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Labor leader Anthony Albanese at Mount Thorley Warkworth mine near Newcastle, New South Wales.

Spoiling for victory

The election campaign is no way to decide how to run the country

Flood scene from Lismore, New South Wales, February 28, 2022

Past the warning stage on climate

The floods and the advent of the climate emergency

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

The empathy deficit

The Morrison government’s negligence in aged care is having devastating effects

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Keep calm and curry on

Charting the Morrison government’s failures to prepare Australia for the latest COVID outbreak

Chair of the National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board Neville Power

The scourge of state capture

We are increasingly aware our politics have been captured by lobbyists and industries, so what can we do about it?

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Did Federation compromise our democracy?

How the advent of Australia’s national government separated power from people and place

Image of The Sea of Hands, representing support for reconciliation and the rights of Indigenous Australians

The truth about truth-telling

Revisiting trauma is not the road to justice for Aboriginal people

Image of Angus Taylor

Net zero ambition on climate

The charade of Coalition emissions plans

An anti-lockdown rally in Sydney, July 24, 2021

We need to think about post-lockdown rights

Lacking serious debate on the next stage of the pandemic, Australia is ill-prepared

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Roll out the pork barrels

Why politicians love being caught rorting in their electorates