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Ten of Australia’s best literary comics

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WITH NEWS THAT the Man Booker Prize long list includes a graphic novel for the first time, the spotlight is on comics as a literary form. That’s a welcome development; the comic is one of the oldest kinds of storytelling we have and a powerful artform. Right now, the Australian comics

The Turnbull government is all but finished

MaolcolmTurnbull by AAP Mick Tsikas

and the Liberals will now need to work out who they are. A RELATIONSHIP OF mutual convenience between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the federal Liberal Party is drawing to a close. Each used the other for practical purposes. Turnbull used the Liberal Party as his vehicle to enter parliamentary politics and

Crunch time for Turnbull’s energy plan

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Two articles from The Conversation examine the federal government's domestic energy landscape Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull dearly needs a political win, especially after the July ‘Super Saturday’ by-election results, but his proposed national energy guarantee (NEG) is looking shaky heading into crucial talks with the States and Territories in August. Victorian minister

Tongue-tied horses

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THE WIDESPREAD USE of tongue-ties in horse racing in Australia has recently come under fire. Proponents of the tongue-tie – a strap that immobilises a horse’s tongue – argue that it prevents breathing issues during races, increasing performance and improves the rider’s control of the horse. Over 20% of Australian horses race

Is your genome really your own?

genome DNA jane doe gravestone

The public and forensic value of DNA WHEN JOSEPH DeANGELO was arrested in the United States last month over a series of 30-year-old murders and assaults, attention quickly focused on how the suspect was found. In their search for the so-called “Golden State Killer”, police looked for DNA matches on a public

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