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news December 02, 2017
Donald Trump and the nuclear codes
A congressional hearing into Donald Trump’s authority to launch a nuclear strike brings into focus the grim prospect of atomic warfare and recollections of a time when America stopped worrying and learnt to love the bomb.
news November 18, 2017
The dual citizenship debacle
The parliamentary dual citizenship crisis doesn’t only threaten the government’s majority – it also deepens the contempt the public has for its political class.
news November 25, 2017
Manus Island: Inside the brutal end game
As the government turns its back, the detention centre on Manus Island is smashed apart and the men there are brutalised.
news November 04, 2017
The men on Manus we’ve left behind
Six hundred men are left behind on Manus Island. There is no electricity, water or sanitation. There is also no plan for what happens next.
news October 28, 2017
Inside the debate over Victoria’s assisted dying bill
With Victoria’s upper house preparing to debate Daniel Andrews’ euthanasia bill, supporters argue opponents such as Paul Keating have misread the public mood.
news October 28, 2017
Life and death at Niagara Falls
A trip to Niagara Falls provokes contemplation of the force of nature and the fragility of life.
news October 21, 2017
Harvey Weinstein’s protective PR racket
As more of his victims come forward, the means by which Harvey Weinstein used influence and inducements to conceal his offending is revealed.
news October 14, 2017
Housing affordability and tenancy laws
An upcoming Victorian byelection promises to have important implications for housing affordability nationwide.
news September 16, 2017
Poker machines on trial
Victoria’s Federal Court will decide whether a poker machine has been illegally designed to entrap users, in the first case of its kind in the country.
news September 09, 2017
Kim Jong-un might be a rational leader
With concern growing over Kim Jong-un’s threats of nuclear attack, analysts are keen to contradict the view he is a madman.
news September 02, 2017
History wars and monument politics
The defacement of a statue of Captain Cook has sparked a fresh debate about the value and meaning of colonial monuments.
news August 26, 2017
The resurgence of neo-Nazism
Donald Trump’s response to the events in Charlottesville has emboldened white supremacists everywhere.