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1 Dec 2014
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The polls are showing how far the Coalition has drifted from the mainstream, and the electoral damage could easily outlive this government

IN A FEW days’ time, a full year will have passed since the federal Coalition was ahead of Labor in the...

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6 Jul 2014
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By the time the first edition of the Australian hit the streets almost fifty years ago, a vital part of Rupert Murdoch’s strategy had already run into trouble.

David Bowman’s first inkling of the tidal wave about to strike Canberra was a chance...

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10 Apr 2014
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The collateral damage is too great for policy-by-slogan to be sustainable. The alternative can bring benefits for asylum seekers and for Australia

WRITING in the Guardian last month, Robert Manne saw the drop-off in boat arrivals as an opportunity for a...

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27 Sep 2010
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The figures are in: almost 3,252,000 eligible Australians didn’t cast a valid vote in last month’s election, write Brian Costar and Peter Browne in Inside Story

NOW THAT the final tally for last month’s election is almost complete it’s possible get a better sense...

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16 Sep 2010
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IN 2004 the American journalist John Fund published a book called Stealing Elections , which contained an eye-catching claim. “At least eight of the nineteen hijackers who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were actually able to register to vote in either Virginia...

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