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News April 20, 2019

Money not all an ailing health system needs

Labor’s cancer plan, backed by a $2.3 billion pledge, has put the healthcare debate on the frontburner, and divided the medical profession.


News April 20, 2019

Inside the GetUp! election machine

The progressive group is gearing up to spend its $12.7 million war chest on unseating six key members of the Coalition’s hard right and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.

News April 20, 2019

Julian Assange: master of disguise

The arrest of Julian Assange is just another chapter in a story of complications and contradictions.

News April 20, 2019

Exclusive: Taxpayer millions spent on Coalition mailout

A mailout from the federal government to age pensioners on the eve of the election campaign cost taxpayers $2.1 million and raised concerns about the timing of the correspondence.

News April 20, 2019

The long road home from Syria

Repatriating from foreign conflict zones the Australian women and children who became caught up in Daesh’s now-defunct reign of terror will require exacting planning and consideration.

News April 13, 2019

Controlling social media

After the Christchurch massacre, the Coalition and Labor passed a bill prohibiting the sharing of abhorrent material on social media, but experts argue the new law will achieve little.

News April 13, 2019

Sliding house prices and negative gearing

As house prices fall around Australia, opinions are divided about the impact of the Labor Party’s proposed reforms to negative gearing.

News April 13, 2019

Delays in citizenship applications

Under the Coalition government, the processing of citizenship paperwork has increased to often upwards of 300 days, causing a huge backlog of applications and infuriating refugee groups.

News April 13, 2019

Election 2019: welcome to the age war

While older Australians reap the benefits of the government’s fiscal policies, it is millennials who are fast becoming the nation’s largest voting bloc, but they are not becoming more conservative as they age.

News April 13, 2019

CSIRO steps back on Adani approval

As Scott Morrison readied to call the election, Melissa Price rushed to give federal approval to Adani’s Carmichael mine, citing support from the CSIRO.

News April 6, 2019

Campaign to keep women out of jail

A new campaign is calling on Victorian premier Daniel Andrews to show his progressive values by drastically reducing the number of women and children in jail.

News April 6, 2019

Labor’s climate change and EV plan

The government was quick to deride Labor’s latest action plan on climate change, particularly its electric vehicle target. Meanwhile, experts, including the NRMA, say the policy didn’t go far enough and that Australia risks falling woefully behind on motoring technology.