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News September 15, 2018

I am not a ‘death meat’ of Australia

After more than five years on Nauru, Ashkan watches as his partner, Nima, descends into a catatonic state, denied medical treatment by Australia.


News September 15, 2018

Exclusive: Dutton’s record on cabinet recusal

In five years, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has only once absented himself from cabinet discussions relating to child care.

News September 15, 2018

Uygurs call for sanctions over mass internments

In Sydney’s west, the Uygur community has joined calls for Australia to sanction China over its internment of more than one million members of the Muslim minority.

News September 15, 2018

The Liberals’ religious right

With the ascendancy of a Pentecostal Christian leader, the Liberal Party slides further to the religious right. But can it find salvation without the coffers of Malcolm Turnbull?

News September 15, 2018

Changing the discourse on suicide

Reflecting on the limits of language around suicide, the author writes of his own experience of depression and the call for a more open discussion of mental health.

News September 8, 2018

Syphilis in northern communities

As an infectious syphilis epidemic continues to ravage northern Australia – now threatening the lives of newborn babies – Indigenous sexual health specialist James Ward is leading a campaign to help remote communities.

News September 8, 2018

Nauru’s fraught Pacific relations exposed

As host of this week’s Pacific Islands Forum, Nauru faced uncomfortable questions about its compromised relationship with Australia and censure of its stance towards China.

News September 8, 2018

Exclusive: Dutton chose not to recuse

As Peter Dutton faces criticism over his intervention in au pair visas, details emerge of his involvement in cabinet discussions of child-care funding.

News September 8, 2018

Agencies spend big to block FOI requests

The government has left the position of freedom of information commissioner vacant for four years, slashing funding of its parent agency while spending almost $1 million blocking FOI requests.

News September 8, 2018

Climate inaction could affect trade deals

As the change of leadership steers the Australian government even further from action on climate change, the Coalition’s efforts to appease the powerful domestic fossil fuel industry could jeopardise trade deals with the European Union.

News September 1, 2018

How Morrison played everyone

While Scott Morrison presented himself as a reticent candidate, in reality he used unpopular tax cuts to damage Turnbull and fooled Dutton over numbers.

News September 1, 2018

How the Murdoch press ran Turnbull from his office

In among the collapse of the Turnbull government was a final gasp of influence from the right-wing press.