Kevin Rudd

Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies aged 80: The world pays tribute to Nobel Peace Prize winner who 'reached out and touched many people, wherever there was suffering or need'

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80 after a short illness.<p>Mr Annan spent his final days at his home in Geneva, …

Africa

Fraser Anning’s speech made us ashamed. These are the moments our politicians made us proud

Senator Fraser Anning brought a pool of racist rhetoric into Parliament House this week, but a united political front quickly cast it out.All sides …

Australia

Here's Why You Are Hearing Leadership Talk About Peter Dutton

Just a bit of casual wrecking, undermining and sniping.<p>Late on Thursday night in the Senate One Nation leader Pauline Hanson got to her feet and announced she would not be supporting the National Energy Guarantee (NEG).<p>Hanson spent 10 minutes outlining why she would not support the government’s …

Australia

The PM Years

<b>It was the coup that killed Australian politics.</b><p>Less than three years after taking government in a landslide election victory, Kevin Rudd was …

Modern Age

Gorman not first pick for Perth

FEDERAL Opposition Leader Bill Shorten canvassed former chief justice Wayne Martin about running for the ALP in the Perth by-election triggered by …

Australia

TURNBULL BACKFLIP: THE FATAL FLAW

Malcolm Turnbull's backflip has a fatal flaw - the next Labor Government could then jack up emissions targets with the stroke of a pen, after …

Malcolm Turnbull

NBN came in like a wrecking ball, and worse is to come

The scale of the wrecking ball inside Telstra’s financials becomes clearer each reporting period.<p>Unhappily for Telstra shareholders, while the 8.9 …

Telstra

Malcolm Turnbull's Favourite Encryption App Doesn't Think His New Legislation Can Be Enforced

The company behind the app Turnbull used to message Kevin Rudd doesn't think his new encryption legislation will be enforceable on tech companies not based in Australia.<p>Plans to force tech companies to build software for Australian law enforcement to get past encryption on communications would not …

Privacy

Photos, August 14, 2008

of<p>Check out what was making news in Mandurah 10 years ago this week.<p>Who can you spot in our gallery of social pics?<p>Don’t forget, you can send us your …

Mandurah, Australia

Why “Picnic at Hanging Rock” is an alluring Antipodean classic

THE STORY came to Joan Lindsay in a dream in 1966. She had holidayed at Hanging Rock as a child. The vivid and disturbing vision recurred for two …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Stolen Generations study reveals impact of intergenerational trauma

Richard Campbell was taken from his family as a young boy and placed in a brutal children's home.<p>"I was strong enough to survive … but many of the …

Indigenous Australians

Coalition party room's National Energy Guarantee vote exposes Abbott's waning influence with colleagues

Malcolm Turnbull — with the aid of Josh Frydenberg — finally got his party room to agree to a policy on both energy prices and greenhouse gas …

Australia

Is somebody going to investigate this?

Melbourne doesn’t come second — not in the conversation about which city is “the world’s most liveable city”.<p>It hasn’t come second for seven years. …

Australian News

Malcolm Turnbull wins the battle that tore the Liberals apart

THE decade-long battle over climate policy which has driven the Liberal Party towards near-terminal instability ended today with a Malcolm Turnbull …

Australia

GET TOGETHER AND THROW TURNBULL OUT AGAIN

Nine years ago, members of the Liberal party threw Malcolm Turnbull out like a plate of boiled feet after he tried to become Kevin Rudd’s carbon tax …

Australia

Aussie Capilano set for $190m takeover bid

AUSTRALIA’S biggest honey producer, Capilano Honey, is set to be taken over by a private equity group specialising in China-focused agricultural …

News Corp

Capilano board sweet with $190m takeover bid

Australia’s best known honey brand, Capilano, is set to sell to a Chinese-Australian private equity group partnership for about $190 million.<p>The …

Business (Australia)

Newspoll shenanigans at the Oz hide an actual Coalition recovery

The idea that preferred prime minister is a useful polling indicator is hard to kill, but the government is much better placed than it was earlier …

Australian News

Abbott goes full Trump as Coalition tries out election strategies | Katharine Murphy

Qualified optimism has been replaced by incipient fretfulness in the Coalition<p>Once upon a time, in fact not all that long ago, there was a national conversation in Australian politics. If you followed the breadcrumb trail of the national story and the national contest, it would serve as a guide for …

Australian News

Turnbull's grovelling mea culpa on China risks harming Australia

The result was that China froze all bilateral ministerial level meetings for the next nine months for the first time in the 46-year history of the …

Australian News

Aboriginal call for justice at Garma

There was a sense at the Garma Festival in Arnhem Land that everyone wants better lives for indigenous people but disagree on how to get there.

Australia

National Energy Guarantee may survive on pure fatigue, but the fight over climate politics continues

A truly golden moment in politics beckons; a moment that would just about sum up the more than decade-long absurdity of Australia's climate war.<p>It …

Inner Cities

States are right to reject NEG, it would have been a gift to Abbott

Queensland, Victoria and the ACT were quite right to reject the proposed National Energy Guarantee in its present form. To do so now would have been …

Australia

NSW TAXPAYERS GORED FOR $3 BILLION IN CLIMATE CHANGE CASH

For a bloke who claims to be against fossil fuels, failed former US presidential candidate Al Gore sure racks up the frequent-flyer points.

Climate

Monarchists seem to fear a popular uprising

Some high-profile monarchists are now more strident in their attacks on Bill Shorten’s plan for addressing the republic issue, writes David Muir read …

Australia

CLIMATE VULTURES PREY ON THE NSW DROUGHT

THE drought in New South Wales has been terrible, and here they come — flap, flap, flap — the global warming vultures to feed on the disaster.<p>Sadly, …

Climate Change

Comment on Anguished social media warriors have it wrong on Husar by Arky

“And the allegations remain merely allegations at this point”That’s basically the problem.Husar has been hounded to the point of falling on her sword …

Codes of Conduct

TAKE CLIMATE ACTION! STOP PERTH'S DAM FROM FILLING!

Climate alarmist Kevin Rudd says "the [NSW} drought is influenced by climate change" and the Prime Minister must "lead global climate action" to stop …

Climate Change

This country is run for home owners, by home owners

Well, not really. We profess to be sympathetic, but we aren’t. That’s because, as economists get tired of pointing out, all the things we do in the …

Housing

Kelly McParland: B.C. voters should ponder the craziness down under when eyeing electoral reform

Malcolm Turnbull is attempting to do something unique in the annals of recent Australian history: actually finish out a term as prime …

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