economy

resources June 19, 2021

Part One: Australia’s big spending on war machines

Australia is undertaking an extraordinary military expansion, but there are questions about what is being bought and the skills of the people doing the buying. This is part one of a two-part series.

defence June 19, 2021

China and the G7

The Group of Seven summit in Cornwall has restated America’s priorities with regards to China, but the shift is not necessarily in Australia’s interests.

resources June 19, 2021

Taxing big land deals

Dismayed by huge profits made on rezoned land, a Liberal MP is pushing for the federal government to tax windfall gains at 75 per cent.

immigration June 12, 2021

Sick, trapped, scared: Priya speaks from Perth hospital

As her daughter battles sepsis, Priya Murugappan talks to The Saturday Paper about the four-year-old’s dramatic health decline while held in immigration detention.

media June 12, 2021

State leaders seize control of Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Frustrated with the federal government’s beleaguered vaccination plan, the states and territories have stepped in. But experts warn the race to vaccinate the nation is becoming a ‘free-for-all’.

media June 12, 2021

The QAnon conspiracy

An American conspiracy theory about a Satanic child sexual abuse ring has gained a foothold in Australia. Tim Stewart is one of the believers, and also a long-time friend of Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

resources June 12, 2021

Conciliation on Murray–Darling

Water policy in the Murray–Darling basin has failed farmers and the environment. Will a new conciliatory conference and a promised reset force necessary change before it’s too late?

media June 12, 2021

Is Medicare under attack?

Looming changes to Medicare rebates have brought howls of protest and the potential for another ‘Mediscare’ campaign by Labor. But, experts say, the real problem is the rise of private health and the slow drift to a US-style system.

law & crime June 12, 2021

Delays in vaccinating prisoners

The rollout of Covid-19 vaccines to Australian prisons has been delayed despite evidence from around the world that the virus can be a disaster for incarcerated people.

media June 5, 2021

‘You had one job’: inside the botched aged-care rollout

At the same time as the government was failing to deliver vaccines to aged-care homes, it scrapped the support payment designed to stop staff working at multiple sites – a key source of transmission.

defence June 5, 2021

Exclusive: US warned Australia on Kabul closure

The Morrison government’s decision to close its embassy in Afghanistan with little warning has sparked concern from America, not least because of the threat the Taliban poses to local staff.