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News June 15, 2019

Michael Kirby’s broad church

Since retiring from the judiciary, former High Court justice Michael Kirby has been busier than ever – lending his lofty intellect to, among other things, campaigns for a bill of rights and an Indigenous voice to parliament.


News June 15, 2019

Centre Alliance barters on gas prices

As the government works to get its tax cuts through the upper house, Centre Alliance senators Rex Patrick and Stirling Griff have put a condition on their support, calling for adjustments to the domestic gas security mechanism.

News June 15, 2019

Cannon-Brookes and the new climate guard

As the Coalition stalls on emissions reduction, moneyed climate activists are turning to direct investment, led by tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes.

News June 15, 2019

Student leaders accused of university assaults

At the University of New England – reputedly the ‘most dangerous university for women’ in Australia – college student leaders have been themselves accused of sexual offences.

News June 15, 2019

‘The act is a dog’: whistleblower shields too weak

After last week’s AFP raids, public servants speak out about Mike Pezzullo’s hypocrisy, the government’s culture of secrecy and whistleblower protections.

News June 8, 2019

Man charged over Darwin shootings

After four people died and another was injured in a shooting spree on Tuesday, the close-knit population of Darwin is reckoning with the tragedy.

News June 8, 2019

Divisions over religious freedom

With the Coalition’s ‘miracle election’ and Israel Folau’s wrongful dismissal claim, religious freedom is back in the news. But resolution between progressives and conservatives on the matter remains unlikely.

News June 8, 2019

George Pell’s days of reckoning

The two-day hearing of Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against child sexual assault convictions ended on Thursday. The most senior Catholic to be found guilty of child abuse now waits to see if he will be freed.

News June 8, 2019

Australia’s China dilemma

As Sino–American relations further fracture, Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s visit to the Solomon Islands exemplifies Australia’s commitment to strengthening Pacific bonds and pushing back against Chinese influence in the region.

News June 8, 2019

Fresh documents in Morrison’s sacking

New documents show the clearest picture yet of Scott Morrison’s dismissal at Tourism Australia, including scathing correspondence from Fran Bailey.

News June 1, 2019

The homelessness crisis

Discussions about housing affordability have frequently omitted those who are most severely affected by the crisis: people experiencing homelessness. Advocates in the homelessness sector are calling on the government to act.

News June 1, 2019

Inside the broad church of Scott Morrison

With a stunning election victory behind him, Scott Morrison has further consolidated his power by elevating key allies into his ministry.