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indigenous affairs August 6, 2022

Victoria’s Indigenous legal service forced to turn away clients

In a move that highlights a critical shortage of funding, Victoria’s only legal service for First Nations communities has been forced to implement a freeze on new clients.

south and central asia August 6, 2022

Exclusive: DFAT told Afghans to travel without passports

Almost a year after the Taliban seized Kabul, Afghans who worked for Australia are being told to cross the border into Pakistan, some without documentation, without their families and at great risk.

law & crime August 6, 2022

‘Damaging to democracy’: The secret trial of  Witness J

New details have emerged in the prosecution of Witness J, who was secretly jailed for sharing classified information.

defence August 6, 2022

Does Australia actually need nuclear submarines?

As experts question the diplomatic, strategic and economic rationale behind Australia’s purchase of nuclear-powered submarines, the gaps in the country’s defensive fleet could be filled by conventional subs.

education August 6, 2022

Exclusive: Private schools win millions in disability funding

Disabled students in public schools are missing out on $600 million a year, because of onerous and unfair funding arrangements.

indigenous affairs July 30, 2022

‘A hand outstretched’: Albanese proposes way forward on Voice

A draft of Anthony Albanese’s Garma speech reveals he hopes to legislate the Voice by adding three lines to the constitution but will not require that the parliament consult it.

environment July 30, 2022

Climate: Inside the Greens’ four-point strategy

In an interview with The Saturday Paper, Greens leader Adam Bandt details his approach to climate negotiations with Labor and the various forms in which they could succeed.

law & crime July 30, 2022

It’s time for Labor to dismantle its factions

Victoria’s Labor government may have avoided a deeper investigation into the ‘extensive misconduct’ exposed by Operation Watts, but the damage to the party from its factional disputes can no longer be ignored.

law & crime July 30, 2022

The deadly consequences of rental evictions in WA

As a homelessness crisis unfolds around the country, the Western Australian government has undertaken to review tenancy laws to finally remove ‘no grounds’ rental evictions.

resources July 30, 2022

Australia is not prepared for a climate-related food crisis

As figures show more than one in 10 Australians do not have access to adequate food, climate change has made global famine a serious threat.

health July 30, 2022

Why are we still waiting for aged care reform?

Labor had the chance to achieve reforms to aged care before the election but opted to wait and claim credit for the changes once in government.