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Journalists Maxine McKew, Quentin Dempster and Kerry O’Brien

What’s gone wrong at the ABC

Years of government attacks over funding and balance have left the national broadcaster in desperate need of repair

Image of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (right) and Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 6, 2022. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

Five steps to getting real about China

The Albanese government’s duty, and its opportunity, is to recast Australia’s relationship with China

Image of Australian Army Cadets on parade. Image via Alamy

Ghosts in the war machine

Does the military attract violent misanthropists, or are they forged in murky theatres of war?

Image of Peter Dutton and Sussan Ley

The future of the Liberal Party

Peter Dutton doesn’t just have a talent problem on his hands

Photograph of Jacqui Lambie

Goddamn bloody adult: Jacqui Lambie

The Senator Lambie reality show

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison introducing the religious discrimination bill in the House of Representatives on November 25, 2021. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

Faith no more

In withdrawing support for the religious discrimination bill, the Christian right showed what it wanted all along: the freedom to discriminate against others

Image of the first day of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, outside Parliament House, Canberra, on January 27, 1972. Left to right: Billy Craigie, Bert Williams, Michael Anderson and Tony Coorey. Image courtesy The Tribune / SEARCH Foundation.

Why hasn’t the government recognised the Aboriginal Tent Embassy?

The decades-long protest is a symbol of Aboriginal sovereignty, which has been vigorously resisted by the Australian government

Image of Anthony Albanese

The repair man

Anthony Albanese and the task at hand

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Keep calm and curry on

Charting the Morrison government’s failures to prepare Australia for the latest COVID outbreak

Chair of the National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board Neville Power

The scourge of state capture

We are increasingly aware our politics have been captured by lobbyists and industries, so what can we do about it?