Commentary

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30 May 2016

The national election pendulum might swing Labor’s way, but it’s in the states that the seats will be won

Article
28 May 2016

With the major parties level-pegging, a defeat for the Coalition isn’t out of the question. So what would a Labor government look like?

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27 May 2016

The Australian government’s intervention in the dairy crisis, by offering concessional loans to struggling farmers, has prompted suggestions that other types of regulation – such as a dairy floor...

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26 May 2016

On the face of it, poor voter engagement after weeks of campaigning is the natural corollary of the sheer length of this process, writes Mark Kenny

Article
26 May 2016

Now the Palmer United Party has all but departed to political heaven, it's worth looking at how its preferences shaped the 2013 election outcome and what this means for the July 2 poll, writes...

Article
25 May 2016

This article explores how the tertiary education system could change today in order to foster the development of skills that will be required of New Zealanders in the long term.

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25 May 2016

Helen Clark is embroiled in controversy over her bid for the United Nations' top job, after an international publication claimed her candidacy had sparked an "internal uproar," writes Tracy...

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25 May 2016

Malcolm Turnbull has a far better story than Bill Shorten for this election, but until he loosens up, ditches the tie every now and then and breaks the bonds of his campaign cage he is vulnerable...

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24 May 2016

An overarching strategy for Australia’s national security is urgently needed, with a long overdue foreign affairs white paper a priority, writes Rory Medcalf.