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Communities and farmers say the billions being allocated on raising dam walls is not a “solution” to the latest drought or to long-term climate change. Tracey Carpenter reports.

The federal police is considering charging SAS soldiers for war crimes. Pip Hinman argues senior officers and politicians responsible for the Afghan war must also be held accountable.

Australia’s political history is a dark tapestry, woven from the repeated redrafting of truth with a litany of political lies, writes Suzanne James.

The systematic running-down of public housing by governments over a few decades is not news. However, in Western Australia the situation has become particularly desperate, writes Sam Wainwright.

Jacob Andrewartha reports on concerns that state funding for new public, as distinct from social, housing has not been included in the Victorian government's housing plan.

Australia’s role in Afghanistan wasn’t a contribution to the cause of global peace or democracy: it helped destroy a country, argues Nick Riemer.

Caroline de CostaJacinta O'Leary and Jonathan Strauss discuss the federal government's ongoing attacks on refugees and rising resistance to this policy.

About 330,000 people will be pushed into poverty when the coronavirus supplement is cut again on January 1, writes Peter Boyle.

Sue Bull reports on oil refinery Viva Energy's new plans for gas and a public bail-out.

Mat Ward was as pissed off as most people when Santos' coal seam gas project was approved in Narrabri, despite 98% of people opposing it. So he decided to spend a few days cycling the area and meeting the activists who are fighting back.

Mat Ward was as pissed off as most people when Santos' coal seam gas project was approved in Narrabri, despite 98% of people opposing it. So he decided to spend a few days cycling the area and meeting the activists who are fighting back.

Mat Ward was as pissed off as most people when Santos' coal seam gas project was approved in Narrabri, despite 98% of people opposing it. So he decided to spend a few days cycling the area and meeting the activists who are fighting back.

An anti-coal seam gas mural on a building in Pilliga township.

Mat Ward was as pissed off as most people when Santos' coal seam gas project was approved in Narrabri, despite 98% of people opposing it. So he decided to spend a few days cycling the area and meeting the activists who are fighting back.

The passing of the Greens-initiated motion for a Green New Deal in the Victorian Legislative Council is a significant step forward, writes Sue Bolton.

Perth protest against the Afghanistan war in 2010

Alex Bainbridge writes that the release of the report into Australian war crimes in Afghanistan should be shocking — but it isn't.

In arriving at a synthesis between ecosocialism and ecoanarchism, Ted Trainer argues that the kind of socialism he supports avoids domination, hierarchy, authoritarianism, centralisation and top-down power.

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