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Australian banks’ capital levels must be ‘unquestionably strong’, according to the Financial Systems Inquiry. AAP/Dean Lewins

APRA fiddles on bank risk while Rome burns

Some argue, determinedly and erroneously, that when functioning correctly bank capital levels are almost magical things.
Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

US president shoots the messengers. SAD!

Even those of us who didn’t have high hopes about what a Trump presidency might look like in practice have been astounded by his incompetence, ignorance and refusal or inability to confront reality. As…
A rocket carrying the NBN’s Sky Muster II satellite. Perhaps one day Australia might have more direct involvement in space activities. AAP Image/National Broadband Network

Why it’s time for Australia to launch its own space agency

An Australian Space Agency could capitalise on our history working with NASA and the ESA and boost our entry into the expanding commercial space industry.
Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

Trump triggers overdue policy debate

Whatever else Donald Trump’s election may have done, it’s had at least one welcome effect: it has finally sparked a long-overdue debate about the possible costs and benefits of Australia’s most important…
Protesters against the Roe 8 project make their voices heard outside WA Premier Colin Barnett’s office. Beeliar Wetlands Supporter

Three ingredients for running a successful environmental campaign

Campaigners in Perth are fighting the destruction of bushland for a new highway. They have two of three historically important factors on their side.
Louis XIV (played by George Blagden) cavorts with a young nymph (Alexia Giordano) in Versailles. Capa Drama

Fornication, fluids and faeces: the intimate life of the French court

TV shows such as Versailles and Reign dwell on sex. But the French royals were preoccupied with life's intimate moments, from bodily emissions to the crowds that gathered to watch the queen give birth.
AAP/Mick Tsikas

What has Turnbull agreed to do for Trump?

Let’s hope it’s worth it. Malcolm Turnbull has sacrificed whatever remaining credibility he may still have had as a small-l liberal in a desperate effort to save his tawdry asylum-seeker deal with the…

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