For real progress we must look to family-friendly measures

Progress is unlikely ever to come from protecting the status quo (“Abbott was a friend to working women. Yes, you read that right”, September 25). Jacqueline Maley correctly says the federal government’s equivocations about expanding paid parental leave and childcare “just look like excuses for protecting the status quo”, and it’s time we recognised the …

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Quit calls out deadly cigarette ‘con’, braces for shock rise in smoking

The NSW Quit for Life campaign used a sponge to show the average amount of tar that would accumulate in a smoker’s lungs.Credit:YouTube The ad campaign describes how cigarettes, which kill two out of three lifetime smokers, use additives and holes in the filter that mask the harshness of raw tobacco but do not stop …

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Liberals vow to end ‘era of spiralling debt’ and introduce caps

Victoria’s ability to continue borrowing money to service its projects and the public service will be capped under a Coalition government, with the opposition pledging to end “Daniel Andrews’ era of spiralling debt and higher taxes”. Shadow treasurer David Davis says Victoria had the biggest debt of any state in Australia at $167.5 billion, which …

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Best of cartoons, October 2, 2022

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Alastair Clarkson ‘not in a great place’, as Kennett declares no crisis

Hodge, the three-time Hawks premiership skipper, defended Clarkson, after a cultural safety review of the club alleged a number of Indigenous players went through traumatic experiences. He said while he could not speak to the “confronting accusations” in the report, Clarkson had ultimately shaped him into the person he is today. His defence came amid …

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Rugby league fans prepare for NRL grand final as Panthers take on Eels

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