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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 18, 2016
Trump, Clinton and Orlando’s Pulse nightclub massacre
Against the backdrop of a US presidential election campaign, the killing of dozens of patrons at a gay nightclub in Florida starkly pits anti-Muslim sentiment against gun control – with fear as the common thread.
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.
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 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 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 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.