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News November 29, 2014
Medean tragedy of the baby dumped in a drain
“Filicide seems so unnatural. A wild disavowal of the tenderness and protection innate to evolution and refined by civilisation. ”
News November 15, 2014
Fear and abuse: the Nauru letters
One woman molested after a suicide attempt, as other abuse is left uninvestigated. These are the horrific conditions on Nauru.
News November 22, 2014
ASIO and other intelligence agencies reach for the spy
Savvy terrorists and changing security issues have forced our intelligence agencies to pump huge money into funding and recruitment.
News November 08, 2014
Web of abuse grows as online bullies spread malice
Online harassment is becoming a growing scourge, but its victims – most frequently young women – are offered little protection.
News November 01, 2014
Rosie Batty’s voice
As an inquest searches for answers that may not exist, a grieving mother brings eloquence to an incoherent system.
Portrait November 01, 2014
Man in black Scott Ludlam keeps calm and carries on
Greens senator Scott Ludlam on spying, terrorism and the bigger hidden threats.
News October 25, 2014
The death of a political icon made Education Minister Christopher Pyne’s push for deregulation of university fees even harder to sell.
Business October 18, 2014
The power of the electricty market
A senate inquiry is pending into the long-flawed system delivering rising electricity prices.
News October 11, 2014
Abuse on Nauru, Scott Morrison’s wretched island
Reports of sexual abuse and cruelty on Nauru are the latest in a long line of woes for the detention centre.
News October 04, 2014
Testing the vitality of the Australian Dream
Contrary to assumptions we are becoming hyper-aspirational and individualistic, our storied egalitarianism may still hold true.
News September 27, 2014
Inside the terror of the suburbs
Before the newly charged rhetoric of terrorism, Numan Haider was a disturbed kid. Then he became a radical threat.
News September 20, 2014
Turbulent times as Qantas fights for survival
Poor decision-making by the powers that be and decades of stoic resistance to change have sent Qantas’s fortunes into a tailspin.