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Scott Morrison suffers historic defeat as border protection election looms

Scott Morrison suffers historic defeat as border protection election looms | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
The government lost a series of votes by 74 to 75 in a defeat on significant legislation that has not occurred in federal Parliament since 1941.
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How We Became Bitter Political Enemies - The New York Times

How We Became Bitter Political Enemies - The New York Times | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
Members of the two parties are more likely today to describe each other unfavorably, as selfish, as threats, even as unsuitable marriage material.
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Australia's political parties got $62m in 'dark money' donations last year | Australia news | The Guardian

Australia's political parties got $62m in 'dark money' donations last year | Australia news | The Guardian | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
Report finds 30-40% of donations in the past decade came from untraceable sources
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The neoliberalism of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan has run its course

The neoliberalism of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan has run its course | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
You can see it overseas in the electoral popularity of Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn, and the anti-establishment revolts in the Brexit vote and the electio
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Now Is the Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About

Now Is the Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on race, identity politics, misogyny, the media, and our moral duty after the election of Donald Trump.
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Fareed Zakaria made a scary prediction about democracy in 1997 — and it's coming true

Fareed Zakaria made a scary prediction about democracy in 1997 — and it's coming true | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
Democracy is rising, but not the good kind.
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On the rise of illiberal democracy.
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Three weeks in, it's still an election about nothing in particular | theage.com.au

Three weeks in, it's still an election about nothing in particular | theage.com.au | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
There are flashpoints – negative gearing, maybe some health funding, possibly even boats – but there's no central, definitive theme.
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Hugh White: The End of History is nowhere to be seen

Hugh White: The End of History is nowhere to be seen | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
So much for predictions of an era of peace and stability under a new world order. It's just power politics as usual.
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Middle East geopolitics: A historic deal | The Economist

Middle East geopolitics: A historic deal | The Economist | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
AFTER 19 days of haggling and brinkmanship, the exhausted negotiators dragged themselves over the finishing line of a historic deal to curb Iran’s nuclear programme, and thus prevent it from getting a nuclear weapon.
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Australia resists nuclear disarmament push because it relies on US deterrent

Australia resists nuclear disarmament push because it relies on US deterrent | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Diplomatic cables reveal prospects for nuclear disarmament are ‘bleak’ as Australia becomes increasingly lonely in opposing 116-nation push for ban
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Climate change: Hopelessness and determination | The Economist

Climate change: Hopelessness and determination | The Economist | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
“THE test of a first-rate intelligence”, F.
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Broken public service leads to broken governance

Broken public service leads to broken governance | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
There's no bigger question in politics today than why our governance has become so bad.
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9 questions about Denmark, Bernie Sanders’s favorite socialist utopia

High taxes power this small, rich, happy, and equal country's success.
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Australian Government Rejects Move for Indigenous ‘Recognition’ - The New York Times

Australian Government Rejects Move for Indigenous ‘Recognition’ - The New York Times | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
The government said a proposal to create body representing Indigenous people would have failed if brought to a vote in a national referendum.
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The fundamental operating model of Australian politics is breaking down

The fundamental operating model of Australian politics is breaking down | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
Most of us tend to blame the politicians for this, but a new analysis of voter data suggests the problem is not just them. It’s also us.
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Rupert Murdoch: The cancer eating the heart of Australian democracy

Rupert Murdoch: The cancer eating the heart of Australian democracy | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
Tony Abbott has brought a unique negativity, toxicity and hatred to politics over the past decade. But he is not the biggest problem.
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The language of politics needs to evolve

The language of politics needs to evolve | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
Political debate is sullied and shackled by tribal rhetoric.
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Barack Obama on 5 Days That Shaped His Presidency

Barack Obama on 5 Days That Shaped His Presidency | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
The president shares with Jonathan Chait a very early draft of his memoirs.
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Beattie: Australia might need to scrap state governments

Beattie: Australia might need to scrap state governments | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
Former Queensland premier Peter Beattie has called for federation reform, including the possible abolition of the states, in a new book that urge
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Senate voting changes aim to 'fix' system, minor parties unconvinced

Senate voting changes aim to 'fix' system, minor parties unconvinced | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
Proposed changes to Senate voting will fix a system that was widely criticised, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says, but smaller parties fear they will be wiped out in the overhaul.
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It’s a Damn Good Deal

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It’s a Damn Good Deal « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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Gaza could soon become uninhabitable, UN report predicts

Gaza could soon become uninhabitable, UN report predicts | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
Wars and eight-year economic blockade have left ‘almost all of population destitute’, says UN body
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Paris climate deal: key points at a glance

Paris climate deal: key points at a glance | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
The goal of 1.5C is a big leap below the 2C agreed six years ago in Copenhagen. Here’s what the agreement means for global emissions and the future of the planet
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The unsexy truth about why the Arab Spring failed

The unsexy truth about why the Arab Spring failed | SSSC Politics General | Scoop.it
After 5 years, we’re still telling the wrong story about the Arab Spring.
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Charlie Brooker's How to Report the News - Newswipe - BBC Four - YouTube

More about the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qbyth It's the second episode of the second series and there's the usual mix of contributors, re...
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