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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

Politics / Federal politics

A protracted battle is the last thing the Opposition needs

The Djab Wurrung Birthing Tree

Politics / Indigenous rights / Society / Indigenous Australia

The highway construction causing irredeemable cultural and environmental damage

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

The government’s perverse pursuit of surplus

Politics / Federal politics

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

The extinction rebels. Image of Molly

The extinction rebels

Politics / Federal politics / International politics / Society / Environment / Climate change / Climate change activism

Direct action protest and the rise of a new resistance movement


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

➊ Judge stymies Albanese’s plans to expel Setka from ALP

A protracted battle is the last thing the Opposition needs

The Morrison election: What we know now. Image of Bill Shorten on election night, May 18 2019

➋ The Morrison election: What we know now

Why did low-income voters turn to the Coalition while wealthy urbanites voted Labor?

What happened to broadband in Australia?. Image of Stephen Conroy and Michael Quigley

➌ What happened to broadband in Australia?

NBN Co’s former CEO on how the Coalition broke the internet

The extinction rebels. Image of Molly

➍ The extinction rebels

Direct action protest and the rise of a new resistance movement

Federal Politics


Flat-earthers. Image of the University of Sydney

Flat-earthers

The Australian’s crusade on free speech in universities

Everymen don’t exist. Image of Quarterly Essay 74, ‘The Prosperity Gospel’, by Erik Jensen

Everymen don’t exist

On the campaign trail with Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten – a Quarterly Essay extract

What Bob Hawke meant by aspiration. Image of Blanche d’Alpuget and Sophie Taylor-Price

What Bob Hawke meant by aspiration

Last week’s memorial was a fitting send-off for an inspirational leader

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

Testing faith. Image of Israel Folau

Testing faith

On Israel Folau, free speech and the problem with religious fundamentalism

Where to for Indigenous recognition from here?. Image of Ken Wyatt, Minister for Indigenous Australians

Where to for Indigenous recognition from here?

All eyes are on Ken Wyatt in Scott Morrison’s otherwise underwhelming ministry


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International Politics


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

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?


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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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