politics

politics May 14, 2022

The four-quarter plan: Inside Albanese’s strategy to win

In an exclusive interview with his biographer, Anthony Albanese details how years of strategic planning inform his long game: winning not just this election but the next one as well.

economy May 14, 2022

What the Coalition is promising

The Coalition is targeting wealthy retirees in an attempt to secure another ‘miracle’ election win. But its policy platform contains little substance beyond the purchase of votes.

law & crime May 14, 2022

New front in Coalition war on charities

Before the election, the Morrison government’s charities commission began issuing letters that threatened charities with deregistration if they were engaged in advocacy. Many regard these ‘reviews’ as a means of silencing the sector.

politics May 14, 2022

Morrison ministers overrule advice on grants

New documents show four federal ministers overruled advice from their departments to award grants – largely in key Coalition seats.

politics May 7, 2022

Liberal polling predicts losses for Josh Frydenberg and Tim Wilson

As majority government looks further out of reach for the Coalition, internal polling suggests prominent Liberals will lose their seats.

immigration October 23, 2021

Coalition attempts to wedge Labor on immigration

As Christian Porter is protected in the house of representatives, details have emerged of Alex Hawke’s attempt to wedge Labor on immigration.

immigration October 23, 2021

Three interpreters killed in Afghanistan

The Australian government’s emergency 449 visas are set to expire, as another ex-ADF interpreter has been reported dead.

indigenous affairs October 23, 2021

How the fight to save WA’s native forests was finally won

The battle to save WA’s remaining old-growth forests required activists to mobilise public opinion and pressure the government to see the financial, climate and biodiversity benefits of leaving those forests intact.

ir October 23, 2021

Inside the fall of Hong Kong’s free press

Hong Kong’s journalists are being targeted, their offices raided and their work censored or shut down. While some reporters have self-exiled, those who remain ask: Who could be arrested next?

resources October 23, 2021

The three-point plan Morrison needs to halve 2030 emissions

For all the noise surrounding Scott Morrison’s supposed shift on climate targets, his changes are actually insignificant. But there is a straightforward, three-point path to cut Australia’s emissions by 2030 – if only there were the political will.

resources October 16, 2021

Palmer’s UAP now largest party by membership

As membership of the United Australia Party surges, its policy platform remains built almost entirely around Covid-19 conspiracies.