Mike Seccombe
is The Saturday Paper's national correspondent.

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News December 05, 2015

The truth about Australia’s Ebola hospital

A year on from the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, Australia’s slow, privatised and ineffective response has come in for questioning.

News November 28, 2015

The vexed power of Grand Mufti Ibrahim Abu Mohamed

A controversial figure, Australia’s Grand Mufti is of more importance to The Daily Telegraph than he is to many Muslims.

News November 21, 2015

Shenhua’s Mongolia coalmining scandal highlights local fears

International criticism hardens opponents of the Chinese coalmining giant’s plans for the Liverpool Plains, as governments roll over.

News November 14, 2015

The many trials of Cardinal George Pell

As Cardinal Pell prepares for another child sex abuse hearing, his ‘company man’ style has made him enemies within the Vatican.

News November 07, 2015

Big Australia’s date with density

The PM’s Big Australia vision, with high levels of immigration, requires a greater urban density than Australians are accustomed to. It also means serious infrastructure shortfalls in our cities cannot be ignored.

News October 31, 2015

Chinese investment and extradition

Australian governments must engage in a negotiation of the nation’s need for good economic relations amid unease about Chinese investment.

News October 24, 2015

How the Minerals Council of Australia has govt’s ear on coal

Heavily represented and funded by the biggest polluters on the planet, the all-powerful Minerals Council of Australia continues to spruik the benefits of coal to a largely compliant government.

News October 17, 2015

Immigration essential to replace populations in critical decline

Precipitously declining Western populations will not support growth without greatly increasing immigration, bringing with it huge social change. Ultimately, the growth model itself will have to be reconsidered.

News October 10, 2015

Farhad Jabar shooting sees a change in the failed language of terror

The response to radicalised Parramatta shooter Farhad Jabar shows what is needed to combat terrorism in Australia.