politics

health December 4, 2021

Omicron variant: What happens now

New details have emerged regarding the spread of Omicron to Europe, but it is still not clear how significant the Covid-19 strain will be.

environment December 4, 2021

Independents: Inside the insurrection of the centre

A string of independents who have broken away from conservative politics could define the next parliament.

media December 4, 2021

Exclusive: Barnaby Joyce warns drunk MPs after Jenkins report

As Barnaby Joyce warned his colleagues against getting caught when drunk in public, it has emerged Scott Morrison removed references to respect from the ministerial code of conduct.

rural December 4, 2021

Territory Covid-19 outbreaks highlight housing failures

Recent Covid-19 outbreaks have prompted Territorians to get vaccinated, but the cases tearing through Indigenous communities highlight broader inequalities – and the damage done by deliberate misinformation.

indigenous affairs December 4, 2021

Pun times: A dispatch from the protests

The protests against Victoria’s pandemic legislation are larger – and stranger – than people realise.

immigration November 27, 2021

‘This is a torture hotel’: Inside the Park Hotel outbreak

Detained in the same hotel from where Victoria’s second wave escaped, Covid-positive refugees describe conditions that breach the recommendations of the quarantine inquiry and feel like ‘torture’.

religion November 27, 2021

What the religious discrimination bill is really about

The Morrison government’s religious discrimination bill is being rushed into parliament ahead of the election, although it fails to clarify key aspects of discrimination, including the treatment of queer school students.

health November 27, 2021

Government outsources aged care reform to management consultants

Eight months after receiving the final report from the aged care royal commission, the Morrison government is spending millions of dollars on management consultancies rather than implementing key recommendations.

environment November 20, 2021

Australia turned Glasgow into fossil fuel ‘coffee shop’

At ‘humanity’s last chance’ Australia was notorious for the prevalence of its talks and displays supporting fossil fuels.

economy November 20, 2021

Election map: the seats where it will be won

As the Coalition and Labor assess which seats they may win or lose at the election, character is becoming the central plank of the campaign.

health November 20, 2021

Exclusive: Government ‘star chamber’ targets doctors

The agency tasked with oversight of Medicare billing is accused of ‘terrorising’ doctors as it recoups tens of millions in payments.