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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Gautam Adani are still resolved to press ahead with the Carmichael mine, with taxpayers’ help. AAP Image/Cameron Laird

Why are we still pursuing the Adani Carmichael mine?

Following the ABC's Four Corners program 'Digging into Adani', the question that remains is: why is the project still being pursued at all?
From Pericles to Trump, a good speech has been an integral part of the democratic process. William Chew/Flickr

In an age of rhetoric, Australian politics is missing the American flair

Australian politicians – unlike their American counterparts – have largely abandoned the art of stirring speeches. Good rhetoric doesn't equal good policy, but at least it's evidence of imaginative thinking.
Polls show Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten locked in a tight race as the election campaign nears its end. Mick Tsikas/AAP

How political opinion polls affect voter behaviour

When the everyday punter sees or hears opinion polls, many might believe that their fellow punters are indeed evenly split on their voting intentions.