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Yassmin Abdel-Magied on becoming 'Australia's most publicly hated ...

A seven-word post on Facebook unleashed a world of trouble for Yassmin Abdel-Magied - who reckons the punishment did not fit the crime.and more »...

'A horrific thing': the death of the Manrique-Lutz family

The residents of Davidson are used to the occasional drone of helicopters brought in to search for bushwalkers in the neighbouring Garigal National Park. But...

Will Mike Pence trump The Donald for presidency?

The good thing is that despite his ideological and religious baggage, as a leading Christian conservative, Pence is a pragmatist that some in Australia could...

Malcolm Turnbull is in fear of his own party and it's a bad omen

... a bad omen. The only winners from Malcolm Turnbull's Rudd decision are the bitter haters in the Liberal Party. .... Peter Dutton, Scott Morrison,...

Sydney's tertiary art merger: National Art School at Darlinghurst and Sydney College of Arts at Paddington set to ...

Its alumni are a timeline of Australian culture and include James Gleeson, Margaret Olley​, Tim Storrier, Martin Sharp, Ken Done, Max Dupain, and John Olsen.

Kevin Rudd's UN quest backed by conservative Canadian ex-foreign minister John Baird

A former foreign minister in a conservative Canadian government is backing former Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd to be the next United Nations chief. John...

How millionaires under 40 manage their money

And a report released last month by Capgemini Consulting showed some interesting trends in the strategies young millionaires use to manage their money. In many...

Australian federal election 2016: Election day winners and losers

Conservative commentator Andrew Bolt anointed Mr Shorten as a prime minister in waiting for three years time on Saturday night, and he has won adulation...

Private Sydney: Roxy gets less social with media

A special celebration to mark the auspicious occasion is taking place in Florence this weekend where Dally-Watkins' daughter, the author Lisa Clifford, lives with her...

The Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2007-16: an uneasy mix of politics and culture

The judges — Michael Sexton, Susan Hayes, Susan Magarey and I — were each informed by telephone, by a representative of the Office for the...

Parliament left behind as online petitions drive civic engagement

Suzanne Kelly's "Block Trump" petition garnered more than 500,000 signatures, but it needed only a fraction of those names to be raised in the UK...

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's tax tinkering is false economy

The theory on which this is based has variously been called "supply side economics", "trickle down theory", "Reaganomics" and, by the former eminent economist John...

Ten seats that will determine the campaign: Sophie Mirabella, Cathy McGowan and the battle for Indi

Interest in Corboy's campaign rose significantly, however, when the Nationals' leader Barnaby Joyce blew into town and effectively wrote off Mirabella's chances of regaining Indi.

Power switch: Bill McKibben's climate challenge

McKIBBEN GREW up in Massachusetts and remembers watching his father – a Vietnam war veteran, and later business editor at the Boston Globe – getting...

Letters: Individuals face black days, while the nation faces black holes

Their attacks on Labor become more dishonest. Labor has developed well thought out, consistent policies. Bill Shorten now, like Bob Hawke, looks able to form...

Council merger fallout widens for Baird and Turnbull as administrators questioned

The Baird government's council amalgamation agenda threatens to disrupt Malcolm Turnbull's re-election campaign in key marginal seats in NSW as more councils face the axe...