immigration December 2, 2023
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’.
international relations November 4, 2023
The prime minister’s visit to China is hoped to repair broken trade and economic ties but he must walk a fine line on humanitarian and security issues.
international relations October 28, 2023
Preparations are under way in China for Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s visit, but optimism for a restoration of ties is clouded by concerns about Australia’s policy alignment with the US.
politics July 8, 2023
The former Nationals leader is unfazed by polling showing he’s a serious liability in key Liberal electorates, as more reports surface of an internal revolt against Littleproud.
law & crime July 8, 2023
When former independent member for Indi Cathy McGowan introduced her bill in November 2018 to create a national integrity commission, then prime minister Scott Morrison dismissed it as a “fringe issue”. Less than three weeks later, he would unveil...
law & crime July 7, 2023
The robo-debt royal commission has found the scheme was sustained by ‘venality, incompetence and cowardice’.
economy July 1, 2023
As minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Tony Burke has made it his mission this year to fix the inequity of the gig economy.
law & crime July 1, 2023
The ICAC inquiry’s findings of corruption by the former NSW premier stop short of advocating criminal charges, but raise questions as to how pork-barrelling should be dealt with.