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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Australia suspends air strikes in Syria after Russia threat

Russia says it will treat coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates as potential targets and track them with missile systems and military aircraft, following downing of Syrian jet by US.

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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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UK election delivers shock hung parliament – Twitter reacts

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party make unexpected gains across the country, while Conservative prime minister Theresa May hangs on to Number 10 by a thread after a night of surprises and a few red faces in dear old Blighty.

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Conservatives no longer a shoo-in as UK voters head to the polls

OPINION & ANALYSIS: The volatility in recent voting behaviour means that this election is still more unpredictable than in the good old days of stable allegiances, values and attitudes.

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UK Election: How will the result affect the British pound?

The impromptu election was expected to be a simple win for Theresa May and the Conservatives, but nothing has gone to plan. The effect on the pound could be substantive, with volatility correlating to recent polling results and sensational international politics.

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Time for China and Europe to lead, as Trump waves goodbye to the Paris climate deal

OPINION & ANALYSIS: While it is too early to predict how Chinese and European leadership will manifest in practice, in the face of American obstruction they are arguably the world’s best hope, if not its only hope.

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We need your help more than ever, top Republican tells Australia as Trump controversies deepen

Senator John McCain tells Australian audience allies should keep faith in the United States as it endures a “rough period” with Donald Trump as president.

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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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Baring it in Saudi Arabia, Melania Trumps the Donald

OPINION & ANALYSIS: The American First Lady outshines her pussy-grabbing husband on their first overseas tour, writes TESS LAWRENCE.

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Why a landslide victory might actually be a bad thing for Theresa May

OPINION & ANALYSIS: if Prime Minister May is hoping an increased Commons majority will strengthen her Brexit negotiating position in Brussels, she is likely to be disappointed.

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Stopping the press: How the Huffington Post cannibalised Fairfax

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Fairfax has been sold out by its own board and we are witnessing the systemic and systematic killing of Fairfax Media, writes TESS LAWRENCE.

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From wannabe to president: how Emmanuel Macron beat Marine Le Pen to win the French election

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Emmanuel Macron struck out alone to form his own political movement and while much of the froth surrounding the election has focused on his opponent, the enormity of his achievement needs to be acknowledged and cannot be underestimated.

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Trump tells Turnbull Australian universal healthcare is better than US, Bernie Sanders laughs

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Does President Trump actually understand how the Aussie Medicare system operates? Does he even remember Malcolm Turnbull’s name?

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