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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“Prepare for war” Baldwin’s Trump tells Australia [WATCH]

VIDEO: Donald Trump’s now infamous call with Malcolm Turnbull ends in a hysterical threat of war, on SNL.

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Airbnb hosts beware – it’s not just Centrelink using robo-debt systems

OPINION: Airbnb has had perhaps the most long-standing and significant influence in Australia, in most cases prior to any specific legislation being created to regulate it. And if trade and commerce are free of regulation, they are also free of government control, protection and taxation.

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Trump blasts Turnbull and hangs up in “worst call by far”

Donald Trump reportedly hung up on Malcolm Turnbull over refugee deal in testy phone call, accusing Australia of trying to export “the next boston bombers”.

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Fake news: Distinguishing bias from bullshit

OPINION: It’s a post-truth world we now live in. Two perspectives on fake news

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Australia asks Trump for dual nationals exemption from immigration ban

Julie Bishop says Australia requests the same preferential treatment afforded the UK and Canada for dual nationals caught up in Donald Trump’s harsh new immigration ban.

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Me the People! Narcissist U.S. President Donald Trump rewrites the Constitution

OPINION: Donald Trump is delusional and utterly obsessed with himself, and this is a danger to Australia and the rest of the world, writes TESS LAWRENCE.

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Trump issues special Australia Day message

President Donald Trump celebrates Australia Day and close ties, in the same week he pulls out of TPP and threatens to end visa-waiver program.

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America ‘won’t be the same again’ as Trump takes power

SPECIAL REPORT FROM WASHINGTON DC: “It seems that Australia too is sadly moving to the right, although not as far as the US has. We need to take a lesson from what happened here.” – Aussie expat on Women’s March.

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C’mon Donald Trump, prove yourself fit to be president, and prove us sceptics wrong

OPINION: There is no precedent for the Trump presidency in modern times, and no limit to where he can go from here. He has transgressed and broken taboos all the way to the White House, and been rewarded.

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Remembering the first time we did it with Obama

OPINION: The United States of Obama’ — TESS LAWRENCE revisits that halcyon time of promise and the fruition of audacity and hope.

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Trump’s self-serving sympathy for Putin augers badly for American leadership

OPINION: It remains to be seen whether America’s celebrated checks and balances will prove any hindrance to Trump giving full expression to his monumental egomania and self-obsession.

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Sussan Ley and the Gold Coast apartment: murky rules mean age of entitlement isn’t over for MPs

OPINION: Sussan Ley will have breached the standards if she was found not to be acting in the public interest, or if her entitlement claims are judged to be illegitimate. But the rules on claiming ministerial entitlements are unclear and very complex.

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