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News April 01, 2017
Dispute over Heyfield logging deal pulls in senior cabinet
The impending closure of Heyfield sawmill has pitted senior federal ministers against each other, a premier, farmers and conservationists.
News March 18, 2017
One Nation’s business model questioned after WA election failure
As the fallout continues from Pauline Hanson’s WA state election campaign, claims emerge of a party run as a pyramid scheme.
News March 25, 2017
New ACTU secretary Sally McManus on the new IR battlegrounds
The new ACTU leadership finds the Turnbull government more ideologically anti-union than John Howard’s.
News March 11, 2017
Weighing the priorities of homeland security
As the PM and foreign minister attempt to smooth relations with Indonesia, calls increase for a consolidated approach to national security.
News March 04, 2017
Senior Liberals caution Malcolm Turnbull on style
As Turnbull’s supporters become anxious about an absence of narrative and clear advice, his problems are greater than a vengeful Tony Abbott.
News February 25, 2017
Foreign policy in the age of Trump
As Julie Bishop completes her first meetings with Trump’s key advisers, the alliance appears strengthened by Malcolm Turnbull’s heated phone call.
News February 18, 2017
Changes to citizenship to also reopen debate on Australian identity
With the government preparing security-driven changes to citizenship, it is also readying to kickstart a new debate on Australian values.
News February 11, 2017
Making sense of Hanson, Bernardi and the New Right
Cory Bernardi’s split to form a conservative party, and the resurgence of One Nation, provides the major parties with a genuine threat from the right.
News February 04, 2017
Inside the fight for the Australian Greens
As battlelines are drawn between ‘the Tony Abbott’ of the Greens and the party’s elders, deeper questions have emerged about style and purpose.
News January 28, 2017
Exclusive: Brandis bound for London, Porter to take Attorney-General
Christian Porter is set to become attorney-general in a post-budget reshuffle, with George Brandis likely being sent to London as high commissioner.
News December 24, 2016
The next wrecking of Great Keppel Island
A plan to build a major casino resort on the Great Barrier Reef is a boon for tourism but has left Indigenous owners complaining they were never consulted.
News December 17, 2016
The new untruth of political campaigns
As a leading polling company is revealed to be behind an activist website ostensibly linked to Medicare, bipartisan support emerges for rules on disclosure.