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The economic slow down means the Coalition will either abandon its promise of increasing budget surpluses and increase government spending — on infrastructure for instance — to stimulate the economy or it will double down on its commitment to a surplus, necessitating spending cuts. Its track record suggests the latter, writes Graham Mathews.

This year will be forever etched in our collective memories as the year Labor lost what was widely seen as the unlosable federal election.

More support services may not have saved Courtney Herron’s life. But surely she, and other vulnerable people, have a right to expect more support, writes Sue Bull.

The Indian left is facing tough challenges following the reelection of Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

In his latest column, Barry Sheppard explores the history of the US Espionage Act, from World War 1 to the war on the public's right to know.

Could you be described as being “non-faith”? The newly re-elected Coalition government has a law in mind for you, writes Barry Healy.

3CR Community Radio in Melbourne is holding its annual radiothon to raise essential funds.

Everyone who met Deguefe Odysseas Hailu, who passed away after a short period of illness on May 22, remembers him as a quietly spoken and gentle person.

Big Brother is watching.

It is bad enough that our rulers insist on pushing ahead on a course so disastrous that when a new report says human civilisation could end by 2050, you think “that’s optimistic” as you just saw another report saying the Arctic is melting so rapidly the scientists trying to measure it keep losing their tools, but, honestly, do they need to be so fucking smug about it?

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