Australian politics, society & culture


Will the Left now finally leave Malcolm Turnbull?
By Mark Bahnisch
Tony Abbott at the G20 leaders' retreat
By Russell Marks
The Islamic Council of Victoria is optimistic
By André Dao
The Islamic Council of Victoria sits in a nondescript office building on a side street in West Melbourne, between two busy arterials shuttling traffic in and out of the CBD. When I visit, it’s only been a couple of weeks since the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Abdul Numan Haider in Melbourne’s Endeavour Hills, and I
By Michaela McGuire
An excursion into George Brandis’s Brave New World of metadata capture and storage
By Tony Wilson
Annabel Crabb’s ‘The Wife Drought’
By Anne Manne
The poor face onerous rules while rich corporations avoid tax with impunity
By Richard Cooke
Tanya Plibersek plays it cool
By John van Tiggelen
Gary Quinlan and Julie Bishop have done Australia proud at the UN Security Council
By Nick Bryant
As captain of Team Australia, Tony Abbott has plunged us into war without debate
By Judith Brett
The mysterious disappearance of the student protester
By Mikaela Davis
How outrage at overt racism helps to hide the more pervasive kind
By André Dao
By Mungo MacCallum
Facebook and Google's egg-freezing employee benefit
By Nicole Krzys
Reflecting on the failures of Australian politics and media
By Michaela McGuire
On the spot fines and the unchecked power of Melbourne's transport officers
By Russell Marks
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By Richard Cooke