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rural January 25, 2020

Exclusive: Red Cross employees speak out

As the Australian Red Cross faces criticisms over its bushfire efforts, current and former employees question the broad scope of its fundraising appeal.

politics January 25, 2020

Sports grants expose broken system

Following the auditor-general’s damning report on the sports grants scheme, questions are being raised about other programs.

health January 25, 2020

Migrants and aged care

As the aged-care royal commission rolls on, community groups fear that the welfare of elderly migrants who do not speak English is being forgotten.

environment January 25, 2020

Doubts about tree-planting programs

Experts warn that the government’s tree-planting projects may have limited effectiveness as a climate strategy – particularly in the wake of this summer’s bushfires.

defence January 25, 2020

Close ties between government and military industries

In Australia’s quest to become one of the world’s leading weapons exporters, the line between government and industry is becoming increasingly blurred.

news December 27, 2019

Part one: On the bridge

In a world defined by fear and risk, politicians and police are trying to pre-empt danger and legislate against it. But when the risk is terrorism, there are limits to what is possible.

rural December 21, 2019

The long, hot summer

Australia is on fire and the volunteers on the front line are sounding an alarm. Lacking vital resources, they are exhausted and quickly draining their annual leave. And the season has no end in sight.

defence December 21, 2019

David Savage’s Comcare case

New information confirms mistakes were made in the lead-up to the suicide bomb attack that left David Savage severely injured, but questions remain about who should take responsibility.

environment December 21, 2019

Australia stalls on climate action

In Copenhagen in 2009, Australia took a leadership role in the fight against climate change. Ten years on, at COP25, the winds have changed.

news December 21, 2019

2019: The year that was

In a year when we reckoned with climate catastrophe, hypocritical world leaders and the increasing erosion of our privacy, we also witnessed the resistance of the Hong Kong protesters and the triumph of Ash Barty.

politics December 14, 2019

Women campaign to raise Newstart rate

Six women who have experienced the struggle of living on Newstart explain why they have turned to activism.