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No sign of Closing the Gap. Image of Scott Morrison

No sign of Closing the Gap

Politics / Federal politics / Indigenous rights

Scott Morrison needs put his words about working in partnership with Indigenous Australia into action

Deep trouble: the Murray-Darling Basin. Image of fish kill at Menindie

Deep trouble: the Murray-Darling Basin

Politics / Federal politics

Action is urgently needed to avert further ecological disaster

Debate over asylum seeker medical transfers reaches new lows. Image of crossbenchers Derryn Hinch, Adam Bandt, Nick McKim, Kerryn Phelps, Tim Storer and Andrew Wilkie discussing the medical transfer bill in November

Debate over asylum seeker medical transfers reaches new lows

Politics / Federal politics

The government’s scare campaign against the crossbench bill denigrates doctors and detainees

What the government thinks you’re worth

Politics / Issues and policies / Society / Economics

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


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Federal Politics


Scott Morrison’s bad faith. Image of Christian Porter and Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison’s bad faith

The PM’s bill to protect religious freedom is a solution in search of a problem

Protecting Craig Kelly. Image of Craig Kelly

Protecting Craig Kelly

Saving the MP from a preselection battle was another fine display of muppetry

Why Adani shouldn’t make long-term plans. Image of the students’ climate strike

Why Adani shouldn’t make long-term plans

The #climatestrike shows that the future is not on the miner’s side

The Liberal Party: a rolling fiasco. Illustration

The Liberal Party: a rolling fiasco

The government’s suite of half-formed ideas work for no one

A Norfolk Island mutiny. Illustration

A Norfolk Island mutiny

Australia’s remote territory is agitating for autonomy

Rebellion in Dutton country. Image of Peter Dutton’s mobile office, September 2004

Rebellion in Dutton country

Labor, the Greens and GetUp are preparing for battle in the Queensland electorate of Dickson


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International Politics


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

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


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Issues & Policies


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

Minding your data in a post-GDPR world. Illustration

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


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