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Shooters v. Nats

The party of the bush is neither listening nor thinking


The Coalition’s win in NSW was hardly emphatic

A stadium’s last stand

Arrogance. Vandalism. Victory. It’s the NSW disease

Ardern confirms gun law reforms

With the world watching, NZ’s PM shows how it’s done

Unpopulation policy

The PM’s efforts are too little too late

Christchurch and the media

A more diverse mainstream media wouldn’t platform so much hate


Australia’s Islamophobia problem goes right to the top

#ClimateStrike #2

Quite suddenly, the politics of climate has changed

Robowar on the poor

The Coalition has institutionalised cruelty to people on welfare

A referendum on wages

In a rich country like Australia, paying a living wage is not negotiable

Free trade with Indonesia

After years of negotiation, the deal is done

The sinking ship

If or when the Morrison government goes down, there will be very little positive to remember it by

Banking on the budget

The shine may be coming off the government’s economic management credentials

It’s not about Ita

The ABC Act is being undermined by the government

George Pell guilty

Cardinal to appeal verdict on child sexual abuse charges ... the fallout begins

A convenient untruth

The Coalition does not deserve to be taken seriously on climate change