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News April 14, 2018
The system driving live animal exports
The mass deaths of live exports are no surprise; they show an essential conflict in the priorities of a department shaped by Barnaby Joyce.
News March 31, 2018
The reality of Australian cricket’s boor war
As the public reels from cricket’s ball-tampering scandal, the Australian Test team’s win-at-all-costs attitude has finally seen it caught out.
News April 07, 2018
Australia props up Nauru’s ‘out of control’ president
As Nauru continues its crackdown on opposition and abolishes higher courts, Australia turns a blind eye in exchange for offshore processing.
News March 24, 2018
Batman: how it went wrong for the Greens
Following the Greens’ loss in Batman, the party is coming to terms with the calibrated and carefully timed attacks from within.
News March 17, 2018
Bupa’s play for radical health cover changes
Plans by Bupa to significantly change the way it provides private health benefits have many doctors and analysts fearing Australian health care is heading towards an American model.
News March 10, 2018
Bungle of Joyce
Two years since Barnaby Joyce became deputy prime minister and three months since his byelection victory, a look at the spectacular flame-out that put the former Nationals leader on the back bench.
News March 03, 2018
Inside China’s ‘united front’
As China is accused of breaking into the home of an academic, the extent of its influence in Australian politics is hotly questioned.
News February 24, 2018
Holy Labor crisis, Batman
The byelection for the inner Melbourne seat of Batman highlights Labor’s dilemma over its values.
News February 17, 2018
Church blames fatigue for redress failure
The Catholic Church says governments see no urgency in establishing child abuse redress schemes as interest wanes after the royal commission.
News February 10, 2018
Bernardi and Shelton’s perfect match
A year on from Cory Bernardi’s defection, his political union with Lyle Shelton is founded on Joh-era popular conservatism and a shared ability to attract attention.
News February 03, 2018
Scenes of monarchy at the State of the Union
Pomp and pageantry surround the State of the Union addresses and great importance is bestowed upon them. But did President Trump’s amount to anything more than a sideshow?
News January 27, 2018
Politics, media and the ‘African gangs’
Racist politics and the summer media vacuum conspired to create a ‘gang’ crisis in a city where crime rates have fallen.