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Setka shows why unions and Labor have failed on wage stagnation

At a time when unions should be on the front foot and pushing for structural changes to address wage stagnation, figures like John Setka play into right-wing campaigns to demonise the union movement.


Peter Dutton is repeating false claims there are no children in detention

On the same day that a two-year-old in detention was banned from receiving a birthday cake, the Home Affairs minister claimed again that all children have been removed from detention.

Make no mistake, Adani means death

Those championing the Adani Carmichael mine and similar projects are pushing a new sort of nihilism — asking us to take one more step into our collective graves, with the promise of some small reward along the way.

How a judge’s report reignited the endless campus culture wars over ‘free speech’

In April, the former chief justice found there was no evidence of a “freedom of speech crisis” at Australian universities. And while that should have been the end of it, the debate continues.

Mooted spy powers would deliver heaven for commercial spies

The expansion of the powers of the Australian Signals Directorate would establish a new golden era of commercial espionage in Australia — and damage Australian companies.

Mexico’s war on press freedom is a blueprint for Australia

In Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, we can see the inevitable result of the government's demonisation of the press.

The Bradfield Scheme is supposed to alleviate drought. So why has it been rejected so many times?

This is not the first time that Bradfield's complex hydraulic plan has been drawn into the political debate; that the scheme could ensure water security is a myth that refuses to die.

We don’t need ‘explanation’, we need contextual facts

Crikey readers discuss the public's declining trust in media, and the potential for dictatorships.

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Mohamed Morsi dies during trial

Mohamed Morsi dies during trial

Egypt's ex-president Mohamed Morsi dies during trial after collapsing in the courtroom, and a new study has found that record-breaking temperature increases over the next 20 years are unable to be prevented. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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The twists and turmoil of the Setka controversy

If Labor is using gendered violence for factional warfare, it won't end well.

How the AFL conjured up its own crisis

In attempting to defuse aggressive behaviour amongst fans, the AFL has somehow managed to create a PR crisis. How did the organisation get here, and what can it do to get out?

Peter Dutton is repeating false claims there are no children in detention

On the same day that a two-year-old in detention was banned from receiving a birthday cake, the Home Affairs minister claimed again that all children have been removed from detention.


Meet Rex Patrick: the Senate’s warrior for transparency

Rex Patrick has a reputation for saying and revealing things that make powerful people uncomfortable.


Labor changes position again in the government’s war on scrutiny

Labor's inconsistency on oversight of security agencies has left a crucial missing link on the response to the government's attacks on those who would subject it to scrutiny.


Sorry, journalists, but this isn’t just about you

The AFP raids aren't just about journalism. Whistleblowers and many others need protection from an overly powerful executive and a Home Affairs department with a toxic agenda.

Why is it so easy for police to raid journalists?

While recent police raids of media companies have been shocking, experts say they have been a long time coming.

Australia lags behind the rest of the world on a bill of rights

Recent incursions on Australia's free press have shown once again that, without a national bill of rights, liberty is treated cheaply in Australia.

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They really said that?

For an educated country, if you don’t read the science — then, goodness gracious, really.

SHARAN BURROW

The head of the international trade union movement questions the intelligence of those who deny climate change, warning Australian unions (like the CFMMEU) not to put coal jobs ahead of environmental concerns.


 

Of ice and men

This week: the perils of privilege, the whitening of pot, invisible galaxies, Modi's dark victory, and what freezing does to language.

 

The twists and turmoil of the Setka controversy

If Labor is using gendered violence for factional warfare, it won't end well.


Adani gets its mine, but at what cost?

After an almost 10-year battle, which has come to symbolise so much about our changing society and climate, Adani's Carmichael mine is going ahead.


Christian political parties now face a major choice

In this changed political climate, the Christian Democratic Party can only hope to succeed by greatly expanding its appeal to non-Christians.

Will Ethiopia’s Nile mega-dam lead to conflict with Egypt?

There have been concerns of a 'water war' for close to a decade, now the mega-dam is nearing completion.

Home Affairs power grab rings alarm bells among spies

The Home Affairs portfolio is continuing its relentless empire-building, pressing for part-control of military intelligence — and giving spies access to a vast new trove of corporate and personal information.

What is the ABC for?

Crikey tries to unravel and distill some of the crucial questions we think the ABC should be asking itself in this post-Guthrie/Milne era.


How the AFL conjured up its own crisis

In attempting to defuse aggressive behaviour amongst fans, the AFL has somehow managed to create a PR crisis. How did the organisation get here, and what can it do to get out?


Reports show trust in media has dropped — and the election is to blame

Many countries have recently seen trust in media fall following fractious elections. It’s part shooting the messenger and part clear-eyed assessment of media failings in crisis.


A message from the editor of INQ

This week Crikey announced its new 'inquiry journalism' unit INQ. We’re looking to do things differently.

Black and white witness

In the Meanjin winter issue, Amy McQuire discusses the damage wrought by white witnesses on Indigenous land.

Struggling Seven West Media removed from the ASX 200

Dropping from the ASX 200 is both a natural conclusion and a sign of things to come for Seven West Media, whose share price has been sluggish for months.

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