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News June 11, 2016
Women on Nauru report documents abuse
A new report into the treatment of women on Nauru confirms the dysfunction of offshore detention and the government’s indifference.
News May 28, 2016
Victoria’s apology for homosexual criminality laws
Thirty-five years after homosexuality was decriminalised in Victoria, the state government has issued a formal apology for the ‘prejudice that ruined lives’.
News June 04, 2016
The real story on the Great Barrier Reef
As Australia interferes with UN reporting of threats to World Heritage sites, the Great Barrier Reef’s fate is increasingly dire if not already sealed.
News May 21, 2016
Inside the Brett Whiteley Lavender Bay fakes trial
An art dealer and conservator convicted of dealing in fake Brett Whiteleys now face a lengthy stint in jail. But the twists and turns in the five-week trial proved more colourful than the paintings themselves.
News May 14, 2016
Seeking justice in the Bowraville slain children case
Police racism and legal flaws stymied the investigation into the murders of three Indigenous children in Bowraville. Finally, 25 years later, a conviction is possible.
News May 07, 2016
The rise and rise of Republican wildcard Donald Trump
How did Donald Trump, a man rated one year ago with no chance of becoming a presidential nominee, turn Republican voters to his side?
News April 30, 2016
Manus, Nauru detention: this is not our Australia
As PNG rules detention on Manus Island illegal, the situation on Nauru worsens daily, with self-harm and child suicide attempts rife.
News April 23, 2016
60 Minutes crew released in Beirut
A TV crew’s botched child recovery bid has left a trail of damaged reputations and questions of how far is too far in journalism.
News April 16, 2016
Inner-city lockout laws versus a 24-hour environment
As Sydney equates declining assault rates with late-night lockout laws, Melbourne is eager to become a 24-hour city.
News April 09, 2016
Wilson Security’s appalling record on Nauru
As stories emerge of contractors beating children on Nauru, Wilson Security’s entire operation looks increasingly broken.
News April 02, 2016
Family violence royal commission finds patterns of failure
In its report, the Royal Commission into Family Violence, having heard myriad stories of institutional failure, calls for systemic change, from funding arrangements to intervention responses and rehabilitation.
News March 25, 2016
Joseph Acquaro and the Calabrian Mafia
The murder of lawyer Joseph Acquaro might have opened another chapter in Melbourne’s gangland wars. But it’s also part of the longer story of the Calabrian Mafia’s seeming ability to avoid investigation and prosecution.