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The disappearing man. Image of Anthony Albanese, August 10, 2020

The disappearing man

Politics / Federal politics

On Anthony Albanese and the Labor Party

Enemy of the state. Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Enemy of the state

Politics / International politics

The dissident Indonesian lawyer charged for tweeting about Papuan activism

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

Politics / Issues and policies / Society / Media

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

The personal is political. Image of NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and former Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire

The personal is political

Politics / State politics

A closer inspection of Gladys Berejiklian’s relationship with Daryl Maguire and why it matters


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The disappearing man. Image of Anthony Albanese, August 10, 2020

➊ The disappearing man

On Anthony Albanese and the Labor Party

➋ The Djab Wurrung Birthing Tree

The highway construction causing irredeemable cultural and environmental damage

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

➌ The Corp’s bride

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

Fear of spending. Illustration by Jeff Fisher

➍ Fear of spending

So what is MMT and why should you care?

Federal Politics


Job seeker. Image of Mathias Cormann making his valedictory speech

Job seeker

Scott Morrison wants to launch Mathias Cormann onto the global stage

The budget that wasn’t. Image of Josh Frydenberg at Parliament House

The budget that wasn’t

What if Frydenberg had actually created a budget for the times?

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

Realignment. A climate change banner at Jerrabomberra Public School, north of Queanbeyan

Realignment

How climate politics is fracturing Australia’s party system

Worst PM makes for a good read

A biography of Billy McMahon prompts a re-evaluation of who holds the title of Australia’s worst PM


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International Politics


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

Trump cad. Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and US President Donald Trump at the G7 Summit in August 2019, in Biarritz, France

Trump cad

Australia’s G7 invitation is a big opportunity, but Morrison should not play Trump’s protégé

The ministry of pandemics. Image of Press conference at Parliament House, March 24, 2020

The ministry of pandemics

How the spread of the virus revealed our leaders to us

Electoral distancing. Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Electoral distancing

Australia’s Bernie Sanders volunteers

It’s the ‘labour’ party, stupid!. Image of Keir Starmer

It’s the ‘labour’ party, stupid!

New UK Labour leader Keir Starmer’s predicament contains lessons for Australian Labor

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

The middle of nowhere

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


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Issues & Policies


The second wave. 



Flemington, July 6, 2020

The second wave

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

Rupture. Image of AAP logo at the Sydney bureau of national newswire Australian Associated Press

Rupture

How Google and Facebook created the opportunity for NewsCorp’s latest coup attempt

Troubled waters. Image of the Ruby Princess docked in Sydney Harbour in March 2020

Troubled waters

The ‘Ruby Princess’ inquiry finds plenty of blame to go around

Blind study

When it comes to China’s influence, Australian universities have been burying their heads in the sand for too long

The gendered pandemic. Illustration by Jeff Fisher

The gendered pandemic

Coronavirus lockdown is undoing gains for women in employment, shared domestic labour and protection from family violence

In the wrong

A primary school–aged child in court surely represents the ultimate failure of society, yet Australia won’t raise the age of criminal responsibility


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