Mainstream commentary about the almost daily anti-vaccination rallies in Melbourne this week has avoided analysing the complex motivations of the demonstrators and failed to suggest sensible ways of responding, argues Sue Bolton.
Public sector workers in the Community and Public Sector Union, about to enter enterprise bargaining, are campaigning for wage rises that at least match inflation. Stanley Blair reports.
The big shift in wealth from non-owners of residential property to owners continues. Renfrey Clarke argues the federal government’s efforts to inflate its way out of the COVID-19 economic slump have made upward pressures on housing prices extreme.
Green Left speaks to Professor Mark Beeson about the federal Coalition government’s surprise announcement of the AUKUS alliance and the new nuclear submarine agreement with the United States and Britain.
Greens MP for Newtown Jenny Leong spoke to Suzanne James about how bullying and toxic politics have been used to suppress democratic outcomes in the ongoing religious freedom bill debate in New South Wales.
Conspiracy theorists, anti-vaxxers, far-right activists and some union members have attacked the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union office in Melbourne over mandatory vaccinations for construction workers. Sue Bolton reports.
Almond plantations are guzzling so much water from the Murray Darling Basin that even the Almond Board of Australia wants new orchards to be put on hold until the water supply can be assured. Daniel Pedersen reports.
Stuart Rees argues that the decision to own and operate United States nuclear submarines is dangerous nonsense.
Led by Rodrigo Acuña and Adriana Navarro, Chilean-Australian community members are campaigning for the federal government to give an “unreserved apology” for Australia's covert support to the US-backed coup against Dr Salvador Allende in 1973.
The new war alliance — AUKUS — formalises Australia's hostile positioning toward China. It also hands the pro-nuclear lobby a new angle, writes Pip Hinman.
PM Scott Morrison has announced a new security ménage à trois with the United States and Britain. Binoy Kampmark reports on the latest developments in Australia's war alliance.
News Corps' calculated change of heart on climate change in the lead-up to COP26 has not fooled too many, argues Binoy Kampmark.
Peter Boyle reports on the incredible lengths the Scott Morrison government will go to protect big businesses that have shamelessly rorted JobKeeper.
On the 48th anniversary of the military coup against Chilean president Salvador Allende, never-before-seen archive posts by the Australian Secret Intelligence Service show that the CIA requested and received support. Peter Kornbluh reports.
Climate activists are continuing to demand the federal government and Labor opposition heed the climate science and pull back from their irresponsible gas-led recovery plan. Margaret Gleeson reports.
Nothing maintains the culture wars more than a conservative PM blaming the unemployed for their lack of employment to a room full of rich business people, writes Dechlan Brennan.