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The Conversation

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For first homebuyers, it’s Labor’s Help to Buy versus the Coalition’s New Home Guarantee. Which is better?

Each side is offering something for first homebuyers this election, but the nature of the support is quite different.

What’s an LRAD? Explaining the ‘sonic weapons’ police use for crowd control and communication

At vaccine mandate protests in Canberra last week, police used powerful loud-hailing devices called Long-Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs) to address protesters.

Stadiums, bushfires and a pandemic: how will Gladys Berejiklian will be remembered as premier?

Gladys Berejiklian will be remembered as premier of NSW for her resilience, level-headedness, and the ICAC investigation that toppled her.

Contrasting NSW and Victoria lockdown coverage reveals much about the politics of COVID – and the media

Media coverage of the first few days of the COVID-19 outbreak in NSW has been different from that of the most recent lockdown in Victoria.

Barnaby Joyce ousts Michael McCormack to regain Nationals leadership

Barnaby Joyce has removed Michael McCormack to seize back his old job of Nationals leader, automatically making him deputy prime minister.

The AFR’s 2021 Rich List shows we’re not all in this together

While the financial well-being of everyday Australians has been hit hard by COVID-19, it’s quite the opposite at the top end of town.
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