Mike Seccombe
is The Saturday Paper's national correspondent.

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News August 01, 2015

Fresh calls for inquiry into Ayers Rock Resort purchase

Calls for a thorough inquiry into the ill-fated purchase of the Ayers Rock Resort by the Indigenous Land Corporation are being blocked at every turn by the government.

News July 25, 2015

The true cost of green energy

The arguments against renewable energy are not just without scientific basis, they lack economic credibility.

News July 18, 2015

Final fight against same-sex marriage

Opponents of same-sex marriage are mounting a last-ditch campaign to prevent parliament heeding public opinion, Mike Seccombe reports

News July 11, 2015

The government’s $14.2 billion budget fantasy to sell an election

While the government is looking for any distraction it can find from the economy, it is banking on unlegislated budget cuts hidden beyond the next election.

News July 04, 2015

Barton Deakin, the Coalition’s ‘evil twin’ lobby firm

Hidden behind two of Australia’s biggest lobbying firms is one company and an endless list of political links.

News June 27, 2015

Tobacco industry playbook used to kill renewables

Anti-renewable lobbyists have infiltrated politics, and are exploiting the tricks learned from Big Tobacco.

News June 20, 2015

Stalling the lawyers who aid asylum seekers

The only success in curbing mistreatment of refugees has been in the High Court. Now the government is targeting the lawyers who bring the cases.

News June 13, 2015

Brandis cripples legal aid funding

Brandis's funding cuts and uncertainty in the legal aid sector are leaving the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in the community with nowhere to turn for protection.

News June 06, 2015

Wayne Swan’s focus on wages

As the US applauds the success of Australian economic policy, former treasurer Wayne Swan is sitting on a commission that may yet become a ginger group for Labor.