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Qatari scandal: some answers at last

Qatari scandal: some answers at last

Qatar's ''offensive'' response to the discovery of an abandoned baby left female passengers traumatised, and the nation's reputation in tatters.

  • by Deborah Snow

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Best of cartoons, October 31, 2020

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Australia commits $500m for COVID-19 vaccine for the Pacific and south-east Asia
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Australia commits $500m for COVID-19 vaccine for the Pacific and south-east Asia

Australia will pledge half a billion dollars in new foreign aid spending to help Pacific and south-east Asian countries roll out immunisation programs.

  • by Rob Harris
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Today's cartoons: The illustrated news

The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.

Cashed-up Australians squirrel away $100 billion
Australian recession

Cashed-up Australians squirrel away $100 billion

Australians have stockpiled cash in their bank accounts since the advent of the pandemic as they wait for the end of the recession.

  • by Shane Wright
Tanya Plibersek on her election shame: 'Doing my job as well as I can is the only way to atone'
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Tanya Plibersek on her election shame: 'Doing my job as well as I can is the only way to atone'

Labor’s shadow minister for education and training shares the personal cost of politics, why she is culturally Catholic and the devastation she felt after the 2019 federal election.

  • by Benjamin Law
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Trump and China force Australia to secure its defence closer to home
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Trump and China force Australia to secure its defence closer to home

Australia can no longer put all its faith in the US alliance as its best defence. It is turning to regional neighbours in what the Defence Minister calls "the most consequential realignment since World War II”.

  • by Peter Hartcher
Allan Fels says 7-Eleven's $173m wage theft bill should have been higher
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Allan Fels says 7-Eleven's $173m wage theft bill should have been higher

Allan Fels, who headed 7-Eleven's repayment scheme, said the money the chain has paid back to underpaid workers represents only a fraction of the unpaid wages.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
Australia must prepare for 'catastrophic' natural disasters amid rising threat from climate change
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Australia must prepare for 'catastrophic' natural disasters amid rising threat from climate change

The royal commission into natural disasters calls for stronger peak agencies, better warning systems and faster military deployments.

  • by David Crowe
Disability royal commission wants more time due to COVID and workload
Disability royal commission

Disability royal commission wants more time due to COVID and workload

The commissioner said the enormity of the inquiry meant they needed until September 2023 to complete the task.

  • by Rachel Clun
Australia Post seeks legal advice on Christine Holgate's contract
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Australia Post seeks legal advice on Christine Holgate's contract

Australia Post is seeking external legal advice on Christine Holgate's employment contract, amid a deepening fallout between the board and its chief executive.

  • by Lisa Visentin