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Slanguage and ‘dinky di’ Aussie talk in elections

Co-written with Kate Burridge Bill Shorten’s been telling us he wants to give Australians a “fair go”. Malcolm Turnbull has decried Labor for an “assault on the Australian spirit”. Of course, they’re not…
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The linguistic dirt on that dirty little word tax

The word tax (and words derived from it like taxable, taxpayer etc) loomed large in Scott Morrison’s budget speech – 79 mentions in fact. Tax figured less prominently in Labor’s reply (27 mentions) – but…