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Malcolm Turnbull shelves emissions reduction target as leadership speculation mounts

  • Written by Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra
Malcolm Turnbull shelves emissions reduction target as leadership speculation mountsThe government has shelved any move to implement the 26% reduction in emissions because it cannot get the numbers to pass legislation in the House of Representatives.AAP/Mick Tsikas

Malcolm Turnbull has announced the government will shelve any move to implement the 26% reduction in emissions because it cannot get the numbers to pass legislation in...

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Nicki Minaj flips the script on hip-hop hypermasculinity with her album Queen

  • Written by Tara Colley, Casual lecturer, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney
Nicki Minaj flips the script on hip-hop hypermasculinity with her album QueenNicki Minaj in the music video for Chun-Li, from her latest album, Queen. Youtube

Nicki Minaj’s Queen, an album four years in the making, is the latest in a recent surge of new music from a particular generation of rap titans. In rap’s fourth decade, as the entertainment industry at large reckons with an apparently longstanding culture...

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How 'bling' makes us human

  • Written by Michelle Langley, ARC DECRA Research Fellow, Griffith University
How 'bling' makes us humanNecklaces and earrings in traditional Kenyan cultures denote messages about marriage and childbearing. from www.shutterstock.com

Sparkly jewellery, expensive shoes, designer watches – who doesn’t love a bit of “bling”?

In 2017 Australians spent A$28.5 billion on ornamenting themselves with clothing, cosmetics, and...

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  11. Michelle Grattan on the NEG showdown and a ray of parliamentary unity after Fraser Anning's racist speech
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  20. time for upgrades in the search for gravitational waves
  21. Malcolm Turnbull's NEG remains in snake-infested territory
  22. Australia has a long way to go on responsible gambling
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  24. The royal commission should result not only in new regulation, but new education
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Malcolm Turnbull press conference with the Minister for the Environment and Energy

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