As the market deserts coal, Queensland’s government is offering money to Indian mining giant Adani to exploit the state’s reserves.
Abbott still has to decide what he and his government mean by recognition: poetry, protection or both? And there is no sign a hard answer to that is anywhere in sight.
The stalled Indigenous Recognition campaign needs more than pretty words to fix the damage of the 1967 referendum.
Margaret Cunneen, SC, blames a personal vendetta for ICAC’s investigation into whether she perverted the course of justice.
Savvy terrorists and changing security issues have forced our intelligence agencies to pump huge money into funding and recruitment.
A change of heart over financial advice regulations has exposed holes in the Coalition’s senate strategy.
Australian banking institutions have financed an estimated $US4.6 billion for nuclear weapons producers since 2011.
Australia’s Future Fund invests in nuclear weapons development and our banks are happy to provide capital as well.
The breakaway of Lambie and Muir spells big trouble for Abbott. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann was apoplectic. But no one was angrier than Clive Palmer.
Abbott coaches on two percenters. Obama’s time running out on Iran’s nuclear deal.
I don’t have any motivation for life anymore… What have I done wrong to deserve this humiliation?
One woman molested after a suicide attempt, as other abuse is left uninvestigated. These are the horrific conditions on Nauru.
While the Liberals court Clive Palmer, overlooked Nationals are threatening revolt from within.
When Paul Kelly correctly identifies a political system plagued by a number of roadblocks, he completely fails to acknowledge the one for which he works.
Australia loses huge amounts of revenue each year. The tax office reckons the figure is probably a couple of billion.
A timely leak of documents may finally force the G20’s hand on corporate tax dodging.
The deaths of two horses at this year’s Melbourne Cup have again raised concerns about the way the racing industry treats its animals.
When you realise the budget is in fact the government’s 'Economic Action Strategy' being trumpeted in Brisbane, the PM better hope no one is looking too closely.
There has to be a balance struck between persons’ rights to privacy and the public’s right to know about certain matters.
NSW’s top judge, Tom Bathurst, isn’t shy about stirring up the legal profession. He talks about suppression orders, judicial diversity and a bill of rights.
Luxembourg tax dodgers leaked; Japan’s history wars claim scalp; Abbott’s hairy-chested adviser.
Will next year’s Oscars ceremony see a change of fortune for Julianne Moore?
Only an incurable fan would think today’s medical dramas have any instructive value.
Diarist-at-large Richard Ackland flys about the nation.
A Thai twist on the tomato salad
Cheap, small-scale satellites are being developed for commercial use and deployed in a fraction of the time it takes cautious government agencies.
Heading into the steamy rainforests of Sarawak is less about getting away from it all than letting it all sink in.
In the world of Australian film and television, few people have spent more time on our screens than Angus Sampson.
Surfer Laura Enever tells how she won her battle with anxiety and learned to love her sport again.
As a teenager, actor Samuel Johnson was struck by the work of a little-known Australian poet. Years later he was shocked to discover who she really was.
C. W. Stoneking’s pursuit of old-timey music and recording techniques is the theatre applied to an original talent.
Cabaret star Paul Capsis teams with Sisters Grimm to bring to the stage an original twist on an age-old tale.
Don't be a sucker – learn how to cook fresh octopus.
Continued debate over the existence of the G spot and even vaginal orgasms reflects a lack of solid science about women’s bodies.
Just what brings that distinctive smile to Media Watch host Paul Barry’s face?
Still in her early 20s, Meg Lanning is breaking cricket records around the world.
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