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02
Sep

Australia’s military involvement in Iraq is legal – for now

The humanitarian missions by the Royal Australian Air Force in Iraq are in accordance with international law, despite a confusing statement by Iraq’s ambassador to Australia, Mouayed Saleh.

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02
Sep

Economic outlook in Australia remains murky

The picture of the Australian economy painted by the latest data is murky.

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02
Sep

When foreign fighters return: managing terrorists behind bars

The government’s mooted legislation to tackle returning foreign fighters will undoubtedly make it easier to detect and prosecute those involved in terrorism overseas.

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02
Sep

Did Qantas bet the house on the wrong planes?

When Qantas posted a A$2.8 billion loss – the highest in the airline’s history – last week, one critical point was that $2.6 billion came from a write-down of the value of the aircraft in the Qantas international fleet, as it plans to to split its domestic and international arms.

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01
Sep

Creating a better health system: lessons from the United States

For decades Australians have seen health care in the United States as the archetypal example of how not to do it.

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Siobhan Tobin and Chris Hadfield. Image: David Paterson, ANU.
30
Aug

ANU student meets singing astronaut

ANU student Siobhan Tobin has met one of her heroes, astronaut Chris Hadfield, during his whirlwind visit to Canberra.

Filed under: Science, Students

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29
Aug

Menzies, a failure by today’s rules, ran a budget to build the nation

Robert Menzies left Australia in far worse financial shape than he found it, at least according to current treasurer Joe Hockey’s favourite debt and deficit benchmark.

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29
Aug

Bitcoin ruling still doesn’t answer which country has the right to tax

It’s been about five years since bitcoin emerged online, claiming to be the world’s first digital cryptocurrency.

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Former Prime Minister Paul Keating and Chancellor Gareth Evans at the Launch of   Inside the Hawke-Keating Government: A Cabinet Diary. Photo by Stuart Hay.
27
Aug

Paul Keating launches Gareth Evans book at ANU

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating has visited the ANU to launch the Cabinet diaries of Chancellor Professor Gareth Evans, AC QC, about the early years of the Hawke-Keating Labor government.

Filed under: ANU, Public policy

Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan speaking at the ANU.
27
Aug

Former Japan PM moved and shocked by words of Indigenous Australians

Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has revealed at an ANU public lecture that he was left moved and shocked by words spoken to him by traditional Indigenous land owners.

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