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The High Court judgement that could change the internet

Richard Ackland on what this High Court decision means for how we use the internet, and how our courts are out of step with the online world.

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A war over Taiwan

Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University Hugh White on how Australia could be drawn into a war over Taiwan, and why it could turn nuclear.

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The billionaire and the conspiracy theorist

Mike Seccombe on what impact a Palmer-Kelly alliance could have on the next federal election.

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Barnaby Joyce is holding Australia hostage

Paul Bongiorno on the Coalition’s war over net zero, and how Barnaby Joyce’s National party is holding the country’s future to ransom.

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The corruption inquiry exposing Labor’s culture

Karen Middleton on what the inquiry is actually about, and what the consequences might be for the Labor party both in Victoria and federally.

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The new Cold War over the origins of Covid-19

Linda Jaivin, on the credibility of Markson’s claims, and how ideology has impacted our ability to get to the truth of how this pandemic first started.

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Closing the vaccination gap

Rick Morton on how governments let down some of those most at risk from Covid-19, and what that means as we open back up.

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A temporary stay in a ‘land of fairytales’

Anu Hasbold on one refugee’s journey from Afghanistan to Australia, and the uncertainty they now face.

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From a lump of coal to net-zero: Morrison’s climate makeover

Four years ago Prime Minister Scott Morrison wielded a lump of coal in the Australian Parliament, demonstrating his commitment to fossil fuels. Now he’s trying to pivot, shifting his government towards a position of supporting net-zero emissions by 2050.

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‘I just want to look at you’: The sisters reunited after lockdown

This week, after more than 100 days in lockdown, NSW residents were officially allowed back into restaurants, bars, shops and gyms.

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The management consultants that ate Canberra

Rick Morton on how private management consultants took over the public service.

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Why Scott Morrison is scared of an anti-corruption commission

Rachel Withers on the calls for a national anti-corruption commission, and why it’s taking so long to set one up.

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‘I’ll be on the frontline and I might die’

Since the beginning of the pandemic, healthcare workers have faced wave after wave of outbreaks, working around the clock in tough conditions.

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The real ’Succession’: Who will replace Rupert Murdoch?

This year Rupert Murdoch turned 90, and that milestone has focused discussion on who will take over the world’s largest media empire.

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Inside the Coalition’s climate war

Mike Seccombe on how climate politics has wedged Scott Morrison, and why he’s running out of time.