law & crime

rural November 27, 2021

The murder of a 10-year-old girl

The murder of a 10-year-old girl by her teenage cousin has stunned a small-town community and torn apart a family. It has also exposed a system where extreme mental health issues have not been adequately prioritised.

immigration November 20, 2021

Afghanistan once more a terrorism threat

Key military and diplomatic figures have admitted that Afghanistan could again become a hub for terrorist activity.

immigration November 13, 2021

Australia to allow visas for trapped Afghans to expire

Australia will let emergency visas expire for those still in Afghanistan, as it emerges the US was consulted on evacuation a month before Kabul’s ‘unexpected’ fall.

law & crime November 6, 2021

Berejiklian ‘rorts’ nothing on the Morrison government’s

Three former heads of the prime minister’s department on the corruption of process under Scott Morrison.

law & crime November 6, 2021

Exclusive: Legal ultimatum a ‘slap in the face’ for mesh victims

The shifting of liabilities between shell companies has left thousands of women harmed by transvaginal mesh implants with no one to sue for proper compensation.

rural October 30, 2021

Clay targets: How public servants blew the whistle on Berejiklian

As former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian faces ICAC, it is abstemious public servants who have exposed her conflict of interest.

indigenous affairs October 30, 2021

‘A cop can shoot a person in cold blood and get away with it…’

The first trial in a century of a WA police officer for killing an Aboriginal person ended in an acquittal, from a jury without a single Black juror.

immigration October 23, 2021

Coalition attempts to wedge Labor on immigration

As Christian Porter is protected in the house of representatives, details have emerged of Alex Hawke’s attempt to wedge Labor on immigration.

immigration October 23, 2021

Three interpreters killed in Afghanistan

The Australian government’s emergency 449 visas are set to expire, as another ex-ADF interpreter has been reported dead.

indigenous affairs October 23, 2021

How the fight to save WA’s native forests was finally won

The battle to save WA’s remaining old-growth forests required activists to mobilise public opinion and pressure the government to see the financial, climate and biodiversity benefits of leaving those forests intact.

ir October 16, 2021

Wuhan: What the Markson book
tells us

A significant figure globally in the culture war over Covid-19, Sharri Markson gives an account of the virus’s outbreak that is lucid, flawed and revealing.