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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 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.
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.
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.
Sport December 22, 2018
The Boxing Day Test
For cricket fans disillusioned and despondent over Australia’s ignominious fall from Test cricket grace, the current series against India promises the best Christmas gift of all.
News December 15, 2018
Fourth AFP officer suicides at work
After a fourth officer’s suicide in just 18 months at Australian Federal Police headquarters, staff hold little hope the organisation will change.
News December 08, 2018
Lawyer X: “Say nice things at my eulogy and enjoy the Royal Commission”
In the wake of this week’s High Court ruling, details emerge of Victoria Police’s unprecedented use of a top criminal lawyer as an informant during Melbourne’s gangland wars.
News December 01, 2018
Inside the Victorian election dirt files
In the wake of the Victorian election, billed as a triumph of positivity over negative campaigning, staffers reveal the lengths political parties went to in releasing dirt on their opponents.