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News November 10, 2018
Future of kids on Nauru still unknown
The government’s pledge to get children off Nauru only highlights that there remains no permanent solution for asylum seekers detained offshore.
News October 27, 2018
The national apology and what comes next
After years of struggle, Chrissie Foster this week watched the prime minister apologise to victims and survivors of institutional child abuse. Now a new fight begins for redress.
News November 03, 2018
Cricket chairman’s slow reckoning
While cheating players were quickly sanctioned for what Cricket Australia’s Longstaff report damned as a win-at-all-costs mentality, the game’s administrators have been slow to accept responsibility.
News October 20, 2018
Conversion therapy in Australia
A report released this week confirms conversion therapy is still practised in Australia, despite being deemed unethical and harmful by psychologists, as former Greens leader Bob Brown talks about his experience of similar procedures.
News October 13, 2018
The power of Alan Jones
As advertising on the Opera House shows the political influence of Alan Jones, his rivals and confidants marvel at his singular power.
News October 06, 2018
Trump, Kavanaugh, bravado and fantasy
Donald Trump’s treatment of Christine Blasey Ford after her testimony of alleged sexual assault at the hands of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh confirms the president’s shamelessness and the damage it can cause.
News September 22, 2018
Exclusive: Australia enforces Nauru’s blacklist
Documents reveal the Australian government was called on to enforce Nauru’s blacklist of political dissidents working in offshore detention.
News September 15, 2018
Changing the discourse on suicide
Reflecting on the limits of language around suicide, the author writes of his own experience of depression and the call for a more open discussion of mental health.
News September 08, 2018
Nauru’s fraught Pacific relations exposed
As host of this week’s Pacific Islands Forum, Nauru faced uncomfortable questions about its compromised relationship with Australia and censure of its stance towards China.
News September 01, 2018
Pope Francis accused
Amid fresh claims of abuse and cover-ups in the Catholic Church – this time targeting the Pope himself – dwindling numbers of Irish faithful reflect a growing disquiet.
News August 25, 2018
Failing children held on Nauru
The lives of children detained on Nauru are hanging in the balance due to traumatic withdrawal syndrome, while the government fights in court to prevent them receiving medical care.
News August 18, 2018
White nationalists and the ’Sky King’
The man who stole a commercial aeroplane in Seattle, and took his life by crashing it, has become a folk hero to neo-Nazi groups and incels, drafted into a poisonous delusion that is becoming mainstream.