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news January 30, 2016
Inside corrupt sports betting
Recent allegations concerning top-level tennis highlight a growing market in corruption that goes hand in hand with a rise in online gambling.
news December 19, 2015
2015: A carnival of cognitive dissonance
If anything existed to make sense of the past year, it was a stubborn refusal to accept realities – in politics, in sport, in life.
news January 23, 2016
Holiday surprises for Malcolm Turnbull
Traditionally, Christmas and new year marks a flat spot for political news. But the past few weeks have thrown up their share of woe for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
news December 12, 2015
Inside the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption
The trade union royal commission has been haunted by politicisation since it began, ranging from the Gillard–AWU claims, to the attempted ousting of Commissioner Dyson Heydon, to last weekend’s arrests. But with all the drama, are we missing the point?
news December 05, 2015
Testifying against child sexual abuse at royal commission
The latest round of royal commission hearings bear witness to despicable cover-ups and blatant disregard for victims.
news December 05, 2015
Ending the silence on suicide
It’s long been a taboo subject, rarely spoken of in public and deliberately withheld from media reports. Now experts are seeking to destigmatise suicide – and help those at risk – by encouraging open, honest and sensitive conversation about what drives someone to want to take their own life.
news November 28, 2015
Peter Dutton’s contempt of court battle
Victoria’s Supreme Court will decide if Peter Dutton is wrongly depriving a man on a bridging visa of the right to a fair trial.
news November 21, 2015
Paris attacks and the dissonance of terror
The horror of Paris, among other recent terrorist attacks, has led to new assessments of the goals and methods of Daesh, and renewed confusion as to how to respond.
news November 14, 2015
Nugan Hand Bank fugitive found in US
The true story of Sydney's shadowy Nugan Hand Bank, and its connections in the 1970s to the CIA, arms dealing and the Asian drug trade, may be closer with the discovery of Michael Jon Hand alive and well in Idaho.
news November 07, 2015
Michelle Payne inspires but fog of sleaze surrounds horseracing
For all the heartwarming stories to come out of Tuesday’s historic Melbourne Cup, a cloud of impurity hovers over the ‘closed culture’ of the racing industry.
news October 31, 2015
Chris Kenny visits Nauru as borders open up to allies
Allowing a supportive journalist access to Nauru does nothing to assuage the levels of secrecy and lies on the island.
news October 17, 2015
The man paid to protect Nauru’s image
The Australian publicist selling the Nauru government’s message on mistreated refugees defends his tactics.