Mike Seccombe
is The Saturday Paper's national correspondent.

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News September 13, 2014

Illegal donations from developers fund NSW Libs’ win

ICAC poses one big question: why would a party buy an election it has already won?

news September 06, 2014

Confidence tricksters dominate unions royal commission, ICAC

Standover men and convicted terrorists, mingling with unions and corrupt politicians, have hollowed out faith in institutions.

News August 30, 2014

When team building fuels racial unrest

Encouraging membership of ‘Team Australia’ must include active recruitment of Muslim players and consultation on the game plan.

News August 23, 2014

How to kill off a lord mayor: inside the ’Get Clover’ plot

The major parties are legislating to take over city councils with an attempt to stack votes in their favour.

News August 16, 2014

Hunter now the hunted at ICAC

Bags of money and faulty memories cost two Newcastle Liberals their jobs.

News August 09, 2014

Ebola panic real, but worse contagions are rife

The latest outbreak of the Ebola virus is of global concern. But it highlights our blindspots and hysteria when it comes to contagion.

News August 02, 2014

Aiding and Abetzing

All evidence shows Eric Abetz’s hardline welfare reforms will not get people into work. His motives lie elsewhere.

News July 26, 2014

Brandis ties NGO funding to non-advocacy

The Abbott government is using money and law to close down criticism and gag the community’s most trusted voices.

News July 18, 2014

Abbott appointments are trusted class warriors

With an unprecedented fervour, the government is filling boards and commissions with old cronies.