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Media organisations need to speak up in support of whistleblowers and press freedom

If there are to be press freedoms, we must look to and criticise the silencing and prosecution of ...  
How the Liberals won the "unwinnable" Election

Much has been said about Scott Morrison’s recent election victory but less has been said about ...  
Fake news, election interference and discrimination: Managing social media

With the rise of the misuse of the internet, Paul Budde believes that governments and industry ...  
What the 'Communist Manifesto' says about climate change

Dr Martin Hirst explores parallels between the writings of Marx and Engels with today's capitalist ...  
Note to the Liberals: A budget surplus doesn't make sense

Dr Steven Hail writes that, contrary to conventional economic thinking, government surpluses don't ...  
Australia's economy hits an all-time low

Relative to the rest of the world, Australia’s economy now is worse than at any time in the ...  
Instagram and the death of the natural world

Dr Peter Fisher discusses the erosion of the natural environment at the hands of the digital ...  
The scourge of neoliberal private-public finance

The intrusion of private finance in the public sphere has had disastrous consequences, writes John ...  
Fascism: Are we there yet?

Martin Hirst interviews Australia's most prominent Nazi-hunter, Andy Fleming, to better understand ...  
'Nasty, brutish and short': Hobbes and the Coalition’s politics of exclusion

Political editor Dr Martin Hirst has been musing on recent political news while re-reading Thomas ...  
Australia can't rely on 'deterrence' to excuse its immoral refugee policies

The only argument offered for Australia's torturous refugee policies is that it stops others ...  
The ethics of Manus Island

What is happening on Manus Island isn’t morally justifiable and neither is the behaviour of the ...  
Kevin Donnelly, the IPA, discredited studies and the Right's 'universal truth'

Kevin Donnelly uses a discredited IPA study as a benchmark for university education content and ...  
Moral Panic 101: Safe Schools and the new folk devils

Many social scientists of an older generation will have felt a warm glow at the appearance of ...  
Voluntary assisted dying: Solving the impossible trolley problem

Bills introduced to both NSW and Victorian state parliaments argue that voluntary assisted dying ...  
Mathias Cormann warns of Labor's 'reds under the beds'

Mathias Cormann warns of Labor's "shift to the left", but is socialism on the cards for Australia ...  
Artificial Intelligence: Will it really terminate the labour force?

It's almost scary to think that the world as we know it may well be run by Artificial Intelligence ...  
The Ali Fahour incident and sport's unseen violence

The tolerance of violence in sport is a symptom of a far greater malaise involving a largely ...  
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