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The true story of how Scott Morrison got to parliament

Fifteen years after winning the safe seat of Cook, the true story of Scott Morrison’s ugly preselection fight can now be revealed. For the first time, statutory declarations show how Morrison allegedly used race and religion to undermine a rival.

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The killing of Ann Marie Smith

Today, Disability activist and contributor to The Saturday Paper Georgia Cranko on what happened to Ann Marie Smith, and what the case tells us about how society treats Disabled people.

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The outsiders who could dominate the election

Margaret Simons on the independents who could go on to hold the balance of power.

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Morrison’s counterfeit carbon economy

Mike Seccombe on the man blowing the whistle on the Morrison government’s sham carbon projects.

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The abusers hiding their money in super

Bri Lee on the loophole being exploited, and why the government has failed to act.

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Budget ‘22: All hat, no rabbit

Last night, Josh Frydenberg delivered his last budget before the Morrison government goes to the polls. It was a pitch to voters worried about the cost of living, with new payments and bold claims about an economic turnaround.

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How the war in Ukraine will end

Mark Edele on how the war in Ukraine will end.

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The teen who sued for climate action

Last year, the federal court found the environment minister has a duty of care to young Australians when making decisions regarding climate change. This month, that decision was overturned.

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The death of Kimberley Kitching

The death of Labor senator Kimberley Kitching has ignited claims of bullying within the party. Meanwhile, heavy losses for the Liberals in the South Australian election could have dire implications for Scott Morrison.

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Why Angus Taylor tanked Australia’s carbon market

A few weeks ago, Energy Minister Angus Taylor made changes to the Australian carbon market that crashed the value of government-issued carbon credits. The changes made it cheaper for big companies to pollute.

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The day Morrison went silent

As further details emerge about the federal response to the flood crisis in Northern NSW, it has become clear that the government did not send troops when it could have.

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Sarah Krasnostein on Australia’s mental health crisis

Author of a new Quarterly Essay on the mental health system Sarah Krasnostein on how Australia’s history of incarceration and shame informs the current crisis.

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Scott Morrison’s economic lies

Many of the federal government’s claims about the economy don’t stack up. Economist and contributor to The Saturday Paper Richard Denniss explains how economic language is used to trick voters.

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The Albanese glow-up

Paul Bongiorno on the battle lines being drawn, and just how personal this contest is likely to get.

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Understanding the Zachary Rolfe verdict

Anna Krien on the acquittal of Zachary Rolfe, and what this case reveals about the state of policing in Australia.