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Australia needs national abortion protection

To allow women adequate access to abortion services, they must be available across the country ...  
The slow-motion crucifixion of Julian Assange

What is happening to Julian Assange is nothing short of torture and a denial of his human rights ...  
International relations are foreign policy to Scott Morrison

Our Prime Minister often displays ineptitude towards many things, including how to deal with ...  
A tale of two footballers: The contrast of Goodes and Folau

The respective treatment of Adam Goodes and Israel Folau illustrates the moral bankruptcy of the ...  
Australia's recycling waste time bomb

There's much to be done if Australia is to solve its waste management crisis, writes Dr Peter ...  
Happy Constitution Day, Australia!

Happy Constitution Day! Today marks 119 years since Queen Victoria provided Royal assent for ...  
Support, not research: How to lower Australia's high suicide rate

Governments of all stripes must better fund frontline suicide prevention services to save lives ...  
Challenging the dogma of GDP and population growth

Australia’s economy is centred on the belief that we need Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a ...  
Israel Folau, contract law and discrimination

No end is in sight for the debate about Israel Folau’s right to promote his fundamentalist ...  
Scott Morrison: Daggy dad or Australia's Trump?

Scott Morrison has effectively employed a suburban dad persona to conceal his neoliberal, divisive ...  
How the Liberals won the "unwinnable" Election

Much has been said about Scott Morrison’s recent election victory but less has been said about ...  
“Congestion busting” just got harder: Scott Morrison accelerates population rush

Stephen Saunders believes that we need to start a conversation about our ever-growing populatio ...  
Morrison's victory was built on Australian identity politics

Identity politics is not only within the orbit of the left: it was harnessed by the Coalition to ...  
Rewarding rorting and bad behaviour: Why many LNP politicians were re-elected

It's baffling that politicians like Christensen and Dutton achieved swings towards them and ...  
This Election saw the revival of white supremacy, nationalism and exclusion

The plethora of racist, white supremacist and Islamophobic parties and candidates rolling up for ...  
Scomo, Trump and the Queensland factor

Scott Morrison's targeted, small-scale campaign resonated better with voters than Labor's broader ...  
Rich and powerful stand to benefit regardless of Election outcome

Will there really be a substantial change if the Coalition is booted from office, asks Rob Stew ...  
Vale Les Murray: Australia’s voice of the vernacular republic

One of the greatest living writers in Australian literature died at 80 on 29 April, writes history ...  
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