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News May 19, 2018
Exclusive: Ex-ABF chief questions Dutton’s ID powers
As the government grants new airport powers to federal police, former Australian Border Force commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg says they need justification.
News May 05, 2018
Cabinet split on Dutton’s ASD plan
As critics leak against Peter Dutton’s plan to employ the Signals Directorate against Australians, the minister defends the powers as necessary.
News May 12, 2018
Gunning for an early election?
As Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison sell their ‘election’ budget, the prime minister is weighing up a poll that could be as early as August.
News April 28, 2018
How farmers fought for the royal commission
Farmers have experienced much of the scandalous banking practices now being exposed, but representatives say the royal commission is set to miss the worst of it.
News April 21, 2018
Morrison’s budget strategy stymied
Treasurer Scott Morrison’s plan to frame the coming budget as responsible investment was derailed this week by conflicting government messages.
News April 14, 2018
Electoral margins behind Dutton’s South Africans
The campaign led by Coalition MPs for special visas for white South African farmers is designed to shore up votes in WA and Queensland.
News April 07, 2018
Monash Forum’s puzzling energy agenda
The Coalition’s Monash Forum claims its aim is to generate enthusiasm for coal-fired energy, but could it be as much about unseating Malcolm Turnbull as it is about fossil fuels?
News March 31, 2018
Tim Storer’s stand on corporate tax
Tim Storer’s demands for broader reforms to corporate tax rates show the Senate newcomer to be a man not for turning.
News March 24, 2018
China could stop sending students
Signals from China that it may restrict the number of its students enrolling in Australian tertiary institutions have foreign-fee-dependent universities alarmed.
Life March 24, 2018
‘Songs From the Inside’
A songwriting venture between musicians and prisoners will be brought to the stage at the National Folk Festival in Canberra. The Big hART project was a transformative experience for both musicians and inmates.
News March 17, 2018
Batman and Labor on Adani
As today’s Batman byelection brings Labor’s coal policy into relief, Adani finds it still has not got approval for its Carmichael mine.
News March 10, 2018
ASIO changes hidden in ‘sloppy’ amendments process
As questions continue over new powers for the Home Affairs Department, a suite of legislative amendments goes missing.