immigration December 9, 2023
The former national security monitor warns the government’s preventive detention laws would be ‘shocking’ in other parts of the world.
resources December 9, 2023
A concession to the Greens over the Nature Repair bill has handed the environment minister a means to obstruct the Beetaloo Basin fracking project – the question now is whether she will use it.
law & crime December 9, 2023
The first environmental activist to be jailed in Tasmania in 12 years speaks up about her unbroken commitment to nonviolent direct action, despite the harsher penalties now faced by protesters around the country.
immigration December 2, 2023
New citizenship laws being rushed through parliament will require judges to define ‘Australian values’ and ask them to impose what critics call a ‘civil death penalty’.
law & crime November 18, 2023
The attorney-general has ignored a ‘lynchpin’ recommendation of the robodebt royal commission, claiming it is not a recommendation at all.
international relations November 4, 2023
The prime minister’s visit to China is hoped to repair broken trade and economic ties but he must walk a fine line on humanitarian and security issues.
international relations October 28, 2023
Preparations are under way in China for Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s visit, but optimism for a restoration of ties is clouded by concerns about Australia’s policy alignment with the US.
indigenous affairs October 21, 2023
With the Voice referendum ending in a ‘No’ vote, does its failure lie in a divided country or with the overestimation of a prime minister who loves to note he has been underestimated?
law & crime October 21, 2023
A feature in the welfare system is allowing private businesses to suspend hundreds of thousands of welfare payments.