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News September 10, 2016
The Tromp family’s crisis
Reports of the Tromp family’s sudden flight from their home, and their discovery one by one in confusion and distress, gripped the public imagination. How much do we know, and how much have we a right to know?
News August 27, 2016
The dysfunction of offshore detention on Nauru
As the Coalition defends offshore detention in the wake of leaked files, former Nauru social workers and government officials paint a picture of utter dysfunction.
News September 03, 2016
Inside Swisse and its vexed ABC sponsorship deal
Amid serious concerns about its products’ efficacy, complementary medicine giant Swisse will do anything for credibility.
News August 20, 2016
PTSD and the rehabilitation of returned soldiers
As reports emerge that as many veterans have taken their lives this year as have been killed in the 13 years of the war in Afghanistan, a new narrative is emerging around post-traumatic stress disorder.
News August 13, 2016
How Reclaim Australia hid a ‘terrorist’
Inside the fractured groupings and white power fantasies of Australia’s far right, an alleged terrorist plot was forming.
News August 06, 2016
Inside Australia’s growing homeless crisis
Despite the promise to halve homelessness by 2020, political inertia and piecemeal funding have seen numbers spike.
News July 30, 2016
‘There was political support for this…’: Inside the horrors of Don Dale
Abuse and tough rhetoric on crime are part of the same volatile equation, the former NT child commissioner explains.
News July 23, 2016
Republican National Convention green lights Donald Trump
The Republican National Convention to install Donald Trump as the party’s presidential candidate has put on show bitter internal divisions and the rancorous tone with which his campaign will attack the Democrats’ Hillary Clinton.
News July 16, 2016
Andrew Wilkie and the Chilcot inquiry
Intelligence officer turned whistleblower and politician Andrew Wilkie is calling for Australia to conduct its own version of the Chilcot inquiry into the war in Iraq.
News July 09, 2016
The return of Pauline Hanson and One Nation
Pauline Hanson’s return to parliament is a sign of the increasing disconnect between the major parties and voters.
News July 02, 2016
The Australian Christian Lobby’s bid for influence
The Australian Christian Lobby has a high profile as a religious organisation seeking to influence government policy, but are its claims of intolerance and censorship a sign it realises it is out of step with a secular society?
News June 25, 2016
Criminal charges possible in detention centre operations
A new report into the operation of detention centres alleges possible criminal negligence by the immigration department and its contractors.