Politics

The ScoMo Express backfires. Image of Scott Morrison and the ScoMo Express

The ScoMo Express backfires

Politics / Federal politics

The PM’s farcical bus tour cements spin over substance as his brand

I left the immigration department to speak out. Image of Nauru

I left the immigration department to speak out

Politics / Federal politics / Issues and policies

An insider breaks ranks on offshore detention

Scott Morrison’s foreign forays . Image of Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison’s foreign forays

Politics / Federal politics

The PM concluded a week of patchy diplomacy with his first major speech on foreign policy

Looking for Scott Morrison. Image of Scott Morrison

Looking for Scott Morrison

Politics / Federal politics

The rise, duck and weave of Australia’s no-fault prime minister


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The ScoMo Express backfires. Image of Scott Morrison and the ScoMo Express

➊ The ScoMo Express backfires

The PM’s farcical bus tour cements spin over substance as his brand

Looking for Scott Morrison. Image of Scott Morrison

➋ Looking for Scott Morrison

The rise, duck and weave of Australia’s no-fault prime minister

Federal Politics


Promo ScoMo and commodifying public space. Image of Sydney Opera House

Promo ScoMo and commodifying public space

The crass commercialism of last week’s promotion on the Opera House was a step too far

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Morrison looks the other way

Mental health is taken seriously in Australia, but not for those incarcerated on Nauru

Follow the Leader. Image of Quarterly Essay 71, ‘Follow the Leader’, by Laura Tingle

Follow the Leader

Democracy and the rise of the strongman – a Quarterly Essay extract

Blowing up the government to save it. Illustration

Blowing up the government to save it

The Coalition has learnt nothing from Labor’s leadership disaster

Feeding the Muppets. Source

Feeding the Muppets

What does the Morrison government have to offer in terms of serious policy?

Turnbull fires back. Image of Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton

Turnbull fires back

Unlike Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull never promised ‘no wrecking’


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International Politics


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All the way with Donald J?

Australia cannot stay silent about Trump

Australia’s China reset. Image of Xi Jinping at Parliament House, 2014

Australia’s China reset

The rest of the world is watching how we counter Beijing’s campaign of influence

The Donald visits Europe. Image of US president Donald Trump in the UK

The Donald visits Europe

What does Trump’s reckless brand of diplomacy mean for Australia?

The end of American diplomacy: Ronan Farrow’s ‘War on Peace’. Image of Ronan Farrow

The end of American diplomacy: Ronan Farrow’s ‘War on Peace’

The Pulitzer Prize winner explains how the State Department’s problems started long before Trump

Seriously scary times. Image of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US president Donald Trump

Seriously scary times

What are the implications of the Trump-Kim summit for America’s allies?

Without America: Australia in the New Asia

Making sense of a new reality and the return of power politics – a Quarterly Essay extract


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Issues & Policies


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Minding your data in a post-GDPR world

Some good news about online privacy has just popped up

Child protection doesn’t always protect children. Text of transcript from Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory

Child protection doesn’t always protect children

When families in the Northern Territory need help, removing children isn’t necessarily the answer

Dark + Dangerous Thoughts at Mona. Image of the ‘Dying for Time’ panellists at Dark and Dangerous Thoughts

Dark + Dangerous Thoughts at Mona

The kid gloves come off at this symposium for those with skin in the game

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A pack of bankers

The financial services royal commission has revealed more than anyone banked on

Our waste policy is rubbish. Illustration

Our waste policy is rubbish

Has Australia’s ad-hoc approach to waste management backfired?

The republic is an Aboriginal issue

Recognition must be at the heart of constitutional reform


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