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News February 16, 2019
Matt Canavan hijacks native title fight on Adani
While Resources Minister Matt Canavan insists Adani has the full support of the Wangan and Jagalingou people, the legitimacy of a land agreement with the mining giant is the subject of a Federal Court appeal.
News February 02, 2019
Greens split by factional war
As the Greens continue to fight internally ahead of the NSW election, their dysfunction across branches is threatening the party’s prospects federally.
News February 09, 2019
Phelps fight reveals govt’s Nauru deceit
As the last children are transferred off Nauru, the government is claiming compassion. But its attempts to kill off Kerryn Phelps’ medical transfer bill set the scene for an ugly fight in parliament next week.
News January 26, 2019
Lamb ads and purposeful marketing
Companies are increasingly using advertising to persuade consumers of their social responsibility as much as to spruik their products, in a high-risk strategy known as ‘purposeful marketing’.
News December 22, 2018
How polling is wrecking democracy
As public faith in democracy collapses, the institution is further undermined by suspect polling, gormless politics and a media dependent on both.
News December 01, 2018
Christian Porter lashes integrity commission proposal
As the increasingly powerful crossbench this week pushed for an anti-corruption body, Attorney-General Christian Porter scrambled to find excuses as to why it would be dangerous.
News November 24, 2018
Political stacking leaves appeals tribunal in chaos
The purging of experienced members at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and the abandonment of merit-based appointments, has created a backlog of 53,000 unresolved cases.
News November 17, 2018
The flawed strategy for a republic
With the debate raging afresh over Australia becoming a republic, the main players seem stuck in 1999 and First Nations people remain largely ignored.
News November 10, 2018
Neo-Nazi Nats and party infiltrations
The expulsion of a group of neo-Nazis from the Young Nationals highlights the way extremist and special interest groups can infiltrate major political parties, especially as falling party memberships put takeovers more easily within reach.
News November 03, 2018
How Murdoch got the kids off Nauru
Behind the snap decision to remove all asylum-seeker children from Nauru was a carefully orchestrated campaign to harness the power of the News Corp tabloids.
News October 27, 2018
Climate change claims its first mammal extinction
Liberal moderates, corporations and the voters of Wentworth have all called on the Morrison government to act on climate change. But the country’s top scientists say its effects are already wreaking havoc across Australia.
News October 20, 2018
How the West offers Saudi impunity
The mild response to the apparent murder of writer Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul is further evidence the West will turn a blind eye to the kingdom’s terrors to protect its oil and arms trade.