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When will the Liberals work out how toxic Barnaby Joyce really is?

Does Barnaby Joyce accept any responsibility for the catastrophe that befell the Morrison government? No more than he accepts responsibility for anything else.

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No more Mr Nice Guy. Labor must pulverise the Coalition on debt and waste for evah

Anthony Albanese and his team must prepare to play as dirty as the other side did — or they’ll be single-term losers in three years.

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Contempt for metropolitan Australians a dangerous move for political parties

While both major parties treated urban Australians with a degree of disdain, it was the conservatives who paid the highest price for it this time around.

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Albanese connects the domestic and foreign policy dots on climate

The prime minister deftly provided another reason for going further and faster on climate policy at the Quad meeting in Tokyo.

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Refugee children in Indonesia given anti-refugee cards with Australian coat of arms

The playing cards featuring the Australian government logo were handed out to more than 80 children.

Far-right populist party vote flatlines despite fears of growing support during pandemic

Despite fears that a backlash to COVID-19 restrictions would bolster their support, Australia’s right-wing populist minor parties hit a ceiling.

News Corp comes over all green after Labor’s first boat turnback

The confected outrage in the Oz and the Herald Sun gives us a pretty good clue about the manure we’ll see in the Murdoch stables.

After nine long years of neglect, Australia declares South-East Asia can rely on us again

But our regional neighbours will want more than words. This is a pivotal point and what comes now will be watched and judged closely.

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Labor’s failure on UFOs shows national security weakness

The Pentagon has acknowledged hundreds of cases of UFOs probing their military preparedness. Why is Labor ignoring this major issue?

What job will they do next? Crikey’s guide to life after politics for some of our most-loved MPs

Will Penny Wong host the ABC’s Hard Quiz? Will Bridget McKenzie become an elite member of the SAS?

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Albanese’s challenge: deliver for the progressives and the silent, excluded voter

Yes, he deserves his moment in the sun, but the Labor leader must also ensure he leaves no Australians in the shade.

Inflation is rising twice as fast as wages — and the PM doesn’t seem to care

Opposing the push for a rise in the minimum wage says a lot about who Scott Morrison governs for. It’s not all of us.

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Electioncast: What are the big stories out of the 2022 federal election?

The 2022 federal election was about change: a change of government by a changing electorate, and a change in what is possible in politics.

Electioncast: Labor’s costs and the prime minister’s lies

In the last week of the contest, both parties carried out the electoral tradition of releasing policy costings. But do they matter?

See what they’re hiding

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Transparency works — and it should go much further

The chairman of Star Casino wanted the Bell inquiry into the casino held behind closed doors. Now we know why.

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Is the 2022 election result the beginning of the end for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation?

The party’s decision to run candidates in almost all House of Representatives seats has hidden a swing against it.

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Twitter is a swamp — but it fills a media void and swelled the green, teal wave

The platform isn’t always a pleasant place, but it challenges mainstream media and gives citizen journalists like Ronni Salt an influential voice.

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After-dark pundits want to push the Liberals further right. Let them

If the News Corp hacks had their way, the Liberal Party would never win back its heartland. Doesn’t sound so bad, does it?

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‘It was vitriolic; it was nasty’: Holmes à Court on News Corp, the Coalition’s PR team

Climate 200 founder Simon Holmes à Court speaks to David Hardaker about the teal independents, the Murdoch machine, and the state of Australian democracy.

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Just how badly did News Corp’s attacks fail? We count the ways

The Murdoch machine was not shy about its feelings towards Simon Holmes à Court and the teal independents…

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As monkeypox spreads, is Australia ready for another infectious disease outbreak? 

Research into emerging viruses needs to be stepped up, and fast. And a decent boost in funding would be handy too.

A ‘WHO Pandemic Treaty’ conspiracy theory is the freedom movement’s last-minute scare campaign

In the election’s dying days, politicians courting the freedom movement have leaned heavily on a conspiracy theory about a WHO pandemic treaty.

Should NDIS funding and reform be an election issue? Richard Hamon’s story leaves little doubt of the answer

Instead of the NDIS making life easier for Australians with disabilities, its stalling and haggling over funds create emotional and physical distress.

Mental health a sticking issue in marginal seats hit by fires, floods and the pandemic 

Psychological help services are a major concern for the marginal seat of Gilmore, following a cluster of suicides after the region was devastated by environmental catastrophes.

American law is now hurtling towards apartheid for women

A leaked US Supreme Court decision on abortion would make women second-class citizens.

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Off the coast of Yemen, a timebomb bigger than the Exxon Valdez is primed to explode

A derelict tanker holding more than 1 million barrels of crude oil sits in the Red Sea, teetering on collapse.

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Matt Canavan and the problem of the Coalition’s broad church

The Morrison government is trying to be all things to all people — and it’s failing at all of them.

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Climate is being ignored, especially by the ABC — and the loudest voice is of denialists

Data from Isentia shows that climate change has so far been missing in action in the coverage of most media outlets throughout the election campaign.

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Enraged, humiliated Taylor looks to block closures of coal-fired plants

Angus Taylor wants to prevent owners of coal-fired power plants from bringing forward their closures, with new rules dictating how companies will operate up to five years ahead.

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