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News July 14, 2018
Rescuing the Wild Boars
Miraculous good fortune came into play to locate the missing members of a Thai soccer team, trapped with their coach deep underground. Then, as the world held its breath, it took extraordinary expertise and cooperation to extricate them.
News June 30, 2018
Exclusive: How our crisis hotline failed Sadif Karimi
In the weeks before her death, Sadif Karimi made repeated calls to a domestic violence hotline. She was told she was no longer a client.
News July 07, 2018
Asylum seekers left to fend for themselves
The Turnbull government’s policy of reducing support for asylum seekers living in Australia has left refugee advocates fearing political ideology will leave people homeless.
News June 23, 2018
Death and dying in offshore detention
As the death toll on Manus and Nauru climbs to 12, the government maintains its merciless policy – now refusing a terminally ill man the right to die in Australia.
News June 16, 2018
Dorothy Hewett, Bob Ellis, art and exploitation
The sexual abuse of Dorothy Hewett’s two teenage daughters in the 1970s reveals a culture subservient to a myth of artistic freedom.
News June 09, 2018
Nauru’s new contempt laws
New contempt laws introduced by the Nauruan government threaten the judiciary, political opponents and freedom of speech – and are unlikely to meet with criticism from Australia.
News June 02, 2018
Building on the Uluru statement
A year on from the historic Uluru statement, constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples remains in limbo.
News May 26, 2018
One billboard outside Gosford, amusing
Following the storming of his church by far-right activists, Father Rod Bower vows to continue his liberal preachings.
News May 19, 2018
Margaret River and paternal familicide
Though the unusual manner in which Aaron Cockman spoke of the alleged murderer of his children and ex-wife – his former father-in-law – was puzzling to many, psychological studies of similar crimes suggest a way to make sense of its seeming contradictions.
News May 12, 2018
The Victorian right’s capture of the Liberal Party
While the fight for the Liberal Party plays out in its state branches, Michael Kroger’s far right has captured Victoria and is bedding down for Napoleonic preselections.
News May 05, 2018
Sentencing ‘America’s Dad’ Bill Cosby
America elevated him to the status of hero, exemplar and model parent. In truth, Bill Cosby was a deeply flawed man.
News April 28, 2018
Peta Credlin and Sky’s caustic panels
Murdoch’s cable channel Sky News has an undue influence in Canberra, but it is defined by a sour and second-rate discourse.