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Media unites

Legislation is needed urgently to protect the public’s right to know

Chalmers fires up

A scrapper from Brisbane’s backblocks won’t be lectured on aspiration

PM’s humble pie

The government’s economic reform agenda is threadbare

Labor frays on tax

The Opposition risks becoming a rabble

Medivac “floodgates”? Hardly

Peter Dutton’s fearmongering is despicable

Victoria forges ahead

Voluntary assisted dying laws won’t please the religious right

CSIRO charts course

The outlook for 2060 is win-win or lose-lose

Dutton concedes nothing

The home affairs minister will not be held to account

“That, folks, is legacy”

Australia says farewell to a much-loved leader

Adani approved

Australia’s governments can’t cope with climate change

No quick fix

The review of media and whistleblower protections should not be rushed

Fight to know

The media must not simply protect itself

Minister for Hot Air

Angus Taylor’s handling of the latest emissions data is a lesson in spin

Cop it sweet?

It’s time for a rollback of draconian national security laws

Crashing to earth

This is not what the third week of a newly elected government should feel like

Free press assault

This Liberal government is shockingly illiberal