politics

politics September 16, 2017

Making sense of the PM’s first two years

Two years after he took power, it is possible to judge Malcolm Turnbull against the standards he set when he challenged for the leadership.

politics September 9, 2017

Windsor seeking special count on Joyce

In joining the High Court case examining Barnaby Joyce’s eligibility for office, Tony Windsor will argue for a countback that could see him win the seat.

indigenous affairs September 2, 2017

History wars and monument politics

The defacement of a statue of Captain Cook has sparked a fresh debate about the value and meaning of colonial monuments.

law & crime September 9, 2017

Threats to core domestic violence services

Government-led changes to the operation of a domestic violence hotline are placing vulnerable women at even greater risk.

politics September 2, 2017

The influence of political donations

A senate inquiry will consider how donations to political parties influence policy and how they’re hidden, calling on representatives from the biggest donors in the mining and banking industries to explain what they’re buying.

immigration September 2, 2017

Exclusive: Dead refugee asked to go home

Before refugee Hamed Shamshiripour took his own life on Manus Island, he had made repeated requests to be sent home to Iran.

religion September 2, 2017

Welcome to the ‘No’ case

Led by established and co-ordinated conservative voices, the ‘No’ case breaks down into three key arguments, under which sits the backbeat of homophobia.

religion August 26, 2017

How the religious right stall climate action

While most religious leaders accept climate change, the Christian right in Australia and the US make scepticism a tenet of their politics.

immigration August 26, 2017

The resurgence of neo-Nazism

Donald Trump’s response to the events in Charlottesville has emboldened white supremacists everywhere.

politics August 19, 2017

Nobbling the charities

The government is waging a multifaceted campaign to reduce the influence of charities, requiring disclosure of how donations are spent, seeking to ban electoral campaigning if overseas funds are received, and choosing not to renew the tenure of the respected head of the sector’s regulatory body.

politics August 19, 2017

Crossbenchers push agendas amid crisis

With the dual citizenship crisis deepening, Bob Katter and others on the crossbench are using the chaos to push legislation the government has refused.