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The ADF is considering charging those SAS soldiers named in the Brereton report, but as Pip Hinman argues, senior officers and political leaders responsible for the conduct of the war in Afghanistan need to 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.

Public housing activist Jacob Andrewartha reports on concerns that state funding for new public, as distinct from social, housing have 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.

People will be ushering in the New Year, hoping that the “shit year that was 2020” can be put behind. But not for 330,000 people, who will be pushed into poverty when the next coronavirus supplement is cut, writes Peter Boyle.

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

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

Green Left's 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. He decided to spend a few days cycling the area in the north-west of New South Wales before it's possibly destroyed forever.

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

Green Left's 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. He decided to spend a few days cycling the area in the north-west of New South Wales before it's possibly destroyed forever.

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