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Interstate rivalry costly in times of crisis

COVID-19 has brought into focus the century-old rivalry between the Commonwealth Government and ...  
BOOK REVIEW: The Unforeseen Warrior Woman: An Unexpected Story

A new book exploring hardships faced by women 70 years after the arrival of the first convicts is ...  
Wattle Day for an inclusive Australia Day

Grassroots calls to move Australia Day to Wattle Day, mean our national day will no longer to be ...  
The idea of American exceptionalism has infected Australia

There is nothing very exceptional about American exceptionalism.  
An Australian republic must be founded on a non-violent society

If Australia is to become a republic, we must first address violence within our society, partic ...  
Remembering Ted Smout: Queensland’s last WW1 veteran

The Sandgate, Queensland man who fought for king and country in World War I became a staunch ...  
Jenny Hocking's heroic palace coup is a victory for truth

Professor Jenny Hocking's victory in the release of the Palace letters is a significant one for ...  
Palace letters add to the history of the Whitlam Dismissal

Hundreds of letters between the Queen and Governor-General of Australia relating to the Dismissal ...  
Political lessons from history in becoming a republic

In order for Australia to move forward towards independence, it's important to take a look back at ...  
Flaws in Australian wartime society mirror modern times

When I was a child reading about World War II in Europe I believed that some of its less savoury ...  
Wren's Week: Scott Morrison needs to own up to his mistakes

Prime Minister Scott Morrison continues to avoid accountability for his own ignorance by using ...  
VE Day 2020 commemorations another casualty of COVID-19

VE Day commemorations of the end of WW II muted due to battle with COVID-19.  
JOHN PILGER: The forgotten coup against 'the most loyal ally'

There are forgotten elements surrounding the Dismissal of Gough Whitlam, including involvement ...  
High Court ruling on the Palace letters could bear explosive consequences

Much hangs on the opening of correspondence between Buckingham Palace and Governor-General Kerr in ...  
MUNGO MACCALLUM: Cook, the outrage and the adulation

After 250 years, Lieutenant James Cook is back in the headlines — for all the wrong reasons.  
Anzac Day: One day, may no one march there at all

Not all Australians reflect on Anzac Day the same way, with some seeing the day as a celebration ...  
Lest we forget the Frontier Wars

Even as they were serving in the Imperial Defence Force, Indigenous Australians were being mass ...  
The contest of popularity between our national anthem and national song

History editor Dr Glenn Davies explores the contest of popularity between Advance Australia Fair ...  
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