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Why the different stance in leaks investigations?

Looking into a hall of mirrors What is happening in this country? We have the Australian Federal Police – who are public servants employed by the citizens of this country – responding to our politicians, who are voted in to represent the same citizens, taking actions to ensure those same …

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University bosses admit self-censorship and no-platforming a ‘problem’ on campus

“It can be hard for people to participate in the conversations because they think they’re going to get shouted at – maybe shouted at by a radical feminist or maybe shouted at by Bettina Arndt,” Professor Spence said. Loading “This notion that the left has gone crazy and nobody can …

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Ayres pushed to subdivide and develop parts of historic estate: emails

In particular, the Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust was proposing to use part of the property, which includes a heritage-listed Georgian homestead, for a cemetery in 2017. On September 18, 2017, the then chief of staff to planning minister Anthony Roberts, Robert Vellar, wrote to an official in the Department …

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Target and superquiz, Monday, June 10

TARGET 8119 How many words of four letters or more can you make from those shown here? Each letter may be used once per word. Each word must contain the centre letter and there must be at least one nine-letter word. No plurals ending in “s”; no foreign words; no …

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House, children, pets on hold as universities exploit staff

My research participants, academics under the age of 30 working at Monash on fixed-term or casual academic contracts, explained how precarious employment diminished their career plans and ability to live independently. Buying a house is difficult when banks require a stable income to approve a mortgage. Starting a family seems …

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ABBA was right: Rockonomics shows why the winner often takes it all

Marshall argued that a remarkable development in communications technology, the undersea telegraph, allowed top entrepreneurs “to apply their constructive or speculative genius to undertakings vaster, and extending over a wider area, than ever before”. Ironically, Marshall used the music profession as his counterexample. Because the number of people who could …

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I walked out of the Adam Goodes’ doco an angry man

Walking out of the Capitol Theatre after the premiere of The Final Quarter , the documentary about the booing that marred Adam Goodes’ final seasons, I was angry. I was angry at what happened to my former teammate, and mentor, Adam Goodes. I was angry at the likes of Eddie …

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This is a dangerous time in the political cycle

Labor is acting furious that these leaks were referred to the police. It should be angry. The ministers who have created this culture, and the public servants who have succumbed to it, should be ashamed. The intimidation of whistleblowers and journalists is unacceptable. Loading But as this publication reported on …

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Behind the scenes, Ashleigh Barty has been giving back

Loading In a high-pressured environment, she has pursued sporting excellence with a grace and quiet dignity. Barty has a sense and awareness of herself, beyond herself – as being a part of a broader community. Community and family are fundamental to the Indigenous world view. And Barty has stated the …

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Godolphin debut caps series win for rising star Duggan

“The initiative that Racing NSW does with this gets apprentices out there and introduces them to new trainers, and it definitely has for me. I’ve gone to places I wouldn’t have gone before. My manager, who is also my husband, set us a goal for me to win it, so …

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