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The sexual assault crisis that rocked Australia

A cabinet minister in the federal government has been accused of rape, but he hasn’t been publicly identified and the Prime Minister has so far refused to initiate an inquiry into the allegations.

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A refugee prison in Carlton

Across Australia more than one hundred asylum seekers are being detained in hotel rooms. This is the story of two friends - one who the government released, and the other who is still arbitrarily detained.

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Young people v. the Queensland police

Following a series of fatal car accidents, Queensland has announced a major crackdown on youth crime. According to youth advocate Siyavash Doostkhah, policy is being dictated by the police union, emboldened by the tabloid media and both sides of politics.

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A Neanderthal on the crossbench

This week, Craig Kelly quit the Liberal Party to sit on the crossbench. It’s a huge risk for the Coalition - and any action on climate change.

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Living with a disability through the pandemic

Micheline Lee on living with a disability through the pandemic, and the feelings it triggered of being different and even dispensable.

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Why won’t house prices go down?

Australian property prices have just hit a record high -– despite predictions the market would crash during the pandemic. So what will it take for prices to go down?

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‘I was a staffer, and so was my perpetrator’

Eighteen months ago, Dhanya Mani spoke to the press about being assaulted while working as a Liberal Party staffer. This week, she reflected on how little has changed - and how culpable the prime minister is for that.

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Robo-debt: the origin of the supervillain

Two long-forgotten High Court cases warned the government that robo-debt might be illegal. Rick Morton on what they knew - and when they knew it.

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Episode 400: Sitting week

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Tanya Plibersek: Labor after Covid-19

As Labor prepares for a possible early election, Tanya Plibersek says the party is ready to confront the government over shortcomings in its handling of the pandemic.

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James and the giant breach

A damning report has found Crown Resorts unfit to hold a casino licence in NSW. But what does that mean for James Packer’s operations in other states?

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The colonisation of space

The early era of space exploration was dominated by romantic ideas of universal connectedness. But the increasingly privatised nature of the space industry has obscured that vision.

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How Covid-19 keeps escaping hotel quarantine

Victoria has been plunged back into lockdown after a new strain of Covid-19 escaped from hotel quarantine into the community. Today, Rachel Withers on whether our key defence against the virus is working as well as it should.

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The Coalition’s climate standoff

The Prime Minister is trying to calibrate his climate policy to better fit into a post-Trump world, but he faces a conservative revolt on his own backbench. Today, Paul Bongiorno on the Coalition’s climate standoff.

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Eddie McGuire’s gone but Australia’s racism problem isn’t

Eddie McGuire’s resignation as the President of Collingwood is the culmination of a decades-long story of racism at the club. But the story isn’t just about Collingwood, the AFL or even sport. Today, Daniel James on how racism in sport can’t be …