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

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News January 27, 2018

Australia and drone warfare

As a former chief of army predicts that joint strike fighters will be the military’s last manned aircraft, what checks will prevent civilian deaths by drones?

News December 23, 2017

Nationals’ power plays

Speculation of paybacks and game-playing within the Coalition leaves Malcolm Turnbull with an uneasy pathway into the new year.

Culture December 23, 2017

Songlines and ancient stories

An exhibition at the National Museum of Australia preserves the ancient stories of Indigenous elders for future generations.

News December 16, 2017

Gina Rinehart and the Galilee

As Adani draws public ire over its Abbot Point rail line, Gina Rinehart awaits the benefits of another NAIF deal to open up the Galilee.

News December 09, 2017

Malcolm Turnbull and citizenship

With the dual citizenship spotlight turning from Coalition to Labor MPs, Malcolm Turnbull is enjoying the spoils of good timing rather than good negotiation.

News December 02, 2017

Alt-right links to the ‘No’ case

As the parliament moves to legislate for same-sex marriage, the involvement of the alt-right in the ‘No’ case becomes clear.

News November 25, 2017

Foreign policy depends on US priorities

The new foreign affairs white paper – the first comprehensive review in 14 years – acknowledges the shift in power in our region from the United States to China, but has no prescription for how Australia should deal with it.

News November 18, 2017

Yes! Australia votes for equality

As marriage equality receives resounding support from the public, a bill that was 13 years in the making is hurried into parliament.

News November 18, 2017

Exclusive: Rudd calls for News Corp inquiry

Concerned about possible collusion over the NBN, Kevin Rudd is calling for a royal commission into the ‘cancer’ that is News Corp and its impact on democracy.