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News September 06, 2014
Whiteley or wrongly: alleged con man opens up on art fraud charges
Weeks from facing court, the man charged with dealing in fake Brett Whiteleys speaks of his love of art and hate for the rich.
News August 23, 2014
How the Essendon Bombers crashed to earth
A Federal Court ruling on the ASADA v Essendon saga is pending. So how did it all come to this?
News August 30, 2014
George Pell’s blindness on child sex abuse
The Catholic Church presents an implacable face as victims of abuse stream forward.
News August 09, 2014
Political advisers wag the dog
With politics now in the thrall of a 24/7 news cycle, media advisers are becoming worryingly central to decision-making.
News August 02, 2014
Relations in the firing line in wake of MH17
Condemnation offset by caution is imperative in negotiating the aftermath of MH17. But for grief-stricken families, it means little.
Law & Crime July 26, 2014
How Section 19A stigmatises HIV/AIDS in murder law
International AIDS Conference delegates were surprised by a Victorian government announcement to amend a law targeting murder by infection.
News July 18, 2014
Unholy discourse clouds debate on Australians fighting in Syria
Does silencing dissent at home serve to encourage Muslim Australians to embrace jihad?
News July 12, 2014
Rolf Harris reaction masks our blind spot on child abuse
Tabloids rush to cover celebrity paedophiles but they refuse campaigns against the epidemic of family child abuse.
News July 05, 2014
Inside the Tamil’s burning protests
As Sri Lankan asylum seekers attempt self-immolation, and scores are turned back by boat, the government buries its head.
News June 28, 2014
Peter Greste’s cruel imprisonment in Egypt
Peter Greste has become an innocent pawn in Egypt’s propaganda war, his parents collateral damage.
News June 21, 2014
High Court win on school chaplaincy funding
The High Court has ruled against the government’s controversial school chaplaincy scheme. A report on the man who beat God.
News June 14, 2014
Renovated truths and a royal commission into trade unions
Lack of evidence has done nothing to extinguish the fires of controversy over Julia Gillard’s former relationship with Bruce Wilson, and the media campaign that followed.