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News April 27, 2019
Keelty warns river ‘ripe for corruption’
EXCLUSIVE: Former AFP chief Mick Keelty is examining links between political donations and water licences, and calling for proceeds-of-crime laws to be expanded.
News April 13, 2019
CSIRO steps back on Adani approval
As Scott Morrison readied to call the election, Melissa Price rushed to give federal approval to Adani’s Carmichael mine, citing support from the CSIRO.
News April 20, 2019
Exclusive: Taxpayer millions spent on Coalition mailout
A mailout from the federal government to age pensioners on the eve of the election campaign cost taxpayers $2.1 million and raised concerns about the timing of the correspondence.
news April 06, 2019
Art trust wins in election budget
Scott Morrison’s pre-election budget has gifted $22 million to a small arts organisation in the country’s most marginal seat – Gilmore – where the Liberals hope Warren Mundine can hang on.
News March 30, 2019
How authenticity will decide the election
As the government and opposition make sense of the NSW election result, it is clear the federal poll will be a contest between an unpopular leader and an unknown one.
News March 30, 2019
Intergenerational trauma and Indigenous suicides in WA
A recent coroner’s report into the deaths by suicide of Indigenous children and young people in remote WA, linked to intergenerational trauma and racism, mirrors the findings of a 2008 inquiry. With little achieved in the interim years, experts claim the government is not only misdiagnosing the problem but is also unable to come up with productive solutions.
News March 23, 2019
Following the killing of 50 Muslims by an Australian terrorist, local security agencies face questions of whether they overlooked the threat posed by white extremists.
News March 16, 2019
Barnaby’s last stand
As the Nationals quietly shift positions on climate change and energy, Barnaby Joyce is wreaking havoc as coal’s last defender.
News March 09, 2019
Climate policies: Twelve dumped in half a decade
Still cautious after the pink batts program, the government’s climate policies fail to properly engage with energy efficiency.
News March 02, 2019
The campaigner behind Phelps, Banks and Steggall
Having helped get Kerryn Phelps elected, Damien Hodgkinson is running campaigns for eight independents at the election, including Julia Banks and Zali Steggall.
News February 23, 2019
Morrison ignored boat security advice
The government ignored security agency advice on amendments to the medivac bill, allowing it to accuse Labor of undermining border security.
News February 16, 2019
The defeat Morrison hopes will save him
“Morrison is understood to be the architect of his own political strategy. His friend, former Howard adviser turned lobbyist David Gazard, confirmed the prime minister is choosing to see the medivac legislation as a gift.”