politics

health July 13, 2019

The reality behind Morrison’s tax cuts

Scott Morrison says there will be no cuts to health, education or services to pay for his tax package. The numbers tell a different story.

rural July 13, 2019

Murray–Darling recovery in peril

As attempts to restore water to the river basin fail to meet their targets, scientists warn irrigator subsidies may cost 10 times initial estimates.

north america July 13, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein and his famous friends

The latest arrest of Jeffrey Epstein on charges of sex trafficking minors has again focused world attention on the multimillionaire’s relationships with the rich and powerful.

economy July 13, 2019

The rise of building defects

Sydney and Melbourne’s real estate boom, falling standards in oversight and a reticence to report flaws have combined to create a defects crisis in the cities’ residential apartments.

defence July 6, 2019

Pyne, Bishop and the Big Four

The major consultancies are not just a preferred employer for former ministers – they have helped privatise the bureaucracy by stealth.

immigration June 8, 2019

Australia’s China dilemma

As Sino–American relations further fracture, Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s visit to the Solomon Islands exemplifies Australia’s commitment to strengthening Pacific bonds and pushing back against Chinese influence in the region.

law & crime June 1, 2019

Corrections system in lockdown

With the Victorian prison and custodial system full to bursting, the Andrews government has pledged $1.8 billion for Corrections. But will pouring in money do anything to temper criminality?

politics June 1, 2019

Starting again: the Albanese interview

As he takes over as Labor’s new leader, Anthony Albanese outlines how he plans to reshape his party and win back Australia’s trust.

indigenous affairs June 1, 2019

Inside the broad church of Scott Morrison

With a stunning election victory behind him, Scott Morrison has further consolidated his power by elevating key allies into his ministry.

law & crime June 1, 2019

The homelessness crisis

Discussions about housing affordability have frequently omitted those who are most severely affected by the crisis: people experiencing homelessness. Advocates in the homelessness sector are calling on the government to act.

rural May 25, 2019

Shorten loses again, trying to undermine Albanese leadership

As Labor attempts to understand how it lost the unloseable election, old divisions have been reopened by the party’s search for a new identity to win back voters.