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One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson (Image: Facebook/Pauline Hanson's One Nation)

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.

The aftermath of a missile strike on the Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine (Image: AP/David Goldman)

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.

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (Image: Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Office/TASS/Sipa USA)

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.

Pedestrians in Taipei, Taiwan (Image: EPA/Ritchie B. Tongo)

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.

Scientists bringing dark matter to the pub

Researchers from Australia’s major universities are on a 7000 kilometre road trip to deliver dark matter and quantum physics to regional communities.

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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Stephen Smith (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

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.

Kylea Tink hugs Monique Ryan at Parliament House (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

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.

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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?

Indigenous flag outside Parliament House (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Media must abandon negativity bias to walk with Uluru Statement

For the Uluru Statement of the Heart to achieve its full potential, the Australian media must unlearn its reliance on conflict.

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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.

The Aboriginal flag seen in Canberra, 2022 (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

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.’

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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.

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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.

A man near a fire following a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine (Image: AAP/AP/Felipe Dana)

Environmental carnage is a war crime, too

Beyond the horrific human casualties of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a slew of environmental crises are emerging.

Police remove youth climate activists from Parliament House (Image: Twitter/@tomorrowmvmt)

‘Labor’s plan isn’t good enough’: young climate activists dragged out of Parliament

‘The police started dragging us out immediately without a chance to speak,’ a protest organiser said.

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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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