resources March 17, 2018

Batman and Labor on Adani

As today’s Batman byelection brings Labor’s coal policy into relief, Adani finds it still has not got approval for its Carmichael mine.

immigration March 17, 2018

Trapped in Nauru

Faisal’s life in Myanmar was destroyed by violence and persecution. Now the Rohingya asylum seeker is in limbo.

defence March 10, 2018

ASIO changes hidden in ‘sloppy’ amendments process

As questions continue over new powers for the Home Affairs Department, a suite of legislative amendments goes missing.

politics March 10, 2018

Bungle of Joyce

Two years since Barnaby Joyce became deputy prime minister and three months since his byelection victory, a look at the spectacular flame-out that put the former Nationals leader on the back bench.

politics March 9, 2018

Turnbull’s parliamentary circus

The legislative record of the 45th parliament is hidden behind a sideshow of scandal and division – and even then it’s not very impressive.

politics March 3, 2018

Xenophon’s run in SA election

Nick Xenophon’s return to state politics has delivered a wild card to South Australia’s election, with the possibility his SA-Best party will decide whether Labor or the Liberals form government.

asia pacific March 3, 2018

Inside China’s ‘united front’

As China is accused of breaking into the home of an academic, the extent of its influence in Australian politics is hotly questioned.

immigration March 3, 2018

Trust me: Pezzullo’s mega powers

Michael Pezzullo wants to embed his Department of Home Affairs into every part of Australian life. He insists there’s no cause for concern.

resources March 3, 2018

Nationals upset farmers over water

A focus on hugely lucrative water buybacks has left the Nationals vulnerable to accusations they have abandoned family farmers.

politics March 3, 2018

Coalition targets Shorten’s morals

Behind Michaelia Cash’s reference to female staff in Bill Shorten’s office is a pattern of Coalition attacks on the Opposition leader over his personal morals.

politics February 24, 2018

Holy Labor crisis, Batman

The byelection for the inner Melbourne seat of Batman highlights Labor’s dilemma over its values.