Killing off jobs for mates is now within reach
Voters no longer accept jobs for mates being awarded by politicians. But if we want to fix the whole broken system, we need to bypass politicians altogether.
Press freedom in death throes as autocrats shutter media outlets of Nobel laureates
Less than a year after journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov were anointed the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting for press freedom, both their media outlets have been forcibly closed.
‘At what point does it start to become coercive?’ Access to reproductive health still highly inequitable
While most contraceptives are subsided through Medicare, many additional services require out-of-pocket costs.
NATO criticises China’s ‘coercive policies’ as regional arms race builds
Total global military spending reached record levels in 2021, and the number of weapons being purchased worldwide only continues to grow.
When Albanese meets Macron, will they be talking about nukes — uranium sales rather than submarines?
With Macron seeking to expand France’s nuclear energy industry, Australia has the potential to expand its supply of uranium to the nation.
How an asteroid almost hit Earth and shocked the United Nations
Less than a decade ago, an asteroid the size of a small cabin exploded above a town in Russia. No one knew it was coming.
Inflation is a gradual killer — and the poor desperately need help from Labor
Rising cost-of-living pressures are creating a living nightmare for those living below the poverty line. Government intervention is badly needed.
Crowding out: another neoliberal myth bites the dust
Neoliberal ideas like ‘crowding out’ impede serious public debate about fiscal policy.
Ex-president Donald Trump has managed to avoid accountability despite his many and varied lawless activities. Will the January 6 committee finally end that?
The number of people vaping, including pre-teens, is increasing — as is the accessibility of black market retailers on social media.
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Trial over, Depp v Heard content creators are pivoting to new topics or going dark
TikTok and YouTube creators relentlessly made content for their audience’s insatiable interest in the Depp v Heard trial. When it finished they asked: what’s next?
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.
Bust-up at the Judith Neilson Institute offers a chance to rethink our media future
Should monetary support for Australia’s media ecosystem fill gaps in traditional platforms, or help them transition to a more diverse future?
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.
While politicians are settling in, aged care faces a worst-case scenario on workforce
A report from CEDA shows a dramatic worsening in our aged care workforce problem — with little sign the government is rushing to fix it.
Our weird ignoring of COVID is part of a long history of arbitrary decisions about death
Who decides what deaths we deem to be important? As our current response to COVID shows, it’s complex and arbitrary.
From leader to loser: Roe decision makes US an outlier on abortion
Nearly 50 years ago America led the world in liberalising abortion laws. Now it joins Iran, North Korea and Russia in shredding them.
Cows, camping and wine tasting: TikTok users are sending coded messages to women seeking safe abortions
Social media users in the US and Canada are offering their homes and their help to women seeking out-of-state-abortions following the overturning of Roe v Wade.
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