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Party politics is holding democracy hostage

Conduct in their internal affairs is at the heart of why trust in politicians is at an all-time ...  
Takeover of Fairfax by Nine a disaster

The proposed Nine Entertainment Co’s takeover of Fairfax would be a disaster for journalism and ...  
New Caledonia Independence Referendum: Not angry for nothing

The long-awaited referendum in New Caledonia is approaching quickly. Dr Lee Duffield reports from ...  
Turnbull Government misinformation on My Health Record data

It is extremely alarming to witness the Turnbull Government engage in a deliberate campaign of ...  
Melbourne's #SaveOurABC rally: 'Keep your grubby mitts off'

The message at Melbourne's packed #SaveOurABC rally was clear: 'Keep your grubby mitts off OUR ...  
It's time to remind OUR government that WE are in charge

The narrative needs to change to reflect the democratic reality that governments work for us.  
Thai rescue highlights humanity — but not in our leaders

The Thai rescue is a testament to humanity, but our leaders have not planned to rescue 134 chil ...  
Would an Australian Poor People’s Campaign raise Newstart?

The #RaiseTheRate campaign ended as the media cycle moved on but the Poor People's Campaign is ...  
The new far right: Leyonhjelm is just a symptom

An ever more vocal group of angry men is rising in an Australia where women, protesters and ...  
Independence vote in New Caledonia looks set to reaffirm French rule

Opinion polls are saying electors in the independence referendum set for New Caledonia this year ...  
Is it Witness K and Collaery that should be charged over East Timor spy scandal?

Former ACT Attorney-General Bernard Collaery and Witness K face charges under spy laws, raising ...  
The defence of Western Civilisation: It's not over yet

Will our academic institutions continue to resist donor control of enquiry and research?  
Telstra and the ABC in neoliberal Australia: No longer for everybody

Is there a link between developments with Telstra and the ABC in Australia and recent trouble in ...  
Australia, 2018: Lies, cover-ups and suppression of free speech

Propaganda about an endless "war on terror" and a succession of enemies has led to the slow cree ...  
Nice personal data you have there — shame if something were to happen to it

What we need to know is all our personal information is being compiled to be accessed by one ...  
Are Porter's 'urgent' spying and foreign interference laws even needed?

If you believe Christian Porter, unless security legislation is rushed through Parliament before ...  
Gaza: Operation Slingshot

At the recent Gaza demonstrations, Israeli Forces inflicted 3,500 leg wounds, which suggests an ...  
Modern family or royal wedding madness?

It’s the worst thing to happen to a republican, but falling for royal wedding madness is a ...  
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