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Wren's Week: Extinction Rebellion rises up and Scott Cam's new appointment

The public is continuing to make the Coalition wake up to climate change, while The Block's Scott ...  
Australia's Right-wing stranglehold over public interest journalism

Fair and unbiased reporting is disappearing in Australia as the Coalition Government and Murdoch ...  
When the Queen's birthday isn't even a birthday, it's time to move on

The lack of any public activity around the Queen’s Birthday shows how the concept of monarchy is ...  
The Morrison Government's welfare strategy: Bashing the poor

The Morrison Government’s loathing of people receiving Newstart payments appears to be both ...  
How Clive Palmer showed that our democracy can be bought

Clive Palmer's financial interference in the 2019 Federal Election is a sign of how weakened our ...  
Political donations are keeping Australian Government corruption alive

Australia's policy on political donations is keeping us out of the top ten nations on the Trans ...  
Democracy, social media and neoliberalism

In order to safeguard our democracy, a "smart" grassroots approach is needed to shift the balan ...  
The Morrison-Trump alliance: A sign of the end of days

On his visit to the USA, our PM has prioritised pleasing Donald Trump instead of focusing on more ...  
The last days of Hong Kong

Tragically, the turmoil in Hong Kong can only end badly and whatever happens, Hong Kong will never ...  
Press freedom is democratically essential, so protections must be enhanced

The Greens have been standing up for freedom of press against the LNP Government, writes William ...  
Brexit: The strings of democracy being pulled by royalty

Boris Johnson was pulled up for trying to bluster through with “Brexit” by closing Parliament ...  
The Opposition under Albo: Albsent without leave

For a long time, the Labor Party has been in defensive mode. This has assisted the Coalition, of ...  
Why the Counter Terrorism (TEO) Bill is about political, not legal, expediency

Australian immigration laws have tended to be at the mercy of political, not legal, considerati ...  
Why we beg

Independent Australia actually stands for something. The clue is in the name.  
The Hong Kong protests haunted by dangerous precedents

There have been fears that the Hong Kong protest movement would be violently suppressed since the ...  
Freedom of speech: The powerful chill of the Banerji High Court decision

History demonstrates how dangerous expecting public servants to execute the policies of the day ...  
Dutton’s dark police state creep

As details about the recent AFP media raids begin to come to light, Government accountability is ...  
Democracy under threat from cruelty and apathy

It's a common refrain to say democracy is at a critical point. Why does it seem so insecure? Mike ...