Mike Seccombe
is The Saturday Paper’s national correspondent.

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News March 29, 2014

Andrews leads fight to abolish charities commission

There are two groups that want the charities regulator and its oversights scuppered: the financial services industry and the Catholic Church. They have a friend in the government.

News March 22, 2014

Sinodinos steps down while ICAC investigates

For so long NSW Labor has been weighed down by allegations of corruption. Now a link between Liberal Party stalwart Arthur Sinodinos and Eddie Obeid has cast a dark shadow on the Abbott government.

News March 15, 2014

George Pell voices Ellis case "concern" to royal commission

This week something of a bombshell was dropped during the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Opinion March 08, 2014

Big Tobacco’s plan to stub out plain packaging

“At least one claim made by Philip Morris is true: the company is bigger than Uruguay ... Australia, with an economy 15 times bigger, had the means to meet Big Tobacco’s challenge. ”

News March 08, 2014

Shoppies boss Joe de Bruyn bows out

A union stalwart stands down but his conservative views continue to influence Australian social policy.

News February 28, 2014

Biennale of Sydney patron Luca Belgiorno-Nettis under fire

The Biennale of Sydney and long-time arts benefactor Luca Belgiorno-Nettis are embroiled in a controversy not of their own making, and the event hasn’t even started.