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Opinion September 24, 2016
Tim Flannery names his three priority areas in addressing environmental concerns.
Environmentalist and chairman of the Copenhagen Climate Council Tim Flannery explains the need to overcome the vested interests against climate change action and how to best use an innovation fund.
Opinion September 17, 2016
Chris Richardson on how we’re unprepared for the next recession
Chris Richardson, Partner at Deloitte Access Economics, explains how even when economic reports show Australia in good shape, people can feel as though things are getting worse.
News September 17, 2016
Transfield’s $1.1b offshore processing contract farce
A blistering audit of the offshore detention program reveals a system defined by untendered contracts and preferential deals raises billions of dollars’ worth of questions.
News September 10, 2016
Political donations and Sam Dastyari’s downfall
As the Sam Dastyari donations scandal continues to unfold, both sides of politics, and the crossbench, are flirting with reform.
News September 10, 2016
Madeline Gleeson on an end to offshore processing
Lawyer and author Madeline Gleeson says there are positive elements in Australia’s asylum-seeker policy, but a lack of political will to abide by the Refugee Convention.
News September 03, 2016
Schisms challenging party platforms
After parliament’s first week, rifts within the government and opposition prove as telling as those between them.
Life September 03, 2016
Anthony Albanese and his biographer
Just as political opponents may form friendships based on their shared circumstances in Canberra, the relationship of biographer and subject is equally complex.
News August 27, 2016
New senate ready to deal
As new senators arrive in Canberra for induction, the horsetrading has already begun.
News August 20, 2016
Shifting debate on offshore detention
As the country reacts to the Nauru files and confirmation the Manus detention centre must close, a new chapter appears to be opening in the refugee debate.
News August 13, 2016
Josh Frydenberg’s approach to environment and energy
The new minister for the environment and energy, Josh Frydenberg, is ready to balance his portfolios and disappoint critics on the left and right.
News July 30, 2016
US and Australia in stalemate over NT defence bases
Plans for more American troops to be based in the Northern Territory have stalled as battlelines are drawn over who should foot the bill.
News July 23, 2016
PM Malcolm Turnbull faces down internal dissent
Malcolm Turnbull faced a disunited Coalition party room, as members complained about the election campaign and threatened to revolt on policy.