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.
indigenous affairs October 21, 2023
With the Voice referendum ending in a ‘No’ vote, does its failure lie in a divided country or with the overestimation of a prime minister who loves to note he has been underestimated?
law & crime October 21, 2023
A feature in the welfare system is allowing private businesses to suspend hundreds of thousands of welfare payments.
indigenous affairs October 14, 2023
A decade of work for supporters of the Indigenous Voice to Parliament was struck down barely an hour after polls closed in the east of the country.
politics October 14, 2023
Labor and the Coalition have cooperated on electoral reforms targeting the use of private money – which will hit the funding models of challengers such as Clive Palmer and the teals.
indigenous affairs October 7, 2023
‘Yes’ campaigners are focusing on direct personal appeals to undecided voters, in the hope of clawing back support as they battle online falsehoods and an increasingly vitriolic debate.
media September 30, 2023
Lachlan Murdoch’s first actions since taking over his father’s empire suggest he is committed to the network’s far-right populism. Whether it keeps him in the job is another question.
politics September 30, 2023
Home Affairs secretary Mike Pezzullo was one of the country’s most powerful bureaucrats before he came unstuck with the exposure of a string of partisan messages. The big question is: who leaked them and why now?
law & crime September 30, 2023
Clive Palmer’s move to sue the government in a secretive international tribunal highlights the need to amend Australia’s trade policy to prevent claims that could hamper emissions reduction efforts.