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news December 23, 2017
It’s all John Howard’s fault
A decade after the fall of the Howard government, Australia remains unable to escape or undo the insular and unfair policies it enacted.
news December 02, 2017
How the rich are getting richer
While Treasurer Scott Morrison and the IPA say income inequality is falling, the number of Australians worth more than $50 million has grown by 30 per cent in a year.
news December 09, 2017
Land clearing and climate change
While the federal government boasts of decreasing carbon emissions from land clearing, state records show rapidly increasing rates of clearing, at great expense to the Emissions Reduction Fund.
news November 24, 2017
How the ‘Yes’ vote changes politics
In the wake of the survey on same-sex marriage, the notion of a silent majority has been disproved and conservative battlelines are being redrawn.
news November 18, 2017
‘Predictive’ policing in NSW
A NSW ‘predictive’ policing initiative appears to be as much about presuming guilt among young Indigenous people as it is about preventing crime.
news November 11, 2017
How the Greens drive policy
The Greens believe they have put a difficult year behind them, and are seeing their ‘Cassandra’ foresight picked up by other parties.
news November 04, 2017
The true story of Michaelia Cash’s union raids
The AWU raids reveal the strange nexus between the Turnbull government, the federal police, The Australian newspaper and the new unions commission.
news October 28, 2017
Exclusive: Turnbull sought GetUp! help before spill
As the Coalition steps up its campaign against GetUp!, it is revealed Turnbull leant on the group to do numbers for his leadership.
news October 21, 2017
The Hanson plot to kill the ABC
This week’s failed senate attempt to tighten control over the national broadcaster highlights the sway One Nation has over the Coalition.
news October 14, 2017
The gun nuts in our parliament
While Australian gun laws are lauded as the world’s most stringent, fringe political parties and lobbyists are doing their best to erode them.
news October 07, 2017
Murdoch’s failure to launch Fox here
With the collapse of Murdoch’s takeover plan for Ten, something else ended: the designs for his Sky roster to take a de facto Fox News to the mainstream.
news September 30, 2017
The money case for gay marriage
Legislation for same-sex marriage overseas provides a series of natural experiments on social, economic and personal benefits.