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indigenous affairs November 17, 2018

Adoption law changes in NSW

The NSW government’s plan to make it easier to adopt children in out-of-home care has been criticised for not allowing sufficient time for parents to restore their families and for potentially creating a new Stolen Generation.

law & crime November 17, 2018

After Bourke Street: no easy answer

After three people were stabbed, one fatally, in the centre of Melbourne, terror experts, authorities and politicians are at odds on how to stop ‘lone wolf’ attackers.

resources November 17, 2018

The energy blame game

As the government pushes to legislate for control of energy prices, retailers blame poor policy for rising bills. Meanwhile, experts say, the market continues to be gamed by energy generators.

indigenous affairs November 17, 2018

The flawed strategy for a republic

With the debate raging afresh over Australia becoming a republic, the main players seem stuck in 1999 and First Nations people remain largely ignored.

politics November 17, 2018

Morrison ‘hijacked’ NZ tourism review

An audit report covering Scott Morrison’s role in the New Zealand tourism office raises serious concerns over transparency and due process.

immigration October 20, 2018

Doctors demand medivac of Nauru children

After weeks of lobbying in Canberra, a leading paediatrician fears Australia’s toxic refugee politics will strand children on Nauru in a dire medical emergency.

politics October 20, 2018

How Scott Morrison changed his mind on Israel

Three weeks ago, the prime minister said there would be no changes to his policy on Israel. Then, on the eve of the Wentworth byelection, he changed his mind.

law & crime October 13, 2018

Coercive control and domestic abuse

Legal experts and practitioners are studying Britain’s coercive control law – criminalising domestic abuse that doesn’t involve physical violence – to determine if Australia should adopt similar legislation.

media October 13, 2018

The power of Alan Jones

As advertising on the Opera House shows the political influence of Alan Jones, his rivals and confidants marvel at his singular power.

news October 13, 2018

The fight to keep the Witness K case secret

The initial focus of the government’s case against Witness K and Bernard Collaery – resuming hearings this month – is on the fight to keep its potentially embarrassing proceedings confidential.

politics October 13, 2018

Wentworth: The race that has stopped the nation

Politics is being held in stasis as the government awaits the outcome of the Wentworth byelection – even as the Liberal candidate is missing in action.