politics

Political maverick

Joel Fitzgibbon is starting to resemble Barnaby Joyce in his deliberate departure from the political mainstream

Louisa Lawson, our first public feminist

The pioneer of publishing and women’s rights has been unjustly overshadowed by regard for her famous son, Henry

The gendered pandemic

Coronavirus lockdown is undoing gains for women in employment, shared domestic labour and protection from family violence

A unitary theory of cuts

The Morrison government is using the COVID-19 crisis to devastate the public service, the ABC, the arts and tertiary education

In the wrong

A primary school–aged child in court surely represents the ultimate failure of society, yet Australia won’t raise the age of criminal responsibility

State’s head revisited

The Palace Letters confirm the Crown’s neutrality is irrevocably compromised

The Queen’s cur

On Kerr, the Palace Letters and the Crown’s silence

A win’s a win

The Eden-Monaro result shows that Morrison’s popularity has not substantially changed voting patterns – and Labor has still not cut through

Coal cursed

The fossil-fuel lobby could not have created the climate wars so easily without the preceding culture wars

American carnage

Donald Trump and the collapse of the Union

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