politics

politics December 23, 2017

Nationals’ power plays

Speculation of paybacks and game-playing within the Coalition leaves Malcolm Turnbull with an uneasy pathway into the new year.

economy December 23, 2017

It’s all John Howard’s fault

A decade after the fall of the Howard government, Australia remains unable to escape or undo the insular and unfair policies it enacted.

politics December 16, 2017

The Gary Johns appointment

Announcing strident critic of charities Gary Johns to head the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission betrays a questionable selection process and a campaign to nobble the sector.

law & crime December 23, 2017

Exclusive: How the Greens failed me over rape

A former volunteer for the ACT Greens details how the party failed to believe or support her following a sexual assault by a colleague.

politics December 9, 2017

Malcolm Turnbull and citizenship

With the dual citizenship spotlight turning from Coalition to Labor MPs, Malcolm Turnbull is enjoying the spoils of good timing rather than good negotiation.

defence December 9, 2017

Fines for Pine Gap ‘peace pilgrims’

When six pacifists were arrested in 2016 at the US’s Pine Gap military intelligence facility, the Crown called for custodial sentences. This week the Northern Territory Supreme Court issued them with fines.

rural December 9, 2017

Land clearing and climate change

While the federal government boasts of decreasing carbon emissions from land clearing, state records show rapidly increasing rates of clearing, at great expense to the Emissions Reduction Fund.

media December 9, 2017

US link to Sam Dastyari leaks

As the Labor Party searches for answers over the Sam Dastyari leaks, the United States is accused of possible collusion.

immigration December 9, 2017

A letter from Manus Island

After four years of detention on Manus Island, the author writes a poet’s manifesto for the refugee resistance in which he has found himself to be a central figure.

north america December 2, 2017

Donald Trump and the nuclear codes

A congressional hearing into Donald Trump’s authority to launch a nuclear strike brings into focus the grim prospect of atomic warfare and recollections of a time when America stopped worrying and learnt to love the bomb.

resources December 2, 2017

The future of the Adani mine

Overwhelming public opposition to the Adani coalmine in northern Queensland tipped the scales in state election campaigning. But now that’s over, what influence does it have at a federal level and on the mine’s future?