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Yarra Mayor defends Australia Day decision

The Mayor of Melbourne’s Yarra City has vigorously defended the Council’s decision to refrain from official references to ‘Australia Day’, in an interview with Lamourette Folly and Dominique Russell. 

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Australia’s got talent … at Eurovision

Australia’s association with Eurovision has seen a succession of four reality stars take to the global stage in as many years. It seems when you are on to a good thing, you stick to it, writes Tom Livingstone.

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Weekly news wrap – Stuff you may have missed

Hatch reviews the news and views worth your attention.

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Weekly news wrap – Stuff you may have missed

Five dead in London terrorism attack Five people are now confirmed dead after a terrorism attack close to the British Houses of Parliament in London.

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ISIS on the run – but not yet defeated

As ISIS, denied the dominance it claimed and lost in northern Iraq, resorts to a scorched earth policy, can we expect more outrageous attacks?

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Weekly news wrap – Stuff you may have missed

Hatch reviews news and views worth your attention

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Dukakis to Australia: spirit of alliance means standing up to Trump

Former White House candidate Michael Dukakis has painted a bold new role for Australia in its long-standing alliance with the US: keeping a check on an erratic Trump presidency by telling him when he screws up.

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US Election 101: What you need to know

As the Obama administration prepares to fly the coop following eight years in leadership, a new president will soon roost in the Oval Office.

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Syria’s war – Assad, ISIS and the battle for power

The Syrian war has captured the world’s attention. Hundreds of thousands have died and millions have been displaced in a bloody fight for power.

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US debate – commentary from a sceptical boofhead

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the two candidates in the running for the presidency of the United States of America.

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