Pauline Hanson is wrong – we need to include children with disability in regular classrooms

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Pauline Hanson’s controversial comments were based on anecdotes from conversations with a limited number of teachers. There is both established and new evidence that clearly indicates her claims about students with disability are unsubstantiated.

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Could you pass the proposed English test for Australian citizenship?

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Tough English language tests will be used to decide Australian citizenship. Does this new policy look and feel like Australia’s old White Australia Policy?

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Rise of ‘anti-politics’ produces surprise result in the UK election – and it’s playing a role in Australia, too

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Not only must Australia’s leaders manage competing ideologies in their parties and span diverging nations, they must also respond to a volatile electorate that is decidedly “anti-politics”.

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Listening to the heart: what now for Indigenous recognition after the Uluru summit?

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Indigenous Australians are willing to negotiate. But are non-Indigenous Australians ready to enter into respectful negotiations? Or will they, once again, ignore the invitation?

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How Australia should react to the Trump tax cuts

ANALYSIS & OPINION: If Donald Trump’s proposed tax cuts go ahead, Australia and other countries will have to respond by either cutting taxes as well, or totally reforming the way we tax corporate income.

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Pauline Hanson pranked: “Say, I’m a racist” [WATCH]

VIDEO: One Nation leader Pauline Hanson thought she was getting in on a selfie with an adoring supporter. She was wrong…

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Australia disagrees but Turnbull dithers as Abbott sools Dutton’s homophobia

OPINION: Egged on by Abbott et al, Dutton leads the charge against marriage equality while PM Turnbull just looks on, writes TESS LAWRENCE.

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Banning foreign political donations won’t fix all that ails our system

ANALYSIS & OPINION: A federal parliamentary committee has recommended foreign citizens and entities be banned from making political donations.

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Western Australians in London urged to make their vote count in tight state election race

The Western Australia state election is set to be close, with Pauline Hanson’s One Nation potentially taking the balance of power in the upper house. WA overseas voters are being encouraged to have their say.

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The bureaucratic ‘slut shaming’ of veterans and Centrelink victims

OPINION: The shaming of veterans and Centrelink debt victims must stop before there is further injury, writes TESS LAWRENCE.

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Malcolm Turnbull rounds on Pauline Hanson

ANALYSIS: The prime minister calls out One Nation’s Pauline Hanson over her stance on vaccination and praise for Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

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Coalition trails 45-55% and Turnbull’s ratings sink in Newspoll

A disastrous Newspoll showing the Coalition trailing Labor 45-55%, One Nation gaining ground and Malcolm Turnbull’s ratings falling will fuel the alarm and anger in the Coalition as it returns to parliament in the wake of Tony Abbott’s outburst.

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Netanyahu’s visit prompts Australia to rethink its relationship with Israel

ANALYSIS: Israel can count on only a handful of friends on the international stage. Australia is one of them. While the government says it is opposed to “one-sided resolutions against Israel”, four Labor statesmen – Bob Hawke, Bob Carr, Kevin Rudd and Gareth Evans – have called for diplomatic recognition of the State of Palestine.

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Mr Harbourside Mansion flays Mr Bungonside Yarralumla

OPINION: Malcolm Turnbull’s “know your place” speech was terrific, writes TESS LAWRENCE.

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Bernardi says his new party will offer a ‘principled’ alternative for disillusioned conservative voters

“The level of public disenchantment with the major parties, the lack of confidence in our political process and the concern about the direction of our nation is very, very strong. This is a direct product of us, the political class, being out of touch with the hopes and aspirations of the Australian people.” – Cory Bernardi.

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