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What happened to the Greens?

Mike Seccombe on the challenges facing Australia’s third party, and what kind of power they might wield after the election.

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’The New Cold War’ Part Two: The US vs China

Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studies at the Australian National University Hugh White on the changing power dynamics in our region, and the risks of war between the US and China.

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’The New Cold War’ Part One: The US vs Russia

Today, former head of DFAT Michael Costello, on the real origins of the dispute between Russia and Ukraine, and what the US and its allies are getting wrong.

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Scott Morrison hits the panic button

Today, columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno on how Scott Morrison is attempting to claw back ground as the election inches closer.

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The trial of Zachary Rolfe

Today, journalist Hannah Ryan on the charges against Zachary Rolfe and what it’s like covering this historic trial from Northern Territory.

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The High Court case that could change your job

Companies like Uber and Airtasker have transformed the so-called ‘gig economy’ by hiring thousands of workers as independent contractors, rather than employees.

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The revolt over the Religious Discrimination Bill

Today, national correspondent for The Saturday Paper, Mike Seccombe on the revolt over the Religious Discrimination Bill, and the political faultlines the bill has exposed.

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The revolution will be electrified

Today, inventor and scientist Saul Griffith, author of ‘The Big Switch’, on his plan to transition Australia into a clean energy future.

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When Grace Tame and Brittany Higgins came to Canberra

Today, contributing editor to The Monthly Rachel Withers on why Scott Morrison’s apology might be too little, too late.

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The power struggle threatening Scott Morrison’s re-election

Today, chief political correspondent for The Saturday Paper Karen Middleton on the power struggle within the Liberal Party that is threatening their re-election chances.

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The dark money funding politics

Today, contributor to The Saturday Paper Hannah Ryan on how political parties are hiding the real source of their donations – and what that means for the way our democracy works.

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Morrison’s Covid hotline sting

Today, senior reporter at The Saturday Paper Rick Morton on the outsourcing of a key frontline health service and the impact of privatisation during the pandemic.

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Australia’s largest new fossil fuel project

Today, contributor to The Monthly Jesse Noakes on why the Scarborough project is being called Juukan Gorge in slow motion.

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Bread, circuses and the ‘psycho’ text about the PM

Today, columnist for The Saturday Paper, Paul Bongiorno on what the price of bread and a series of leaked text messages have to do with Scott Morrison’s leadership.

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Inside Australia’s hottest prison

Today, contributor to The Saturday Paper Dechlan Brennan on what it’s like in Australia’s hottest prison, and why the government is refusing to act.