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News June 03, 2017
The making of the Uluru statement
Behind the landmark Uluru statement are years of conservative negotiation and compromise, led by Noel Pearson.
News May 20, 2017
Exclusive: Ex-military heads disagree over Middle East operations
As Australia considers extending its presence in Afghanistan, key figures have split over what has been achieved in the Middle East.
News May 27, 2017
Peter Dutton’s asylum seeker deadline
Peter Dutton’s crackdown on ‘fake refugees’ has sparked claims that his announcement is not only prejudicial but also purely political.
News May 13, 2017
Scott Morrison budgets on turn-in from the world
As the treasurer squares up for a fight with the banks over a new levy, his budget finds its unifying theme in making an example of foreign money.
News May 06, 2017
Coalition pins its hopes on budget approval
A less brutal budget may be the government’s last hope to wrest back public support and quieten questions over Turnbull’s leadership.
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 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
Housing affordability divides Turnbull and Morrison
Debate within the government about housing affordability underscores a rift between the prime minister and his treasurer.
Life 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.