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Malcolm Turnbull said in a statement that having knights and dames was ‘not appropriate’ in Australia’s modern honours system. AAP/Rob Blakers

Turnbull ends Abbott’s knights and dames

The Turnbull government has scrapped Tony Abbott's controversial knights and dames awards.
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There’s something about Malcolm

There’s something about Malcolm, our new prime minister, that you can’t help but like. I’m not an instinctive Tory. But after five years in Australia plying my trade as a professor of journalism I’ve seen…
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Everybody loves Malcolm – for now

I’ve been feeling uncharacteristically optimistic about the future of the country. Like most Australians, it seems, I’m infatuated with Malcolm Turnbull. My unaccustomed euphoria has been brought on by…
Cities are places of integration, intense population pressures, migration flows, cultural interactions and variations in socio-economic positioning and values. But what makes them liveable? Mick Tsikas/Reuters

Liveable cities: who decides what that means and how we achieve it?

A liveable city has become the highest form of praise we can give to a city space. But we need to discuss what that means and who gets to participate in the process of governing and shaping a city.
Malcolm Turnbull risks provoking the conservatives within his party on the issue of same-sex marriage. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Turnbull tests the water on same-sex marriage

It was another good day at the office for the Turnbull government. Finally, Labor came on board with the China-Australia free trade agreement. And a package of changes for savings from family tax benefits…
Malcolm Turnbull has implemented a ‘constituency Question Time’. Mick Tsikas/AAP

The Turnbull government gets practiced at pivots

Malcolm Turnbull has unveiled changes to question time to give government backbenchers a new opportunity to pitch to their local audiences. It's quite a clever tactic.
Achieving ‘justice’ for the victims of the MH17 downing is not a straightforward task. AAP

MH17 ‘justice’ takes several forms, none simple

Aviation, which transformed travel and way of life in the 20th century, is being transformed in the 21st century and faces some difficult 21st-century problems.
The government has taken the lead in the latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll. Lukas Coch/AAP

Coalition leads 53-47% in Fairfax-Ipsos poll

The government has opened a decisive 53-47% two-party lead in the Fairfax-Ipsos poll, with two-thirds of voters opting for Malcolm Turnbull as preferred prime minister.
Malcolm Turnbull (right) has made considerable ground in mending some of the fractured relationships with Australia’s Muslim community groups. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Missing the mark: we don’t need more anti-terror summits or pressure on Muslim community leaders

What has changed within society that fosters radicalisation among young people? Where are we failing children, and how can we adjust direction to care for them rather than incarcerate them?
Malcolm Turnbull was pressed by Labor in Question Time about managed fund investments in the Cayman Islands. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Turnbull says he pays his full tax, as Labor pursues his investments

Malcolm Turnbull has declared that all income from his investments in managed funds registered in the Cayman Islands – which is described as a tax haven – is taxed in full in Australia.
Malcolm Turnbull is convening a summit this week to discuss Australia’s approach to countering violent extremism. AAP/Dan Himbrechts

Narrow focus on radicalisation won’t stop terrorists

Counter-radicalisation is only one part of nearly 20 very distinct areas of policy to combat terrorism. It is probably not the most effective by a long shot.
Arthur Sinodinos said that in the last two years a lot of the goodwill present when the government came to office had been dissipated because ‘there probably was too much command-and-control’. Lukas Coch/AAP

The test of Turnbull’s commitment to cabinet government will be the long haul

It might have seemed a statement of the obvious when Malcolm Turnbull told Tuesday’s Coalition parties’ meeting that “my chief advisers will be my ministers”. But in the context of the command-and-control…

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