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Donald Trump builds barriers to peace and prosperity

  • Written by John Hawkins, Assistant Professor, School of Politics, Economics and Society, University of Canberra

The US president “had no plan, no scheme, no constructive ideas whatever”, according to one of the world’s most influential economists.

He was “in many respects, perhaps inevitably, ill-informed”. He was “slow-minded and bewildered”, and failed to remedy these defects by seeking advice. He gathered around...

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What we learn from a fish that can change sex in just 10 days

  • Written by Jenny Graves, Distinguished Professor of Genetics, La Trobe University
What we learn from a fish that can change sex in just 10 daysThe male bluehead wrasse defends his group of yellow females, one of whom has to step-up and take charge if he leaves.Kevin Bryant, Author provided

The bluehead wrasse is a fish that lives in small social groups in coral reefs in the Caribbean. Only the male has a blue head – signalling his social dominance over a harem of yellow-striped...

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David Williamson's new uncomfortable, confronting play

  • Written by Ian Maxwell, Associate Professor in Performance Studies, University of Sydney
David Williamson's new uncomfortable, confronting playThe newest play from Australia's most prolific playwright sees David Williamson in vintage form.Brett Boardman/Griffin Theatre Company

Review: Family Values, directed by Lee Lewis, Griffin Theatre Company, Sydney

Sophie Fletcher’s set for David Williamson’s new state-of-the-nation play comprises two major elements shoehorned into the...

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White, male and straight – how 30 years of Australia Day speeches leave most Australians out

  • Written by Nicholas Bromfield, Lecturer, University of Sydney
White, male and straight – how 30 years of Australia Day speeches leave most Australians outScott Morrison emphasised national unity in his Australia Day address last year, but this is not the message that everyone wants to hear.Facebook

Last year on Australia Day, Prime Minister Scott Morrison used Facebook to describe Australia as a place “made up of so many peoples”. But he also stressed the importance of January 26 as the...

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  1. Out of control, contained, safe? Here's what each bushfire status actually means
  2. Australia's bushfire smoke is lapping the globe, and the law is too lame to catch it
  3. this grandmother tree connects me to Country. I cried when I saw her burned
  4. Why we need strong ethical standards for ministers – and better ways of enforcing them
  5. to prevent students cheating with AI text-generators, we should bring them into the classroom
  6. climate-linked financial crises loom, but the fix isn't up to central banks
  7. How to help your kids with homework (without doing it for them)
  8. The link between antibiotics and obesity in children doesn't mean you need to avoid antibiotics
  9. high-rise families rely on child-friendly neighbourhoods
  10. Bridget McKenzie has made herself a sitting duck
  11. a witty imagining of what went before that fateful encounter
  12. Should we be worried about the new Wuhan coronavirus?
  13. Australia needs a national fire inquiry – these are the 3 key areas it should deliver in
  14. Can Tennis Australia honour Margaret Court and promote LGBT+ inclusivity at the same time?
  15. Homes with higher energy ratings sell for more. Here's how Australian owners could cash in
  16. Sport can be an important part of Aboriginal culture for women – but many barriers remain
  17. Australia's special dependency on volunteers to battle bushfires
  18. how unis have supported students after a crisis
  19. the public art teacher who brought the Blue Poles to Australia
  20. Scott Morrison orders probe into whether Bridget McKenzie breached ministerial code
  21. Can’t do what you need to do in a public toilet? You’re not alone – and there's help
  22. Does social media make us more or less lonely? Depends on how you use it
  23. As Earth's population heads to 10 billion, does anything Australians do on climate change matter?
  24. Inside the story: The Trauma Cleaner
  25. The science backs Harry and Meghan turning in their royal privilege. Fame and fortune aren't the keys to happiness
  26. Scientists hate to say 'I told you so'. But Australia, you were warned
  27. We found the world's oldest asteroid strike in Western Australia. It might have triggered a global thaw
  28. even hustlers need side hustles in the gig economy
  29. Juries need to be told how they're allowed to use the internet to ensure fair trials
  30. Bushfire education is too abstract. We need to get children into the real world
  31. I’m taking antibiotics – how do I know I've been prescribed the right ones?
  32. New year, new strategy? Unheralded change to budget targets creates space for stimulus
  33. Australia needs more engineers. And more of them need to be women
  34. It's hard for people with severe mental illness to get in the NDIS – and the problems don't stop there
  35. Many of our plants and animals have adapted to fires, but now the fires are changing
  36. how schools can help students cope after the bushfires
  37. Conservation scientists are grieving after the bushfires -- but we must not give up
  38. Preventing suicide in nursing homes is possible. Here are 3 things we can do to make a start
  39. You think this is a witch hunt, Mr President? That's an insult to the women who suffered
  40. Cousin took a DNA test? Courts could use it to argue you are more likely to commit crimes
  41. Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date
  42. Prisoner numbers in Australia have decreased, but we're not really sure why yet
  43. Morrison should control that temper in Liberal climate debate
  44. Australia's threatened bats need protection from a silent killer: white-nose syndrome
  45. exceptional singing and music obscure the political heart of this classic Australian musical
  46. CSIRO wants our laws turned into computer code. Here's why that's a bad idea
  47. A brain transplant for one of Australia's top telescopes
  48. What makes a good psychologist or psychiatrist and how do you find one you like?
  49. Who can break up the 'Big 3' monopoly on men's tennis? Here's what the numbers say
  50. Forest thinning is controversial, but it shouldn’t be ruled out for managing bushfires
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Politics

Scott Morrison on Credlin

PETA CREDLIN: Thank you for your time tonight, PM I know you've got a lot on your plate. I'll get to the issue of bushfires in just a moment, but I can't let it go unremarked that with Australia Day...

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Scott Morrison interview with Ray Hadley

RAY HADLEY: Prime Minister, good morning.    PRIME MINISTER: G’day Ray.    HADLEY: Jeez you copped a hammering while I was away.   PRIME MINISTER: Goes with the job mate.    HADLEY: Well, yo...

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Immediate small business support for bushfire affected communities

In response to the devastating bushfires, the Morrison Government has today announced a comprehensive suite of measures to immediately support impacted small businesses.    This initial package ...

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Business News

Guide to Start E-Commerce Business

If you can read this, you have access to the internet, and since you have access to the internet, you must have thought about buying something from an e-store. Today, we live in a time very contrast...

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Tips To Buy Office Desks From Sydney

Desks are essential components to the makeup of any office. The right type of desk makes the workflow smoothly. The majority of the people look for desks that are comfortable to work on and need lit...

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2019 Hottest FinTech Startups Overview

Modern technology is experiencing rapid growth, so many industries expect a so-called revolution, and the financial world is no exception. Over the past ten years, people have witnessed the emergence ...

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Travel

A Travel Guide for Vacations Overseas

There are two types of tourists. Of course, that's a sweeping generalization, and we could be talking about any possible part of traveling.  In this case, we're discussing those who stick to the ma...

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The Family Travel Handbook from Lonely Planet

Everything you need to know to take unforgettable trips with your children   Full of practical advice, ideas and inspiration for every type of family, Lonely Planet's The Family Travel Handbook ...

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3 Ideas for a Family-Friendly Holiday to Bali

A family holiday is always an exciting time, but it can often come with its fair share of challenges, especially when trying to keep every member of the family happy. Thankfully, the beautiful islan...

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