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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

Dismembering government

New public management and why the Commonwealth government can’t do anything anymore

The pandemic and the shrinking of Australian politics

Rather than prompting reform, the COVID emergency has hardened the major parties’ neoliberal ideology

Roll out the pork barrels

Why politicians love being caught rorting in their electorates

Retreat from Kabul

America’s failure in Afghanistan and its contempt for Australia as an ally

The great deceiver

The prime minister preaches faith but lies, deflects, dissembles and seeks to detach us from reality

Balancing on a tower of chairs

On Australia’s relations with China