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Kevin Donnelly, the IPA, discredited studies and the Right's 'universal truth'

Kevin Donnelly uses a discredited IPA study as a benchmark for university education content and ...  
Raids on AWU and attacks on GetUp should alarm citizens

The recent raids on AWU offices in Sydney and Melbourne, seemingly in search for “dirt” on ...  
Europe watches nervously as Spain represses Catalonia’s independence

Catalonians call for a national strike as the world waits to see whether this will be met with ...  
Spasming vaginas, dark web news, erotic IQ? Melbourne, we have to talk!

Last week, Kerry Cue almost overdosed on Melbourne. You do need to be careful!  
War and democracy: Who decides?

When governments kill in large numbers they always do so for a "good reason" and we must be on gua ...  
Can Australia's socially democratic Left defeat neoliberalism?

There is an urgent need for an organised political Left to challenge current neoliberal economic ...  
North Queensland is a State of mind

One of the mistakes of our Federation is that North Queensland is not a separate state, writes ...  
Remembering Brisbane's ‘Big March’ — it’s still a simple case of freedom

Today, 8 September 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of the 'Big March' from University of Queen ...  
Terrorism, highway robbery and the Commonwealth Bank

It has been alleged the CBA has funded terrorism, so why isn’t CEO Ian Narev being held under ...  
Our Parliament is in crisis over s44 technicality — not inequality

The s44 fiasco has already taken decent Senators but forcing Roberts out to be replaced by Hans ...  
Inequality not just about wealth but also about power

Inequality is growing because there is an uneven distribution of power.  
Rising inequality and the two party system

Unequal distribution of wealth is deepening the divisions between rich and poor and creating ...  
Behind dramatic G20 clashes a deep demand for a better world

Hordes of protesters have descended on Hamburg, challenging both the policies of Trumpist natio ...  
This 'democracy' thing: China and Australia compared

Many Australians are very proud of our "democracy", but how much more democratic are we than Chin ...  
Why don't politicians respond to emails and engage with the public?

Why are so many politicians tardy and negligent in responding to their constituents' concerns?  
Strong and what? Our unstable world and the era of the minor party

In Australia, the UK and the USA, instability and unexpected political results are the new normal ...  
Is One Nation really a threat to the two-party system?

Unlike 1998, One Nation won't threaten the two-party system again, says Patrick Keane.  
Rare gems like Mark Colvin and the future of the fourth and fifth estates

The future of journalism and democracy lies in news and analysis that reflects the interests of ...