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Politics May 21, 2022

Election ’22: Your guide to the key seats

The Coalition will lose government if it drops just one seat. Labor needs to win eight. Here is an essential guide to the electorates in close contention.


Politics May 21, 2022

Board pressure after Grace Tame speech

New details show how the Morrison government attempted to remove the chair of the National Australia Day Council.

Politics May 21, 2022

Election ’22: What will happen in the senate?

With several wildcards expected, the senate’s next crossbench will be instrumental for whoever forms government.

Religion May 21, 2022

The Hillsong emails

Leaked emails show how the Houston family responded to the scandal that may have ended their reign at the top of the Hillsong megachurch.

Politics May 21, 2022

Can Scott Morrison pull off another ‘miracle’ win?

In the final week of the campaign, Scott Morrison is relentlessly on message. He is focused on housing and older voters, following a playbook almost identical to the one he used in 2019.

Health May 21, 2022

Testimony at the disability royal commission

The disability royal commission this week heard powerful testimony about a neglectful and mercenary approach to care at one of Australia’s longest-serving providers.

World May 21, 2022

Finland and Sweden apply for NATO membership

New Zealand trials help for lower-income families to get electric vehicles. North Korea in lockdown as Covid-19 cases grow. US Treasury calls for regulation of volatile cryptocurrencies.

Politics May 14, 2022

The four-quarter plan: Inside Albanese’s strategy to win

In an exclusive interview with his biographer, Anthony Albanese details how years of strategic planning inform his long game: winning not just this election but the next one as well.

Economy May 14, 2022

What the Coalition is promising

The Coalition is targeting wealthy retirees in an attempt to secure another ‘miracle’ election win. But its policy platform contains little substance beyond the purchase of votes.

Defence May 14, 2022

Ben Roberts-Smith trial calls next witness

As the Ben Roberts-Smith defamation case continues, his four star witnesses face their own difficulties in and out of the witness box.

Law & Crime May 14, 2022

New front in Coalition war on charities

Before the election, the Morrison government’s charities commission began issuing letters that threatened charities with deregistration if they were engaged in advocacy. Many regard these ‘reviews’ as a means of silencing the sector.

Indigenous Affairs May 14, 2022

The death of Ricky Lee Cound

The suicide of Ricky Lee Cound in a prison south-east of Perth has sparked a fresh campaign for the recognition of sovereign rights and government accountability for Indigenous deaths in custody.