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News July 04, 2015
The battle for open-access information
A Melbourne-based PhD candidate’s online open-access publishing forum is a boon for those wishing to access texts and transcripts free. But at what cost to the authors of some of these works?
News June 13, 2015
Abbott’s war on Gillian Triggs
The government is trying to ridicule the president of the Human Rights Commission out of office. But she won’t go.
News June 20, 2015
Accused from Pinochet’s Chile still in Australia
Despite Chilean extradition orders, a former employee of Pinochet’s secret police has been allowed to remain – free – in Australia.
News June 06, 2015
Les Murray and the FIFA scandal
As corruption arrests shake global football body FIFA, Australia’s unwavering support for the organisation is in question.
News May 30, 2015
Inside the Ridsdale child sexual abuse inquiry
Gerald Ridsdale’s testimony is about the church’s protection of paedophiles, but it is also about ending the shame of victims.
News May 23, 2015
Inside George Brandis’s Australia Council arts heist
The arts minister’s shock annexation of Australia Council funding is about long-running tension over the purpose of the humanities.
News May 16, 2015
The difficulties and despair of searching for missing persons
Trying to track the hundreds of missing children and adults in Australia is fraught for police and devastating for families.
News May 09, 2015
The AFP’s Bali Nine defence
Defence relations between Australia and Indonesia remain strong despite cooling diplomacy, as the AFP maintains it was unable to act before the Bali Nine were arrested abroad.
News May 02, 2015
Inside the fight to save Bali Nine’s Chan and Sukumaran
The executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran end a 10-year struggle between quiet advocacy and Indonesian sovereignty.
News April 25, 2015
The delicate balance of policing suburban extremists
The arrest of five teenagers in counterterrorism raids this week sparked fresh claims of racism and police brutality. It also highlighted the need for deeper investigation into the motivation of young jihadists.
News April 18, 2015
Islamic State’s online strategies
Hobart airport’s hacking debacle highlights the ways extremist groups are becoming more cyber-savvy.
News April 11, 2015
Reclaim Australia protests threaten more division
Ugly clashes at Reclaim Australia rallies around the country may have only served to cement a feeling of ‘us’ and ‘them’.