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news February 04, 2017
Inside the fight for the Australian Greens
As battlelines are drawn between ‘the Tony Abbott’ of the Greens and the party’s elders, deeper questions have emerged about style and purpose.
news December 24, 2016
The next wrecking of Great Keppel Island
A plan to build a major casino resort on the Great Barrier Reef is a boon for tourism but has left Indigenous owners complaining they were never consulted.
news January 28, 2017
Exclusive: Brandis bound for London, Porter to take Attorney-General
Christian Porter is set to become attorney-general in a post-budget reshuffle, with George Brandis likely being sent to London as high commissioner.
news December 17, 2016
The new untruth of political campaigns
As a leading polling company is revealed to be behind an activist website ostensibly linked to Medicare, bipartisan support emerges for rules on disclosure.
news December 10, 2016
Pauline Hanson’s plans to expand One Nation
She may be as much pilloried celebrity as politician, but when One Nation leader Pauline Hanson speaks, the disillusioned listen.
news December 03, 2016
Bell Group fallout raises questions of ministers’ roles
Holes in the time line of the WA Bell case pose serious questions about a position that stood to cost the government $300 million.
news November 26, 2016
How will Trump’s US act in Asia?
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, speculation surrounds the US’s ongoing role in Asian diplomacy.
news November 19, 2016
CSIRO’s workplace stalemate
A deadlock in enterprise bargaining negotiations at CSIRO may have revealed the roadmap for reintroducing WorkChoices in the public service by stealth.
news November 12, 2016
The new debate over section 18C and free speech
The door has reopened on changes to section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, with Malcolm Turnbull announcing a review of the legislation.
news November 05, 2016
Contradictions in Dutton’s refugee life ban
As the government announces a lifetime ban on boat arrivals ever visiting Australia, criminals deported to New Zealand can find their way back.
news October 29, 2016
Jane Halton, the last of John Howard’s departmental heads, steps down
Jane Halton, the bureaucrat at the centre of the ‘children overboard’ affair, reflects on a career of toughness and discretion.
news October 22, 2016
Inside the Brandis-Gleeson breakdown
George Brandis’s move to control legal advice has opened a schism with Justin Gleeson, that critics say make the solicitor-general a “dog on a lead”.