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The exclusion of China from the TPP comes from the dominance of protectionist interests, such as the US agricultural sector. Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

Oh no, we forgot about China - the flaw at the centre of the TPP

If the Trans-Pacific Partnership was really about economic growth, it would include China, rather than deliberately locking it out.
Fanfiction: all it takes is to imagine a story beyond the canonical work. Kristina Alexanderson/flickr

Explainer: what is fanfiction?

Fanfiction is nebulous, confusing and often mocked. It's also explosively popular. So what is it?
EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

Corbyn’s radical defence policies

Jeremy Corbyn is an interesting chap. He doesn’t look all that dangerous, but he seems to have frightened the life out of the British establishment, not to mention his own political party. True, some would…
The dawn of a reborn emissions trading scheme led by South Australia is not as unfeasible as Premier Jay Weatherill suggests. Adam Trevorrow/Wikimedia Commons

As China launches a national emissions trading scheme, Australian states threaten to go back to the future

Australia used to have state-based emissions trading schemes, before they were ditched in favour of the now-abandoned national one. State premiers might say there's no way to resurrect them, but there is.
New Assistant Minister for Innovation, Wyatt Roy, has his sights set on Silicon Valley. AAP Image/Lukas Coch for Buzzfeed

Startup nation: the rhetoric and the reality

The new Assistant Minister for Innovation, Wyatt Roy, wants to promote tech start-ups in Australia. But is that such a prudent policy?
Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced pledged to adopt a national emissions trading scheme from 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS/AAP

China announces national emissions trading scheme – experts react

China, the world's biggest greenhouse emitter, will set up a national emissions trading scheme beginning in 2017. Our experts react to the announcement, made during President Xi Jinping's US state visit.
David Leyonhjelm is chairing the Senate inquiry into ‘Personal Choice and Community Impacts’. AAP/Sam Mooy

Is the minimal state a reasonable response to the nanny state?

We don’t know what will come out of the Senate inquiry into the 'nanny state', but we do have some idea about what Australia would look like based on libertarian principles.

When worlds collide

The meeting between the leaders of China and the United States has rapidly become the gold standard for set-piece diplomatic extravaganzas. Xi Jinping and Barack Obama are, after all, the two most powerful…
Andrew Hastie retained the federal seat of Canning for the government at a byelection on the weekend. AAP/Richard Wainwright

The wash-up from the Canning byelection

What did we learn from the Canning byelection campaign? What are the result’s implications for both the new Turnbull government and the Labor opposition?
The Liberal Party created a narrative for candidate Andrew Hastie that helped reduce the role of national politics in the byelection. AAP/Rebecca Le May

Countdown to Canning byelection: interview with Poll Bludger William Bowe

Political analyst Natalie Mast speaks with "The Poll Bludger" William Bowe about what Monday's leadership spill will mean for Saturday's Canning byelection.
Liberal candidate Andrew Hastie has campaigned strongly on local issues. Richard Wainwright/AAP

Speaking with: the Poll Bludger William Bowe on the Canning byelection

Natalie Mast spoke with William Bowe about what the leadership spill means for the Canning byelection, which looms as a test of both new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.
Reuters/Murad Sezer

The geography of compassion

Are some countries more compassionate than others when it comes to taking in the victims of conflict and chaos? To judge from the numbers, one might be forgiven for thinking so. Of the four million registered…

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