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A Pentecostal PM and climate change. Image of Scott Morrison

A Pentecostal PM and climate change

Politics / Federal politics / Society / Religion and ethics

Does a belief in the End Times inform Scott Morrison’s response to the bushfire crisis?

A national disaster. Image of Scott Morrison

A national disaster

Politics / Federal politics / Society / Environment

On the PM’s catastrophically inept response to Australia’s unprecedented bushfires

It’s Time.                                                                 Source

It’s Time

Politics / Federal politics / Society / Environment

Not even weather-beaten conservatives can hold back the reality of climate change

Is elder abuse avoidable?. Image of a woman’s hands

Is elder abuse avoidable?

Politics / Issues and policies / Society / Health

Our current aged-care system makes it difficult to deliver care in its truest sense


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A national disaster. Image of Scott Morrison

➊ A national disaster

On the PM’s catastrophically inept response to Australia’s unprecedented bushfires

A Pentecostal PM and climate change. Image of Scott Morrison

➋ A Pentecostal PM and climate change

Does a belief in the End Times inform Scott Morrison’s response to the bushfire crisis?

The Devil and Scott Morrison. Illustration

➌ The Devil and Scott Morrison

What do we know about the prime minister’s Pentecostalism?

The middle of nowhere. Image of Scott Morrison and Donald Trump

➍ The middle of nowhere

Australia’s political leaders have lost their bearings in a changed world

Federal Politics


What does China want from Australia? . Image of Quarterly Essay 76: Red Flag

What does China want from Australia?

On Australia’s efforts to resist Beijing’s campaign for influence – A Quarterly Essay extract

Don’t bank on it. Image of Westpac signage

Don’t bank on it

Time will tell if the Westpac scandal delivers the reset our corporate culture needs

Blockade tactics

Inside the 2019 IMARC protests

Picking up the pieces. Image of Anthony Albanese

Picking up the pieces

Anthony Albanese wants to be a Labor leader, not an Opposition leader

How good is Queensland?. Image of Scott Morrison

How good is Queensland?

Voices from the state that has turned against Labor as a party of federal government

Revolutions past. Image of Napoleon Bonaparte

Revolutions past

Labor and the Liberals have abandoned their old ideological contests as they battle to define the values of the new middle class


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International Politics


The promised land. Image of Panguna mine, 1994

The promised land

Bougainville’s independence vote is a historic moment for Papua New Guinea, and a reckoning for Australia

We don’t need another superhero. Image from ‘Avengers: Endgame’

We don’t need another superhero

Are superheroes the form of entertainment we deserve, but not the one we need right now?

Mateship at what cost?. Image of Scott Morrison and Donald Trump

Mateship at what cost?

It is not in Australia’s national interest to become involved in Trump’s vendettas

Tribal loyalty. Image of Boris Johnson and Donald Trump

Tribal loyalty

Is there anything new in the blind partisan faith inspired by Donald Trump and Boris Johnson?

The extinction rebels. Image of Molly

The extinction rebels

Direct action protest and the rise of a new resistance movement

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


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Issues & Policies


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 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

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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