Politics

Dangerous precedents. Attorney-General Christian Porter, March 3, 2021

Dangerous precedents

Politics / Federal politics / Society / Law and order

Criminal law is not the only legal avenue to consider Christian Porter’s accountability and his future

Up the river. The Darling River near Pooncarie, NSW

Up the river

Politics / Federal politics / Issues and policies / Society / Environment

Hope is running dry in the Murray–Darling Basin

Broken record. Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison during Question Time

Broken record

Politics / Federal politics

Why should we assume Morrison’s good faith, given his track record?

The holes in their story. Image of Parliament House security guard Nikola Anderson

The holes in their story

Politics / Federal politics

The Morrison government’s cover-up is falling apart


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Up the river. The Darling River near Pooncarie, NSW

➊ Up the river

Hope is running dry in the Murray–Darling Basin

The scandals he walks past. Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison during Question Time, 2020

➋ The scandals he walks past

In Morrison’s government, a lack of accountability has become systemic

Dangerous precedents. Attorney-General Christian Porter, March 3, 2021

➌ Dangerous precedents

Criminal law is not the only legal avenue to consider Christian Porter’s accountability and his future

Mark Latham: The outsider. Photo of Mark Latham

➍ Mark Latham: The outsider

How did a man with such right-wing beliefs become Labor Party leader, and what is he cooking up now?

Federal Politics


Voice at a crossroads. ‘The Fifth Element’, 2020

Voice at a crossroads

Constitutional protection is essential if the voice to parliament is to be a meaningful change

Australia’s Trump apologists. From left: Paul Kelly (image source) / Greg Sheridan (image source) / Alexander Downer (image source)

Australia’s Trump apologists

In the wake of the US Capitol riot, let us review the performances of Trump’s Australian cheerleaders

And now for something completely indifferent. Image of Guy Sebastian and Prime Minister Scott Morrison, June, 2020

And now for something completely indifferent

The Morrison government is yet to fully realise that sidelining the arts hurts the economy

Picking losers. Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Picking losers

There are good reasons why Australians won’t pick fruit

Morrison’s climate flip. Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Morrison’s climate flip

Australia has a lot of catching up to do on emissions reduction

Robodebt: How did it come to this?

A retrospective of one of Australia’s most disastrous policies


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International Politics


Neighbourhood watch . Image of cover of Laura Tingle’s Quarterly Essay 80, The High Road: What Australia Can Learn From New Zealand

Neighbourhood watch

Australia and New Zealand have distinct approaches to foreign policy, especially when it comes to China

Fever dream

A vision of America in November 2021

Trumpery lives on. Image of an American flag and a Trump 2020 flag

Trumpery lives on

Despite Joe Biden’s historic win, the damage done by the Trump presidency will be hard to snuff out

Enemy of the state. Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Enemy of the state

The dissident Indonesian lawyer charged for tweeting about Papuan activism

Job seeker. Image of Mathias Cormann making his valedictory speech

Job seeker

Scott Morrison wants to launch Mathias Cormann onto the global stage

Choppy waters. Image of Mike Pompeo and Marise Payne

Choppy waters

Australia’s assumption that China will give up its Pacific rivalry with the US is dangerously misguided


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Issues & Policies


What elitism looks like

Flagrant conflicts of interest abound at the top

The Corp’s bride. Former prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull with a screenshot of Turnbull’s confirmation of signing the petition

The Corp’s bride

Despite a widely supported petition, the government is too scared to take on the Murdoch empire

Vale Susan Ryan. Image of Susan Ryan

Vale Susan Ryan

The pioneering politician was more than a feminist icon

The announcement artist. 



Prime Minister Scott Morrison

The announcement artist

Scott Morrison is good at promising but not at delivering

The second wave. 



Flemington, July 6, 2020

The second wave

Case studies of systemic failure in Victoria’s fight against coronavirus

Fear of spending. Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Fear of spending

So what is MMT and why should you care?


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