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News June 17, 2017
The wrong kind of settlement
The decision to settle a massive case on the mistreatment of asylum seekers is more about secrecy than human rights.
News June 03, 2017
What we’ve learnt from Schapelle Corby
While Australians made Schapelle Corby a celebrity following her conviction, the media’s discovery that interest had since waned didn’t avoid an unedifying spectacle.
News June 10, 2017
Foreign political donations and the promise of interference laws
Revelations of ASIO’s historic warnings regarding Chinese donations to political parties has belatedly prompted bipartisan support for foreign interference laws.
News May 27, 2017
Making sense of the Sydney siege
The coronial inquiry into the Sydney siege finds mistakes made in awarding Man Haron Monis bail, and police tactics in need of review.
News May 20, 2017
The lessons of the WannaCry cyber attack
The global WannaCry cyber attack reveals the vulnerability of our networked computer systems, and the disastrously risky practices of Western intelligence services.
News May 06, 2017
The misguided bans on men’s rights film ‘The Red Pill’
Calls to ban a controversial film about men’s rights activists serve only to lend a substandard work gravitas.
News April 29, 2017
What happened on Manus Island
Peter Dutton’s reckless characterisation of the cause of gunfire on the Manus Island camp only serves to inflame tensions.
News April 22, 2017
Government dismisses shootings on Manus Island
With numerous shots fired at the Manus Island detention centre, the danger to detainees and Australian staff has become undeniable to all but the Australian government.
News April 22, 2017
The promise of renowned neurosurgeon Charlie Teo
For some brain cancer patients, Charlie Teo is seen as a final ray of hope who’s willing to tackle so-called inoperable tumours. But to many of his neurosurgeon peers, the myths far outweigh the miracles.
News April 08, 2017
Filming ‘Chauka’ at Manus Island’s detention facilities
A collaboration between a journalist held on Manus Island and a filmmaker in Holland shows life in detention in all its stark monotony.
News April 01, 2017
Pete Evans and the rejection of science
As a celebrity chef, Pete Evans has enjoyed enormous success. But now the man who celebrated the paleo diet is using his profile to further peddle his distrust of science.
News March 25, 2017
Don Dale guard Conan Zamolo’s disturbing testimony
As the royal commission continues in the Northern Territory, a culture of brutal dysfunction emerges.