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Since the Herald was first published in 1831, the editorial team has believed it important to express a considered view on the issues of the day for readers, always putting the public interest first. Elsewhere, we strive to cover a diversity of views without endorsing any of them.

Plan needed to cope with indefinite international border closures
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Plan needed to cope with indefinite international border closures

Hotel quarantine was brought in to meet an emergency but it now looks like it will last years.

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Laxness on political donations reeks of self-interest
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Laxness on political donations reeks of self-interest

Private patronage of politicians corrodes faith in the integrity of decision-making and increases cynicism about government and our public institutions.

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Clear messaging must be part of COVID-19 vaccine strategy
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Clear messaging must be part of COVID-19 vaccine strategy

The public must be kept informed if a mass immunisation program, due to start in a month, is to succeed.

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Inauguration Day marks a welcome opportunity to reset - and relax
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Inauguration Day marks a welcome opportunity to reset - and relax

It is in Australia's interests to act swiftly and be ready to engage meaningfully with the Biden Administration from day one.

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VIP treatment for tennis highlights plight of stranded Australians
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VIP treatment for tennis highlights plight of stranded Australians

The Australian Open should go ahead but it will be hard to enjoy if more is not done to bring stranded Aussies home.

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The real confusion about vaccines comes from the Morrison government's own ranks
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The real confusion about vaccines comes from the Morrison government's own ranks

At this time in our history, a clear and disciplined message about the COVID-19 vaccine is crucial.

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Brumbies are destroying Kosciuszko National Park and must be removed
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Brumbies are destroying Kosciuszko National Park and must be removed

Wild horse numbers are still far too high despite the bushfires.

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This isn't about free speech. It's about an affront to democracy
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This isn't about free speech. It's about an affront to democracy

Freedoms, such as the right to freedom of speech, are not absolute. But the Prime Minister missed the point on Donald Trump's malfeasance.

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Cricket sledging sends a bad signal to India about Australia
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Cricket sledging sends a bad signal to India about Australia

Australia must take the allegations of racist abuse seriously.

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Plan for Indigenous Voice not bold enough to achieve reconciliation
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Plan for Indigenous Voice not bold enough to achieve reconciliation

The Federal government took a small step toward recognising Australia’s long Indigenous history over the New Year by changing one word of the national anthem.

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Cuts to bringing Australians home must be short-term
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Cuts to bringing Australians home must be short-term

It is good that the reduction is temporary, and it should be increased sooner if health officials regain confidence in their hotel quarantine systems.

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