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Why ABC chiefs should back Laura Tingle for calling out racism

Laura Tingle’s comments at the Sydney Writers’ Festival last weekend – that Australia is a racist country – have triggered a fierce backlash,...

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Giri Sivaraman

Forget skinny jeans, Gen Z are now coming for our socks

First they came for our skinny jeans and side parts, and we adjusted. Then they came for our eyeshadow, and we had an existential crisis over how...

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Jenna Guillaume

Why the Streisand effect could be morphing into the Gina effect

Twenty years ago, a helicopter swept Malibu, photographing the chalky cliffs. Kenneth Adelman, a Shakespeare-loving diplomat, had funded the flight...

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David Astle

Forget the medals and PBs, I want Olympic poetry and romance

In just a couple of days the Paris Olympics will be “next month”. The curtains will part, the lights will go up, and the cameras will roll....

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Peter Fitzsimons

Exxon’s battle against climate activism comes to a head tonight

The future of climate-related shareholder activism in the US may be at stake when ExxonMobil’s shareholders meet for the fossil fuel giant’s...

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Stephen Bartholomeusz

When do I need to start worrying about the $3m super tax?

I have $5 million in my super fund and I’m most concerned about the tax on unrealised capital gains that will occur if the balance is over $3...

yesterday 10

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Noel Whittaker

Higher tolerance for rapists fighting deportation, but zero tolerance for facts

Australians have been told many times that the country should have zero tolerance for rape, sexual assault and violence against women. But when...

yesterday 10

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David Crowe

Of the Trump trial’s sleazy cast, the porn star came off best

There was quite an array of louche figures both inside and outside the courtroom where Donald Trump has been on trial in lower Manhattan over the...

yesterday 10

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Bill Wyman

What I learnt from watching the Ashley Madison doco with my husband

I’m watching the new Ashley Madison documentary on Netflix with my husband (who was not on the list). We hadn’t yet met when the infamous list...

yesterday 10

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Cherie Gilmour

I regularly travel for work. Why do people keep asking who’s looking after my child?

When you get to travel for work, as I do, there are plenty of perks. Pillow menus, buffet breakfasts, having someone else make your bed. But behind...

yesterday 10

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Melissa Singer

Pumping insurance premiums: Are loyalty discounts a mug’s game?

Beware consumers who fall into the trap of believing that loyalty reaps rewards. A class action launched this week against insurance giant IAG is...

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Elizabeth Knight

The end of men like Darren Wick is coming. Here’s how I know

My colleagues have been embarrassed by the revelations about the behaviour of Darren Wick, former head honcho of news at Nine. It’s the avalanche...

yesterday 10

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Jenna Price

Two weeks after the budget, I’ve realised I missed its most surprising revelation

Last week, a fairly ordinary place in our street, similar to ours, sold for $4.7 million. I suppose I should be congratulating myself on how well...

yesterday 10

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Ross Gittins

Yes, you can save money and still enjoy life. Here’s how

“How do you balance saving money with enjoying life?” This is a question I get occasionally, but the question itself is problematic. It assumes...

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Paridhi Jain

Wall Street speeds up, unsettling global trades

When Wall Street re-opens after Monday’s Memorial Day holiday, trading will resume as normal. Yet when it comes to settling those trades, the...

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Stephen Bartholomeusz

Inside the Blues campaign: Why Maguire wants the spirit of ’85

When Steve Mortimer sank to his knees at full-time in 1985’s second State of Origin match and kissed the muddy SCG ground, it symbolised his...

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Roy Masters

A tawdry tale of how Nine became its own headline

Having written many columns over the years about the insidious plague of workplace sexual harassment and bullying, it is difficult to ignore when...

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Elizabeth Knight

Rise of the ‘gran bank’: Why helping grandkids buy a home could cost you

There has been a lot of talk about the bank of mum and dad helping first homebuyers into the market. But there’s another generation who is helping...

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Rachel Lane

Why can’t Forestry find any gliders, when everyone else can?

It has all the ingredients of a Monty Python sketch: bureaucrats shuffling around a forest looking for nocturnal animals in the middle of the day....

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Caitlin Fitzsimmons

Autism has a ‘cuteness’ problem. My reality is way different

When I was 13, my favourite teacher decided that it would be a good idea to call me “Julia Peculiar” in front of the entire class. Whereas a...

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Julia Pound

What’s the point of going to uni? It’s a question I’m still asking

What’s the point of going to university, people ask. It’s a question I’m still asking. According to the promotional pages of our most...

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Flynn Shan Benson

Queensland picked Israel Folau. Why wouldn’t NSW pick Joseph Suaalii?

Thank goodness NSW coach Michael Maguire picked Roosters centre Joseph Suaalii for the opening match of this year’s State of Origin series. If...

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Andrew Webster

Have NSW set themselves up for another ‘Damien Cook at centre’ fiasco?

It is 20 years since Steve Folkes led a repurposing of the humble rugby league bench, jamming a 19-year-old Sonny Bill Williams on his and...

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Dan Walsh

Snapchat’s worst feature is turning Gen Z into narcissistic, paranoid stalkers

All eyes are on the social media giants at the moment. With Instagram’s minimisation of political content, Facebook’s step away from news and...

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Daniel Cash

A man who can’t organise an umbrella can’t possibly organise a teenage army

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak last week found a new and ridiculous way to announce a national election by standing in front of No.10 Downing...

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Peter Hartcher

Football’s 11th commandment: Thou shall not get caught in the act

If the tackle is the pre-eminent skill in AFL footy, then yes, ball-carriers this year are getting away with murder. One spin, two, then as the...

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Greg Baum

Can Essendon go all the way this year?

This week on the Real Footy podcast, Jake Niall, Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson discuss Essendon, who are now unbeaten from their past seven...

