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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John Pilger says nuclear war between United States and China no longer unthinkable

Maverick Aussie filmmaker urges the other superpower – ordinary people – to speak out before it’s too late in latest documentary, The Coming War on China.

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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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“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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