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The Vote Panel: Three weeks in and it’s all about to start

Today, Anthony Albanese is set to end his isolation and return to the campaign trail after he tested positive for Covid-19 last week.  As he returns to campaigning in-person, the cost of living has become an even more pressing election issue. New …

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The Vote: All the Clive Palmer ads are written by… Clive Palmer?

Rick Morton on the rise of Clive Palmer and what he is trying to get out of his election advertising blitz.

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What happened to ‘raising the age’

In the Northern Territory, there’s a youth detention centre that has been subject to multiple reports, complaints, and a Royal Commission. That Commission recommended it be shut down, but children as young as 10 years old are still being held there.

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The Vote: ‘The last time I spoke to Morrison he told me to go get f—ed’

Today, we speak to someone who has made that choice, former Independent Tony Windsor, on how to navigate a hung parliament and how Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese would act in those negotiations.

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Who would select a candidate like Katherine Deves?

Paul Bongiorno on the Katherine Deves controversy and how it looks to the independents who could be shaping up as kingmakers.

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The Human Rights Commission could flunk its next exam

The Saturday Paper’s national correspondent Mike Seccombe on the state of the Human Rights Commission and what a downgrade would mean for Australia’s voice on the world stage.

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The fall of two of Hillsong’s most powerful men

Hillsong Church’s growth and success has faltered in recent years. Today, senior reporter for The Saturday Paper, Rick Morton, on how the leadership of the megachurch has entered a phase of panic and recriminations.

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Love and politics put the High Court in a tricky position

Two years ago, the High Court made a landmark decision that prevented the deportation of non-citizen Aboriginal Australians. Now, the federal government is seeking to overturn that decision.

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Spotlight: The last family on Nauru

In 2020 we brought you the story of the last family left on Nauru. Just over a week ago - that family was released. They were among the 26 refugees freed from onshore detention.

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Putin’s new plan in Ukraine

As Russian forces have withdrawn from around Kyiv, Ukrainians have found shocking scenes of civilians executed and evidence of alleged war crimes. But Russia isn’t leaving these towns to give up on its war in Ukraine.

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Inside Morrison’s pre-election appointments

In the final days of a Government, before an election is called, last-minute appointments are often made. Last week, the Morrison government made 19 of those, to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

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The Vote: Who is Anthony Albanese?

With an election called, Labor leader Anthony Albanese has six weeks to convince Australia he would make a better prime minister than Scott Morrison. The challenge is to avoid the mistakes of the last Labor election campaign.

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The Vote: Who is Scott Morrison?

After years in public life, Scott Morrison can still seem hollow and one-dimensional. According to his biographer, this is deliberate.

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The Liberal Party turns on Scott Morrison

With the countdown to the federal election on, both sides of politics are attempting to shore up internal support and reassure voters. Labor is still firmly ahead in the polls, but the race is getting tighter, at least according to newspoll.

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Is there anything we can do about surging Covid-19 cases?

Professor Raina MacIntyre, a member of the World Health Organization’s advisory group, on what we’re misunderstanding about the current wave of infections, and what the long term costs are.