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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 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 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 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.
News November 04, 2017
The men on Manus we’ve left behind
Six hundred men are left behind on Manus Island. There is no electricity, water or sanitation. There is also no plan for what happens next.
News October 28, 2017
Inside the debate over Victoria’s assisted dying bill
With Victoria’s upper house preparing to debate Daniel Andrews’ euthanasia bill, supporters argue opponents such as Paul Keating have misread the public mood.
Life October 28, 2017
Life and death at Niagara Falls
A trip to Niagara Falls provokes contemplation of the force of nature and the fragility of life.
News October 21, 2017
Harvey Weinstein’s protective PR racket
As more of his victims come forward, the means by which Harvey Weinstein used influence and inducements to conceal his offending is revealed.
News October 14, 2017
Housing affordability and tenancy laws
An upcoming Victorian byelection promises to have important implications for housing affordability nationwide.