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Truth in politics is stranger, and darker, than fiction

Utopia beautifully satirises the failings of politics and the bureaucracy. The trouble is, the reality is so much worse. The fuss over dual citizenship is a reminder that no matter how many flags are behind MPs when they strut the … Continue reading

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The Trump-Pruitt war on science and the environment

The Trump administration’s anti-science campaign is a threat to us all. We love America and we hate America, which is another way of saying we can’t ignore it. For better or worse, the United States determines much of what happens … Continue reading

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Some things are too serious for party games

The journey to common ground is a slow and tortuous process. The big lesson from the parliamentary deliberations in Canberra and Hobart last week is that in the face of public division, the reasonable middle ground can still hold sway. … Continue reading

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