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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 ...  
Corruption is the price we pay for democracy

Political corruption is rife within modern day democracy, but the destructive relationship between ...  
Donald Trump, democracy and the changed ‘climate of thought’

Trump is not a fascist like Hitler and Mussolini, because he has no ideology at all — but he is ...  
Big bucks for political parties: How Australia's politicians are selling us out

Political donations are theft from ordinary Australians, says Frank O'Shea.  
In defence of politics

The problem with politics' negative image is that it discourages people from having a go when ...  
The 'War on Christmas' myth (Part Two): 'Australia is a Christian country'

Stephen Keim SC uses some of his forensic courtroom skills to dismantle arguments often seen in ...  
The 'War on Christmas' and other  myths: Returning to a tabloid near you

The "war on Christmas" is a right-wing cultural tactic to suggest there's a conspiracy to change ...  
Egging the Prime Minister — 100 years on

100 years ago, Australians were in the middle of a divisive national debate on whether Australia ...  
Workers unite! Government force escalates as workers take to the streets

Workers must stand with fellow workers and unionists and not acquiesce to police demands to break ...  
Parliament cancelled: Is this the Coalition's idea of democratic 'reform'?

There are many things wrong with Australian democracy but stealthy reform by a Coalition Govern ...  
Government by seven High Court judges and the black letter of the Constitution

The confidence that the Turnbull Government is placing on the High Court to decide whether MPs ...  
Marriage equality: Don't be distracted by false conflicts with natural allies

Mike Dowson says presumptions and false conflicts keep us distracted from our common enemy — the ...