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News May 18, 2019
Unusual secrecy around 1950s nuclear testing
Files documenting British nuclear testing in the 1950s have suddenly gone missing. Many who have studied this questionable period of history wonder why.
News May 04, 2019
Medical treatment denied to Nauru politicians
As it becomes clear that Australia has helped establish an authoritarian regime on Nauru, government opponents are being denied medical care.
News May 11, 2019
Testing Israel Folau’s faith
As Israel Folau awaits sanction from Rugby Australia over his social media posts, arguments over religious freedoms, hate speech and employers’ rights rage on the sidelines.
News April 27, 2019
What is next for the Australian Greens
While high-profile candidate Julian Burnside has animated the Greens in Kooyong, party strategists fear there is a lot to lose.
News April 20, 2019
Julian Assange: master of disguise
The arrest of Julian Assange is just another chapter in a story of complications and contradictions.
News April 13, 2019
Controlling social media
After the Christchurch massacre, the Coalition and Labor passed a bill prohibiting the sharing of abhorrent material on social media, but experts argue the new law will achieve little.
News April 06, 2019
Police informants inquiry
As a royal commission investigates the use of informants by Victoria Police, questions are being raised again about corruption in the force.
Sport April 06, 2019
Spinning the sandpapergate scandal
As Steve Smith and David Warner’s 12-month ball-tampering ban ends, what lessons have been learnt from Australian cricket’s darkest hour?
News February 09, 2019
Alex Bhathal and discord in the Greens
The resignation of Greens stalwart Alex Bhathal has again shone a spotlight on the party’s infighting and dysfunction.
News February 02, 2019
The Hakeem al-Araibi case
How politics, power struggles and the 2022 FIFA World Cup are all at play in the detention of Melbourne-based soccer player and Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi.
News January 26, 2019
Senior Liberals fear election chaos
As Scott Morrison prepares for the election, the Liberal Party in Victoria is broken and contemplating the risk of a split, while the NSW government revolts.
News December 22, 2018
2018: Death and the maidens
In a year bookended by National Party MPs in disgrace, we saw big banks and cricketers shamed, international politics teeter and literary and musical icons shuffle off this mortal coil. A look back at the year that was.