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News November 21, 2015
Paris attacks and the dissonance of terror
The horror of Paris, among other recent terrorist attacks, has led to new assessments of the goals and methods of Daesh, and renewed confusion as to how to respond.
News November 07, 2015
Michelle Payne inspires but fog of sleaze surrounds horseracing
For all the heartwarming stories to come out of Tuesday’s historic Melbourne Cup, a cloud of impurity hovers over the ‘closed culture’ of the racing industry.
News November 14, 2015
Nugan Hand Bank fugitive found in US
The true story of Sydney's shadowy Nugan Hand Bank, and its connections in the 1970s to the CIA, arms dealing and the Asian drug trade, may be closer with the discovery of Michael Jon Hand alive and well in Idaho.
News October 31, 2015
Chris Kenny visits Nauru as borders open up to allies
Allowing a supportive journalist access to Nauru does nothing to assuage the levels of secrecy and lies on the island.
News October 17, 2015
The man paid to protect Nauru’s image
The Australian publicist selling the Nauru government’s message on mistreated refugees defends his tactics.
News October 10, 2015
Mass shootings rife as Americans stick to their guns
Despite this year averaging one mass shooting a day, and pleas from the president for legislative changes, the United States clings to its literalist interpretation of the right to bear arms.
News October 03, 2015
The shadow of tragedy hangs over Luke Batty inquest
Hindsight and evaluation cannot alter the fate of Luke Batty. But a coroner’s report into his ‘unforeseeable’ murder has at least identified systemic failings in the handling of mental illness and domestic violence.
News September 26, 2015
Adam Goodes’ bipartisan career ends but legacy will live on
His stellar career has lately been dogged by controversy, but Adam Goodes retires as a proud Indigenous man calling out his code’s racist underbelly.
News September 19, 2015
Children behind bars
For asylum-seeker children detained on Christmas Island, the perils of crossing treacherous seas in unsafe vessels was just the beginning of their despair.
News September 12, 2015
Hiding sexual abuse behind prestige at Geelong Grammar
For students of the elite Geelong Grammar School, sexual abuse survived within a subculture of hazing born in the ‘Great Public Schools’ of England.
News September 05, 2015
Inside Border Force’s power
Border Force is the contrivance of a knot of ambitious bureaucrats whose aim is to militarise Immigration.
News August 29, 2015
Nauru’s systemic dysfunction
With a new tender imminent for Nauru's detention centre operations, and a senate inquiry report still due, stories continue to emerge of mismanagement, dysfunction and extra-judicial governance.