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24 March 2016

Australia hasn't experienced the type of attack seen in Brussels, but the threat is real, writes Jacinta Carroll.

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1 December 2015

Australia needs to understand how the  China-Australia Free Trade Agreement constitutes a key plank in China's global strategic aspirations, as part of the “Chinese Dream”.

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1 October 2015

Despite the criticisms, pure political independence for think tanks is neither achievable nor desirable.

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15 September 2015

Malcolm Turnbull may well be the circuit breaker that Australia has been searching for.

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18 May 2015

A credit downgrade may be just the catalyst required to spark Canberra into action.

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20 April 2015

The Canberra lobbying world has a dirty little secret: business just doesn't get politics, and the industry is built on that ignorance.

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18 March 2015

Weak growth has turned Tony Abbott's pledge to create a million jobs in the first five years in office into a major task.

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20 February 2015

The creation of a single childcare subsidy which prioritises lower income families would be a welcome step forward, but more needs to be done when it comes to deregulation and childcare...

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9 February 2015

The pantomime being played out in Canberra has only served to divert attention from the grim reality facing the economy and the absence of any cogent plan to restore the nation's finances.

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17 November 2014

Tony Abbott's "protector of the realm" persona is one of his key strengths, so the image of him wimping out of the fight with Putin and being overruled on climate change will hurt, writes Paula...