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news November 12, 2016
The blank face of a new America
Donald Trump’s election to the presidency is a symptom of the decline of America and the numbness of its new reality.
news October 29, 2016
What is going on with WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange?
WikiLeaks’ publishing of emails hacked by Russia to embarrass Hillary Clinton shows that its founder has not changed, the world has.
news November 05, 2016
George Pell evidence rejected in royal commission counsel submissions
Newly published counsel to the child abuse royal commission rejects Cardinal George Pell’s evidence regarding known church abusers.
news October 22, 2016
Culture war in offshore detention
The response to Four Corners’ Nauru report underscores a shift in the immigration debate from human lives to media bias.
news October 15, 2016
Donald Trump, a dangerous thug emblematic of America’s decline
From his vulgarity to his misogyny to his love of Putin, Donald Trump is running to destroy the great American experiment.
news October 08, 2016
Leaked UNHCR report: Manus Island world’s worst
As the government prepares to meet with the UNHCR, urgent action is being demanded on mental decay.
news September 17, 2016
‘Lone wolf’ terrorists and community policing
So-called lone wolf attacks make policing terrorism ever more fraught, but recent heroism on a multicultural suburban street shows the community standing together.
news September 10, 2016
The Tromp family’s crisis
Reports of the Tromp family’s sudden flight from their home, and their discovery one by one in confusion and distress, gripped the public imagination. How much do we know, and how much have we a right to know?
news September 03, 2016
Inside Swisse and its vexed ABC sponsorship deal
Amid serious concerns about its products’ efficacy, complementary medicine giant Swisse will do anything for credibility.
news August 27, 2016
The dysfunction of offshore detention on Nauru
As the Coalition defends offshore detention in the wake of leaked files, former Nauru social workers and government officials paint a picture of utter dysfunction.
news August 20, 2016
PTSD and the rehabilitation of returned soldiers
As reports emerge that as many veterans have taken their lives this year as have been killed in the 13 years of the war in Afghanistan, a new narrative is emerging around post-traumatic stress disorder.
news August 13, 2016
How Reclaim Australia hid a ‘terrorist’
Inside the fractured groupings and white power fantasies of Australia’s far right, an alleged terrorist plot was forming.