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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 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 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 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’.
News April 04, 2015
Lubitz and the minds of airline pilots
The Germanwings tragedy raises vexed questions about vetting air crew and mitigation of risk.
News March 28, 2015
Nauru abuse goes further than the Moss review
Sex with under-age detainees and pressure to cover up abuse show Nauru’s dysfunction goes well beyond the Moss review.
News March 21, 2015
Inside men’s rights groups
The world of men’s rights activism is an echo chamber of private resentments, violent misogyny and permanent victimhood.
News March 14, 2015
Report offers little hope for families of MH370 victims
On the first anniversary of flight MH370’s disappearance, the Malaysian government’s report into its fate offers a wealth of data but nothing to explain to the families of the missing what happened.