Osman Faruqi
is a journalist and the editor of 7am, Schwartz Media’s daily news podcast.

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Opinion June 20, 2020

Deflecting from the real issues of Black Lives Matter

“The morphing of a campaign focused on policing, justice and structural disadvantage into a culture war over statues, movies and TV isn’t an accident. It’s a deliberate attempt by conservatives to shift this debate onto terrain where they are more …”

News April 18, 2020

Compliance fines under the microscope

As police enforce Covid-19 health orders, a disproportionate number of fines have been issued in areas largely populated by Indigenous or migrant Australians.

News March 11, 2020

Exclusive: ASIO’s ‘race war’ warning

An ASIO document prepared in the wake of the Christchurch massacre warns a far-right terrorist attack is “plausible” in Australia over the next 12-18 months.

Opinion February 08, 2020

Christmas Island and the rise of mandatory detention

“On Monday, Australia’s director of human biosecurity issued the dryly named Biosecurity (Human Health Response Zone) (North West Point Immigration Detention Centre) Determination 2020. The legal instrument designated the detention centre on Christmas …”