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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

Joyce v MickMac

A transaction-cost-free non-spill

It’s the econobabble, stupid

Both sides are hyping their arguments

Peak finger-pointing

On climate, the politics of doubt have led straight to the politics of confusion

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

Pub test: Helloworld

They’re paying attention, but scandal fatigue set in long ago

“Hockey owes me”

The Canberra bubble has popped

Staying the course

Labor should remain focused on the main game