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Marshall law

Premier Steven Marshall claimed South Australia was “COVID-ready” when the state opened borders just as Omicron was emerging, but it now faces the same issues as the eastern states

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

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

The coward’s pulpit

Scott Morrison is a leader who not only fails to accept responsibility but continually abandons his post

Pushback

A senator’s fight against Australia’s racism and sexism

The secret bodgie

What do we make of Bob Hawke’s American mates?