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US vice president is expected to smooth relations between Washington and Canberra after Januarys strained phone call between Trump and Turnbull North Korea, the war in Syria and trade are all expected to be discussed during US vice president Mike Pences whirlwind weekend visit to Australia. Americas second most powerful man met Malcolm Turnbull in […]

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Police say surfboard will be analysed after third person killed in shark attack in Western Australia in less than a year Authorities have so far failed to identify the shark that bit the leg of a 17-year-old Western Australian girl, who West Australian reported him as saying. We made it clear in opposition that we […]

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From inner-city apartments to suburban cottages or a few acres in the rainforest, the answer depends on where youre buying With talk of the Sydney and Melbourne housing markets racing away from prices in other cities and regions, we decided to ask: what can you buy in Australia for a cool million dollars? From inner-city […]

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Almost anyone can use the worldwide web to be a media outlet, so how will we differentiate between truth, myth and lies? Australias two largest legacy media organisations recently announced big cuts to their journalistic staff. Many editorial positions, perhaps up to 120,

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After a startling encounter with a cuttlefish, Australian philosopher Peter Godfrey-Smith set out to explore the mysterious lives of cephalopods. He was left asking: why do such smart creatures live such a short time? Inches above the seafloor of Sydneys Cabbage Tree Bay, with the proximity made possible by several millimetres of neoprene and a […]

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In an extract from his new Quarterly Essay, David Marr finds that One Nation voters are richer, more urban and more liberal than you might expect. But they are profoundly nostalgic, display an unusual gloom and share a vehemently anti-government streak Australia came late to the game. Since 1948, Americans have been polled after each […]

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Our photographer hits the road with seasoned storm chasers in the Northern Territory to track down some of the regions famous lightning storms Im standing on a dirt track somewhere in the wilds of Australias Darwin storm chaser who has led me here. Reluctantly, I agree. The Top End is one of the worlds most […]

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In this excerpt from the book They Cannot Take the Sky, Benjamin talks about his years detained on Nauru, and his undying hopes for the future Benjamin was taken to Nauru in 2013 with his family. He told the first part of this story on Christmas Day 2014. He is still on Nauru. You just […]

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Weve travelled two-thirds of the way to the south pole, seen an incredible display and were home for breakfast, says organiser The first commercial flight to view the Flight passenger captures the Aurora Australis. Our lives are forever altered by this incredible experience and we are eternally grateful to have been a part of this […]

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The stigma attached to unemployment can be dangerous. We should all think before we judge people who are struggling with trying to find work Last year I made a decision Id been struggling with for a few years: I walked away from the business I was running, the business Id sacrificed most of my 20s […]

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