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Politics February 17, 2024

The problem with Barnaby Joyce

Barnaby Joyce’s drunken behaviour has opened a rift in the Coalition, with plans being made to replace him in New England. Ultimately, however, he is too powerful a figure in the party to be disciplined.


Environment February 17, 2024

Exclusive: Plibersek intervenes after BoM executives lie to court

The handling of an unfair dismissal case has again exposed concern about the running of the Bureau of Meteorology, which continues to fail its international obligations and miss other targets.

Immigration February 17, 2024

Money for PNG asylum seekers vanishes amid corruption scandal

The government has not been able to account for $80 million paid to support asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea, as advocates reveal financial assistance stopped months ago.

World February 17, 2024

Australia joins leaders urging Israel not to invade Rafah

PNG prime minister Marape faces no-confidence motion. Shehbaz Sharif to lead Pakistan. Trump backs Russia over NATO.

Asia Pacific February 17, 2024

Inside Prabowo’s rise to power

A change of attitude has helped propel Indonesia’s new president to the nation’s top job – but will he be able to maintain it now he has the role he coveted for 20 years?

Law & Crime February 17, 2024

Could Janet Albrechtsen have swayed Walter Sofronoff?

The civil case brought by former ACT director of public prosecutions Shane Drumgold has probed the extensive communications between The Australian and the head of the inquiry into his handling of the Bruce Lehrmann trial.

Environment February 10, 2024

Climate 200’s plan for the next election

The teals’ gains were the Liberals’ losses in the last election – for the next one, the movement behind these successful independent campaigns is targeting vulnerable Nationals seats.

Environment February 10, 2024

Labor’s ‘winning’ fuel efficiency standards bid

The federal government is calling its New Vehicle Efficiency Standard proposal a ‘win, win, win’ deal – for consumers, the cost of living and the climate.

Indigenous Affairs February 10, 2024

‘He died in full view of custodial and health staff’

An inquest into the death of a 32-year-old Yorta Yorta and Gunaikurnai man in a Victorian jail has heard prison staff did not enter his cell to check on him despite his cries that he was ‘dying’.

World February 10, 2024

Musician Naomi Saalfield

In a life haunted by the shadow of death, Naomi Saalfield – best known as Nai Palm, lead singer of Grammy-nominated Melbourne band Hiatus Kaiyote – has learnt what she values most.

Economy February 10, 2024

A new era for the Reserve Bank

This week’s post-meeting press conference was only the first step in a major overhaul of the way the RBA works – with new governor Michele Bullock out to prove herself as a reformer.

World February 10, 2024

Prabowo poised for victory despite human rights queries

Israel and Hamas reject ceasefire proposals. Outrage over Yang Hengjun death sentence. Imran Khan’s absence taints Pakistan elections.