Health Minister Mark Butler acts after ‘concerning’ Crikey revelations on Hillsong-linked rehab
Minister seeks urgent briefing from health officials on the status of grants made by the Morrison government to faith-based services and facilities.
Anti-vaxxers and the freedom movement’s new target: the LGBTIQA+ community
As interest in vaccines wanes, major figures and groups are turning to anti-LGBTIQA+, particularly anti-trans, rhetoric and tactics.
Qantas has gone from beloved to disgraced by ‘treating the public with total disdain’
The Crikey community is sharing its tales of Qantas travel woe, with long delays, lost luggage and general chaos due to the flying kangaroo.
US top court overturns Roe v Wade ruling
The US Supreme Court has overturned the 1973 Roe v Wade ruling that recognised a woman’s right to an abortion, allowing individual US states to ban abortion.
$50b in retirement savings gone — taken by vested interests in industry super funds
Those who claim to represent workers did the opposite — their members have lost billions because of their greed.
Six years since Britain voted to leave the EU, it’s clear the benefits were fudged and a facade
How has Brexit failed to produce the results it promised? Let us count the ways.
Australia is more than a set for US stories: why government needs to back local film
Until streamers and policymakers offer significant support, there’ll continue to be paltry Australian content on streaming services, writes Australian Writers Guild executive director Claire Pullen.
Should monetary support for Australia’s media ecosystem fill gaps in traditional platforms, or help them transition to a more diverse future?
When it comes to who competes in which sport, and against whom, it may be time to redefine what’s meant by fairness and inclusion.
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The Greens’ new voters didn’t ask for these disastrous trans and flag culture wars
The half a million new supporters will be devastated that the party is pushing elite issues when it should be standing for the many, not the few.
The right is coming apart — and Labor needs to step up and help it self-destruct
The media right need hardcore ratings, the political right needs votes from a progressive electorate. Grab the popcorn.
Fox and Murdochs lose another round in US$1.6b court case over channel’s Trump-inspired ‘rigged’ election reports
A US judge has given Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch more bad news in the suit brought by Dominion Voting Systems: sorry, guys, the case goes on.
A note from a not-so-precious lawyer: believing survivors doesn’t mean discarding the presumption of innocence
All the media had to do in the lead-up to the trial of Brittany Higgins’ alleged rapist was keep its mouth shut. Disastrously, that didn’t happen.
Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping… Natasha Fyles. Why does the NT’s chief minister belong in such company?
Australian governments should not be in the business of banning media access or suppressing freedom of the press. We call for a lift on the ongoing ban against the NT Independent.
Brendan Murphy, the face of Australia’s pandemic response, expected to retire amid government shake-up
While he recently denied retirement was on his mind, the health department secretary may be moving on from his role as top doctor.
The unvaxxed will always be with us. But their power and presence has been dealt a blow
The federal election showed that people had by and large rejected anti-vax propaganda. But the problem is not completely a thing of the past.
The NDIA abandons best practice to save pennies in this blind man’s tribunal case
This legally blind man says the National Disability Insurance Agency doesn’t cooperate with people with disabilities. Instead it fights them.
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