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Portrait September 14, 2019
AFL player and coach Danny Frawley
The full life, troubled mind and untimely death of AFL icon Danny Frawley.
News June 29, 2019
No truth behind Dutton’s medivac rhetoric
The government is aiming to repeal the medivac law, saying it will restart the boats, bring criminals to the country and overcrowd our hospital system. But what are the facts behind these claims?
News July 06, 2019
‘She’s with Lucifer now – her master’
Since the death of cult leader Anne Hamilton-Byrne, survivors of The Family are reckoning with loss and meaning.
News June 22, 2019
Rosie Batty: the private toll of public grief
This week, Luke Batty would have turned 17. For his mother the years since his death have been marked by public esteem and an intense personal hell.
News June 15, 2019
‘The act is a dog’: whistleblower shields too weak
After last week’s AFP raids, public servants speak out about Mike Pezzullo’s hypocrisy, the government’s culture of secrecy and whistleblower protections.
Sport June 15, 2019
Mixed martial artist Damien Brown’s toughest mission
Soldier turned prison guard Damien Brown is a man used to staring down danger. But his bid to become a UFC fighter posed one of his greatest challenges.
News June 08, 2019
Divisions over religious freedom
With the Coalition’s ‘miracle election’ and Israel Folau’s wrongful dismissal claim, religious freedom is back in the news. But resolution between progressives and conservatives on the matter remains unlikely.
News June 01, 2019
Corrections system in lockdown
With the Victorian prison and custodial system full to bursting, the Andrews government has pledged $1.8 billion for Corrections. But will pouring in money do anything to temper criminality?
News May 25, 2019
Nauru on the edge
Australia’s offshore processing contracts with Nauru have abetted the longstanding corruption in the micro-nation. With elections looming in the coming months, Nauruans have grave concerns about their country’s future.
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 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 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.