politics

Moral bankruptcy

Robodebt stemmed from the false ideological division between the deserving and undeserving poor, but the government still clings to moralistic language

Surrounded by pygmies: Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘A Bigger Picture’

The former PM’s memoir fails to reckon with his fatal belief that all Australians shared his vision

The new tyranny of distance

Facing a historic isolation of a different kind, what next for our migrant nation?

Road map to nowhere

Angus Taylor’s road map is anything but an emissions reduction strategy

Vale, comrade

Jack Mundey left the world a far better place than he found it

Economic fantasy fiction

Australia’s future is looking increasingly dystopian thanks to our governments’ continuing affair with neoliberal theory

A many-cornered contest

A Coalition win in Eden-Monaro is unlikely, but would be regarded as another of Morrison’s miracles and a disaster for Albanese

Adam Bandt, the personable hardliner

Where will the Greens’ unusual new leader take the party?

Hillsong’s strange tides

Brian Houston’s Pentecostal movement in an age of climate change and coronavirus

The ministry of pandemics

How the spread of the virus revealed our leaders to us

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