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Family’s grief compounded by WA’s hard border

The awful predicament of a Melbourne family unable to bring home their son’s body shows the callousness of WA’s border policy

What would a minority government look like?

Might Albanese be pushed by a crossbench of climate-focused independents or Morrison yoked to the rampaging anti-vaxxer far right?

The stunted country

There can be no republic without constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians

The unhinged pursuit of profit is destroying us

To undo the worst of neoliberalism we need to target need, rather than race or identity

The fossil-fuel industry’s grip on Australian hearts and minds

Is there hope that public misconceptions of the importance of coal and gas can be overcome?

Declaration of independents

The success of Indi MP Helen Haines points to more non-aligned voices in parliament

Did Federation compromise our democracy?

How the advent of Australia’s national government separated power from people and place

The truth about truth-telling

Revisiting trauma is not the road to justice for Aboriginal people

At the end of our rope

The prime minister’s belated response to death threats against political leaders is a sign of our dangerously hollowed-out politics

Can we ever hope for a new Clean Energy Act?

Ten years after the high-water mark of cooperation between Labor and the Greens, why haven’t the “progressive” parties worked together since then?