Mike Seccombe
is The Saturday Paper's national correspondent.

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News December 13, 2014

PM’s Literary Awards ignite fresh history wars

Awarding a PM’s literary prize to a poorly sourced anti-union tome is an unsubtle attempt to rewrite history.

News December 06, 2014

Greg Hunt’s hostile attack on the environment

As the government walks away from pricing carbon and dismantles climate initiatives, it reveals itself as our most radical in decades.

News November 29, 2014

What Mark Scott is really doing with the ABC cuts

Funding cuts to the ABC play perfectly into the hands of the national broadcaster’s management.

News November 22, 2014

Newman government courts Adani on Galilee Basin coal deal

As the market deserts coal, Queensland’s government is offering money to Indian mining giant Adani to exploit the state’s reserves.

News November 15, 2014

Luxembourg tax deals hard for G20 meeting to ignore

A timely leak of documents may finally force the G20’s hand on corporate tax dodging.

News November 08, 2014

Who is running green politics?

While the Greens fight over relevance, the movement from which they were born is going professional.

News November 01, 2014

Breaking the grid-lock of Australia’s power companies

Innovative battery technology will not only change the way we drive, it could also radically alter the way we consume electricity.

News October 25, 2014

Supermarket forces

Calls are mounting for Coles and Woolworths to have their ruthless conduct with suppliers and competition practices more closely scrutinised.

News October 18, 2014

Kurds targetted at home now key allies in fight against IS

Australia is keen to aid the Kurds in the fight against the Islamic State, but less keen to admit we deem them terrorists at home.