Max Opray
is an Adelaide-based freelance journalist.

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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”.

News July 25, 2015

Tinkler tale a solvent lie

One-time billionaire Nathan Tinkler continues to flout the law, as his many creditors remain no closer to seeing their money.