Mike Seccombe
is The Saturday Paper’s national correspondent.

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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.

News January 28, 2017

Centrelink’s debt-recovery disaster

Centrelink’s flawed system of debt recovery has proved a debacle for the government and a tortuous struggle for those wrongly accused of owing money.

News December 24, 2016

Plotting Tony Abbott’s Year of the White-ant

Despite promising there would be no sniping or wrecking, Tony Abbott’s year has been a litany of episodes that undermine his successor.

News December 17, 2016

Changing employment trends and universal basic income

With wage inequality at record highs and technology plundering jobs, a universal basic income is being championed. But how to foretell the problems, let alone possible solutions?

News December 10, 2016

The Green Army’s scant environmental credentials

As the Coalition fractures over climate policy, the follies and waste of the demobilised Green Army have become clear.

News December 03, 2016

Senior ABC staff say Michelle Guthrie ‘out of her depth’

As staff revolt against programming changes, ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie struggles to describe her vision for the broadcaster.