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Simon Cowan
Simon Cowan
Canberra Times columnist

Simon Cowan is research director at the Centre for Independent Studies and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.

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The one night stand federal budget
Simon Cowan
Scott Morrison and Barnaby Joyce congratulate Treasurer Josh Frydenberg after delivering the budget. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong
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The silence surrounding the budget is deafening
Simon Cowan
Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg outside the Treasury Department. Picture: AAP
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Brace yourself for the defence election
Simon Cowan
Defence MInister Peter Dutton at HMAS Stirling Royal Australian Navy base in Perth last October. Picture: AAP
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Religious discrimination bill's failure sits firmly with the government
Simon Cowan, Robert Forsyth
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has had a week to forget. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos
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We must keep face-to-face learning wherever possible
Simon Cowan, Glenn Fahey
Teachers have emerged as vital front-line workers during the pandemic. Picture: Shutterstock
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The ARM's 'Australian Choice' falls short
Simon Cowan
Australia is basically a republic in practice now: we aren't ruled from Britain, we just have a vestigial queen. Picture: Shutterstock
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The winners and losers of 2021
Simon Cowan
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet, and the other state premiers, were among the big winners of 2021. Picture: Getty Images

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