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news March 11, 2017
Inside President Trump’s Camelot
As Donald Trump’s administration marks 50 days in office, the scenes from his White House become yet more narcissistic and bizarre.
news February 18, 2017
Centrelink’s debt collection ‘pushed him over the edge’
As Centrelink continues its campaign of flawed and inscrutable debt collection, a young man commits suicide.
news March 04, 2017
Safety fears for Manus Island murder witness
As the Immigration Department faced senate estimates, a witness to the murder of Reza Barati fears retribution from the man he helped convict.
news February 11, 2017
Federal cuts to family violence reform funding
Barely two years on from strong government responses to family violence, driven by Rosie Batty, federal funding cuts to front-line services threaten to place more women and children than ever in jeopardy.
news February 11, 2017
Making history with the AFL women’s league
Finally granted a league of their own, female Australian Rules players now have the chance of professional progression through the sport. The fans are onboard, but will the dollars – and the skills – follow?
news February 04, 2017
Manus refugees await US resettlement deal
With the US–Australia refugee deal in chaos, the real victims on Manus and Nauru live in anguished hope.
news January 28, 2017
The legal case against US president Donald Trump
Donald Trump assumes the US presidency with emolument proceedings filed against him and investigations under way by up to six state agencies.
news December 24, 2016
2016: the year in review
In a year of extraordinary upsets, an unlikely candidate triumphed, detention remained a scourge and the world lost a wealth of talents.
news December 17, 2016
Dylan Voller: ‘The problem is the justice system itself’
As Australia sees Dylan Voller’s face for the first time, the deeper questions of the royal commission are only beginning.
news December 10, 2016
Sexual harassment in the media
The departure of The Age’s editor-in-chief due to workplace impropriety highlights the ongoing hypocrisy of the media as moral arbiter.
news December 03, 2016
Dennis Nona and moral questions about criminal artists
The sentencing of artist Dennis Nona for child abuse, and fresh reports of Donald Friend’s paedophilia, raises deeper questions about what we do with the art of fallen heroes.
news November 26, 2016
The Hazelwood closure and the future of the Latrobe Valley
While Hazelwood’s closure raises questions about the future of Latrobe Valley – and of energy markets – an insider says Engie got off lightly after the mine fire inquiry.