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Staff Writers

Named and shamed: The West just turned up the heat on China and Russia

Western opposition to China’s trade policies and practices is hardening and spreading, with a meeting of finance ministers from some of the...

monday 10

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Stephen Bartholomeusz

Why this property giant’s shareholders staged a strategy coup

The complete corporate overhaul that Lendlease announced on Monday is something you don’t see every day. But even rarer is the total and...

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Elizabeth Knight

‘Peak cringe’: Canva goes viral for on-stage rap video

“You’ve opened up my eyes/to Canva Enterprise/Now we are on the rise/’Cause Canva does it all and we’re feeling alright.” Sydney-based...

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David Swan

The Cripps-Warner connection; Blues’ missing piece; big fortnight for Pies: Key takeouts from round 11

Other than being damn fine midfielders from Western Australia, Chad Warner and Patrick Cripps don’t have too much in common in the way they play....

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Andrew Wu

Luai might be the most polarising player in NSW. But Maguire needs his belief

For the past few months, every time Michael Maguire has sat down to discuss a candidate for his first NSW side, he has asked one question: will...

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Adam Pengilly

It’s a crime that my father can’t serve on a jury

In the great mailbox lottery, where outcomes range from “speeding fine on double demerit weekend” to “letter advising of sudden financial...

monday 20

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Michelle Cazzulino

The first question I’m asked when people find out I work in finance

No matter the situation, time of day or location – at a BBQ, at a bus stop, in a lift or on a plane – the first question I’m asked when...

monday 10

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Jaki Virtue

I’ve fathered five children in NSW. If I lived in Victoria, I’d probably have none

I’ll never forget the day my first son was born. My coffee tasted yummier that day. The sky looked bluer; the sun felt warmer. Suddenly, the autumn...

monday 20

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Gary Nunn

Amid the ugly Middle East debate, we’ve lost sight of the obvious

Last week, Joe Biden, criticising the decision of the International Criminal Court prosecutor to apply for arrest warrants for Israeli leaders (as...

monday 20

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Sean Kelly

Politicians don’t control immigrant numbers, and usually don’t want to

Suddenly, everyone’s talking about high migration and the way it’s disrupting the economy. Why is the government letting in so many people, and...

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Ross Gittins

Waratahs are not the only problem child in Super Rugby’s dysfunctional family

1 Waratahs are a problem child - but most of the Super family is troubled. Is it too simplistic to say that Moana Pasifika wanted it more than the...

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Paul Cully

Arthur, Moses back Eels culture after sacking

Eels half Mitchell Moses and sacked coach Brad Arthur have defended the Parramatta playing group amid growing talk of a bad culture at the club....

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Danny Weidler

I’m a bona fido dog lover, but stop telling me a fur baby is the same as a kid

At the risk of inviting every devoted dog parent over to my front yard to let Fido drop one on my lawn, I ask, oh so tentatively, that you stop...

26.05.2024 20

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Hannah Vanderheide

Let’s be clear, Peter Dutton, prosecuting Netanyahu is not antisemitism

We live in a world where international politicians and diplomats cannot stop the wanton killing of children and innocent civilians – in Ukraine,...

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Geoffrey Robertson

Miracle Mariners: Is this the greatest team Australian soccer has ever seen?

Agony, ecstasy, then... a blur. A long blur. Fifteen minutes, give or take. Before the Central Coast Mariners even had a chance to compute that...

26.05.2024 20

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Vince Rugari

The power of crying in public, more specifically, on the 8.08am train to Central

As far as I can tell, the Monday 8.08am train to Central is not more depressing than any other train. The doors open, and the same sea of bored-...

26.05.2024 20

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Thomas Mitchell

NVM the LOLs, IMHO fully-formed words slay

If you use cutesy words such as nom (i.e. “I had a cupcake for breakfast. Nom!” ), laughing emojis and acronyms such as LOL, you are going to...

26.05.2024 10

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Dan Kaufman

The boys knew nothing about my son’s struggles. Yet somehow they knew what to do

For my son, every day is a challenge. He was an alert, vibrant little baby, but we watched him become quieter and quieter, and when he was almost...

26.05.2024 20

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Tamara Walsh

Why debt is not always a dirty word

Real Money, a free weekly newsletter giving expert tips on how to save, invest and make the most of your money, is sent every Sunday. You’re...

26.05.2024 20

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Dominic Powell

Immigration cuts only work if women have more babies. Dutton knows they won’t

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton is an unlikely disciple of the 19th-century economist Thomas Robert Malthus, the cravat-sporting, severely Anglican...

26.05.2024 10

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Jacqueline Maley

Why some AFL clubs’ recruiting ‘war chest’ won’t deliver guns

“I played with Josh Kelly who got some of the most ridiculous offers from North ... his dad played for North, and he was still able to say no.”...

26.05.2024 30

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Jake Niall

I’m terrified of running out of super. How do I prevent this?

My father was a policeman and when he retired he received a pension from the state government for the rest of his life. I’m going to retire at the...

26.05.2024 20

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Paul Benson

Don’t be fooled by record prices, crypto is still as unsafe as ever

Of all the finance-related questions I’m asked, one has popped up more than any other in recent times. It’s not one of the usual suspects,...

26.05.2024 20

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Victoria Devine

Quiche used to seem amazing, when did we become so immune to delight?

Do you remember your first time? Not sex; that would be too personal a question to ask. But life offers plenty of other “firsts”. Depending on...

25.05.2024 20

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Richard Glover

Sinking Sunak steers Tories towards iceberg as MPs jump overboard

London: It’s rarely wise to make Titanic jokes, one wag once observed, but sometimes it’s needed to break the ice. As Rishi Sunak’s stuttering...

25.05.2024 10

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Rob Harris

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