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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.

The US Supreme Court declares open season on America

The judges now sitting on the highest bench in the US have upended 230 years of jurisprudence, and opened a Pandora’s box on gun laws.

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Who are teal voters really? Angry Liberals or clever Labor and Greens voters?

Two ANU academics suggest teal voters are mostly Labor and Greens voters voting tactically. Are they right?

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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.

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Here’s what we’re really doing in the South China Sea

The federal government should be frank with voters about its activities in China’s exclusive economic zone. It’s military espionage.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Judith Neilson backs journalism for the long haul, despite board exodus

The billionaire philanthropist is not deserting her non-profit institute, but she wants a change ‘in direction and emphasis’.

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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.

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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.

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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 long and the short of long COVID: what we know and what we’re still trying to understand

We are becoming increasingly aware of the toll long COVID can take on the body and mind.

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.

The pandemic exposed our broken mental health system. It’s time to fix it

A surge in suicide-related ambulance calls across the pandemic suggests a worrying trend in Australians’ mental health.

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Top End trash … Dom’s dig at Gladys … another PR yellow card

Who’s dumping on our Top End? And credit where credit is due: the NSW premier made a good funny. These and plenty more from the bunker.


Why don’t we hear ‘I told you so’ more?

Even as evidence mounts that climate change is very real and very dangerous, those who warned us aren’t crowing about it.

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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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Voter revolution delivers new politics

The major parties are looking at a new scenario — they can no longer hold urban seats while trying to keep ‘mainstream Australia’ happy.

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