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Peter Martin Limiting the amount anyone could contribute out of their own money into tax-advantaged super on top of employer contributions was never retrospective, but those who thought it was can relax. The government is imposing a limit by another means.
Daniel Flitton Pauline Hanson's first speech as a senator is maddeningly thick with selective statistics, wild assertions and untested claims, but a handful of howlers stand out.
Stephanie Peatling Political activism is not retweeting a petition about the live cattle trade while watching an episode of The Bachelor.
Michael Gordon Bill Shorten presented himself as a champion of reform but how could he be taken seriously if he was seen to condone Sam Dastyari's bewildering stupidity?
Clementine Ford Brock Turner deserves to be made a pariah, but violent vigilantism diminishes the aim of ending rape culture, writes Clem Ford.
Philip Wen China has accused Australia of bowing to protectionist sentiment for blocking the Ausgrid bid, as well as for an earlier decision against a Chinese-led consortium to buy cattle company Kidman & Co.
Matthew Knott A proposal designed to delay and divide is doing exactly that. And conservatives are loving it.
Tony Wright Mathias Cormann, when he offered up his "wibble wobble, jelly on a plate" line on Monday, surely had a hotter verse from that annoying nursery rhyme on the tip of his tongue.
Malcolm Mackerras A blatant act of collusion between the two biggest political parties in Australia will fall apart.
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ARTIST Carly Marchment is determined not to let her disability define her.
National Police Remembrance Day held at Taree Baptist Church
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Gardening with George in Whyalla, SA