politics

health October 12, 2019

Exclusive: 500 children forfeited to state in NDIS standoff

New figures reveal the human toll of a five-year NDIS funding fight, with hundreds of families pushed to relinquish their children into state care.

law & crime October 12, 2019

The decline of political freedoms in Australia

While the Australian government is quick to criticise other countries for restricting people’s freedoms, its treatment of whistleblowers and climate protesters reveals an alarming hypocrisy.

law & crime October 12, 2019

Crackdown on large cash transactions

While the government’s proposal to restrict large cash payments is intended to limit criminal activity, opponents of the bill – including some of the Coalition’s own MPs – warn the legislation could ensnare ordinary citizens.

health October 5, 2019

Exclusive: Aged-care sector at risk of collapse

Funding cuts made when Scott Morrison was treasurer have left parts of the aged-care sector on the brink of insolvency, propped up by a government bailout.

politics October 5, 2019

Trump call pulls Morrison into US scandal

As Donald Trump faces the threat of impeachment, Scott Morrison is carefully balancing his responses to the US president’s request for assistance.

environment September 28, 2019

The week Australia failed on climate change

While Scott Morrison toured Trump’s America, the world’s top climate scientists fought it out over their latest warning of the coming disaster.

immigration September 28, 2019

Peter Dutton’s latest citizenship move

Legal experts warn that the government’s latest attempt to strip citizenship from dual nationals may cause more problems than it resolves.

rural September 28, 2019

NSW farmers’ class action on water

As water supplies remain perilously low across Australia’s drought-stricken east, a group of farmers is launching a $750 million class action against the Murray–Darling Basin Authority.

asia pacific September 28, 2019

Indonesia cracks down on student protesters in Papua

Escalating violence in Papua has led to the deaths of more than 30 student protesters, echoing the military’s brutality in Timor-Leste and Aceh in previous decades.

politics September 21, 2019

The Lambie interview: inside her power play

With her crucial vote, Senator Jacqui Lambie wields untold influence over Scott Morrison’s government. How does she plan to use this power?

politics September 21, 2019

The murky ethics of political donations

As Gladys Liu faces questions about raising $1 million for the Liberal Party, a repentant Sam Dastyari is calling for an end to the ‘arms race’ of political donations.