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immigration June 25, 2022

The last-ditch attempt to deport the Biloela family

Days before the federal election, the Morrison government sent an unexpected letter to the Nadesalingam family, threatening to bar any further bridging visas.

health June 25, 2022

The fight for NDIS support

Kate, 17, was taken to hospital for surgery to improve her life. It has led to a months-long battle with the hospital and the NDIS for a dramatically increased support plan.

politics June 25, 2022

Exclusive: Morrison’s late change to ministerial standards

In one of his last acts as prime minister, Scott Morrison amended the ministerial standards to finally deal with sexual assault and harassment.

resources June 25, 2022

Energy crisis: The truth behind the price surge

The near collapse of the east coast energy market has its roots in decades of political appeasement directed at fossil fuel interests.

indigenous affairs June 25, 2022

Inside the Northern Territory’s intervention

Fifteen years after their report was cited as the basis for the Northern Territory intervention, the authors of ‘Little Children Are Sacred’ say successive governments have used them to justify an authoritarian regime.

health June 25, 2022

Labor’s urgent work to tackle domestic violence

New Labor minister Amanda Rishworth is under pressure to fix a flawed draft plan to end gendered violence, with the existing framework to expire this week. Experts say real progress is possible but could take years and cost billions.

politics June 25, 2022

The Peter Dutton principle

While it is still early days, it is becoming clear that the Coalition and their media sycophants didn’t believe they would lose the election. They seem unprepared to move on. Beyond the immediate disappointment – both individually, for those who...

ir June 18, 2022

Inside the Qantas saga: ‘It is a wonder they can get a plane off the ground’

As Qantas drops to become the worst performing airline in the country, staff and unions say years of outsourcing have turned it into a budget carrier.

politics June 18, 2022

What Anthony Albanese needs to do next

In the run-up to the election, Anthony Albanese pledged to bring Australians together again. Now, as prime minister, he must deliver on his promise.

politics June 18, 2022

Part two: The Howard battlers joined the party

After John Howard’s loss, the Liberal Party was transformed again, with branches taken over by religious sects, and the voters he targeted from a distance becoming members.

environment June 18, 2022

Loggers accused of Wombat forest ‘smash-up operation’

In an area approved for national park status, bulldozers cleared swaths of forest, destroying vital ecosystems. Now VicForests is accused of exploiting traditional owners in a propaganda war against scientists.