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Kevin gets canned

All politics is local. It’s a cliché but one that never goes out of style. Malcolm Turnbull’s unwillingness to endorse Kevin Rudd for the world’s top diplomatic post, the secretary-general of the United…
Photos of beaming young asylum-seekers with their families aboard HMAS Adelaide in October 2001 told a completely different story to the government’s spurious ‘children overboard’ claims. Courtesy Project SafeCom, Jack H Smit.

Friday essay: worth a thousand words – how photos shape attitudes to refugees

Images move us to act – as this week's episode of Four Corners has shown. Our government has gone to great lengths to suppress photos that humanise asylum seekers – but when they seep out, empathy is aroused.
Dysplasia of the hips is more likely where they baby has less space - like when they come out upside down (breech). from www.shutterstock.com.au

Is hip dysplasia in my newborn something to worry about?

Developmental dysplasia of the hip is a chronic condition present from early childhood which can cause permanent disability if not identified and treated early.
Asthma affects different children in different ways. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Do kids grow out of childhood asthma?

One of the biggest issues in treating asthma is patients not taking their medications correctly.
Apart from the many, densely packed strangers readily available for slaughter, there was the added symbolism of the day itself. EPA/Olivier Aringo

The Nice attack and the corrosive effects of anxiety

With the Nice attack and other terrorist events continuing to occur, the freedoms built on trust and confidence may not be sustainable.
EPA/Ritchie B. Tongo

South China Sea: China waives the rules

China has no legal basis for its territorial claims in the South China Sea. The ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, an arm of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea…
How well did our experts’ predictions match the results at the ballot box? AAP/Richard Wainwright

State of the states: what were the issues and seats that mattered in Australia’s state and territories?

We reconvened our State of the states experts to respond to the results of the 2016 federal election.
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Chilcot’s lessons for Australia

So now we know. Saddam Hussein didn’t present an imminent threat. He could have been contained. He didn’t have any weapons of mass destruction. And the consequences of the invasion were profoundly underestimated…
AAP/Kim Christian

WA-xit: history beckons

People all over the world are overthrowing oppressive and unrepresentative bureaucracies. Old orders are collapsing and new ones are bursting forth to take their place in an unstoppable surge of people…

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