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News January 30, 2016
Friction between factions as disunity threatens Liberal Party
A 30-year war that is once again spilling over destroys Malcolm Turnbull’s claim the Liberal Party is free from factional infighting and backroom deals.
News December 19, 2015
Malcolm Turnbull rethinks climate strategy
A policy of ‘indirect action’ may be one way Malcolm Turnbull can hang on to the reins of the Coalition while keeping his emissions reduction dream alive.
News January 23, 2016
Is it all over for Clive Palmer and PUP?
During the past two years, Clive Palmer’s Queensland Nickel donated $21 million to the Palmer United Party. Now it can’t afford to pay its workers.
News December 12, 2015
Coal seam gas leaks a climate debacle
Hundreds of uncapped bores have for decades been leaking methane, a gas more polluting than CO 2 – and the government knows almost nothing about them.
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.