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Plotting Tony Abbott's Year of the White-ant

–Mike Seccombe

Despite promising there would be no sniping or wrecking, Tony Abbott’s year has been a litany of episodes that undermine his successor.


Racism, the death penalty and Myuran Sukumaran

–Ben Quilty


Scott Morrison’s ‘zombie’ budget cuts

– Paul Bongiorno


2016: the year in review

– Martin McKenzie-Murray

In a year of extraordinary upsets, an unlikely candidate triumphed, detention remained a scourge and the world lost a wealth of talents.


Peace more polarised as terror takes reins

– Hamish McDonald

Unholy conflict; China warning shot; Ahok judgement; Euro loses currency


Sis better

– Ellen van Neerven

A new short story from award-winning Indigenous author Ellen van Neerven.


Manus Island stories

– Ashley Gilbertson

Photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson spent a week on Manus Island photographing the asylum seekers detained there. These are the stories they told.


Scott Johnson’s legacy

– Rick Feneley

Investigation into the cause of Scott Johnson’s death, now in its third inquiry, led NSW police into a re-evaluation of 88 other cases, to consider how many might have been gay-hate killings.


Remembering Between a Wolf and a Dog author Georgia Blain

– Charlotte Wood

A fellow author remembers her friend Georgia Blain, the most unflinching and honest of writers.


The next wrecking of Great Keppel Island

– Karen Middleton

A plan to build a major casino resort on the Great Barrier Reef is a boon for tourism but has left Indigenous owners complaining they were never consulted.


Facebook’s distortion of news access

– Guy Healy

Facebook’s opaque algorithm for filtering its News Feed likely distorts access to information and public debate.

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