politics

law & crime June 19, 2021

The police, the YouTube star and the Labor Party

The arrest of a Friendlyjordies producer on an intimidation charge is the latest strange turn in the life of the Labor-aligned YouTube star.

resources June 19, 2021

Part One: Australia’s big spending on war machines

Australia is undertaking an extraordinary military expansion, but there are questions about what is being bought and the skills of the people doing the buying. This is part one of a two-part series.

defence June 19, 2021

Roberts-Smith faces court

Taking the stand in his defamation case against Nine newspapers, former SAS soldier Ben Roberts-Smith says allegations he assaulted a girlfriend and committed war crimes have ‘ruined’ his life.

law & crime June 19, 2021

The effects on women of cashless welfare

Trials of the cashless welfare card are effectively removing an escape path for women who are trying to flee violent and abusive relationships.

defence June 19, 2021

China and the G7

The Group of Seven summit in Cornwall has restated America’s priorities with regards to China, but the shift is not necessarily in Australia’s interests.

resources May 15, 2021

What’s behind Frydenberg’s debt epiphany?

The budget surprised many as the treasurer shrugged off long-held fears of spending and deficits, which may be the result of consultation with some unexpected advisers.

resources May 15, 2021

Business leaders push back against ‘fortress Australia’

As the government concedes Australia’s borders can’t reopen until mid-2022, concern is growing about damage to our reputation internationally.

education May 15, 2021

Australia’s falling student rankings

Australia’s international rankings in science, maths and reading have dropped, but while politicians claim to be funding education adequately, critics point out that the money is being directed to all the wrong places.

health May 15, 2021

Who is Amanda Stoker?

Amanda Stoker’s speech at an anti-abortion rally last weekend has sparked fresh concerns over her appointment as assistant minister for Women.

law & crime May 15, 2021

Takeover fight for Crown Resorts

Star Entertainment Group has upped the stakes in the takeover battle for the troubled Crown Resorts, launching an unsolicited merger bid that, if successful, would create a $12 billion gambling behemoth.

immigration May 15, 2021

Refugee processing blitz

Refugees who have waited for years to have their cases for asylum heard are now being rushed through a new system that critics say erodes due process.