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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.

law & crime November 4, 2017

Mark Dreyfus on a human rights act

Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus talks about the benefits of a human rights act and why conservative concern for cake bakers is about removing protections not defending freedoms.

law & crime November 4, 2017

The killing of ‘Mullet Mick’ Martin

Following an eight-week trial, a man awaits sentencing for a 2014 killing in Murwillumbah.

law & crime November 4, 2017

The true story of Michaelia Cash’s union raids

The AWU raids reveal the strange nexus between the Turnbull government, the federal police, The Australian newspaper and the new unions commission.

immigration November 4, 2017

The men on Manus we’ve left behind

Six hundred men are left behind on Manus Island. There is no electricity, water or sanitation. There is also no plan for what happens next.

law & crime October 28, 2017

Inside the debate over Victoria’s assisted dying bill

With Victoria’s upper house preparing to debate Daniel Andrews’ euthanasia bill, supporters argue opponents such as Paul Keating have misread the public mood.

politics October 28, 2017

Exclusive: Turnbull sought GetUp! help before spill

As the Coalition steps up its campaign against GetUp!, it is revealed Turnbull leant on the group to do numbers for his leadership.