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News May 26, 2018

The signs of Father Bower

Following the storming of his church by far-right activists, Father Rod Bower vows to continue his liberal preachings.


News May 26, 2018

Who is the group awarded $443m to save the reef?

The largest government grant for the protection of the Great Barrier Reef has been awarded, without tender, to a tiny foundation with no details on why.

News May 26, 2018

Small business at the banks royal commission

The small business testimonies to the banking royal commission revealed a more nuanced area of questionable practices, but one that still turns up stories of personal hardship.

News May 26, 2018

Diplomacy à la Kim Jong-un

While some may see Kim Jong-un as ill equipped to broker deals on the world stage, nothing could be further from the truth.

News May 26, 2018

Britain lobbies Defence to take risk on warships

The British government is employing diplomatic pressure over a $35 billion warship contract, despite the design existing only on paper.

News May 19, 2018

The final challenge to religious chaplains

After two High Court decisions, the fight against federal funding for religious-only school chaplains is set to end with a test case on state anti-discrimination law.

News May 19, 2018

Liberal Party endorses ‘Nordic model’

The Victorian Liberal Party’s state council has, ahead of this year’s election, endorsed the ‘Nordic model’ to transform sex work laws, but European experiences suggest it can have devastating consequences for workers.

News May 19, 2018

Exclusive: Ex-ABF chief questions Dutton’s ID powers

As the government grants new airport powers to federal police, former Australian Border Force commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg says they need justification.

News May 19, 2018

Margaret River and paternal familicide

Though the unusual manner in which Aaron Cockman spoke of the alleged murderer of his children and ex-wife – his former father-in-law – was puzzling to many, psychological studies of similar crimes suggest a way to make sense of its seeming contradictions.

News May 19, 2018

Cash economy under pressure

The government’s crackdown on cash transactions could not only change the way Australians spend, but also affect our overall privacy.

News May 12, 2018

Dhaka’s climate refugees a warning

Dhaka is on the frontline of climate change disaster, as refugees from Bangladesh’s flooding south are migrating to the capital in abject poverty. Experts fear that failure to persuade regional towns to rapidly expand could lead to anarchy.

News May 12, 2018

The truth about wage stagnation

While the government trumpets its jobs figures, it refuses to engage with wage stagnation. The truth is, nobody knows by what formula wages will go up again.