Mike Seccombe
is The Saturday Paper’s national correspondent.

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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.

News July 12, 2014

Estranged bedfellows: Bob Day and David Leyonhjelm

The two new ex-Liberal crossbench senators were meant to make the government’s life easier. But Bob Day and David Leyonhjelm have their own radically right-wing agendas.

News July 05, 2014

The political power of food lobbyists

Alastair Furnival’s downfall shone light on the heavy political links of Big Food lobbyists.

News June 28, 2014

Murdoch and the IPA work together for Big Tobacco

A campaign of false data, planted in the Australian press, is being used to weaken tobacco laws abroad.

News June 21, 2014

The Henderson gigs

In an unreleased review he chaired into the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, Gerard Henderson recommended he be put in charge of judges. Now he’s got his wish, for a much richer prize.

Business June 14, 2014

Super funds benefit from corporate tax avoidance

While most are appalled by stories of corporate tax avoidance, we are also enjoying the benefits through investment in these companies by our super funds.