Mike Seccombe
is The Saturday Paper’s national correspondent.

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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.

News February 04, 2017

Internal resistance in Trump’s America

The US administration’s gag on state agencies is the other side of the Trump team’s own skill at fostering dissent online.