news

economy February 17, 2018

Morrison’s pursuit of Trump economics

All the evidence suggests Treasurer Scott Morrison’s zeal to adopt Trump-style corporate tax cuts will not deliver increased investment and wage rises, but could create huge budget deficits in the future.

religion February 17, 2018

Inside Protect Victoria

While Protect Victoria promotes itself as a non-political and non-racist group, its biased portrayal of crime is increasing fear and making it a recruitment hub for far-right radicals.

politics February 17, 2018

Turnbull caught by Hobson’s Joyce

As Barnaby Joyce clings to the Nationals leadership, his Coalition colleagues watch and wait for further fallout from his indiscretions.

religion February 17, 2018

Church blames fatigue for redress failure

The Catholic Church says governments see no urgency in establishing child abuse redress schemes as interest wanes after the royal commission.

law & crime February 10, 2018

Federal war on news and truth

As the government looks for easy votes in national security, clumsy legislation finds an unexpected enemy in the News Corp tabloids.

resources February 10, 2018

Shutting down the Adani port

Last month, protesters locked themselves to the Abbot Point coal terminal, shutting down its operation. One of the group explains the action.

politics February 10, 2018

AFP identifies cabinet files’ owner

As police discover who originally owned the two safes full of cabinet-level documents obtained by the ABC, the prime minister calls for heads to roll.

politics February 10, 2018

Bernardi and Shelton’s perfect match

A year on from Cory Bernardi’s defection, his political union with Lyle Shelton is founded on Joh-era popular conservatism and a shared ability to attract attention.

news February 10, 2018

Winning as a non-binary person

The author has written extensively about gender nonconformity and not identifying as a man or a woman. But a recent award win and the misunderstanding and trolling that followed has highlighted how much society still has to learn.

news February 3, 2018

Scenes of monarchy at the State of the Union

Pomp and pageantry surround the State of the Union addresses and great importance is bestowed upon them. But did President Trump’s amount to anything more than a sideshow?

immigration February 3, 2018

Skills recognition for refugees

For skilled professionals forced to flee countries such as Syria, the challenges they face getting their qualifications certified in Australia harm the wider community as much as they harm them.