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Labor Leader Anthony Albanese on the campaign trail in Sydney on Wednesday.


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It’s time

The remarkable fact about Anthony Albanese is that until about six years ago he never thought he would be prime minister. This may not seem surprising, but it marks him as different to his predecessors. Possibly, it makes him more normal.


Trapped in the politics of fear

Two weeks out from the last election it was difficult to put money on the Coalition to win. However, combative fear-based arguments targeted at the working class saying life was all about the economy …

Some optimism on climate

Marian Wilkinson finds that a network of the coal industry, federal politicians – especially Nationals and their Institute of Public Affairs supporters – and coalminers want to continue with …

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Michelle Cahill
Daisy and Woolf

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Elizabeth Tynan
The Secret of Emu Field: Britain’s forgotten atomic tests in Australia

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John Zubrzycki
The Shortest History of India


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Sweet and sour sweetbreads

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The housing crisis is Australia’s greatest weakness

Neither of the major political parties is offering real solutions to housing stress. Both are focused on getting buyers into the market, rather than affordability.

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Uncovering cult horrors in Chile

A young journalist stumbled onto a Nazi cult 20 years ago, the true horrors of which are only now reaching a global audience.


The resurrection of Wayne Carey

First came the uncanny talent, then the veneration, then a series of outrages followed by a criminal conviction – then a resilient career in media.

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“I don’t know what a white power symbol looks like.”

Malcolm RobertsThe One Nation senator explains that he was not aware the young men behind him in a photograph were making racist hand gestures. He said he rejects “all forms of racism” – except the ones that are party policy or make him laugh.


“We want Wordle to remain distinct from the news.”

The New York TimesThe newspaper apologises for the word game’s solution – fetus – coinciding with a national debate over abortion. Meanwhile, women are switching in droves to a new four-letter word game inspired by the same events.


“Today, the spirit of iPod lives on.”

Greg JoswiakApple’s senior vice-president of worldwide marketing announces the company’s decision to discontinue the music player. Finally, it has shuffled off this mortal coil.


“Anthony Albanese is a loose unit.”

Scott MorrisonThe prime minister attempts to tighten the screws on his political opponent. Possibly he overestimates the Australian people’s affection for uptight micromanagers.


“Look, we’ve all made mistakes and you just want to learn from those mistakes and how you can correct them going forward.”

Greg NormanThe golf promoter excuses the murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by the Saudi government. Speaking of mistakes, taking money from a bloodthirsty regime to set up a breakaway golf tournament is right up there.


“We can’t be everything for everybody.”

Barnaby JoyceThe deputy prime minister explains why he is giving his first preferences to One Nation. The party has changed, he says, but he hasn’t.