Analysis

The ABC says China is making “outlandish” claims about Australia. But Tomahawk Cruise missiles on Australian vessels, nuclear-powered submarines and integration of NATO into the Indo-Pacific all point in one direction, argues William Briggs.

Conservative Australian think tanks, loaded with cash from United States’ sources and in furious agreement, are delighted with the AUKUS pact and its potential for local industries, argues Binoy Kampmark.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s new Strategic Concept, which Australia has signed up to, risks provoking another major war in the Asia-Pacific and should be opposed, says Socialist Alliance.

The overturning of Roe v Wade in the United States means that we have to be vigilant about extending reproductive rights in Australia. Adele Welsh takes a look at how abortion rights were won and what still needs to be done.

The “decade of inaction” that Labor accuses the Greens of instigating is a product of the former’s refusal to take climate action seriously, argues Alex Bainbridge.

Australian scientists, led by Tim Flannery, want federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek to heed the science and ensure all assessments of new gas and coal projects are evidence-based. Pip Hinman reports.

Behrouz Boochani

Behrouz Boochani released the following Twitter statement on July 19, to mark nine years since Kevin Rudd's Labor government decided that no refugee who arrived in Australia by boat would ever be resettled here.

Very few people know that an Aboriginal Tent Embassy was also set up in Adelaide in July 1972. Don Longo writes that this important protest event needs to be recused from historical obscurity.

Former NSW deputy premier and Nationals leader John Barilaro being appointed to a plum state trade office job in New York over the top of another appointee shows NSW Corruption Inc still rules. Jim McIlroy reports.

Minister for Defence Richard Marles has made it clear that whatever happens in the Asia Pacific region, Australia will remain a loyal ally to the United States. William Briggs reports.

Western Australia’s most vulnerable regional children are still being jailed at Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre. Gerry Georgatos is organising a class action to close it down.

Socialist Alliance welcomes the success of Sri Lanka’s mass protest movement in forcing President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's removal and calls on the federal government to provide humanitarian, not military, aid to Sri Lanka.

Woodside has no social licence for its Scarborough Gas Project, which threatens to unleash as much as 1.7 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere over its lifetime, writes Sam Wainwright.

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.

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