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The Senate voting reforms have fractured democracy

The Senate voting reforms of 2016 has reduced the crossbench numbers and weakened democracy ...  
Sex workers: Society's scapegoat

Last week, WA Supreme Court Justice Anthony Derrick approved the release of repeat sex offender ...  
The slow-motion crucifixion of Julian Assange

What is happening to Julian Assange is nothing short of torture and a denial of his human rights ...  
Challenging the dogma of GDP and population growth

Australia’s economy is centred on the belief that we need Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a ...  
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 ...