Karen Middleton
is The Saturday Paper’s chief political correspondent.

By this author


News January 25, 2020

Sports grants expose broken system

Following the auditor-general’s damning report on the sports grants scheme, questions are being raised about other programs.

News December 21, 2019

Australia stalls on climate action

In Copenhagen in 2009, Australia took a leadership role in the fight against climate change. Ten years on, at COP25, the winds have changed.

News December 21, 2019

David Savage’s Comcare case

New information confirms mistakes were made in the lead-up to the suicide bomb attack that left David Savage severely injured, but questions remain about who should take responsibility.

News December 14, 2019

Labor changes message on coal

In an attempt to win back Queensland voters, Anthony Albanese expressed support for coal exports this week, confirming that Labor’s path back to government remains fraught.

News December 07, 2019

AusAID bomb victim’s treatment ‘a disgrace’

After seven years, David Savage finally received compensation for injuries sustained in Afghanistan. Defence dismissed a video of his attack as not relevant, but used it for training.

News November 30, 2019

Security agencies investigating Chinese spy claims

Despite the furore over new allegations of Chinese espionage and interference, experts are urging a cautious response, saying there are many questions yet to be answered.

News November 23, 2019

‘I’m the tip of the iceberg…’

Charleene Mundine has battled for months trying to find out how thousands of dollars disappeared from her children’s NDIS account.

News November 16, 2019

Scott Morrison imposes discipline

Scott Morrison has gone on the front foot, rewriting the cabinet handbook and setting the agenda for how decisions in his government will be made.

News November 09, 2019

ASIO officers broke law on warrant

The agency’s watchdog, tasked with unravelling the breach, has echoed growing concern about flawed and confusing new anti-terror laws.