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‘New Competition’? It’s protectionism with an industry policy veneer

The pandemic, the intensifying geopolitical collisions between the US and China, and the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East are reversing decades...

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Stephen Bartholomeusz

Unlicensed aged care advice could hinder your later retirement years

Older Australians and their families are being warned to be careful about seeking the help of unlicensed and unregulated advisers and consultants...

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John Collett

A stabbing, a riot, a nation divided: Albanese’s toughest test

Division is easy when a video goes viral of a young man striding toward a bishop and appearing to stab him on an altar as he falls to the floor....

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David Crowe

Belting Brad: Senate turns supermarket CEO flogging into Olympic sport

A photo finish was needed to decide the winner of the gold medal for the most ridiculous performance at a Senate Inquiry – the contenders being...

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Elizabeth Knight

Church stabbing, Bondi Junction highlight X’s failure to moderate

Extreme conservative influencer Andrew Tate is among those using footage of the Wakeley stabbing to push hateful rants and conspiracies on X, days...

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Tim Biggs

The secret to success on dating apps is economical

One in four Aussies under the age of 44 met their partner online. Oddly enough, as a 19-year-old woman, I do not know any of them. My experiences...

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Siena Fagan

Iran has given Israel licence to ‘go nuts’. But there are reasons to resist

Israel faces a dilemma of historic proportions as it decides how to respond to Iran’s weekend attack. On the one hand, the Iranian barrage of over...

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Peter Hartcher

The omnishambles that cast nobody in glory

This is how disgrace unfolds. It begins with criminal charges against a person being withdrawn, buttressing from supporters, becoming a cause...

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Harriet Alexander

Unpaid internships are one thing, but paying to work? That’s absurd

What if I told you people are paying to work? Yes, you read that right, and we need to talk about it. The most recent school term has been...

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Millie Muroi

Forensic gaze of Justice Lee left no-one unscathed in Lehrmann defamation case

The withering forensic gaze that Justice Michael Lee has brought to bear on the fraught Bruce Lehrmann defamation case leaves none of the main...

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Deborah Snow

The good, the bad and the unknown: Where to now for Rabbitohs?

A few answers, more questions, but, most crucially, at least a couple more weeks for Jason Demetriou. South Sydney fronted up when their coach...

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Dan Walsh

Schizophrenia and homelessness can be a deadly combination

News that the perpetrator of the tragic mass homicide in Bondi Junction may have had schizophrenia raises the public alarm about the danger of...

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Matthew Large

In praise of the eggcorn, the English language’s most logical mistake

Jo lived next door, a widow in her 80s, with pain and a Cairn terrier as companions. Her twilight ritual was walking the block, a patient loop...

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David Astle

Intense demands on Dees, Pies; here comes Harley: Key takeouts from round five

Cam Rayner arrived at the Brisbane Lions in 2018, the No.1 pick in the 2017 draft. Dustin Martin had just come off one of the most dominant seasons...

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Andrew Stafford

Star wars: The dirty fight between the casino and its regulator

Management dysfunction, falsification of customer welfare checks, disclosure discrepancies, a plot for a coup, and a $3.2 million theft by patrons...

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Elizabeth Knight

Lehrmann judgment will bring some comfort to sexual assault victims everywhere

He lied. The judge was clear about that – he said Bruce Lehrmann’s account of events was “risible” and “inherently implausible” and that...

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Jacqueline Maley

Why West Coast’s win was Waterman’s watershed moment

There was plenty to like about the Eagles’ first win of the season on Sunday, albeit against an injury-ravaged Richmond outfit. Elliot Yeo and...

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Paddy Sweeney

A comfortable retirement? Not on these numbers

As a recent retiree, I am pleased to have more free time on my hands. I confess, I use a chunk of that free time wondering what to do with all this...

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Paul Mcshane

Why the US dollar is setting off alarm bells around the world

Suddenly, financial markets have become highly volatile, with the escalation of Middle East hostilities and last week’s increased US inflation...

