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Grattan on Friday : Abbott shapes up in Liberals’ fight over their ‘internals’

Abbott, for his part, is showing no sign of backing off his continual challenge to...

OJ SIMPSON (Squeezing the life out of “The Juice”)

OJ has spent just under a decade behind bars, and tomorrow, he could become a free man....

The new Department of Home Affairs is unnecessary and seems to be more about politics than reform

Peter Dutton (right) is set to assume responsibility for the newly created home affairs portfolio. AAP/Mick Tsikas It is...

Australia doesn’t have a constitutional right protecting freedom of the person – it needs one

Migration legislation does not require judicial authorisation for a person to be deprived of their...

Explainer: what are ‘creepshots’ and what can we do about them?

The role ‘creepshots’ have in the denigration of women,and broader questions concerning privacy, the body, and public...

Grattan on Friday: Hanson’s ‘outsider’ politics a challenge for Turnbull as he sits in ‘sensible centre’

Malcolm Turnbull has reasserted this week that the Liberal Party needs to be in the ‘sensible centre’. AAP/Lukas...

Disagreement within the Greens shows the price of doing politics differently

Lee Rhiannon and every other federal Greens MP have the right to dissent on matters of policy. Over...

Explainer: is a High Court challenge about to bring down the Turnbull government?

Labor will argue David Gillespie ineligible to be an MP based on Section 44(v) of...

Grattan on Friday: Everything’s going Bill Shorten’s way

The fight over penalty rates is an issue made for Bill Shorten’s skill set. Paul Miller/AAP Bill Shorten...

Grattan on Friday: It’s a year since Turnbull won his first election, but what about a second?

Malcolm Turnbull broke out his leather jacket this week and tried to shrug off the tensions...

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    I always remember that dream-vision of a long cold country road stretching out straight in front of me and going on, disappearing into the infinity of the horizon. I feel that I’ve been on this road all my life and yet every time I see it again in my dreams it’s from the same viewpoint and I realise I’ve made...
    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg. Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of...
    Australian government agencies are employing the services of spyware company Cellebrite. REUTERS/Issei Kato An Australian Tax Office (ATO) staffer recently leaked on LinkedIn a step-by-step guide to hacking a smartphone. The documents, which have since been removed, indicate that the ATO has access to Universal Forensic Extraction software made by the Israeli company Cellebrite. This technology is part of a commercial industry that...
    Sylvester McCoy was Doctor Who in 1987, when Julie Collins appeared as Leader of the Red Kangs in the TV show.  In 1987, I appeared as Fire Escape, the Leader of the Red Kangs, in a Doctor Who tale of dystopian mayhem: Paradise Towers. In a dilapidated Tower Block, colour-coded gangs of “Kangs” - delinquent teenage girls - ran...
      Assisted dying legislation is likely to be introduced inVictorian Parliament within a month, and be based on a report launched today by Brian Owler and Jill Hennessy. JOE CASTRO/AAP Last Friday an independent group of experts set up by the Victorian government  delivered its final report outlining 66 recommendations for how voluntary assisted dying would work in the state. Chaired by former head of...

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    What a marvellous show at Map 57, Djuki Mala is one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had at any show this year. The dancers from NE Arnhem land, Yolngu people, are also known as the ‘Chooky Dancers’ the comedic energy they bring to their dance when crossing cultural...
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    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg. Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of...

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    Australian government agencies are employing the services of spyware company Cellebrite. REUTERS/Issei Kato An Australian Tax Office (ATO) staffer recently leaked on LinkedIn a step-by-step guide to hacking a smartphone. The documents, which have since been removed, indicate...

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    Sylvester McCoy was Doctor Who in 1987, when Julie Collins appeared as Leader of the Red Kangs in the TV show.  In 1987, I appeared as Fire Escape, the Leader of the Red Kangs,...

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      Assisted dying legislation is likely to be introduced inVictorian Parliament within a month, and be based on a report launched today by Brian Owler and Jill Hennessy. JOE CASTRO/AAP Last Friday an independent group of experts...

    Explainer: ‘solarpunk’, or how to be an optimistic radical

    Solarpunk imagines a sustainable future, and what it might be like to live in it. Punks (of the 70s and 80s kind) were not known for their optimism. Quite the opposite in fact. Raging...

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    MICK FANNING (To close for comfort)

    Australian professional surfer Mick Fanning and Brazilian Gabriel Medina were quickly plucked from the water at Jeffrey’s Bay after a large shark was spotted...

    Grattan on Friday : Abbott shapes up in Liberals’ fight over their ‘internals’

    Abbott, for his part, is showing no sign of backing off his continual challenge to the government in his public commentary. Brendan Esposito/AAP Cory...

    Buried tools and pigments tell a new history of humans in Australia for 65,000...

    The Madjedbebe excavation in the Northern Territory. Dominic O Brien/Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation The question of when people first arrived in Australia has been the subject of...

    OJ SIMPSON (Squeezing the life out of “The Juice”)

    OJ has spent just under a decade behind bars, and tomorrow, he could become a free man.  According the Nevada Department of corrections, Simpson's...

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