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POLITICS + SOCIETY

The Albanese government has committed to enshrining a First Nations Voice in the Constitution. What do Australians think of the idea?

Image: Shutterstock Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his new government have committed to enshrining a First Nations Voice in the Australian Constitution. To do so, a majority...

US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade – but for abortion opponents, this is just the beginning

Image: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin The United States Supreme Court has handed down a ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that found there was a...

Sunday essay: if growing US-China rivalry leads to ‘the worst war ever’, what should Australia do?

A military officer salutes during a parade to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing. Mark Schiefelbein/AP Should Australia join the United...

Grattan on Saturday: Anthony Albanese has a lot on the go in the ‘back office’ of government

Image: Lukas Coch/AAP Anthony Albanese will be on the international road again next week. He’ll be at the NATO summit in Madrid, where the war...

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LOCAL COUNCIL NEWS

Final Senate results: Labor, the Greens and David Pocock will have a majority of senators

Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas The final buttons to electronically distribute preferences for the Senate were pressed in NSW, Victoria and Western Australia on Monday. I wrote...

Grattan on Saturday: Everything, it seems, is conspiring to test the Albanese government

Image: Lukas Coch/AAP On Thursday Anthony Albanese and Energy Minister Chris Bowen formally updated Australia’s international commitment for its proposed climate change action. It’s now...

Need to renew your passport? The weird history of Australian passports explains how they got so expensive

Image: Shutterstock Now borders are open, Australians are applying for and renewing passports in droves. Wait times have doubled. The cost of the Australian biometric passport and the rigour...

LOCAL COUNCIL NEWS

Above the Canopy celebrates the rich and diverse beauty of the Australian environment

Saturday 9 July - Saturday 24 September 2022 Town Hall Gallery presents the new exhibition Above the Canopy, celebrating the rich and diverse beauty of the Australian natural...

ROCKING THE SUBURBS WITH NEW MUSIC EVENTS

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victoria’s celebrated live music industry, delivering a new run of more than 100 live gigs to punters across...

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

Sunday essay: if growing US-China rivalry leads to ‘the worst war ever’, what should Australia do?

A military officer salutes during a parade to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing. Mark Schiefelbein/AP Should Australia join the United...

50 years after ‘Napalm Girl,’ myths distort the reality behind a horrific photo of the Vietnam War and exaggerate its impact

Terrified children, including 9-year-old Kim Phuc, center, near Trang Bang, Vietnam, after a South Vietnamese plane on June 8, 1972, accidentally dropped its flaming...

FIRST NATION

The Albanese government has committed to enshrining a First Nations Voice in the Constitution. What do Australians think of the idea?

Image: Shutterstock Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his new government have committed to enshrining a First Nations Voice in the Australian Constitution. To do so, a majority...

National Sorry Day is a day to commemorate those taken. But ‘sorry’ is not enough – we need action

A young child lights a candle to commemorate the Stolen Generations. Paul Miller/AAP Image This article contains mentions of the Stolen Generations, and policies using...

LEGAL ISSUES

A federal ICAC must end the confusion between integrity questions and corruption

  Picture: Bianca de Marchi/AAP Article author, Gary Sturgess, was director-general of NSW Premier Nick Greiner’s cabinet office in 1988 and the “architect” of ICAC. There...

Statement on Afghanistan by the Law Council of Australia and the Australian Bar Association

The Law Council of Australia and the Australian Bar Association join members of the international legal community in expressing grave concern regarding the fall...

SAFETY

When driving near a cycle lane, do you speed up or slow down? Where you’re from may influence your answer

Image: Shutterstock There are clear economic, environmental, safety and health benefits to getting people cycling more, but research shows would-be cyclists are reluctant to start without good cycle paths. The problem for planners and...

Understanding the Law on Domestic Violence in Australia

The issue of domestic violence is extremely serious. Violence in relationships was hidden and ignored yesteryear. Tens of thousands of cases are reported in...