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News February 15, 2020
Canavan’s successor apt to fuel energy wars
Elevated to Resources minister after Matt Canavan’s resignation, Keith Pitt has moved quickly – announcing a feasibility study into a new coalmine.
News February 01, 2020
States defy Commonwealth on emissions
With Scott Morrison refusing to budge on reducing emissions, state governments and the private sector are leading the way on going carbon neutral.
News February 08, 2020
Inside Palmer’s campaign to thwart Labor
Clive Palmer spent almost $84 million on his party’s failed tilt at the 2019 election, but former UAP candidates now say the real goal was to prevent an ALP victory.
News January 25, 2020
Close ties between government and military industries
In Australia’s quest to become one of the world’s leading weapons exporters, the line between government and industry is becoming increasingly blurred.
News December 07, 2019
Algorithms and prejudice
As governments and police increasingly rely on algorithms and automation, legal experts warn these systems could undermine key discrimination protections.
News December 07, 2019
Lambie’s secret medevac bargain
While the government celebrates the medevac repeal, Labor and the Greens push for detail – and documentation – of the pact struck with Senator Jacqui Lambie.
News November 30, 2019
Hydrogen strategy backs dirty coal
Although touted as a clean energy project, the government’s investment in hydrogen production is in fact protecting the fossil fuel industry – a paradox that may limit the value of the new technology.
News November 23, 2019
The transition to renewable energy
Despite the successes of Australia’s renewable energy sector, the federal government is stalling on further development of this industry, instead maintaining its dogged commitment to coal-fired power.
News November 16, 2019
Actually, it is climate change
As the prime minister refuses to discuss the science linking climate change and the bushfires burning in eastern Australia, former Howard adviser Geoff Cousins compares the political strategy to the tactics of the American gun lobby. With photography by Stephen Dupont.
News November 09, 2019
Activism and secondary boycotts
Although the Coalition is talking tough about criminalising consumer advocacy, legal experts say any attempt to do so will be hamstrung by reality.
News November 02, 2019
The fatal cost of Australia’s rising inequality
As the gap between Australia’s rich and poor continues to widen, a new study highlights the fatal cost of economic inequality and the rise of ‘deaths of despair’.
News October 26, 2019
Dutton’s plan for a surveillance state
Privacy experts fear the Home Affairs minister will ignore a warning from parliament’s most powerful committee and push ahead with his plan for national surveillance.