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Malcolm Turnbull said what happened in South Australia should be a ‘wake-up call’. Scott Gelston/AAP

Turnbull turns South Australia crisis into row over renewables

Maybe it was because he was in Tasmania and somewhat out of things. Or perhaps he was so intent on the political point he was about to make that he didn’t think the situation through. For whatever reason…
Adelaide goes dark after wild storms caused the entire state’s power to fail. AAP Image/David Mariuz

What caused South Australia’s state-wide blackout?

South Australia is recovering from a state-wide blackout, and fingers are pointing at the state's renewable energy industry and climate change.
If Tony Abbott is disappointed by the failure to choose Japan to build Australia’s new submarines, the only one he can blame is himself. AAP/Ben Macmahon

Submarines decision ultimately shows the merits of partisan debate on defence

Like oil and water, party politics and good defence policy are presumed not to mix. And the process to buy Australia's next fleet of submarines has been all about party politics.

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