Albanese defends social activism by businesses

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese will take the side of big business in the argument over corporate activism, when he addresses a Business Council of Australia forum today.The issue has blown up afte...

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Robo-debt class action could deliver justice for tens of thousands of Australians instead of mere hundreds

The announcement by Gordon Legal of a class action to compensate victims of the government’s so-called robo-debt scheme is welcome, perhaps even groundbreaking.Standing alongside class action li...

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Media polarisation dangerous for democracy and for science: Sinodinos

Arthur Sinodinos: “One of the dangerous trends has been that the media itself has become a battleground".AAP/Mick TsikasArthur Sinodinos, former minister and Australia’s ambassador-designa...

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Politics with Michelle Grattan: Arthur Sinodinos with some reflections and advice

Arthur Sinodinos will soon leave the Senate, and early next year take up the position of Australian ambassador in Washington. A former staffer and one-time public servant as well as a former minister...

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XXX Neon Sign review: embodied performance about working in a Brisbane porno shop

Adelaide composer Dan Thorpe wrote and performed this piece of 'composed theatre'.Jason Tavener/BIFEM 2019Review: XXX Neon Sign, composed by Dan Thorpe, Rumpus TheatreMore than perhaps any other instr...

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Apple Arcade and Google Stadia aim to offer frictionless game streaming, if your NBN plan can handle it

Google's Stadia will be available through the Google Chrome web browser, on smartphones, smart televisions, tablets, and through Chromecast.dronepicr/Wikimedia Commons, CC BYTwo of the biggest tech co...

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian avoids a spill but remains in troubled waters

Gladys Berejiklian has seen off a spill motion, but NSW politics remains a hotbed of discontent.AAP/James Gourley“How good is Gladys Berejiklian?” Prime Minister Scott Morrison asked a ju...

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The rise of 'eco-anxiety': climate change affects our mental health, too

People who have been affected by extreme weather events might experience mental health issues.From shutterstock.comThis story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 n...

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Climate change deniers are dangerous - they don't deserve a place on our site

Giving climate change deniers a voice on our site contributes to a stalled public discourse.At The Conversation we’ve recently vowed to improve our climate change coverage, and part of that mean...

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'An insult' – politicians sing the praises of the cashless welfare card, but those forced to use it disagree

The grey cashless debit card cannot be used at any alcohol or gambling outlet, nor used to withdraw cash.www.shutterstock.com“This is a bit controversial, we know that,” deputy prime minis...

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As pressure on Iran mounts, there is little room for quiet diplomacy to free detained Australians

Former Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has offered to help free three detained Australians in Iran, but the attacks on Saudi oil facilities have made the situation vastly more complicated.Stringer/EPAAu...

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The gloves are off: 'predatory' climate deniers are a threat to our children

A child jumps from a rock outcrop into a lagoon in the low-lying Pacific island of Tuvalu.AAP/Mick TsikasIn this age of rapidly melting glaciers, terrifying megafires and ever more puissant hurricanes...

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Civilization: The Way We Live Now – powerful, troubling photographs of a crowded planet and uncertain future

Cyril Porchet, Swiss born 1984, Untitled 2014 from the series Crowd, inkjet print 139.0 x 169.0 x 3.5 cm.© Cyril PorchetIn 1955, an enormous photographic exhibition, The Family of Man, challenged...

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Keeping the city cool isn't just about tree cover – it calls for a commons-based climate response

Where’s the shade? Trees are not an immediate or whole answer to keeping cool.Cameron Tonkinwise, Author providedThis story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 2...

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University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Professor Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the slowing economy, and how the government plans to prevent a possible recession. They also talk about Channel 9, which has come under fire from its newspaper journalists for hosting a fundraiser for the Liberal party.

Authors: The Conversation

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