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law & crime July 14, 2018

Sexual consent laws review not enough

While the NSW government has announced a review of sexual consent laws, many believe the system that deals with sexual offences and their prosecution is in need of a complete overhaul.

resources July 14, 2018

Inside the NAIF conflict machine

Two years since its launch, the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility has approved only four loans and is beset by at least 33 conflict-of-interest declarations.

asia pacific July 14, 2018

Rescuing the Wild Boars

Miraculous good fortune came into play to locate the missing members of a Thai soccer team, trapped with their coach deep underground. Then, as the world held its breath, it took extraordinary expertise and cooperation to extricate them.

immigration July 14, 2018

‘I am Imran’

When the author was offered settlement in the US, he felt as if he held the full moon in his hands. After more than four years on Manus Island, he is now living in Chicago, and feels he is home.

media July 14, 2018

The ABC efficiency review

The new head of the government’s ABC efficiency review is not as right-wing as some may fear. Still, his appointment suggests an agenda to further muzzle the broadcaster’s independent voice.

law & crime June 30, 2018

Exclusive: How our crisis hotline failed Sadif Karimi

In the weeks before her death, Sadif Karimi made repeated calls to a domestic violence hotline. She was told she was no longer a client.

afl June 30, 2018

Indigenous players and the AFL

Five years ago guidelines were established to help Indigenous AFL recruits throughout their careers. But with little being done, a group of ex-players has now decided to turn words into actions.

politics June 30, 2018

Getting Shorten

While the government continues to plot the demise of Bill Shorten, fresh threats may be again smouldering within his own party.

law & crime June 30, 2018

Tracey Spicer: Starting the first Me Too inquiry

Eight months after calling for stories of sexual misconduct in the Australian arts and media, the author details her involvement in establishing the world’s first workplace harassment inquiry.

politics June 23, 2018

How the Liberal Party is eating itself

The Liberal Party’s federal council endorsement of privatising the ABC is a sign of the deep schism between the religious right of the party’s rank and file and its more pragmatic parliamentary leadership.

immigration June 23, 2018

Death and dying in offshore detention

As the death toll on Manus and Nauru climbs to 12, the government maintains its merciless policy – now refusing a terminally ill man the right to die in Australia.