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Three birthdays for the Queen — Isn't it time for a Republic?

On the third Queen's birthday holiday this year, Dr Glenn Davies asks if it’s time we replaced ...  
'Soft power' and China's influence in Australia

As sensitivities over the South China Sea issue and foreign investment remain unresolved, Prof. ...  
1 September: Let's celebrate the 24th anniversary of National Wattle Day

SEPTEMBER 1 has many names. Some welcome it as spring’s dawn, a time to celebrate nature’s ...  
Freedom of speech according to Kruger and Hanson: Racism by any other name

Craig Thomson discusses Australia's ugly immigration policies – past and present – and ...  
Dangerous allies, outdated treaties and the takeover of Australia's foreign policy

John Menadue discusses Australia's loss of autonomy over its own foreign policy, which is mired ...  
What are we doing in Syria?

Kellie Tranter believes Australians have a right to know why our troops are in Syria but obta ...  
Australia faces its own Brexit experience

As in Britain, Australians are dissatisfied with the establishment but we mustn't opt out. De ...  
Brexit, Turnbull and fake stability

There are lessons for Australia from the Brexit vote but they have little to do with economic ...  
A tale of two campaigns: The Australian and Spanish elections compared

Tim Ginty analyses the Spanish and Australian elections and finds a common structural shift ...  
Australia's ongoing cultural cringe

Australia's inferiority complex is alive and well and needs to change before we lose our best and ...  
Bring on the Republic of Queensland

This weekend saw the 90th birthday celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II in Britain. Out here in the ...  
Get your Queen off our fiver!

Queen Elizabeth II is 90 today — 21 April 2016. It has always seemed absurd that Australians ...  
Why is it so hard to change the flag?

As New Zealanders vote to keep the flag of the British Empire, Dr Benjamin Thomas Jones asks how ...  
The debilitated wombat and the understated kiwi

Former Bondi inhabitant, New Zealander David Meech, describes some of the more noteworthy features ...  
Aussie Republic heats up

The announcement yesterday by the premiers and chief ministers supporting an Australian Head of ...  
Australia Day: Invasion Day

Natalie Cromb, IA's Indigenous affairs editor, asks us to give thought to those that are ...  
Gregalitopia: A new Aussie anthem

Dermot Daley offers a new national anthem and throws in his free blueprint for a democratic ...  
Australia's day for secrets, flags and cowards

John Pilger writes about the significance of 26 January for Indigenous Australians — a history ...  
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