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Bombshell Harry and Meghan interview reignites republic debate

Australians rejected the last referendum to make the country a republic, but former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has a plan to get it over the line next time.

Government

US still reels from the deadly consequences of 'alternative facts'

As Joe Biden is sworn in as president, the hate, division and conspiracy theories will swirl for years.

COVID-19

Is it curtains for Clive? What COVID means for populism in Australia

Given Clive Palmer's love of publicity stunts and populist policies, one might be tempted to see him as a miniature, Antipodean Donald Trump - but that would be misleading.

News

Why can’t some people admit defeat when they lose?

Tradition dictates the losing US presidential candidate concedes defeat. Why hasn’t Donald Trump done that?

News

What hope do we have? Millennials are history’s most disillusioned generation

Millennials are more disillusioned than any other generation in history, says a new study from the Centre for the Future of Democracy at the University of Cambridge.

COVID-19

Have our governments become too powerful during COVID-19?

While Australians seem broadly supportive of heavy-handed government control in times of crisis, there are concerns about the long-term implications of these measures.

COVID-19

Australians get a pat on the back and more support announced in government addresses

The Prime Minister, the Labor leader and state leaders addressed the nation this morning on the social and economic impacts of COVID-19, including where we’re at and where we’re headed.

COVID-19

Thanks to coronavirus, Scott Morrison will become a significant prime minister

The most perilous peacetime challenge the country has faced in living memory means Mr Morrison could be destined to be a significant Australian prime minister. Does he deserve this accolade?

Community

What if Australia was a town of 100: Ipsos report

Each year, Ipsos undertakes research with over a million Australians to learn (within known margins of error) about sentiments across the wider population.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Calls to sack Centrelink minister

Minister for government services Stuart Robert is in the hot seat after being spotted baptising tourists in Israel when he was supposed to be sitting in parliament.

News

Shockingly few people trust our politicians: ANU study

Only one in four Australians have any faith in their political leaders and institutions, according to the latest Australian Election Study, placing Australia’s satisfaction in the democratic system at its lowest point since the constitutional crisis of the 1970s.

News

Australians are paying for the Libs’ denialist ways: former PM

‘The Liberal Party has just proved itself incapable of dealing with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in any sort of systematic way,’ says former PM.

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