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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 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 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 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.
News December 23, 2017
Looking back in anger
In a year that shone light on systemic failures and abuse in old institutions, we ceded more control of our lives to new institutions claiming utopian ideals. The year in review.
News December 16, 2017
The year of silence breaking
The allegations of sexual misconduct by men in power condemn not just the perpetrators, but the culture that protects and profits from them.
News December 09, 2017
US link to Sam Dastyari leaks
As the Labor Party searches for answers over the Sam Dastyari leaks, the United States is accused of possible collusion.
News December 02, 2017
The human toll of Manus
The politicised push to eliminate asylum seeker deaths at sea has tragically failed to calculate greater humanitarian costs and the deaths of 11 people.
News December 02, 2017
Donald Trump and the nuclear codes
A congressional hearing into Donald Trump’s authority to launch a nuclear strike brings into focus the grim prospect of atomic warfare and recollections of a time when America stopped worrying and learnt to love the bomb.
News November 25, 2017
Manus Island: Inside the brutal end game
As the government turns its back, the detention centre on Manus Island is smashed apart and the men there are brutalised.
News November 18, 2017
The dual citizenship debacle
The parliamentary dual citizenship crisis doesn’t only threaten the government’s majority – it also deepens the contempt the public has for its political class.