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how the us right-to-life movement is influencing the abortion debate in australia

How the US right-to-life movement is influencing the abortion debate in Australia

The recent decriminalisation debates in Australia have included a new focus on partial restrictions on abortions – a strategy that has been very successful in many US states. Joel Carrett/AAP As the abortion decriminalisation bill gradually makes its...
george pell has lost his appeal. what did the court decide and what happens now?

George Pell has lost his appeal. What did the court decide and what happens...

George Pell’s appeal on child sexual abuse convictions has been dismissed. AAP/Erik Anderson Victoria’s Court of Appeal today delivered one of the most significant judgments in Australian legal history, dismissing Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against convictions for five...
yes, getup fights for progressive causes, but it is not a political party – and is not beholden to one

Yes, GetUp fights for progressive causes, but it is not a political party –...

GetUp has been in the Coalition’s firing line for a number of years now, which is not surprising, given its lobbying efforts for left-wing causes.AAP Over the weekend, Prime Minister Scott Morrison launched a new...
pacific island nations will no longer stand for australia’s inaction on climate change

Pacific Island nations will no longer stand for Australia’s inaction on climate change

The inability to meet Pacific Island expectations on climate change change will erode Australia’s leadership credentials and influence in the region. The Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Tuvalu last week has ended in open division over...
the melbourne archbishop said he’d rather go to jail than break confession confidentiality. a new bill could send him there

The Melbourne archbishop said he’d rather go to jail than break confession confidentiality. A...

Child Protection Minister Luke Donnellan said he would prosecute the state’s most senior Catholic, Peter Comensoli, if he doesn’t report suspected child abuse. AAP Image/Daniel Pockett Yesterday, Victorian Parliament finally debated a bill on whether religious ministers...
as australia looks to join a coalition in iran, the risks are many

As Australia looks to join a coalition in Iran, the risks are many

The Morrison government must have a plan for Australia’s involvement if the “peacekeeping” descends into hostility. AAP/Lukas Coch Prime Minister Scott Morrison has indicated Australia will join a multinational peacekeeping force to protect freedom of...
why investigative reporting in the digital age is waving, not drowning

Why investigative reporting in the digital age is waving, not drowning

Recent AFP raids on media outlets raised fears of a chilling effect on investigative journalism, but a new book finds it is thriving against the odds. David Gray/AAP You don’t need to look far to...
high court challenge to treasurer josh frydenberg under section 44

High Court challenge to Treasurer Josh Frydenberg under section 44

High Court challenge because Frydenberg has “consistently betrayed” the country on climate change. Lukas Coch/AAP The citizenship provision of the Constitution’s section 44 has raised its head again, with the eligibility of Treasurer Josh...
boris johnson, ‘political vegemite’, becomes the uk prime minister. let the games begin

Boris Johnson, ‘political Vegemite’, becomes the UK prime minister. Let the games begin

New UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will succeed or fail on the back of the single dominant issue that dominates British politics: Brexit.AAP/EPA/Will Oliver To no-one’s great surprise, Boris Johnson has been elected by...
trump, the destroyer’s brilliant speechvideo

Trump, The Destroyer’s Brilliant Speech

In History this may be seen a short, terrifying and brilliant speech. A turning point. In it he states that Americans will say "Merry Christmas" again. It's only a small line, but i suspect that that...