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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 ...  
From royal weddings to republics and revolution

The royal wedding was sugar-coated propaganda designed to prop up the ruling class at the expense ...  
Australian politics a mad parody of Seinfeld: No democracy for you!

Tim Hollo couldn’t help but hear the Seinfeld soup man’s oppressive refrain in the 2018 Budget ...  
Business Council to flood election with corporate cash

The Business Council has a war chest of $26 million to help the Turnbull Government win the next ...  
Mr Market, slavery and the future of democracy

Over 30 negative Newspolls for the LNP. Their banking mates revealed to be a rogue’s gallery. ...  
Black power, the media and the Commonwealth Games

Coverage of protests by an Indigenous group at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games show the news ...  
EDITORIAL EXCERPT: The bad Guys

The Victorian pairing controversy confirms that conservatives really have only one principle — ...  
Why the return of economic growth is a neoliberal illusion

Some commentators are happy about the prospect of a return to growth but to many, growth looks ...  
Cash for trash and the Joyce affair: System trust bites the dust

Australia's institutions are among the least trusted in the world — is there hope? Asks B ...  
The great and growing gap between public policy and public will

Jon Jetter examines the influence on politics exerted by a wealthy elite while the masses remain ...