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News December 21, 2019

Australia stalls on climate action

In Copenhagen in 2009, Australia took a leadership role in the fight against climate change. Ten years on, at COP25, the winds have changed.


News December 21, 2019

David Savage’s Comcare case

New information confirms mistakes were made in the lead-up to the suicide bomb attack that left David Savage severely injured, but questions remain about who should take responsibility.

News December 21, 2019

The long, hot summer

Australia is on fire and the volunteers on the front line are sounding an alarm. Lacking vital resources, they are exhausted and quickly draining their annual leave. And the season has no end in sight.

News December 21, 2019

2019: The year that was

In a year when we reckoned with climate catastrophe, hypocritical world leaders and the increasing erosion of our privacy, we also witnessed the resistance of the Hong Kong protesters and the triumph of Ash Barty.

News December 27, 2019

Part one: On the bridge

In a world defined by fear and risk, politicians and police are trying to pre-empt danger and legislate against it. But when the risk is terrorism, there are limits to what is possible.

News December 14, 2019

Exclusive: Detainees denied cold water, cooling before NT prison riot

Documents released under freedom of information reveal the brutal conditions as a riot unfolded at Alice Springs Correctional Centre.

News December 14, 2019

Labor changes message on coal

In an attempt to win back Queensland voters, Anthony Albanese expressed support for coal exports this week, confirming that Labor’s path back to government remains fraught.

News December 14, 2019

Selling the real estate dream

News stories and real estate websites paint a picture of an ever booming and expanding property market. The reality may be quite different.

News December 14, 2019

Sexual abuse survivor rebukes Hillsong head

While Brian Houston celebrates Hillsong’s new multimillion-dollar church in New York, a victim of his father’s sexual abuse crowdfunds to pay for cancer treatment.

News December 14, 2019

Women campaign to raise Newstart rate

Six women who have experienced the struggle of living on Newstart explain why they have turned to activism.

News December 7, 2019

Algorithms and prejudice

As governments and police increasingly rely on algorithms and automation, legal experts warn these systems could undermine key discrimination protections.

News December 7, 2019

The reality of Australia’s free public education

Facing funding shortfalls, public schools have turned to fundraising and parental contributions, prompting debate about whether our education system remains free.