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news August 05, 2017
Exporting Australia’s offshore detention policy
The Manus Island detention centre may be closing, but its legacy lives on in Europe, where leaders have looked to Australia for lessons on how to stop the boats – no matter the human cost.
news November 05, 2016
BHP Billiton’s Brazil disaster a year on
One year after an iron ore tailings dam part-owned by BHP Billiton burst its banks, locals of a Brazilian village lament ruined livelihoods and uncertain health risks.
news March 18, 2017
Renewables and South Australia’s power policy
The outcome of the South Australian government’s bold energy policy could be key to the future of renewable energy throughout the nation.
news August 06, 2016
Life in Rio de Janeiro as the Olympics arrive
In Rio de Janeiro, the locals are trying to find positives in lavish spending on the Olympic Games while the city is mired in corruption and economic recession.
news June 18, 2016
The grassroots strategy of the Nick Xenophon Team
Nick Xenophon’s team of candidates looks set to give the major parties a shake-up at the federal election, but there are questions about what exactly the NXT stands for.
news April 30, 2016
ABS unemployment figures overlook the hidden jobless
The ABS unemployment figure, used to direct government policy, ignores hundreds of thousands of jobless Australians.
news February 20, 2016
South Australia ponders nuclear waste options
The initial findings of a royal commission into the merits of South Australia becoming a hub for uranium mining and waste storage raised as many questions as they answered.
news December 12, 2015
Using climate change to question immigration
Right-wing populists aren’t the only ones arguing to lower Australia’s immigration rate – some environmentalists worry it will doom efforts to cut carbon emissions.
news November 28, 2015
South Australia pins jobs hope on driverless car industry
Is developing a driverless car industry the answer to South Australia’s unemployment crisis, or a harbinger of far greater job losses across the nation?
news October 03, 2015
Family First and the parties rallying the right
Angry at the tearing down of a conservative PM, traditionalist parties of the right are hoping to at least benefit by attracting disaffected Liberal voters, or even a notable backbencher.
news September 12, 2015
Veterans fight for the right to join Kurdish militias
Keen to join the fight against Daesh, a group of former Australian servicemen have enlisted legal help in a bid to wage their own war on the government’s Foreign Fighters bill.
news August 29, 2015
Gayby Baby and same-sex families
The debate over same-sex marriage has led to a focus on children, with opponents citing the damaging effects of of what they call “imperfect families”.