Australian politics, society & culture

The Greasy Pole

The most perfunctory of checks would have shown Paul Sheehan’s allegations were almost certainly untrue. But he couldn’t help himself.
Panic about drugs has little to do with safety and a lot to do with moral prejudice
The war on drugs can’t be ended by logic, statistics or facts, because it’s not about drugs
Australia should have a long, hard think about the kind of people we prioritise
How did Australian leadership get so unstable?
Julia Gillard has changed her mind on same-sex marriage. But has she reformed?