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Wind in Albanese's sails as Chalmers weighs options

  • Written by Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra

Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen has pulled out of Labor’s leadership race, increasing the pressure for an uncontested run for Anthony Albanese, which would prevent an extended limbo period for the party.

But finance spokesman Jim Chalmers, Albanese’s only potential challenger, was still considering his position overnight. He will announce...

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With the LNP returned to power, is there anything left in Adani's way?

  • Written by Samantha Hepburn, Director of the Centre for Energy and Natural Resources Law, Deakin Law School, Deakin University

After months of “start” and “stop” Adani campaigning, the coalmine is poised to go ahead following the surprise success of the Coalition government at the federal election.

So is anything still stopping the coalmine from being built?

Australia has a federal system of government, but states own coal. This means the Queensland...

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New data shows sex offenders in Victoria are going to prison for longer

  • Written by Paul McGorrery, PhD Candidate in Criminal Law, Deakin University
New data shows sex offenders in Victoria are going to prison for longerThere is a common perception in Victoria that courts are too lenient on offenders, but sentences for sex offences are actually increasing.Shutterstock

Sentences for most sex offences are getting harsher in Victoria, according to new data released on Wednesday by the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council.

The data are for all cases sentenced in the...

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don't judge, try to understand us

  • Written by Anne Tiernan, Professor of Politics. Dean (Engagement) Griffith Business School, Griffith University
don't judge, try to understand usProgressive voices have lit up social media with memes blaming Queensland for Labor's loss in the federal election. But characterising the state as regressive and redneck is misplaced. Shutterstock/The Conversation

“What the hell is wrong with Queensland?”

Such comments are at the polite end of social media...

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  2. Sex trafficking's tragic paradox: when victims become perpetrators
  3. Charging the Christchurch mosque attacker with terrorism could be risky – but it's important
  4. Cutting interest rates is just the start. It's about to become much, much easier to borrow
  5. 2019 federal election showed Australian media need better regulation
  6. Aboriginal mothers are incarcerated at alarming rates – and their mental and physical health suffers
  7. From sharks in seagrass to manatees in mangroves, we've found large marine species in some surprising places
  8. some Western Australian reefs have the lowest coral cover on record
  9. 3 lessons from behavioural economics Bill Shorten's Labor Party forgot about
  10. The 'pulse' of a volcano can be used to help predict its next eruption
  11. Ennigaldi-Nanna, curator of the world's first museum
  12. How close is Sydney to the vision of creating three 30-minute cities?
  13. Queensland paper backtracks after using violent imagery to depict Annastacia Palaszczuk
  14. Bowen carries baggage into Labor leadership contest
  15. US-China relations are certainly at a low point, but this is not the next Cold War
  16. Here's how to make opinion polls more representative and honest
  17. After Clive Palmer's $60 million campaign, limits on political advertising are more important than ever
  18. Teenagers need our support, not criticism, as they navigate life online
  19. Rockabul, a tale of a metal band in Kabul, reinvigorates the radical spirit of rock 'n' roll
  20. why do we lose our baby teeth?
  21. Curious Kids: why do we sigh?
  22. After 8 years of memes, videos and role playing, what now for Game of Thrones' multimedia fans?
  23. Turning methane into carbon dioxide could help us fight climate change
  24. Going up. Monday showed what the market thinks of Morrison
  25. Queensland and Tasmania win it for the Coalition
  26. 'Do no harm' isn't enough. Why the banking royal commission will ultimately achieve little
  27. Some of our foods have nano particles in them – should we be worried?
  28. First-year uni can add 4kg to your weight. Here's how universities can scale that back
  29. Migration is a growing issue, but it remains a challenge to define who actually is a migrant
  30. how India's ruling party is erasing the Muslim heritage of the nation's cities
  31. For an unlucky 10% of people with concussion, the symptoms may be long-lasting
  32. Jim Chalmers considers tilt at leadership
  33. We made a moving tectonic map of the Game of Thrones landscape
  34. Trouble in the Gulf as US-Iran dispute threatens to escalate into serious conflict
  35. are you up to date with your vaccinations?
  36. Labor's election loss was not a surprise if you take historical trends into account
  37. the evolution of dog breeding
  38. why do we not use the magnetic energy the Earth provides to create electricity?
  39. Their biggest challenge? Avoiding a recession
  40. Rapid growth is widening Melbourne's social and economic divide
  41. The way we define kilograms, metres and seconds changes today
  42. It's not all gym junkies and 'roid rage' – people use steroids for a variety of reasons
  43. Graphic design could be holding back action on climate change – here's how
  44. Not every school's anti-bullying program works – some may actually make bullying worse
  45. View from The Hill: Should Labor jump to new generation leader
  46. Minor parties perform well in federal election and reconfirm the power of preference deals
  47. is ironic appreciation now unnecessary as slick singing styles reign?
  48. Labor's election defeat reveals its continued inability to convince people it can make their lives better
  49. Abbott's loss in Warringah shows voters rejecting an out-of-touch candidate and a nasty style of politics
  50. Morrison has led the Coalition to a 'miracle' win, but how do they govern from here?

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Paul Murray interview with Scott Morrison

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