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News April 22, 2017
Inside the war on Safe Schools
The campaign against Safe Schools is reaching its final chapter, but in many respects the program has already done its work.
News April 08, 2017
Centrelink leaks more private data
As Centrelink shares further personal data to defend criticisms of its debt recovery, the legality of its actions is in question.
News April 15, 2017
Killing the Great Barrier Reef
As the Great Barrier Reef suffers record bleaching, Malcolm Turnbull courts a mining giant that will only hasten its death.
News April 01, 2017
What counts as rich now?
The refusal of politicians to define ‘rich’ plays to a social confusion about how well off people actually are.
News March 25, 2017
The gas industry’s power play
Long-term mismanagement of Australia’s gas industry has seen price gouging by cartels and the possible need for imports. Even if the government can put things to right, natural gas will never again be a cheap alternative fossil fuel.
News March 18, 2017
Government withholds funding for Indigenous genetic disease foundation
Despite a Federal Court win over Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion, a foundation supporting sufferers of a crippling genetic disease across remote Aboriginal communities is still waiting on funding promised under the previous Labor government.
News March 11, 2017
The truth about house prices
The crisis in housing affordability traces back to John Howard’s actions half a century ago and the lack of political will since.
News March 11, 2017
Microcredit pioneer Muhammad Yunus on the economics of good
Social businessman and microcredit pioneer Muhammad Yunus has devoted his life to helping millions of people – mostly women – escape poverty.
News March 04, 2017
Charting the war on young people
A suite of policy settings, from wage cuts to unaffordable education, shows the government turning its back on a generation.
News February 25, 2017
Inside the sick, sad world of the Q Society and the Australian Liberty Alliance
In the wake of their controversial fundraising dinners, the Q Society explain their roots and their paranoid vision of Australia’s future.
News February 18, 2017
Malcolm Turnbull’s switch on power sources
The further Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull gets into defending the Coalition’s climate change policy, the clearer it becomes that he is living two lives.
News February 11, 2017
Gina Rinehart’s cattle stations, Adam Giles and fracking prospects
A push into cattle has made Gina Rinehart the NT’s biggest landholder, and seen her enlist the help of former chief minister and fracking proponent Adam Giles.