Mark Aarons


Mark Aarons
Mark Aarons is the author of The Family File and War Criminals Welcome: Australia, a Sanctuary for War Criminals Since 1945. From 1996 to 2006 he was a senior adviser to the NSW Labor government.



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Parliament House, Canberra. © JJ Harrison

The hollowmen

Politics

The destruction of Kevin Rudd’s prime ministership is unprecedented in the history of the Australian Labor Party. Never before had the parliamentary party treated a successful ALP leader with such disrespect and disloyalty, especially when it was only …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Water policy

Politics

When Malcolm Turnbull announced his retirement from politics in April, he trumpeted his achievement of “a truly revolutionary reform of the way water is managed in Australia”. He rightly referred to the decades of “state run mismanagement of the …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Hideout

Society

Australians can for the most part be proud of our international reputation for promoting human rights and opposing and punishing those who violate them. Australia is not perfect, but it nevertheless ranks among the world’s best nations. Except when …

Timor’s future

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Xanana Gusmão and José Ramos-Horta

Beloved companheiros

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What happened in East Timor

Truth, death & diplomacy in East Timor

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A commission’s report confirms Australian duplicity & cowardice



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