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A parliamentary inquiry into the New South Wales government’s council grants scandal will be expanded to scrutinise new allegations of pork barrelling connected to  bushfire relief funding, reports Jim McIllroy.

Refugee rights supporters gathered outside the Park Hotel prison again to demand the detainees be released and for all detention centres to be closed down. Chloe DS reports.

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Australia’s corrupt system of political patronage is well and truly exposed whenever the Australian Electoral Commission reports on electoral donations, writes Pip Hinman.

The hand of Yassir Mahmoud El Haj holding a picture of his family in front of the home in which Isra

Jehad al-Saftawi's My Gaza portrays the oppression of the Palestinians and reflects the generational fractures within Gazan society, writes Barry Healy. The photography is powerful but its politics is strangely blunted.

The New South Wales Independent Planning Commission has decided not to approve an application by South32 to extend its Dendrobium coal mine under Sydney’s main water catchment. Margaret Gleeson reports.

The recent announcement by NSW housing minister Melinda Pavey to demolish public housing in Glebe and Eveleigh is a disgrace, writes Andrew Chuter.

Independent journalism has never been more important to democracy. Thankfully, Walkley Award-winning journalist Michael West is surprisingly optimistic about the future of independent media.

As more of our lives are mediated through the internet, private companies cannot be allowed to dictate the terms on which we relate to each other, argue Tim Scriven and Aleks Wansbrough.

More than 100 people protested against the New South Wales government's plan to bulldoze 112 public housing dwellings in Glebe, reports Peter Boyle.

WA Supporting Farmers and the Sikh Council of Western Australia have organised a protest in front of the consulate general of India in solidarity with farmers’ protests, write Gauri Gandbhir and Alex Salmon.

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