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Stephen Bartholomeusz

Coping with higher prices on smaller portions and chicken nuggets

What did people do when the price of all their grocery favourites went up and up thanks to inflation? It seems we traded-in milk, cheese, fresh...

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Rachel Clun

Four Points: Beveridge’s Bulldogs out of tune; Hawks reach a 54-year low; Blues beware

If Luke Beveridge were a musician he would confound fans. There is no way he would play the old hits to satisfy their want to sing along to...

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Peter Ryan

Iran has failed to land a punch. What happens next is in Netanyahu’s hands

Now that Israel and Iran have attacked each other’s territory directly for the first time, the world braces for the possibility of a war between...

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Peter Hartcher

New Zealand no longer the lions’ den as Australian stocks rise

The ‘Lions phenomenon’ may be helping Australia’s Super Rugby contingent with the Rebels uncovering a new rising star. There have been 12...

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Paul Cully

You can now short Donald Trump, but should you?

When Donald Trump’s social media company listed on the US sharemarket last week, the former president’s net worth jumped by $US4.6 billion...

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William Bennett

Want to take up running? You might be having an identity crisis

So, you’ve decided to take up running, eh? Well, as someone who has, and still does at various times, let me be your tour guide to running in the...

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Brandon Jack

A friendship that lights the way

Exactly 10 years ago, 12 of us, four Jews, four Christians and four Muslims, men and women, went on a pilgrimage, led by a rabbi, a Catholic priest...

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John Dupuche

Why are men randomly punching women in New York?

New York: Before her trip to New York a few weeks ago, Lisa Pires, a South African living in Amsterdam, encountered a series of videos on TikTok in...

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Ginia Bellafante

Why Iran’s latest attack should give Australia pause for thought on AUKUS

Iran’s direct attack on Israel that is currently unfolding is more than a regional challenge. It will test the resolve of the United States at a...

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David Livingstone

‘Books will be written’: Judgment day in Lehrmann defamation case

After millions of dollars in legal costs, dozens of witnesses and a high-profile trial streamed live on YouTube, a Federal Court judge is set to...

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Michaela Whitbourn

Why the Coalition’s super-for-housing plan is a terrible idea

For several years now, the Coalition has insisted that if we want more Australians to own their own homes, we should be allowing people to access...

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Victoria Devine

The bidding war for Richmond’s fabulous Baker boy

Liam Baker met with both West Coast and Fremantle in 2022, before he decided to remain with Richmond, where he had played in premierships in 2019...

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Jake Niall

Struggling Schuster vows to fight back after Manly blow

Troubled Manly star Josh Schuster has vowed to fight back after being tapped on the shoulder by the Sea Eagles six months before his rich contract...

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Danny Weidler

Pets are pricey, let’s not pussyfoot around

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...

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Dominic Powell

‘It stuns even me’: Could this visionary cure blindness?

Professor Gerard Sutton is one of Australia’s foremost ophthalmic surgeons. He and the consortium he co-founded – Bienco – have just received...

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Peter Fitzsimons

Elbows are out in Tickle v Giggle, but there’s no funny bone

The problem with identities is that they’re like … elbows. Everybody has them. And like elbows on an aeroplane armrest, they sometimes battle...

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Parnell Palme Mcguinness

MONA shows why lost boys find #MeToo anti-men

On one reading, Jason Lau, the man who successfully challenged the discriminatory sexism of the “Ladies Only” lounge at the Museum of Old and New...

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Jacqueline Maley

I don’t want to be a landlord, so what do I do with my property proceeds?

I’m about to return to Australia after 20 years of expat living, working, and investing. My wife and I have two properties unencumbered in...

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Paul Benson

The running debate on doping that’s lasted four decades

In 1977, East German sprinter and 400m runner Marita Koch-Meier (nee Koch) started her ascent towards an athletic immortality, of sorts. That year,...

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Darren Kane

How Sicily’s mafia is tightening its grip on the economy

Sicily’s tourist hot spots are living an economic boom thanks to shows like HBO’s The White Lotus, which put the island’s breathtaking vistas...

