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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 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 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 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.
News July 11, 2015
Legalising sex work in SA
A woman's murder has renewed debate in South Australia over the lack of protections for sex workers and decriminalisation of the industry.
News June 06, 2015
Mining downturn hits FIFO mental health
Inquiries into fly-in fly-out workers reveal hidden depression and an industry in denial. With the weakening mining sector now delivering redundancies, it will only get worse.
News March 07, 2015
Criminalising those who fight against IS
The government is threatening to jail Australians who join the fight against Islamic State.