education

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.

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?

law & crime June 5, 2021

Sharma v Environment Minister

For the students who launched legal action against the Environment minister over her duty to protect young people from an impending climate change catastrophe, the fight is far from over.

law & crime May 29, 2021

Mark Speakman on NSW consent laws

As NSW announces major changes to its sexual consent laws, the state’s attorney-general, Mark Speakman, explains why he pushed ahead with these nation-leading reforms.

education May 29, 2021

Covid-19 surges in Timor-Leste

Devastating floods over Easter sparked a coronavirus outbreak in Timor-Leste that now threatens to rage out of control. Australian aid has helped, but the nation desperately needs more vaccines and medical supplies.

media May 29, 2021

Vaccine rollout: how it all went so terribly wrong

The federal government has taken unprecedented control of Covid-19 vaccinations, but the rollout has been mired in politics, faulty numbers and unawarded tenders.

indigenous affairs May 22, 2021

Centres for working women at risk

Despite this month’s federal budget pledging $3.2 billion to women, a critical front-line service has lost much of its funding and will likely close before the end of the year.

indigenous affairs May 22, 2021

Morrison’s ‘unconstitutional’ crackdown on charities

Sweeping new laws that could strip charities of their non-profit status for minor offences are intended to stifle protest, the sector warns.