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Composite image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese speaking during the first leaders’ debate on April 20, 2022. Image © Jason Edwards / AAP Images

Election special: Who should you vote for?

Undecided about who to vote for in the upcoming federal election? Take our quiz to find out your least-worst option!

Image of Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese, Labor MP Emma McBride and shadow housing minister Jason Clare after meeting with young renter Lydia Pulley during a visit to her home in Gosford on May 3, 2022. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

Property damage

What will it take for Australia to fix the affordable housing crisis?

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison during Question Time, 2021

Morrison’s power without purpose

As prime minister, Scott Morrison has offered neither competence nor vision

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

Image showing detail of a 1965 Soviet Union stamp commemorating the first spacewalk. Image via Wikimedia Commons

What does Russia’s war in Ukraine mean for collaborative space exploration?

Since the first human forayed beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, politics has never left space

Image of Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese preparing for morning TV interviews on day 1 of the 2022 federal election campaign, in Launceston. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

Will the drover’s dog have his day?

Without a spirit of reform, Labor under Anthony Albanese is little more than Liberal-lite

Portrait of Zoe Daniel

Independents and the balance of power

The federal election may hinge on a new crossbench of professional women in wealthy inner-city seats and a rural revolt against the Nationals

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

All the way with CBK

Caroline Kennedy’s appointment as US ambassador to Australia is a sign of the rising temperature in the Pacific

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The great wealth redistribution

The repressive regulation of unions has decimated employee bargaining power, leaving wages going nowhere

A combined image of SA Premier Steven Marshall (left) and SA Opposition Leader Peter Malinauskas during a leaders debate at the South Australia Press Club in Adelaide, March 10, 2022. Image © Matt Turner / AAP Images

A short history of neoliberalism in South Australia

After decades of privatisation under both Labor and Liberal governments, and on the eve of a state election, where is the reform agenda for South Australia?