World December 9, 2023

Israel pushes into southern Gaza after ceasefire collapses

Calls to protect civilians. Focus on Iran’s role. Early warning ignored.

Law & Crime December 9, 2023

Kind of lazy and an idiot: the Bruce Lehrmann trial

This week the defamation trial has revealed more of Bruce Lehrmann’s interactions with Brittany Higgins in the weeks before the alleged rape, and tensions between him and his former colleagues.

Immigration December 9, 2023

‘It’s pathetic’: outgoing security watchdog slams detention laws

The former national security monitor warns the government’s preventive detention laws would be ‘shocking’ in other parts of the world.

Law & Crime December 9, 2023

Jailed activist remains committed to the cause

The first environmental activist to be jailed in Tasmania in 12 years speaks up about her unbroken commitment to nonviolent direct action, despite the harsher penalties now faced by protesters around the country.

Politics December 9, 2023

Centrelink lashed over robodebt-style accounting

The unlawful use of robodebt-style income averaging to calculate welfare debts has been going on for decades and may require large-scale waivers, says the ombudsman in a scathing summary of Centrelink’s handling.

Resources December 9, 2023

The bill that could stop fracking at Beetaloo Basin

A concession to the Greens over the Nature Repair bill has handed the environment minister a means to obstruct the Beetaloo Basin fracking project – the question now is whether she will use it.

World December 2, 2023

The rise of Hamas military leader Yahya Sinwar

Ukraine struggling for recruits. New Zealand PM sets his priorities. Far-right leader firms in Netherlands.

Immigration December 2, 2023

Rushed citizenship laws ask judges to define ‘Australian values’

New citizenship laws being rushed through parliament will require judges to define ‘Australian values’ and ask them to impose what critics call a ‘civil death penalty’.

Environment December 2, 2023

Murray–Darling plan wrenched across the line

Labor has wrested support for its legislation to save the Murray–Darling Basin with concessions to the Greens and independent senators, but the plan’s heavy reliance on water buybacks will do little to appease farmers and state governments.

International Relations December 2, 2023

Inside the COP28 talks

In light of Australia’s bid to host the 2026 COP, extra pressure will fall on Chris Bowen and his delegation at this year’s conference to prove the nation’s commitment to mitigating climate change.

Immigration December 2, 2023

Refugees caught up in dentist accreditation

Despite a national shortage of dentists, the process for migrants to have their qualifications recognised here is slow and expensive – and affects a significant number of refugees.

Law & Crime December 2, 2023

‘You didn’t look nervous, Mr Lehrmann. You look very keen to tell a lie...’

Bruce Lehrmann’s defamation case against Network Ten has been defined by an inability to recall key details and testimony that is contradicted by other evidence.