News March 17, 2018

Trapped in Nauru

Faisal’s life in Myanmar was destroyed by violence and persecution. Now the Rohingya asylum seeker is in limbo.

News March 17, 2018

Batman and Labor on Adani

As today’s Batman byelection brings Labor’s coal policy into relief, Adani finds it still has not got approval for its Carmichael mine.

News March 17, 2018

Banks front up to royal commission

The banks may have tried to polish their public image, but the opening days of the royal commission shine a light on shoddy lending practices.

News March 17, 2018

Trump’s trade war leaves Turnbull gun-shy

In declining to support international action against the new US steel and aluminium tariffs, Malcolm Turnbull damages our standing on trade.

News March 17, 2018

Bupa’s play for radical health cover changes

Plans by Bupa to significantly change the way it provides private health benefits have many doctors and analysts fearing Australian health care is heading towards an American model.

News March 10, 2018

ASIO changes hidden in ‘sloppy’ amendments process

As questions continue over new powers for the Home Affairs Department, a suite of legislative amendments goes missing.

News March 9, 2018

Turnbull’s parliamentary circus

The legislative record of the 45th parliament is hidden behind a sideshow of scandal and division – and even then it’s not very impressive.

News March 10, 2018

The battle for Marawi

As terrorism and politics collide in the southern Philippines city of Marawi, evacuees go hungry while new battlelines are drawn.

News March 10, 2018

Bungle of Joyce

Two years since Barnaby Joyce became deputy prime minister and three months since his byelection victory, a look at the spectacular flame-out that put the former Nationals leader on the back bench.

News March 10, 2018

Environmental regulators

In the wake of the murder of NSW compliance officer Glen Turner, environmental law enforcers are tackling resistance to regulation born not just of corporate greed but of human nature.

News March 3, 2018

Coalition targets Shorten’s morals

Behind Michaelia Cash’s reference to female staff in Bill Shorten’s office is a pattern of Coalition attacks on the Opposition leader over his personal morals.

News March 3, 2018

Nationals upset farmers over water

A focus on hugely lucrative water buybacks has left the Nationals vulnerable to accusations they have abandoned family farmers.