Mike Seccombe
is The Saturday Paper's national correspondent.

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news June 24, 2017

The government’s war on the law

An attack on the Victorian judiciary by three government ministers highlights a larger campaign against the powers of independent office.

news June 17, 2017

Hardline Christian hoping to replace Triggs

Meet the Pentecostal lawyer West Australian Liberals want to replace Gillian Triggs as president of the Human Rights Commission.

news June 10, 2017

Donald Trump’s own goal on climate action

Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, and his visceral unpopularity, may actually lift efforts to halt climate change.

news June 03, 2017

Quadrant and its slide into deluded extremism

Once seen as a journal of intellectual weight, today’s Quadrant has gone off-leash to become a ranting voice of the reactionary right.

news May 27, 2017

How subcontracting fuelled the alleged Plutus tax scam

The massive alleged payroll tax scam, carried out through government contracts, reveals the vulnerabilities of a cynical labour market.

news May 20, 2017

Migrants targeted as refugee panic founders

The government’s ‘Australians first’ rhetoric is a response to hardening community attitudes over immigration and job security.

news May 13, 2017

What the future holds for Fairfax

Fairfax’s latest staff cuts signal a crisis in Australian journalism, but international models offer a ray of hope.

news May 06, 2017

Turnbull’s war on universities

If the government’s new schools funding plan represents an ideological change, its cuts to universities reflect a calculated antipathy.

news April 29, 2017

Land clearing and climate change

The majority of the Emissions Reduction Fund is poured into questionable abatement schemes to discourage land clearing, while mass deforestation cancels out any climate gains.

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