Pauline Hanson is using the Voice to Parliament to become relevant again
After a close brush with political death, Pauline Hanson is capitalising on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament debate to regain relevancy.
Amnesty International stumbles on human rights in Ukraine, provoking global outrage
In calling out a Ukrainian violation of international humanitarian law, the human rights organisation has wandered deep into the grey area.
Tough words from Cambodia’s PM, but will they stop the Myanmar junta killing activists?
Hun Sen had some harsh things to say about the military regime’s executions, but his own record of repression is at odds with the censure.
Postcard from a bar in Taiwan: ‘nobody I talk to here gives a fat rat’s arse’ about China’s bullying
The global press is in a frenzy over China potentially invading Taiwan. Yet no one here cares or is even talking about it.
Misconstruing China’s ‘demands’, Australian media beat the drums of war
Do journalists deliberately mistranslate statements or are they just ignorant as they continue the Chinese ‘threat’ narrative?
Turkey’s punitive stranglehold on creative freedom has tipped into farcical overdrive
With an election on the horizon, President Erdoğan appears increasingly panicked — and Turkey’s artists and writers are paying the price.
Australian dream of home ownership isn’t dead — but a number crunch reveals new divisions, fault lines
City by city, suburb by suburb, the rate of home ownership around the country is heading in very different directions.
The referendum in Kansas saw 60% of voters protecting abortion rights, which bodes well for American women looking to claw back their legal dignity and liberty.
The Murdoch press is fighting its self-styled LGBTQIA+ culture war on multiple fronts, but finds itself short on allies and support.
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Stephen Smith, Albanese’s defence pick, walks a well-trodden path
Former defence minister Stephen Smith, who has since shifted into cybersecurity, is the PM’s choice to lead a snap review of Australia’s defence capabilities.
Ties off, masks on: two weeks in, Parliament hits new ‘nice’ stride. But will it last?
Politics as usual or certifiably civil? A stocktake of the first two sitting weeks of Parliament, and whether this ‘new nice’ vibe will last.
ABC’s new ombudsman Fiona Cameron brings a political past — but will it matter?
The political history of new ABC ombudsman Fiona Cameron is closely linked with the Coalition. Is there any basis for fears of political bias?
News Corp, adrift and aimless, rebrands as progressive outlet for critical thinking
The Oz has lambasted a Guardian faux pas about the Stolen Generations, curiously foggy on its extensive history of culture war baiting.
Lack of Indigenous Voice detail may leave vacuum for far-right conspiracy theorists
‘A contentious, politically charged topic combined with an information vacuum is the perfect breeding ground for misinformation.’
A Christian charity is promoting ‘abortion reversals’. Experts say they’re not safe
Genesis Pregnancy Support promises to connect people with a doctor to provide a medical abortion reversal, a procedure that experts say is ineffective and unsafe.
Maker of Australia’s unapproved vaccine blames ‘new world order’ for setbacks
After raising $1m to develop the unapproved vaccine, the pair behind it has sought more donations to a company helping to run the trial.
‘SURPRISE SURPRISE’: anti-vaxxers spread misinformation about the monkeypox vaccine
Quick to pivot from opposing the COVID-19 vaccine, anti-vax figures and groups are creating conspiracy theories about monkeypox vaccines.
‘Unethical’: crowdfunded online clinical trial giving ivermectin to treat COVID-19
Australians are bragging online that they’re able to legally take ivermectin thanks to a study given approval by a controversial institute.
Foot and mouth disease fragments have been detected in Australia. Here’s what you need to know
Biosecurity measures in airports have been ramped up to protect Australia from the disease that could deliver an $80 billion blow to the economy.
Flying in the face of fact: are we all celebrities when it comes to emissions?
Whether you’re on a private jet or sitting at the back of a commercial plane, flying is still an elite, carbon-intensive pastime.
Evil is patient: why soaring temperatures won’t shift policymakers
Will a catastrophic summer in Europe deliver real change on climate policy? Not while states remain captured by fossil fuel interests.
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