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Lest we forget, again, our violent frontier past

Anzac Day is an opportunity to confront our violent frontier past and its shadow today, writes Dr ...  
The fat cat is out of the bag: Time to reform the whole banking system

With daily Royal Commission revelations, Dr Lee Duffield says the cat is out of the bag about how ...  
GC2018 Commonwealth Games: 150 years of princes visiting Australia

When Prince Charles opens the GC2018 Commonwealth Games, he will bookend 150 years since the first ...  
'Closed' and 'personal': The Palace letters and the Whitlam Dismissal

Professor Jenny Hocking lays bare all the secrecy behind the Federal Court's ruling on the ...  
Review: 'False Claims of Colonial Thieves'

Dr Laurie Keim reviews a new, rich book of poetry and, within it, he traces the fault lines in the ...  
Mark Brandon Read's widow responds to Nine's 'Underbelly Files: Chopper'

'Underbelly Files: Chopper' is sensationalised to the point of almost pure fiction, says his ...  
The Barnaby Affair: Are the Liberals up to making him go?

Tensions between the Liberals and Nationals over the Barnaby Joyce sex scandal have destabilised ...  
An Australian Republic: Revisiting the 1998 Constitutional Convention

The 1998 Constitutional Convention supported a Republic Referendum, but its failure shattered the ...  
Australia Day: A fascist love affair

January 26, 1788, the day the British Empire jacked an entire continent; the day that marks the ...  
Australia Daze

Once again, the date for the celebration of a national day has become the subject of a mass ...  
Change the name of Australia Day — and call it what it is

NSW Penal Colony Establishment Day? Managing editor Dave Donovan proposes a name change for the ...  
The demons of Van Dieman's Land: Britain's genocide in Tasmania

Not only were British colonists at war with Australia's First People, but irrefutable evidence ...  
EDITORIAL EXCERPT: Malcolm's Day of disappointment

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he is disappointed with Australians. But Australians are more ...  
Egging the Prime Minister — 100 years on

100 years ago, Australians were in the middle of a divisive national debate on whether Australia ...  
Gladys Berejiklian's bridge of lies and destruction in historic Windsor

Roads and Maritime Services is perpetrating vandalism using secretive measures on a massive scale ...  
Government by seven High Court judges and the black letter of the Constitution

The confidence that the Turnbull Government is placing on the High Court to decide whether MPs ...  
Dual citizenship swear words: Oaths of allegiance out of touch

Between now and Christmas there will be a lot of swearing heard from politicians around Australia ...  
Remember, remember, Australia’s republican November

Remember November, because November is the "republican season" in Australia, writes history editor ...  

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