Mike Seccombe
is The Saturday Paper’s national correspondent.

By this author


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.

News October 11, 2014

The Australia Institute are the real senate puppet masters

What is the Australia Institute and how did it cultivate such critical influence over the government’s agenda?

News October 04, 2014

The troubled campaign to privatise state assets

Governments love privatisation; the public loathes it. Elections can be won and lost on the strength of the disagreement.

News September 27, 2014

Betting against political resolve on gambling

Despite regulatory fig leaves, live and online gambling is growing exponentially. And there’s no will to change it.

News September 20, 2014

Terror laws also threaten right to protest

Hidden in new anti-terrorism laws are wide powers governments want to silence dissent and quash protest.

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.