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Rachel Sanderson

How to live better now we’re living longer

Longevity has become a buzzword that’s almost as hot as sustainability and AI in some circles – and it’s not just about old age. Our life...

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Bec Wilson

Building a flower bed: how hard can it be?

I’ve had some free time to rest lately and naturally decided to ruin it by attempting a DIY project. I wasn’t too ambitious. In fact, I chose a...

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James Colley

Why the crackdown on ‘killer’ deals is no silver bullet

Australia has long been a land of oligopolies – industries dominated by a few companies. From banking, to airlines, to supermarkets, to insurers,...

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Clancy Yeates

The clever everyday objects that will baffle future historians

One of the curiosities of recent history is how many objects once had secondary uses that are now on the verge of being forgotten. For example, a...

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Richard Glover

Hate property developers? It’s high time you stopped

We don’t dislike the doctors and nurses who bring us health services. Or the farmers who bring usfood. I could go on with other examples – you get...

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Tony Richards

Done right, the future is more than just wind turbines and solar fields

Australia’s future as a renewable energy superpower, if we get there, is about far more than the deployment and export of renewable energy or even...

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Nick O&x27Malley

Feeling stuck in your job? Here’s how to break free

Are you feeling stuck in your job at the moment? I’m sure it took you less than a second to answer that question, and if so, it’s completely...

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Téa Angelos

When your wife asks if her clothes look good, there’s really only one correct answer

It’s a universal truth that telling the truth is commonly accepted as the right and noble thing to do. We routinely describe good people as...

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Thomas Mitchell

The PM has a grand plan for your future. Will it be a Utopia?

If you’d been wondering what Anthony Albanese had in mind for a second term in power, he whipped off the tarpaulin on Thursday and gave us a...

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Peter Hartcher

Liberatore, Bulldogs fall over as Bombers romp away

Shortly before the end of Essendon’s surprise - and surprisingly emphatic - win over the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium on Friday night,...

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Greg Baum

Now hiring: Part-time AI chatbot tutors, no experience necessary

After her second child was born, Chelsea Becker took an unpaid, year of leave from her full-time job as a flight attendant. After watching a video...

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Yiwen Lu

Why one good idea could save your languishing career

Feeling stuck is perhaps the most common career problem. Feeling that our career is no longer flowing freely or that we are trapped somehow can be...

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Jim Bright

How to game Qantas’ new frequent flyer program

Just hours after my column last week on the probable design of the new Qantas frequent flyer scheme, the details were announced, and the program...

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Nicole Pedersen-Mckinnon

Suffer the little children. It is ever the way, from Rwanda to Gaza

The child sat on a rock and smiled. The smile spread across his little face, dusted with the grey volcanic ash that coated everything in his...

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Tony Wright

‘How did we do?’ Companies are getting clingy, but Bunnings is the worst

You know what’s a bit off? Going on a date with someone new, then them ringing you for three days running to see how you enjoyed yourself. Or if...

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Jo Stubbings

Why is Trump Bible bashing? Because even his religious faithful are about to be shocked

As Donald Trump, the first president ever indicted, faces justice in a Manhattan courtroom, he is channelling his inner Aaron Burr, the first vice...

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Bruce Wolpe

Murder, a televised chase and the Kardashian dynasty: The O.J. Simpson saga was a unique American moment

New York: A dog’s plaintive wail. A courtroom couplet-turned-cultural catchphrase about gloves. A judge and attorneys who became media darlings...

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Ted Anthony

How to escape the soul-crushing cycle of micromanagement

You’re sitting at your desk, writing your 76th email for the morning, when you feel it – your boss lurking over your shoulder as you put the...

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Shelley Johnson

Lions and their crying shame

As Hawthorn’s Jack Ginnivan lined up to kick a goal against Collingwood in Adelaide last week, he winked at Scott Pendlebury. The context barely...

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Greg Baum

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