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

Darren England/AAPWhat can we make of Clive Palmer? This week, he announced his United Australia Party (UAP) would not contest the upcoming West Australian state election on March 13. After a di...

Could This Be The Quietest Massage Gun Ever?

Is it possible to have the quietest and more effective massage gun at an affordable price? Want answers with some facts? Read on. Back in 2019, I used to watch my friends pro league voll...

Trump is impeached again in historic vote. Now Republicans must decide the future of their party

Jim Lo Scalzo/EPAIn a historic vote today, Donald Trump became the only US president to be impeached twice. By a margin of 232–197, the Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives voted...

How China is controlling the COVID origins narrative — silencing critics and locking up dissenters

Just over a year has gone by since the novel coronavirus first emerged[1] in the Chinese city of Wuhan and the world still has many questions about where and how it originated. The World Hea...

Why is it so offensive to say 'all lives matter'?

Mick Tsikas/AAPThis week acting Australian Prime Minister Michael McCormack uttered a controversial phrase. Defending previous comments in which he compared the Capitol riots to the Black Lives M...

You could break espionage laws on social media without realising it

www.shutterstock.comDid you know you could be charged with spying if you connect with someone who turns out to be a foreign spy on LinkedIn?Apparently, not enough of us do. Australia’s dome...

No, Twitter is not censoring Donald Trump. Free speech is not guaranteed if it harms others

Alex Brandon/APThe recent storming of the US Capitol has led a number of social media platforms to remove President Donald Trump’s account. In the case of Twitter, the ban is permanent. Oth...

With COVID-19 mutating and surging, NZ urgently needs to tighten border controls

GettyImagesThe global COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying, with more infectious variants of the virus, and more rapid spread, especially in countries such as the US and UK. This deterioration has m...

World

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

Darren England/AAPWhat can we make of Clive Palmer? This week, he announced his United Australia Party (UAP) would not contest the upcoming West Australian state election on March 13. After a dismal showing in the October 2019 Qu...

Could This Be The Quietest Massage Gun Ever?

Is it possible to have the quietest and more effective massage gun at an affordable price? Want answers with some facts? Read on. Back in 2019, I used to watch my friends pro league volleyball games and I’ve seen how on...

Times Business

Government funds are not 'taxpayer money' — media and politicians should stop confusing the two

www.shutterstock.comRhetoric plays an important role in tax debate and therefore tax policy. If your side manages to gain traction in the public imagination with labels such as “death tax&r...

Indonesia's aviation safety has improved, but a lot remains to be done

Workers disinfect parts of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 recovered from the waters off Jakarta, Indonesia, January 10 2021.Tatan Syuflana/APThe Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 disaster serves as a warning fo...

Enjoy them while you can? The ecotourism challenge facing Australia's favourite islands

Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.Greg Brave/ShutterstockI fell for Kangaroo Island from my first visit. I recall standing on a headland on the island’s southern coast, nea...

What's at stake for NZ in Australia’s case against China at the World Trade Organisation?

www.shutterstock.comWith the relationship between China and Australia souring in the past six months, New Zealand’s response will need to be nuanced and careful, but also principled.First a...

Would China's 'bastards' buy a mine from him?

Colourful mining magnate Clive Palmer’s political ambitions appear to be in tatters. But what of his multibillion-dollar legal ambitions? On Sunday he announced his United Australia Party wi...

Highly skilled Black African professionals on racial microaggressions at work

Highly skilled Black African professionals report experiences of racial microaggressions at work are common and are expressed in a variety of ways. My recent study published in the British Jour...

There's something to gain in the space between home and work

For many of us, one of the upsides of 2020 was being freed from the grind of the daily commute. For the 40% of the workforce able to “telecommute[1]”, COVID-19 social distancing measures...

The dirty business of doing deals with Myanmar's military

Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP Myanmar’s transition from five decades of military rule is a work in progress. Despite the junta’s formal dissolution in 2010, the release of political prisoners inclu...

Politics

ASEAN Australia Virtual Summit

PRIME MINISTER: Well thank you very much, Prime Minister Phúc, and thank you to your Excellencies and Your Majesty for the opportunity for Australia to join with you today, our ASEAN frien...

Prime Minister's interview with Allison Langdon, Today

ALLISON LANGDON: A very good morning to you, PM. There is lots to get to this morning. But first, as we just heard from Karl, it's a day for us all to reflect and remember those we lost. ...

Prime Minister Interview with David Koch

DAVID KOCH: Prime Minister Scott Morrison joins me now from Canberra. Prime Minister, I appreciate your time this morning.  KOCH: Big night of the Budget.  PRIME MINISTER: Good morning ...

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