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The government’s own estimates suggest that the Australia deal will only boost GDP by 0.02 per cent, compared to a 4 per cent loss from Brexit.
Once the pandemic is taken into account, goals such as the eradication of poverty will only be fulfilled by 2092.
The Booker Prize winner once again shows how powerfully he can probe the outer limits of dignity and agency for angry young brown men.
A Pew Research Centre poll of 14 countries shows that nations hit hardest by Covid-19 are more likely to judge their governments' performance poorly.
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Income sources cut and high levels of public debt paint a gloomy future for small island developing states.
How coronavirus is accelerating the emergence of a new geopolitical formation.
The country’s failure to challenge the roots of fascist ideology has emboldened extremists.
Around a billion animals have been impacted by Australia’s bushfires. It’s a catastrophe in which more endangered species will be pushed closer to the brink of extinction.
I knew there was no defence against the fires, only faint hope.
Fischer led his party through the 1990s and was deputy prime minister, before suddenly opting out to give more time to his autistic son. He remained Australia’s best-loved politician.