law & crime   November 25, 2023

NDIS regulator faces fresh allegations

As minister Bill Shorten prepares to release the findings from a sweeping review of the NDIS, the head of its regulator faces allegations she was aware or should have been aware of abuse exposed by the media.

law & crime   November 25, 2023

Mark Dreyfus pushes secrecy law changes

In an interview with The Saturday Paper, the attorney-general explains his overhaul of national secrecy laws to limit their use, amid concerns about exceptions for information that could prejudice the ‘effective working of government’.

media   November 25, 2023

Rupert Murdoch’s last AGM stand

As Rupert Murdoch’s reign formally ends, it has become clear that the political power he once enjoyed has been lost to figures like Donald Trump.

education   November 25, 2023

Exclusive: Less than half Albanese’s cabinet went to state schools

As figures reveal public schools are underfunded by more than $6 billion a year, unpublished research shows politicians are twice as likely as the general public to be privately educated.

news   November 25, 2023

Four-day ceasefire agreed in Israel–Hamas war

A truce in the Israel–Hamas war will allow a pause in fighting and the release of hostages, although if fighting recommences the ground offensive may spread to southern Gaza.

quiz   November 18, 2023

Where in Australia did Donald Campbell break the world land-speed record in July 1964?

Test your general knowledge with our weekly quiz.

international relations   November 18, 2023

The art of the Tuvalu deal

Australia’s deal with Tuvalu is the first in the world to relocate a population stranded by rising sea levels, and highlights the cynicism of policy that avoids addressing the causes of climate change.

law & crime   November 18, 2023

David McBride’s whistleblower defence crashes

The criminal trial of David McBride has come to an abrupt end, as a serious blow to his defence led him to plead guilty to three charges, raising concerns about the implications for future whistleblowers.

law & crime   November 18, 2023

A serious flaw in the robodebt response

The attorney-general has ignored a ‘lynchpin’ recommendation of the robodebt royal commission, claiming it is not a recommendation at all.

international relations   November 18, 2023

Penny Wong on the Israel–Hamas war

In an interview with The Saturday Paper, the foreign affairs minister notes the way events in the Middle East are ‘refracted’ in Australia, while continuing to call for ‘restraint and protection of civilian lives’.

defence   November 18, 2023

Exclusive: Afghan war crime families ready to testify

The widows of Afghan civilians allegedly killed by Australian soldiers say they have had no contact from the Australian government but are ready to testify about the war crimes.