November 10, 2018
Kerry O’Brien reflects on John Howard
For a significant part of Kerry O’Brien’s career, John Howard dominated Australian politics. The award-winning journalist talks about the former PM’s divisive recipe for success.
November 3, 2018
How Murdoch got the kids off Nauru
Behind the snap decision to remove all asylum-seeker children from Nauru was a carefully orchestrated campaign to harness the power of the News Corp tabloids.
October 6, 2018
ABC board stacking rife
The long-running practice of stacking the ABC board with politically partisan appointees has come under renewed criticism after the rancorous departures of Justin Milne and Michelle Guthrie.
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.
September 29, 2018
Guthrie dismissal triggers chaos at the ABC
As former managing director Michelle Guthrie considers legal action against the ABC, leaked details of Justin Milne’s conduct may aid her fight.
July 21, 2018
Donald Trump’s unexpected critic
Following Donald Trump’s extraordinary capitulation to Russia, a Perth father whose three children were killed on MH17 becomes his clearest critic.
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
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.
June 9, 2018
Mitch Fifield, the IPA and the ABC
Consistent attacks against the ABC by Communications Minister Mitch Fifield point to a man on a mission to destroy the independent authority of the national broadcaster.
April 28, 2018
Peta Credlin and Sky’s caustic panels
Murdoch’s cable channel Sky News has an undue influence in Canberra, but it is defined by a sour and second-rate discourse.
April 14, 2018
The system driving live animal exports
The mass deaths of live exports are no surprise; they show an essential conflict in the priorities of a department shaped by Barnaby Joyce.
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