The government’s war powers inquiry recommends no fundamental reform, despite a majority of submissions arguing for parliamentary oversight before committing the country to wars. Pip Hinman reports.
Catriona Jackson, CEO of Universities Australia, is off to Washington to meet the US State Department and National Science Foundation to grab a slice of the growing defence budget for the sector. Binoy Kampmark reports.
Workers in the mostly privatised aged-care system face chronic understaffing and substandard pay, while aged care providers cry poor to justify their cost cutting. Ben Radford reports.
There are solutions to the housing crisis, but governments will have to be pushed to dismantle the developer and investor-driven policies, argues Isaac Nellist.
Labor voted against a Green's motion to bring about 130 refugees from Papua New Guinea and Nauru to safety in Australia. Paul Gregoire reports.
The negotiated amendments won by the Greens improved Labor’s initial terrible climate "safeguard mechanism", but are not enough to make it worthy of support, argues Alex Bainbridge.
Peter Dutton’s party increasingly cradles the prehistoric, argues Binoy Kampmark.
David Brophy argues we have an obligation to resist the forces that are pushing Australia towards a disastrous war with China.
The following open letter about trans rights was initiated by Community Action for Rainbow Rights and Pride in Protest.
As with all matters regarding United States policy, Australia will, if not agree outright with Washington, adopt a non-committal position — “quiet diplomacy”. Binoy Kampmark reports.
Indigenous communities have deep histories of gender nonconforming and trans mobs, argues Ethan Lyons.
Norrie argues it is embarrassing that NSW is now behind much of the world, and other Australian states, in making gender self-identification legal.
Susan Price reports that Labor is weighing up 116 new coal, oil and gas projects — the equivalent of starting up 215 new coal-fired power stations.
Far from a groundswell, NSW Labor government received only a 3.6% swing, after 12 years of Coalition neoliberalism. James Wyner reports.
A parliamentary inquiry into the Australian Securities and Investments Commission has revealed startling evidence about some of its operations. Suzanne James reports.
“We don’t surrender,” One Nation's Mark Latham said recently. He is using a legal loophole to try and get two representatives in the NSW Legislative Council to push his bigoted agenda. Paul Gregoire reports.