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Tony Birch: A change of date will do nothing to shake Australia from its colonial-settler triumphalism

Least anyone become overly concerned, the date chosen to mark Australia Day has historically been a movable feast. For instance, July 15 was once the …

Indigenous Peoples

Jimmy Barnes, Bernard Fanning More Slam Cory Bernardi's Hottest 100 Protest Playlist

music > News<p>Jimmy Barnes, Bernard Fanning & More Slam Cory Bernardi's Hottest 100 Protest Playlist<p>Bernard Fanning (L) & Jimmy Barnes (Pic by Nic …

Cory Bernardi

Australia Day has never been unifying

Let's be clear. Australia Day, in its various iterations over the life of the commonwealth, has never been unifying. The earliest form on record was …

Australia Day

Australia Day: It’s time to change the date

Let’s make Australia Day a day we can all share.<p>Australia Day should be for all Australians.<p>But for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 26 …

Australia Day

Centrelink allowed companies accused of exploitation to deduct payments from welfare

Appliance retailers with histories of breaches and Asic enforcement action use Centrepay system to deduct money direct from welfare recipients<p>Centrelink has given companies accused of exploitation and misconduct direct access to welfare recipients’ money through its automated debit system.<p>The …

Indigenous Peoples

Powering up: rooftop solar installations jump by half to hit record 1GW in 2017

Australians exceeded 1 gigawatts of rooftop solar panels for the first time last year, with the market set to expand further in 2018 amid ongoing …

Renewable Energy

Centrelink callers waiting on hold for over an hour - AM - ABC Radio

THOMAS ORITI: Tens of thousands of callers to Centrelink waited on hold for more than an hour during just one month last year.<p>And it's been revealed …

Customer Service

Channel Seven under fire over interview with far-right activist

News report on a meeting to canvass action against ‘immigrant crime crisis’ failed to mention criminal history of United Patriots Front leader Blair Cottrell<p>Channel Seven has attracted criticism for reporting on a meeting of far-right activists in Melbourne and interviewing one of the movement’s …

Peter Dutton

Home-ownership rates will soar if negative gearing is scrapped: RBA

Scrapping negative gearing would help hundreds of thousands of renters get on the housing ladder, a new report published by the Reserve Bank of …

Economics

Far right group threatens to take a stand over 'African gangs'

Members of the nationalist True Blue Crew are planning to "take a stand on the streets" in response to Melbourne's so-called 'African gang crisis'.

Peter Dutton

There has never been a more exciting time for tax avoiders #auspol https://t.co/3A4EIkigHR

MLA goes West Side Story with musical satire on Australia's culture wars

The wars between Australia’s left and right have been turned into a Broadway-style musical in Meat & Livestock Australia’s annual Summer Lamb …

Australia Day

‘Youth leader’ Nelly Yoa under pressure and running out of credibility

A self-proclaimed professional footballer and brand ambassador appears to have been sprung lying about his credentials after he accused authorities …

Peter Dutton

Victoria's 'gang crisis' and how the election creates a double standard on crime

More than 100 young people rioted and threw bottles at police cars in the town of Torquay. But where was the outrage?<p>To see the political narrative at play in Victoria’s alleged African gang crisis, criminologist Mark Wood says, look no further than the surf coast town of Torquay.<p>On Thursday, while …

Justice

Why Snowy 2.0 is a write-off from the start

by Bruce Mountain<p>Nine months ago Snowy Hydro, the electricity generator and retailer owned by the Commonwealth, Victoria and NSW governments, …

Renewable Energy

Why are Aborigines barred from being Australia's head of state?

A significant national conversation has begun about the situation of Aborigines in our constitution, and this a good opportunity to raise the awkward …

Indigenous Peoples

10 things you need to understand about crime reporting in 2018

10 things you need to understand about the media and crime reporting in Victoria right now<p>Media coverage of crime involving African young people is …

Racism

NBN protester's problem solved by police called to remove him from Telstra store

When Matt Dooley refused to leave a Telstra store after months of battling with the telco, the last people he might have expected to fix his problem …

Policing

More shirt-front than Myers.

His hot pink, red and blue striped Dolce & Gabbana shirt, a steal at a mere $850, is tailor-made for the occasion. Top-shelf apostolic poverty. What …

Scott Morrison

Fiona Patten: Sex party name served its purpose, now it's time for Reason

From a shortlist of about 40 potential names, including the New Democrats, Reason – a ‘movement for radical common sense’ – is the winner<p>When she was handing out how-to-vote cards at the July 2016 federal election, Fiona Patten realised it was time to change. Patten had been the Sex party’s first …

Cory Bernardi

Sign the Petition

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson languishes ill in gaol, accused of being a spy for the Australian government. Even so, the Australian government …

Malcolm Turnbull

Hmm I can’t think why there’d be more men than women in Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, and Potts Point 🙃 https://t.co/oP1kN9EtCM

Pedestrians hit by vehicle on Melbourne's Flinders Street, police say

Police arrest driver of vehicle they say collided with a number of pedestrians on Flinders and Elizabeth street intersection<p>Multiple people have reportedly been hit by a vehicle near Flinders street station in Melbourne.<p>Victoria police said in a statement: “Police are currently attending an …

Fact check: Does Australia run the most generous refugee program per capita in the world?

The plight of asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island remains a point of ongoing contention in Australian politics.<p>Shortly before he resigned as …

Manus Island cartoonist Eaten Fish finds refuge

Award-winning Iranian cartoonist and Manus Island detainee Ali Dorani, known under the pseudonym of Eaten Fish, has been spirited off Papua New …

Refugees

Sky News set to go off air as Telstra and News Corp lock horns

Sky News could be off the air within 12 days, as Foxtel’s joint owners Telstra and News Corp struggle to reach an agreement on carriage fees for the …

Rupert Murdoch

How MYEFO masks Deception and Ignorance

Scott Morrison’s MYEFO released today and his speech outlining his government’s “achievements” leaves one breathless for its ignorance, its deception …

Economics