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News March 09, 2019
Undocumented labour a new underclass
Despite Scott Morrison’s claims, more asylum seekers have arrived under his government than under Labor. These people are becoming an underclass of cheap, exploited labour.
News February 23, 2019
Cash not for comment
As the Federal Court prepares to make a ruling on the AWU raids, and it emerges Michaelia Cash refused to give a statement to the federal police over her office’s involvement, The Saturday Paper reviews the minister’s position to date.
News March 02, 2019
PM’s climate fund fallacy
Scott Morrison says his new $3.5 billion climate fund will cut Australia’s emissions, but experts warn he is playing a numbers game that is ‘essentially dishonest’.
News February 16, 2019
Matt Canavan hijacks native title fight on Adani
While Resources Minister Matt Canavan insists Adani has the full support of the Wangan and Jagalingou people, the legitimacy of a land agreement with the mining giant is the subject of a Federal Court appeal.
News February 09, 2019
Phelps fight reveals govt’s Nauru deceit
As the last children are transferred off Nauru, the government is claiming compassion. But its attempts to kill off Kerryn Phelps’ medical transfer bill set the scene for an ugly fight in parliament next week.
News February 02, 2019
Greens split by factional war
As the Greens continue to fight internally ahead of the NSW election, their dysfunction across branches is threatening the party’s prospects federally.
News January 26, 2019
Lamb ads and purposeful marketing
Companies are increasingly using advertising to persuade consumers of their social responsibility as much as to spruik their products, in a high-risk strategy known as ‘purposeful marketing’.
News December 22, 2018
How polling is wrecking democracy
As public faith in democracy collapses, the institution is further undermined by suspect polling, gormless politics and a media dependent on both.
News December 01, 2018
Christian Porter lashes integrity commission proposal
As the increasingly powerful crossbench this week pushed for an anti-corruption body, Attorney-General Christian Porter scrambled to find excuses as to why it would be dangerous.
News November 24, 2018
Political stacking leaves appeals tribunal in chaos
The purging of experienced members at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and the abandonment of merit-based appointments, has created a backlog of 53,000 unresolved cases.
News November 17, 2018
The flawed strategy for a republic
With the debate raging afresh over Australia becoming a republic, the main players seem stuck in 1999 and First Nations people remain largely ignored.
News November 10, 2018
Neo-Nazi Nats and party infiltrations
The expulsion of a group of neo-Nazis from the Young Nationals highlights the way extremist and special interest groups can infiltrate major political parties, especially as falling party memberships put takeovers more easily within reach.