politics

politics January 15, 2022

Inside the independent campaigns that may decide the election

How a movement that began in earnest a decade ago, built on grassroots representation, could affect at least eight seats at the next election.

health January 15, 2022

Let it rip: the week it started to fall apart for Morrison

A cascading series of crises, across various sectors, has undone any pretence that the government is managing the pandemic.

asia pacific January 15, 2022

Solomon Islands and the switch from Taiwan to China

Changing allegiances in the Solomon Islands – from Taiwan to China – have made unlikely heroes for Australia’s right-wing media.

health January 8, 2022

‘This is just about politics’: Scott Morrison redraws the pandemic

The prime minister believed the reopening of NSW would mark a swing in positive sentiment. He is now rushing to cover testing failures and redefine close contacts and hospital admissions.

indigenous affairs January 8, 2022

Who burnt the doors of Old Parliament House?

One man has been charged over the burning of Old Parliament House’s doors – but it is still not clear whether the protest was for Indigenous sovereignty or directed by right-wing groups.

resources December 18, 2021

Strange forces holding back the economy

A cascade of curious shortages – from pallets to shipping containers to urea used in fuel – is complicating the government’s positive economic outlook.

ir December 18, 2021

Saving Julian Assange

Last week, the British High Court ruled that Julian Assange can be extradited to face charges in the United States. His fiancée, Stella Moris, vows to continue the fight alongside his network of supporters.

defence December 18, 2021

Andrew Leigh on humanity’s one-in-six chance of ending

According to a new book by Labor frontbencher Andrew Leigh, humanity has a one-in-six chance of ending in the next hundred years. The biggest threats are not the ones he expected.

politics December 11, 2021

Has Scott Morrison lost control of his party?

Liberal insiders say the election will be won or lost in NSW, where chaotic preselections show the PM has lost authority over his party.

law & crime December 11, 2021

The Liberal pushing for an integrity commission

John Alexander wants the attorney-general to build a new cross-party integrity commission, worried the issue will ‘end up like climate change’.

ir December 11, 2021

Coalition targets Jewish voters in Goldstein, Wentworth

Spending on ads attacking Labor over Israel outstrips almost all other Liberal spots so far.