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News September 02, 2017
History wars and monument politics
The defacement of a statue of Captain Cook has sparked a fresh debate about the value and meaning of colonial monuments.
News August 19, 2017
Making war with the ABC
As the ABC faces down sustained attacks from News Corp and other outlets, the government is in the process of changing journalism for good.
News August 26, 2017
The resurgence of neo-Nazism
Donald Trump’s response to the events in Charlottesville has emboldened white supremacists everywhere.
News August 12, 2017
Driven to death on Manus Island
As the eighth asylum seeker dies in offshore processing, conditions decline further and the situation worsens for refugees.
News August 05, 2017
Selling Labor’s Sam Dastyari
In the week of a friendly ABC profile and the launch of his confessional memoir, Sam Dastyari’s speedy rehabilitation after his Chinese donations scandal has irked many, even within his party. Is his brash style a positive or a flaw?
News July 29, 2017
In court with Cardinal George Pell
As Cardinal George Pell faces the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on historic sexual abuse charges, he confronts a system unmoved by his status.
News July 22, 2017
Trump’s first six months of crisis
Six months into his presidency, Donald Trump has shown no signs of growing into the office. His administration is in permanent crisis, spending its time denigrating the news media. Only the Republican Party can moderate him – and they show no appetite for it.
News July 15, 2017
Greens fail on sexual assault allegation
The mishandling of a sexual assault allegation is part of a series of concerns about the culture and conduct of the progressive party.
News July 08, 2017
The people defending Cardinal George Pell
The criminal charges brought against George Pell have seen his defenders come to the fore.
News July 01, 2017
Don Dale lessons
Expert testimony from a US juvenile corrections director about his transformation of Washington’s notorious Oak Hill facility provides the Northern Territory royal commission with possible prescriptions for the failures of Don Dale.
News June 24, 2017
Terrorism and domestic violence
While terrorism is impossible to predict, a correlation may exist between those with domestically abusive pasts and those who hope to commit acts against the state.
the_briefing June 23, 2017
Federal ministers to make ‘abject’ apology
It is believed that federal ministers Alan Tudge, Greg Hunt and Michael Sukkar will today, through their lawyers, make a special, “abject” apology to the Victorian judiciary. In comments expressed on social media and to The Australian, …