Mike Seccombe
is The Saturday Paper's national correspondent.

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News November 24, 2017

How the ‘Yes’ vote changes politics

In the wake of the survey on same-sex marriage, the notion of a silent majority has been disproved and conservative battlelines are being redrawn.

News November 18, 2017

‘Predictive’ policing in NSW

A NSW ‘predictive’ policing initiative appears to be as much about presuming guilt among young Indigenous people as it is about preventing crime.

News November 11, 2017

How the Greens drive policy

The Greens believe they have put a difficult year behind them, and are seeing their ‘Cassandra’ foresight picked up by other parties.

News November 04, 2017

The true story of Michaelia Cash’s union raids

The AWU raids reveal the strange nexus between the Turnbull government, the federal police, The Australian newspaper and the new unions commission.

News October 28, 2017

Exclusive: Turnbull sought GetUp! help before spill

As the Coalition steps up its campaign against GetUp!, it is revealed Turnbull leant on the group to do numbers for his leadership.

News October 21, 2017

The Hanson plot to kill the ABC

This week’s failed senate attempt to tighten control over the national broadcaster highlights the sway One Nation has over the Coalition.

News October 14, 2017

The gun nuts in our parliament

While Australian gun laws are lauded as the world’s most stringent, fringe political parties and lobbyists are doing their best to erode them.

News October 07, 2017

Murdoch’s failure to launch Fox here

With the collapse of Murdoch’s takeover plan for Ten, something else ended: the designs for his Sky roster to take a de facto Fox News to the mainstream.

News September 30, 2017

The money case for gay marriage

Legislation for same-sex marriage overseas provides a series of natural experiments on social, economic and personal benefits.