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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...

Changing the Australian Constitution was always meant to be difficult – here’s why

For a constitutional amendment to succeed,it has to achieve majorities in parliament, federally and in a majority of states. AAP/Lukas Coch Debates about constitutional change in Australia inevitably raise the poor success rate of referendums....

As the federal government debates an Indigenous Voice, state and territories are pressing ahead

The Queensland treaty process is still in the early stages and negotiations will not begin for several years. But it’s still a historic step forward for Indigenous communities. Tracey Nearmy/AAP Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie...

Poll reveals lukewarm public support for religion freedom legislation

As the debate over religious freedom heats up, the attorney-general has flagged that any proposed legislation would cover a situation like the Folau case. Peter Rae/AAP As the debate over the Morrison...

There’s no clear need for Peter Dutton’s new bill excluding citizens from Australia

If the bill is passed, Peter Dutton will have the authority to prevent an Australian citizen from re-entering Australia from overseas. Sam Mooy/ AAP Friday, the government introduced a bill into Parliament that, if passed,...

We need human oversight of machine decisions to stop robo-debt drama

One former member of Australia’s government review tribunal has described robo-debt as a form of ‘extortion’. Shutterstock Federal MP Amanda Rishworth raised concerns over the weekend that Australia could be headed for another...

Peter Dutton is whipping up fear on the medevac law, but it defies logic...

The medevac law was passed to streamline the process for emergency medical evacuation of refugees from Manus Island and Nauru. Thirty-one people have been transferred since its passage. Refugee Action Coalition With all the hyperbole about...