Mike Seccombe
is The Saturday Paper's national correspondent.

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News September 17, 2016

Battlelines drawn on same-sex marriage plebiscite

In the face of consistent public support for same-sex marriage, the right is pushing the prime minister to delay, obfuscate and ultimately scupper reform.

News September 10, 2016

Inside the split at the Climate Change Authority

The body that provides government with advice on global warming is being pulled apart by politics, yet may prove more effective than ever.

News September 03, 2016

The truth about ICAC’s corruption rulings

With reduced powers to name corrupt individuals, ICAC’s findings are increasingly shaped by politics.

News August 27, 2016

Former IPA head: radicals ‘hijacked’ think tank

After early co-operation with Bob Hawke, Roger Neave watched as the IPA became the radical propaganda arm of the Liberal Party.

News August 20, 2016

How top-ranking NSW police failed the Lindt cafe siege

Deleted text messages and botched directions underscore the flaws in an operation senior police say was not their responsibility.

News August 13, 2016

Census attacks raise issue of security of foreign investment in infrastructure

The attack on the census website highlights concerns over more damaging cyberwarfare, potentially state-sponsored, leading some experts to caution against foreign investment in critical infrastructure.

News August 06, 2016

How the Northern Territory failed

At the heart of the NT government’s perpetual shambles is a crisis of fiscal racism that for decades has squandered federal money.

News July 30, 2016

How rooftop solar energy became a political issue

A potentially influential, unclaimed political constituency is lurking in our suburbs.

News July 23, 2016

How Pauline Hanson changes politics through fear

Pauline Hanson is back exhorting the same old message: fear and racial intolerance. And once again she’s set to change the political landscape.