christian.<p>Josh …

Sydney's live music industry already dead, says NSW Police Minister

"We're flourishing," Sam Nardo, the head bookings manager at Century Venues, which runs the Enmore and the Metro, said. "The Australian music scene …

CSEC used airport Wi-Fi to track Canadian travellers: Edward Snowden documents

A top secret document retrieved by U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden and obtained by CBC News shows that Canada's electronic spy agency used …

Surveillance

The World Today - Cuttlefish camouflage may hold secret to invisibility 31/01/2014

PETER LLOYD: Scientists in the United States believe the humble cuttlefish may hold the key to uncovering the secrets behind the ability to become …

Britain-France ties: How cordial is the entente?

<b>On Friday David Cameron will squire Francois Hollande around the Oxfordshire countryside, hoping that the bracing air of the Cotswolds will soothe away the tensions. This will be the first Anglo-French summit involving these two leaders.</b><p>There is always a good deal of theatre to British-French …

Rise of 'European Tea Parties' cannot be ignored

It is as if on the one hand there is the God-fearing US, which equals strength, freedom and efficiency, and on the other, there is Europe. Civilised …

Karzai links US-Afghan deal to Taliban talks

President Hamid Karzai appears to have hardended his stand against signing a security pact with the US, saying American troops should leave Afghanistan unless it could restart peace talks with the Taliban.<p>Most diplomats now believe that Karzai is unlikely to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement …

Nocookies

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Horror in Philippine child abuse village

But police and authorities said that behind the closed doors of the tiny wooden and brick homes, many parents directed their children for sex videos …

Put away the flags and enjoy your country on Australia Day

<b>4. Free-to-air TV.</b> In Oz, you buy a TV, plug it in and watch some of the best programming I've ever seen - uncensored. In America, you can't get …

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Muslim rebels sign Philippine peace deal

The Philippine government and Muslim rebels have announced that they had cleared the last hurdle in long-running peace negotiations, paving the way to end a deadly decades-old insurgency in the country's south.<p>Negotiators of both sides said Saturday marked the conclusion of years of peace talks …

First shark destroyed under WA's catch-and-kill policy; Premier Colin Barnett defends plan as 'protecting' community

The first shark to be caught under Western Australia's new catch-and-kill policy has been destroyed.<p>The shark was caught on baited drum lines which …

Tony Abbott promises to recognise Aborigines as nation's first people

The Senior Australian of the Year, former federal politician and founding co-chairman of Reconciliation Australia, Fred Chaney, said it was important …

Thousands flee Waziristan after airstrikes

Thousands have fled Pakistan's troubled northwest region bordering Afghanistan after airstrikes this week targeting suspected Taliban militant hideouts killed dozens of people.<p>Elders and officials said on Saturday that thousands had fled their homes after Pakistan's air force launched the …

The ABC’s Jonathan Green thinks we can’t know his politics. Here some hints he forgot he dropped

ABC presenter Jonathan Green on being called a Leftist by the <i>Australian</i>'s Greg Sheridan:<p><i>How does Greg Sheridan have any clue what my politics are?</i> …

Children removed after generations of incest

The case has raised questions about how child protection authorities and the broader community failed to intervene to protect not just this …

Enough questions Tony, orders Navy