Pathetic stab at patriotism last straw for dud leader
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Pathetic stab at patriotism last straw for dud leader

If we’re serious about addressing climate change,we need to effect political change. We can no longer afford to have “leading” us a bunch of self-interested dropkicks.

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A plan to target a goal one day,but no new strategies
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A plan to target a goal one day,but no new strategies

Rather than a great leap forward to mitigate climate change,the PM has pirouetted from the “Great Pretender” to the “Great Dissembler” with a backflip that dredges up pre-loved ideas coupled with evangelical fervour.

Wealthy stars should serve up respect to tennis fans
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Wealthy stars should serve up respect to tennis fans

The Australian Open is a few hours of entertaining sport. COVID-19 is a life-changing and in some cases a life-ending disease.

Barnaby’s billions:so much for ‘technology,not taxes’
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Barnaby’s billions:so much for ‘technology,not taxes’

The Nationals support for the government’s newly-adopted net zero by 2050 position evidently comes at a high price for the taxpayer.

Historically out of Tudge:a white man’s facile fantasy
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Historically out of Tudge:a white man’s facile fantasy

The federal education minister’s efforts to politicise the curriculum reveals a resurgent attack on what some have called “the black armband” view of Australian history.

Climate crisis demands change,but that’s good
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Climate crisis demands change,but that’s good

Of course climate change technologies will change employment opportunities.

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Claw back booty,at any cost
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Claw back booty,at any cost

Why doesn’t the government pass legislation to liquidate all the Obeid family assets,pay the outstanding tax and keep the rest?

Refusal to deal with blind trust erodes integrity
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Refusal to deal with blind trust erodes integrity

Speaker Tony Smith displays both impartiality,which the Speaker should have,and integrity,which the Coalition lacks.

Delay of bill causes more pain and needless suffering
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Delay of bill causes more pain and needless suffering

It is very disappointing to see that the assisted dying bill has been delayed. It means that suffering people at the end of life will have to suffer a bit longer.

Net zero push meaningless without bolder 2030 target
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Net zero push meaningless without bolder 2030 target

Scott Morrison is trying to claim that voters are not in favour of a 45 per cent cut to emissions by 2030 by saying that voters rejected Labor’s embrace of this target at the last election.

Weighing up the national interest against the Nationals’ interests
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Weighing up the national interest against the Nationals’ interests

The Nationals’ recalcitrance over carbon emission targets reveals a determination to pursue their own interests over the national interest.