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The Federal Government would not pass its own values test

The Federal Government has revamped the citizenship test by adding a “values” section, feat ...  
Donald Trump doing it tough down in Dixie

Time is starting to run out for Donald Trump in his war against the opinion polls, with one month ...  
Mainstream media circles the wagons

Journalists provide an essential role in the integrity of democracy and when their work is ...  
An Australian republic: Why it remains our best choice

Australia should persist in republicanism because it is our best chance to improve the lives of ...  
The 'red mirage': Considering the outcome of a loss for Trump

Following President Trump's erratic behaviour in the lead-up to the November election, focus is ...  
Yang Hengjun's release is important in making amends with China

The release of an Australian journalist detained in Beijing would be an important step in allev ...  
America could be heading towards a second Civil War

With the U.S. Election approaching, President Trump seems to be agitating his country into a ...  
Australia is bearing the burden of too many Crowns

The British system of constitutional monarchy is outdated and complicated, and we would fare ...  
JOHN PILGER: Julian Assange's Stalinist trial mocks democracy

John Pilger gave this address outside the Central Criminal Court in London on September 7 as ...  
When is 'cancel culture' justified?

Could 'cancel culture' be used to assist vulnerable communities, by removing influential people ...  
The U.S. Election is important to all those seeking a better world

The significance of the upcoming U.S. Election spans beyond the borders of America and affects all ...  
Wren's Week: The Liberals are causing great depression

Between driving the economy into the ground and a great lack of accountability, the Liberal Party ...  
Australia's trend toward Dutton-style government power

Peter Dutton's powerful base for exercising control over his fellow Australians appears unchall ...  
Trump's America: A ripe example of democracy in decay

Democracy appears to be on the brink of collapse in America, right now.  
Becoming a republic will fix our broken system

Governance of Australia's regions should be determined by its natural resources and not imaginary ...  
President Trump struggles for a winning image as losing looks likely

Trump is attempting to sow doubt and division among U.S. voters in a last-ditch campaign to regain ...  
Another day, another rort: The case for a Federal ICAC Now!

All up, an overwhelming case for a national integrity and corruption commission, with real teeth. ...  
PODCAST: Dave Donovan joins Tom Ballard on 'Like I'm A Six-Year-Old'

I for one find it refreshing to read explicitly progressive takes on the news in IA. ~ Tom ...  

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