Margaret Simons

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21 ENTRIES Margaret Simons is an author, journalist and journalism academic. She has written numerous books, articles and essays, including the Quarterly Essay Cry Me a River: The Tragedy of the Murray–Darling Basin.



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Portrait of Zoe Daniel

Politics

Independents and the balance of power

The federal election may hinge on a new crossbench of professional women in wealthy inner-city seats and a rural revolt against the Nationals

An anti-lockdown rally in Sydney, July 24, 2021

Politics

We need to think about post-lockdown rights

Lacking serious debate on the next stage of the pandemic, Australia is ill-prepared

Image of vaccination centre, Melbourne

Society

JabSeeker

The disordered national vaccine rollout reveals systemic flaws in our politics

Up the river

Politics

Up the river

Hope is running dry in the Murray–Darling Basin

Image of the University of Sydney, July 2020.

Society

When the rivers run dry

Universities are in trouble, and the government isn’t helping

Image of Adam Bandt

Politics

Adam Bandt, the personable hardliner

Where will the Greens’ unusual new leader take the party?

Revisiting the kids of Angeles City

Society

Revisiting the kids of Angeles City

Three years on, how are the Filipino children of Australian sex tourists faring?

Image of Gillian Triggs

Politics

When the politics got personal

Gillian Triggs’ culture shock

Prisoners in the holding cells at Tondo police station, Manila. @ Dave Tacon

Politics

Duterte’s dirty war

A trip to the Philippines reveals the human cost of the war on drugs

Image of Michelle Guthrie

Society

Is Michelle Guthrie tuned in to the ABC?

The new managing director’s vision isn’t clear

After the story

blog

After the story

What did an award-winning story on the children of Australian sex tourists achieve?

© Dave Tacon

Society

Fallen angels

The children left behind by Australian sex tourists in the Philippines

The decline of the ‘Australian’

Rupert Murdoch

The decline of the ‘Australian’

Talking about the narcissistic national daily only encourages it

B1 and B2 with Mark Scott at Parliament House, 2009. © Mark Graham. Image courtesy of the ABC.

Society

Second life

Mark Scott embarks on another five-year term

Michael Ebeid, the new managing director of SBS. Courtesy of SBS.

Society

Sex before soccer

SBS

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