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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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Pussy Riot brings its defiant message to Hobart

Brave young warriors put their case for a more civil Russia Russia. Enormous, harsh, lonely, puzzling, stubborn, crazy. Unique. I visited European Russia in 1978 during Leonid Brezhnev’s Soviet regime –not for the politics, which thoroughly repelled me, but because … Continue reading

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Australia faces its own Brexit experience

The coming election will reflect a lot of the same frustrations that drove the Brexit vote. The Paris climate summit last year was a ray of sunshine for global climate policy, getting nations to commit to tightening targets and an … Continue reading

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