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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

Nats for the knackery

The party has no answers for the farmers it sold out long ago

The R-word

Per-capita recession, income recession, actual recession?

Burnside v Frydenberg

The Greens are mounting a serious challenge in Kooyong

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