Politics

Making sense of CPAC. Image of Nigel Farage at CPAC in Sydney

Making sense of CPAC

Politics / Federal politics

Why the Conservative Political Action Conference should not be dismissed lightly

Failing the sniff test. Image of Crown Casino logo

Failing the sniff test

Politics / Federal politics

The government’s handling of the Crown allegations further erodes trust in the system

Drawing a line in the sand: Garma festival 2019. Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Drawing a line in the sand: Garma festival 2019

Politics / Federal politics / Society / Indigenous Australia

Indigenous leaders have made it clear that the Uluru statement is not negotiable

How I fought off a robodebt

Politics / Welfare reform

One man’s battle against the confounding maths of a Centrelink robodebt


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Making sense of CPAC. Image of Nigel Farage at CPAC in Sydney

➊ Making sense of CPAC

Why the Conservative Political Action Conference should not be dismissed lightly

Grandfathering the Australian dream. Image of a broken key

➋ Grandfathering the Australian dream

House prices, insecure work and growing debts … Who can afford a stake in today’s society?

➌ How I fought off a robodebt

One man’s battle against the confounding maths of a Centrelink robodebt

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

➍ Australia’s China reset

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

Federal Politics


Mark Latham: The outsider. Photo of Mark Latham

Mark Latham: The outsider

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

Julie Bishop’s and Christopher Pyne’s aspirational conduct. Image of Christopher Pyne and Julie Bishop

Julie Bishop’s and Christopher Pyne’s aspirational conduct

The former MPs prove that if you have a go you will get a go

Judge stymies Albanese’s plans to expel Setka from ALP. Image of Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese and CFMEU Victoria secretary John Setka

Judge stymies Albanese’s plans to expel Setka from ALP

A protracted battle is the last thing the Opposition needs

The government’s perverse pursuit of surplus. Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

The government’s perverse pursuit of surplus

Aiming to be back in black in the current climate is bad economics

The extinction rebels. Image of Molly

The extinction rebels

Direct action protest and the rise of a new resistance movement

Scott Morrison’s quiet Australians. Illustration

Scott Morrison’s quiet Australians

Just how silent does the PM want Australians to be?


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International Politics


The Assange project. Image of Julian Assange

The Assange project

The WikiLeaks founder faces life in prison due to the actions of the US and the UK, and the inaction of Australia

The Teflon Kingdom. Image of Defence Minister Christopher Pyne

The Teflon Kingdom

Saudi Arabia is confident it can buy out the West, and Australia is happy to oblige

Losing the plot: the American midterms. Image of Barack Obama voting in Chicago, Illinois

Losing the plot: the American midterms

Caravan conspiracies, dead candidates and a miasma of acrimony … welcome to the 2018 US campaign trail

Cooperation takes a back seat at APEC. Image of Scott Morrison and Mike Pence at APEC 2018

Cooperation takes a back seat at APEC

As tensions between the US and China rise, it’s getting harder for Australia not to take sides

All the way with Donald J?. Illustration

All the way with Donald J?

Australia cannot stay silent about Trump

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?


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Issues & Policies


The government’s appeal to self-interest groups. Illustration

The government’s appeal to self-interest groups

The Liberal Party has little left but pitches to the hip pocket

A fresh canvas for Indigenous politics. Photo of Anangu artists Christine Brumby, Charmaine Kulitja, Rene Kulitja and Happy Reid with the Uluru statement canvas

A fresh canvas for Indigenous politics

The Uluru statement is headed for referendum

The parable of Lyle Shelton and Dianne Thorley. Clive Berghofer

The parable of Lyle Shelton and Dianne Thorley

When Christianity, climate change and drought collided in Toowoomba

What the government thinks you’re worth

Our nation’s economists have a price on your head, dead or alive

Activists of a certain age. Illustration

Activists of a certain age

Meet the septuagenarian fronting a new generation of protesters

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

I left the immigration department to speak out

An insider breaks ranks on offshore detention


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