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immigration February 16, 2019

Life in Chicago for former Manus detainee

In the six months since the author, a Rohingya refugee and Manus Island detainee, began his new life in Chicago, he has been studying hard and relishing his freedom. He has also remained committed to giving hope to those still trapped in offshore detention.

politics February 16, 2019

Doubts over Huang ban and foreign influence

The government’s revoking of Huang Xiangmo’s Australian residency has been presented as a tough act against foreign influence, but may have set a precedent endangering thousands of Chinese Australians.

resources February 16, 2019

Matt Canavan hijacks native title fight on Adani

While Resources Minister Matt Canavan insists Adani has the full support of the Wangan and Jagalingou people, the legitimacy of a land agreement with the mining giant is the subject of a Federal Court appeal.

politics February 16, 2019

Inside the franking credits debate

As a Tim Wilson-led inquiry stirs up discontent over Labor’s proposed changes to franking credits, different groups are invested in the policy proposal for different reasons.

immigration February 16, 2019

The defeat Morrison hopes will save him

The opposition’s security briefing on the implications of the so-called medivac bill early this week confirmed the one thing Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and his senior colleagues feared: as drafted, it could be a direct incentive for people to...

politics February 2, 2019

John Hewson: Morrison isn’t Paul Keating

By zeroing in on the economy, Scott Morrison is attempting to re-create Keating’s unlikely victory over John Hewson. It’s a losing campaign strategy, says the former Liberal leader.

soccer February 2, 2019

The Hakeem al-Araibi case

How politics, power struggles and the 2022 FIFA World Cup are all at play in the detention of Melbourne-based soccer player and Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi.

politics February 2, 2019

Greens split by factional war

As the Greens continue to fight internally ahead of the NSW election, their dysfunction across branches is threatening the party’s prospects federally.

news January 26, 2019

Voices of domestic violence

For 20 years, Horne Prize finalist Joy Goodsell worked with women seeking refuge from domestic violence. She listened as they detailed their interactions with their violent partners. Here, she presents the words of these men, recounted to her over the years by women who have survived family violence and those who have not.

news January 26, 2019

Lamb ads and purposeful marketing

Companies are increasingly using advertising to persuade consumers of their social responsibility as much as to spruik their products, in a high-risk strategy known as ‘purposeful marketing’.

rural January 26, 2019

Fish kill: What led to the Murray disaster

The death of hundreds of thousands of fish in the Murray-Darling Basin was unprecedented, but it was not without warning.