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politics November 18, 2017

The dual citizenship debacle

The parliamentary dual citizenship crisis doesn’t only threaten the government’s majority – it also deepens the contempt the public has for its political class.

media November 18, 2017

Exclusive: Rudd calls for News Corp inquiry

Concerned about possible collusion over the NBN, Kevin Rudd is calling for a royal commission into the ‘cancer’ that is News Corp and its impact on democracy.

politics November 18, 2017

Yes! Australia votes for equality

As marriage equality receives resounding support from the public, a bill that was 13 years in the making is hurried into parliament.

law & crime November 18, 2017

AWU Victoria’s open audit policy

Last month’s raids on AWU offices cast suspicion over the union, but the Victorian branch provides the public with audit reports well beyond its legal obligations – which also reveal its dwindling membership and financial troubles.

indigenous affairs November 18, 2017

‘Predictive’ policing in NSW

A NSW ‘predictive’ policing initiative appears to be as much about presuming guilt among young Indigenous people as it is about preventing crime.

news November 11, 2017

Building cycling cities

Cities with high rates of commuter cycling have histories of public action in favour of planning and infrastructure. In Australia there has been more active opposition.

resources November 11, 2017

Mixed environmental messages in Queensland

In the run-up to the Queensland election, the major parties are attempting to play both sides of the Adani mine–Great Barrier Reef debate.

politics November 11, 2017

Turnbull’s citizenship crisis

As the dual citizenship crisis expands and fuels leadership tensions, Malcolm Turnbull struggles to plot a policy course to Christmas.

media November 11, 2017

Navigating News and modern media

While social media has transformed some newsrooms, the behaviour of an abusive colleague at The Australian shows old-school cultures haven’t disappeared.

environment November 11, 2017

How the Greens drive policy

The Greens believe they have put a difficult year behind them, and are seeing their ‘Cassandra’ foresight picked up by other parties.

politics November 4, 2017

Auditing MPs’ citizenship

Amid calls for an independent audit of the citizenship status of all MPs, some are suggesting false declarations be regarded as breaches of the Crimes Act, punishable with jail.