Robert Milliken

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25 Jun 2018

In his first full national interview since taking his seat in the Senate, the low-key independent talks about Asia, the Uluru Statement and the unemployed — and why he still opposes the government’s company tax cuts.



9 Sep 2015

Liberal MP Craig Laundy’s call for the Abbott government to take more refugees from Syria has upset conservatives in his party

When Craig Laundy spoke at a reception to mark the fortieth anniversary of the Racial Discrimination Act in June, he began by...



31 Jul 2015

Governments have ignored a new report exposing appalling rates of young Indigenous people in detention, but a new response is attracting growing support.


Bourke, the town that inspired several of Henry Lawson’s Darling River stories, has always been on the frontier....

29 May 2013

CROWDS flocking to Adelaide’s Botanic Park for the recent WOMADelaide festival were treated to an innovation: a talkfest on top of the music. Together with the twenty-six groups playing at the biggest world music festival outside Britain, where Womad started, “The Planet Talks” marked the...

6 Mar 2013

ROB OAKESHOTT, one of the independent MPs who have kept Julia Gillard’s minority Labor government in power, is standing on the town hall stage in Wingham, a Manning River farming town on the mid-north coast of New South Wales. It is a Saturday morning in...

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