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ir June 18, 2022

Inside the Qantas saga: ‘It is a wonder they can get a plane off the ground’

As Qantas drops to become the worst performing airline in the country, staff and unions say years of outsourcing have turned it into a budget carrier.

ir June 4, 2022

Penny Wong’s Pacific mission

Australia’s new government is racing to repair relationships with Pacific Island nations as China works to expand its influence across the region.

ir May 28, 2022

Labor urged to act to prevent Julian Assange extradition

With a final decision on Julian Assange’s extradition to the US due in coming days, the fate of the WikiLeaks founder could be largely in the hands of Australia’s new prime minister.

ir April 30, 2022

Exclusive: Defence review questions Afghanistan war deaths

A review of Australia’s involvement in Afghanistan questions whether soldiers’ deaths helped strategic outcomes and calls for ongoing royal commission-like powers to prevent misconduct.

ir April 30, 2022

Sogavare’s political survival at heart of Solomons-China deal

Is Solomon Islands’ controversial deal with China as much about providing security for the incumbent prime minister as it is about protecting the island nation?

ir April 23, 2022

Roman Abramovich’s day in Australian court

A defamation claim by Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich in the Federal Court has prompted questions over whether public interest journalism is sufficiently protected by Australian law.

ir April 16, 2022

Pine Gap’s role in China–US arms race makes Australia a target

The Pine Gap base near Alice Springs is expanding, and so is its importance to the US military. It also means Australia is becoming a more obvious global target, whether we realise it or not.

ir March 26, 2022

How the war in Ukraine will end

As Vladimir Putin draws on lessons from Chechnya and his obsession with World War II, there are now five likely ways the brutality in Ukraine might end.

ir March 19, 2022

Small kindnesses at the Polish border

As refugees flee into Poland from the Russia–Ukraine war, stories emerge of small and sometimes illegal kindnesses.

ir March 12, 2022

Scott Morrison’s tough-guy rhetoric on China

As Scott Morrison tries to leverage personal support on the back of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, his tough-guy rhetoric reflects a similar about-face in his dealings with China.

resources March 12, 2022

How will oil shock affect the Australian economy?

In two years, oil has gone from negative prices to huge highs – part of a rising inflationary shock not seen since the 1970s.