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Why isn’t Labor cutting through?

As the major parties gear up for an impending federal election, which could be held this year, questions are being asked about whether Anthony Albanese is capable of securing Labor victory.

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Climate change will kill you, part three: sickness

From thunderstorm asthma to the increasing prevalence of infectious disease, a warming planet is already making us more sick.

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Climate change will kill you, part two: flood

In 2011 the Queensland town of Grantham was inundated with rain, causing flash flooding. It had a devastating impact on the town’s residents. But events like this are predicted to become more common.

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Climate change will kill you, part one: heat

From bushfires and heat, to floods, and the increasing severity of disease, Australians are already feeling the impacts of a warming planet.

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The government’s war on charities

The Morrison government is contemplating new laws which could see charities held responsible for minor legal breaches by their members and supporters. The sector says the changes are an attempt to stifle protest.

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Are Australians too complacent about Covid-19?

Australia’s rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine has been stymied by a combination of different factors including supply, distribution and vaccine hesitancy amongst the public. Today, Dr Melanie Cheng, on where Australia went wrong with its vaccine rollout.

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Morrison doubles down on Fortress Australia

Travel restrictions have played a crucial role in keeping Australia relatively safe from the worst of the pandemic, but the federal government has been reluctant to announce their end date.

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Facing prison for cultural fishing

Sixty years ago commercial licenses were handed out to Australian fishers working in the lucrative shellfish industry. Since then, the families that obtained those licenses have made fortunes.  But many Aboriginal people whose ancestors have fished …

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The politician behind a new anti-abortion push

Scott Morrison’s choice for Australia’s new Assistant Minister for Women, Amanda Stoker, has raised concerns from women’s health advocates due to her hardline, and conservative, views on abortion. Today, Rachel Withers on the rise of Amanda Stoker.

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Gaza’s deadliest day

For the past week the Palestininian territory of the Gaza Strip has been under an intense aerial bombardment. Today, world editor for The Saturday Paper Jonathan Pearlman on why the violence in Israel and Palestine is at its worst point in years.

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Kate Manne on why we don’t believe women

Five years on from when MeToo went global, high profile allegations of assault and harassment still make headlines but justice rarely seems to be served.

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Fighting racism in Australian sport

For Rana Hussain, being a young Muslim woman and an Aussie rules fan was a tough match. But instead of turning away from the game, she forged a career fighting for inclusion and diversity.

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The website the government doesn’t want you to see

Leaked documents show the Morrison government is actively undermining respectful relationships education and preventing expert materials from being taught.

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The terror arrests you missed

Australia’s security agencies have introduced new terminology to talk about the threats we face but they are carefully avoiding the term "right-wing".

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Does Dutton really want war with China?

The relationship between Australia and China has already reached an all time low, but now senior political figures are starting to talk publicly about war.