The extent to which the ruling class will go to protect those accused of sexual violence is on full display in the case of the PM's treatment of the former Attorney General Christian Porter, argues Markela Panegyres.
Pip Hinman reports on the huge #March4Justice protests, organised in 10 days, showing how angry women are about sexual violence and the way it continues to be excused, dismissed and normalised.
A new law, rushed through parliament, which allows unions to demerge, has handed the government an opportunity to isolate the construction workers' union, argues Sue Bolton.
Sarah Hathway reports on the new federal omnibus industrial relations amendment bill. Unsurprisingly, it includes measures that advantage businesses over workers.
Mary Merkenich writes that the long-standing sexist practice of covering up bad behaviour enables it to continue.
Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter has introduced a much delayed federal anti-corruption bill which critics say is toothless — at least for federal politicians. Paul Gregoire reports.
One of the usual threats trotted out by governments proposing what would otherwise be considered radical attacks on civil liberties is national security, writes Pauline Wright.
Proposed amendments to the Criminal Code Act of 1995 will make it impossible for media organisations to accurately report on what governments do behind closed doors, writes Jacob Andrewartha.
A candidate for the vomit inducing moment of the week must be Minister for Social Services Christian Porter and his crocodile tears for young people "trapped on welfare", especially those slogging away as carers and single parents.
His government is so concerned about their wellbeing it has been trying every way it can to cut their payments and drive them deeper into poverty.
The Murdoch press got the tip and paved the way with beat ups about a new generation of young welfare bludgers.