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news April 29, 2017
Brandis reverses community legal centres funding cut
The government’s reversal of funding cuts to community legal centres came after a campaign from across the legal sector and within parliament.
news April 15, 2017
Housing affordability divides Turnbull and Morrison
Debate within the government about housing affordability underscores a rift between the prime minister and his treasurer.
news April 22, 2017
Trump’s message to China on North Korea
As Donald Trump toughens his rhetoric on North Korea, the implications for Australia and other neighbours are becoming clearer.
news April 15, 2017
Singer and song-collector Jessie Lloyd
Musician Jessie Lloyd’s Mission Songs Project aims to open up a forgotten Indigenous musical history to a mainstream audience.
news April 08, 2017
Business takes lead on climate disasters
In the wake of cyclone Debbie, the insurance and banking industries are pushing for better mitigation measures, while the federal government lags behind.
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 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 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 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.