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news October 03, 2015
The shadow of tragedy hangs over Luke Batty inquest
Hindsight and evaluation cannot alter the fate of Luke Batty. But a coroner’s report into his ‘unforeseeable’ murder has at least identified systemic failings in the handling of mental illness and domestic violence.
news September 19, 2015
Children behind bars
For asylum-seeker children detained on Christmas Island, the perils of crossing treacherous seas in unsafe vessels was just the beginning of their despair.
news September 26, 2015
Adam Goodes’ bipartisan career ends but legacy will live on
His stellar career has lately been dogged by controversy, but Adam Goodes retires as a proud Indigenous man calling out his code’s racist underbelly.
news September 12, 2015
Hiding sexual abuse behind prestige at Geelong Grammar
For students of the elite Geelong Grammar School, sexual abuse survived within a subculture of hazing born in the ‘Great Public Schools’ of England.
news September 05, 2015
Inside Border Force’s power
Border Force is the contrivance of a knot of ambitious bureaucrats whose aim is to militarise Immigration.
news August 29, 2015
Nauru’s systemic dysfunction
With a new tender imminent for Nauru's detention centre operations, and a senate inquiry report still due, stories continue to emerge of mismanagement, dysfunction and extra-judicial governance.
news August 22, 2015
Nauru rapes: ‘There is a war on women’
One woman lies catatonic in hospital after being raped and beaten. Another was raped and immolated. This is the world awaiting refugees released from detention on Nauru.
news August 15, 2015
Inside controversial rideshare firm Uber’s radical model
Rideshare company Uber’s aggressive fight against the taxi industry and the tax office has caught governments off guard.
news August 08, 2015
The hidden politics of family violence
The royal commission into domestic violence has replayed many received wisdoms. But there are certain things that cannot be said.
news August 01, 2015
Royal commission examines Jehovah Witnesses cover-up
The Jehovah’s Witnesses’ fiercely literal reading of the Bible has distanced them from the law and politics, but the royal commission into child sexual abuse is ending that.
news July 25, 2015
Inside the strange dynamic of Reclaim Australia’s rallies
The Reclaim Australia protests and counter-protests reveal the unedifying anger on the outer fringes of politics.
news July 18, 2015
Abbott’s campaign to kill renewable energy sector
Unable to disband a financing body it despises, the Abbott government has set about rigging renewable energy investment to fail.