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‘i don’t want anybody to see me using it’: cashless welfare cards do more harm than good

‘I don’t want anybody to see me using it’: cashless welfare cards do more...

Image: Shutterstock The Australian government touts compulsory income management as a way to stop welfare payments being spent on alcohol, drugs or gambling. The Howard government introduced the BasicsCard more than a decade ago. About 22,500 welfare recipients...
3 ways to make a difference: changing the world with political awareness

3 Ways to Make A Difference: Changing The World With Political Awareness

It’s easy to feel powerless given our politics today. It feels like the media, big money and the elite are manipulating the system to their benefit at the expense of everybody else. You’re not...
julian assange’s extradition case is finally heading to court – here’s what to expect

Julian Assange’s extradition case is finally heading to court – here’s what to expect

Picture: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA The extradition hearing to decide whether to send Julian Assange to the United States to be tried for publishing classified military documents on Wikileaks is expected to finally begin Monday in...
memories overboard! what the law says about claiming compensation for a holiday gone wrong

Memories overboard! What the law says about claiming compensation for a holiday gone wrong

Picture: FRANCK ROBICHON/EPA When booking a luxury cruise, you generally expect relaxation and enjoyment, not forced quarantine and distress. Unfortunately, for the thousands of vacationers trapped on cruise ships in Asia the past month, what...
albanese pledges labor government would have 2050 carbon-neutral target

Albanese pledges Labor government would have 2050 carbon-neutral target

Picture: 2GB Anthony Albanese committed a Labor government to adopting a target of zero net emissions by 2050, in a speech titled “Leadership in a New Climate” delivered yesterday. The opposition leader’s embrace of this target,...
government’s religious discrimination bill enshrines the right to harm others in the name of faith

Government’s religious discrimination bill enshrines the right to harm others in the name of...

A bill that allows harm. Bianca de Marchi/AAP Submissions on the second version Christian Porter’s religious discrimination bill are closed, and we await the verdict. The first version of the bill was widely criticised for going too far,...
yes, this continent was invaded in 1788 – an international law expert explains

Yes, this continent was invaded in 1788 – an international law expert explains

By International law definition this country was invaded Should we remember January 26 1788 as “Invasion Day”? The colonisation of Australia was an invasion from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective. But critics of the name...
white, male and straight – how 30 years of australia day speeches leave most australians out

White, male and straight – how 30 years of Australia Day speeches leave most...

Scott Morrison emphasised national unity in his Australia Day address last year, but this is not the message that everyone wants to hear. Facebook Last year on Australia Day, Prime Minister Scott Morrison used Facebook to describe...
scott morrison orders probe into whether bridget mckenzie breached ministerial code

Scott Morrison orders probe into whether Bridget McKenzie breached ministerial code

Bridget McKenzie was a member of a shooting club that received $36,000 in grant money. Lukas Coch/AAP Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ordered the secretary of his department, Phil Gaetjens, to advise whether deputy Nationals leader Bridget McKenzie...
view from the hill: morrison should control that temper in liberal climate debate

View from The Hill: Morrison should control that temper in Liberal climate debate

Prime Minister Scott Morrison prepares to address the press on Monday after he said few people knew who his NSW Liberal colleague was. Mick Tsikas/AAP Scott Morrison’s Monday salvo against the NSW environment minister, Matt...