Research shows that when people feel insecure and anxious they become more concerned with identity values such as nationalism, status and success.
What does a no-deal Brexit mean for the NI border?
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The future need not be gloomy. It is possible for Northern Ireland to emerge better off at the end of this process.
Palmer has lost his challenge to the closure of the Western Australian border in response to COVID-19. But it still remains unclear whether the border closure was and remains valid.
The government is extending the COVID health measures for a further six months, until the end of March, in its latest acknowledgement that pandemic assistance will be needed on various fronts for a longer period.
In the policy of the pandemic, experts have emerged to fill the gaps in the decision-making of politicians, with the responsibility for outcomes landing somewhere in the middle.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Jodie McVernon on Melbourne’s modelling, a Covid vaccine, and the role of experts in a crisis.
Michelle Grattan discusses the latest in coronavirus developments with Professor Jodie McVernon
Scott Morrison and Daniel Andrews are in a high stakes arm wrestle.
The national cabinet, created to impose maximum unity on Australia's response to COVID, has formally fractured.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon
That old adage “never get between a premier and a bucket of money” has become “never get between a premier and a COVID election”.
Scott Morrison wants a commitment from national cabinet for Australia to return to as much normality as possible for Christmas, provided the medical advice supports it.
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Monday saw coronavirus updates from Victoria, Queensland, and the federal government.
A federal cabinet minister has lashed out with an extraordinary attack on premiers, declaring Friday's national cabinet meeting “has become a flashpoint for the future of Australia's federation”.
History will be made when the federal parliament commences its first “hybrid” sitting in the fortnight starting next week, with some members connecting virtually.
Woman selling dried fish at the Benin City market.
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Although COVID-19 measures have had a negative impact on food supply in Nigeria, there are other factors responsible for the dramatic rise in food prices.
The blowback from closing borders will be considerable the Queensland premier, but will be a lot less politically dangerous than if she were seen to fail to do everything possible to protect Queenslanders' health.
With the cost of quarantine sure to rise, the government should look at a fair system based on returning New Zealanders' ability to pay.
It's the first time in a century the border between Australia's two most populous states has closed.
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Australia's island identity and attitude to border security was forged from handling pandemics since the time of federation. Here's what we've learned along the way.
Anger in Kathmandu: activists protested outside the Indian embassy in May after the construction of a link road between India and Tibet.
Nepal is angry that India is encroaching into the Kalpani region of the Himalayas, which Nepal claims as its own.