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Australia is not well prepared for the new COVID-19 wave because public health took a hit over the first two years of the pandemic. Alex Bainbridge canvasses measures that could keep us safe.

PM Anthony Albanese’s decision to keep controversial senior public servant Mike Pezzullo on as home affairs secretary doesn’t bode well for those hoping for progressive change, argues Paul Gregoire.

New South Wales Greens MP Abigail Boyd told Suzanne James that NSW Labor has abandoned its base, ignoring the wave of concern about climate change that obliterated the federal Coalition government.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has promised to renew Australia’s standing in the region at the Pacific Islands Forum in Fiji. However, Peter Boyle argues it's not looking good given the country's record and projections on climate and militarisation.

Beware powerful people who claim that democratic governments in the United States, Britain and Australia administer justice always according to some time-honoured principle about rules of law, argues Stuart Rees.

The latest episode of the Green Left Show focuses on trans rights, and features Charlie Murphy and Nova Sobieralski.

Had the farcical prosecution of former ACT Attorney General Bernard Collaery gone on, all suspicions about a legal system slanted in favour of the national security state would have been answered, argues Binoy Kampmark.

Rachel Evans argues that progressives need to resist the draconian police repression of peaceful climate activists, because no matter climate activists’ tactics, the state is intent on criminalising dissent.

NSW Greens MLC Abigail Boyd discusses the increasingly draconian anti-protest laws in that state.

The AUKUS security partnership, announced last September, has muddied the pool of non-proliferation. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Backed by big business, mining companies and billionaires, Labor and the Coalition spent millions of dollars on political advertising to win votes, according to a new report by The Australia Institute. Isaac Nellist reports.

The Labor government is pushing ahead with a new debt-collecting system and a points-based mutual obligations system, despite welfare groups advising that both will harm job seekers. Paul Gregoire reports.

Phil Sutton liked to define the big picture goals and “backcast”, instead of forecast, what would be needed to get there from here. Ben Courtice reflects on his contribution to the climate change movement.

The NATO Summit has just ended in Madrid and the danger of a global war has become greater. William Briggs argues that NATO’s 2022 Strategic Concept takes us to a future where the unthinkable is being considered.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese pledged his government’s support to the United States war alliance and the new “transformed” North Atlantic Treaty Organization. William Briggs reports.

The right to decide whether or not to have children is fundamental. Kamala Emanuel argues that those who say they want to ban abortion out of concern for women are having themselves on.

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