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News March 16, 2019

Barnaby’s last stand

As the Nationals quietly shift positions on climate change and energy, Barnaby Joyce is wreaking havoc as coal’s last defender.


News March 16, 2019

Full circle

As Chief Judge Peter Kidd steadily reads his sentencing of George Pell, the author sits among those assembled in court, watching the cardinal, and considering the nature of power in the justice system.

News March 16, 2019

Minor parties the key to NSW poll

With just a week to go until the NSW election, the major parties are campaigning hard to woo voters. But it’s the micro-parties that may end up deciding who will govern.

News March 16, 2019

Wages growth lowest since WWII

With wages stagnating since the Coalition took office, Labor is hoping to make the election a fight on industrial relations – even if it doesn’t have solutions.

News March 16, 2019

NBN write-down could cost tens of billions

A write-down of the NBN, as well as necessary upgrades, may cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars, according to leaked emails from an industry expert forum.

News March 9, 2019

The Primoteston shortage’s impact on transmen

The global shortage of an injectable hormone prescribed to men with low levels of testosterone is also having a distressing impact on transgender men and other non-binary transmasculine people, who rely on the drug to manage their physical transition.

News March 9, 2019

Wilcannia: The town with no water

Since the Darling River ran dry six months ago, Wilcannia’s residents have been left to truck in drinking water. Politicians blame the drought, but locals cite mismanagement and corruption.

News March 9, 2019

Action plan on stillbirths

The federal government is preparing an action plan after a senate inquiry found stillbirths are occurring disproportionately among Indigenous and migrant women.

News March 9, 2019

Climate policies: Twelve dumped in half a decade

Still cautious after the pink batts program, the government’s climate policies fail to properly engage with energy efficiency.

News March 9, 2019

Undocumented labour a new underclass

Despite Scott Morrison’s claims, more asylum seekers have arrived under his government than under Labor. These people are becoming an underclass of cheap, exploited labour.

News March 2, 2019

PM’s climate fund fallacy

Scott Morrison says his new $3.5 billion climate fund will cut Australia’s emissions, but experts warn he is playing a numbers game that is ‘essentially dishonest’.

News March 2, 2019

The campaigner behind Phelps, Banks and Steggall

Having helped get Kerryn Phelps elected, Damien Hodgkinson is running campaigns for eight independents at the election, including Julia Banks and Zali Steggall.