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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 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 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 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.
News September 23, 2017
Proving political collusion in water buybacks
Following revelations about inappropriate dealings with irrigators, the first of six inquiries finds a regulator captured by vested interests.
News September 16, 2017
Climate action stalling here and in America
The federal government is ignoring the realities of climate change – mirroring trends towards inaction in American politics.
News September 09, 2017
Inside the ‘Yes’ case
The ‘Yes’ campaign is refusing to get sidetracked by bitter personal fights with those opposed to same-sex marriage, focusing instead on inclusion.
News September 02, 2017
The influence of political donations
A senate inquiry will consider how donations to political parties influence policy and how they’re hidden, calling on representatives from the biggest donors in the mining and banking industries to explain what they’re buying.
News August 26, 2017
How the religious right stall climate action
While most religious leaders accept climate change, the Christian right in Australia and the US make scepticism a tenet of their politics.
News August 19, 2017
Nobbling the charities
The government is waging a multifaceted campaign to reduce the influence of charities, requiring disclosure of how donations are spent, seeking to ban electoral campaigning if overseas funds are received, and choosing not to renew the tenure of the respected head of the sector’s regulatory body.