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Queenslanders embraced Greens because they saw politics was broken, says Adam Bandt

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Far from being “inherently conservative”, as the political class assumed them to be, Queenslanders in fact went into the federal election with a “better understanding that politics was broken”, according to Greens lea...

We GPs are under immense strain because there aren’t enough of us

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The paediatrician Robin Davies is correct to identify the challenges facing general practice, but fails to identify that the single biggest obstacle is insufficient size of workforce (Letters, 6 June). During the pand...

Why do polling firms like YouGov tweak polls? Because they are scared of being wrong

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Election polling is a tough business. My former YouGov colleague Chris Curtis let the cat out of the company’s bag today. On Twitter, he detailed how the team second-guessed their own polls showing a shrinking Tory le...

Why was the jubilee a success? Because republicans had nothing as jolly to offer

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Scanning the jubilee press coverage, the Buckingham Palace media teams must have allowed themselves a glow of satisfaction. The four days passed off more successfully than perhaps they might have feared. Her Majesty w...

Turkey rebrands as Türkiye, because other name is for the birds

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Turkey’s government has sent a letter to the United Nations formally requesting that it be referred to as Türkiye, the state-run news agency has reported. The move is seen as part of a push by Ankara to rebrand the co...

When people use foodbanks, it’s not because they’ve lost their copy of Nigella

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Spare a thought for the Conservative MP Lee Anderson, who has spent the past few days single-handedly trying to solve Britain’s cost of living crisis with very little thanks. It all started after he stated in the Comm...

Coalition criticises Labor’s housing policy because government could profit from price rises

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The finance minister, Simon Birmingham, says Australians don’t want Anthony Albanese at the table with them sharing equity in their homes after Labor announced a policy to make homeownership more affordable for low an...

Christian Porter’s barrister should not have been barred from case because friend of accuser ‘wishes him ill’, court told

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Christian Porter’s high-profile barrister should not have been barred from acting for the former attorney general in his defamation case against the ABC because a close friend of his accuser “wishes him ill”, the fede...

‘Unnecessary and irresponsible’? No – barristers are striking because justice is being denied

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According to the justice secretary, Dominic Raab, like thousands of my fellow criminal barristers I am taking part in an “unnecessary and irresponsible strike” that will “cause delays for victims and the wider public”...

Russia can only afford its war in Ukraine because Britain helped raise the cash

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Boris Johnson is congratulating himself on doing so much to help Ukraine, but Britain is like a doctor treating a patient is symptoms after causing the infection in the first place. The weapons shipments are crucial, ...

Lost in translation: is research into species being missed because of a language barrier?

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Valeria Ramírez Castañeda, a Colombian biologist, spends her time in the Amazon studying how snakes eat poisonous frogs without getting ill. Although her findings come in many shapes and sizes, in her years as a resea...

Why the left may win out soon because young women don’t toe the line

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Our lives are shaped by the genes, and increasingly the wealth, we inherit from our parents. But there’s also a lot of research showing that parents pass something else on to us – politics. Why did it take the convuls...

Prison is no place for people with mental illnesses. I know because I was in one

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I arrived on the same day as Maria. She was shy, withdrawn and reminded me of a fragile bird as she leaned over her hot drink to keep warm. We would talk in the garden, the only place to find any peace, and fantasise ...

Pandemic-driven early retirement isn’t a silver lining when it’s because of ill health

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One of the lasting legacies of this pandemic is that almost half-a-million workers are missing from the labour market. This increase in inactivity – people neither working nor looking for work – is why our employment ...

Why the panic among Boris Johnson’s allies? Because they know Brexit is unravelling

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Did something change this month? Having proclaimed the Brexit referendum triumph of 2016 as the unique achievement of Boris Johnson and praised his historic success in the election three years later with the slogan “g...

Young country diary: The sky is amazing because anyone can enjoy it

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The sky. You might think it is useless and just there, however it is one of the most fascinating sights ever! When I wake up, I eagerly scramble out of my comfy bed, leap towards my window and yank open my curtains ju...

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