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The Senate voting reforms have fractured democracy

The Senate voting reforms of 2016 has reduced the crossbench numbers and weakened democracy ...  
Intervene: How the Government can secure media diversity

We can have a stronger, more varied media if the Government legislates to prevent further takeo ...  
Not so progressive: Labor's puzzling local council proposal

Australia’s "most progressive" State Government is championing the most regressive electoral ...  
Barbarians at the gate: Don’t let them destroy Murray Valley National Park

John Barilaro intends removing statutory protections of the 42,000 hectare Murray Valley National ...  
Blame the Government, not Netflix, for NBN failure

Commentators blaming Netflix for the failures of the NBN have got it wrong, writes Paul Budde.  
Like a fish out of water: Australia's submarine project is a flop

Australia's submarine project launched by the Abbott Government is an abject failure, writes Dr ...  
Net migration levels increase under Coalition Government

The Government has at last revealed some details of its 2019 Budget forecast for a record-breaking ...  
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 ...  
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