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Australia faces class actions for ‘crimes against humanity’ on Manus and Nauru

One day after the government filibustered proposed changes to medical transfers from Nauru, human rights lawyers have filed two class action suits alleging "torture", "persecution" and "other inhumane acts".


Politicians and police are killing young Australians

Young people continue to die at music festivals despite a well-established means of reducing the risk. Why are we so contemptuous of the lives of our youth?

One Nine day: no sweet spoils for Fairfax papers from the wedding of the year

After a whopping year in the public eye, both Karl Stefanovic and Fairfax papers are finding themselves at the mercy of Nine bosses.

Out-of-touch politicians and journalists obsessed with parliamentary trivia

Politicians and the media are both focused on ephemeral issues at the expense of what voters are really concerned about — an economy that is no longer delivering for them.

The Coalition has an interesting definition of merit

All this talk of merit and women's quotas has made us wonder: is everyone in the Liberal Party really there on skill, achievement and political nous alone?

What we can learn from New Zealand’s media transformation

From serious politics to pop culture, there are several bright spots in the New Zealand media landscape. What could we glean from them?

The fight for asylum seekers is a fight for the soul of our nation

Today is Human Rights Day, the 70th anniversary of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What exactly have we learned?

Why the ABC’s plans for unrestrained growth diminish the entire sector

There is little doubt that the ABC's aggressive expansion into online content contributed to commercial alternatives leaving the market.

A wedge, or a storm in a teacup? Readers react to encryption legislation

Crikey readers debate the impact of the government's encryption legislation, and its impact on the technology sector.

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Merry Xmas (the Footy Show war is over)

After nearly two decades, Seven has crushed Nine's Footy Show.

Dear Labor MPs, stop with your bullshit about protecting our rights

It's high time Labor cut the bullshit and admitted they're just as committed to creating a police state as their opponents.

Right-wing conspiracy theorists driven mad by Turnbull’s ‘invisible hand’

A sinister cabal led by Malcolm Turnbull is undermining the right. Can this frightening conspiracy be exposed in time? Only The Australian can help!

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Bringing interviews in for questioning

Bringing interviews in for questioning

Welcome to For Your Information, where Helen Razer explains a topic of global, local or, occasionally, no significance. Today, Helen asks some tough questions of job interviews.

Nanny state of affairs

Nanny state of affairs

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: George HW Bush's highs and lows, underwhelmed with wellness, another conservative party with a women problem, and who the hell watches Victoria's Secret shows?

What do changing demographics mean for the News Corp papers?

The Liberal Party needs to pivot to avoid continued rejection from voters, but News Corp's options are a little more limited.


Can progressives actually defeat the Morrison government shitshow?

Yes, Australia is turning away from the hard-right. Yes, the federal government is in chaos. But Labor and the Greens can hardly sit back and assume a 2019 federal election win.


Should Dan Andrews have returned Adem Somyurek to cabinet?

Or does reinstating Somyurek suggest there has been no fundamental culture shift within the ALP?

A true and accurate portrait of ‘preference whisperer’ Glenn Druery

There are perks to providing a consulting service for small parties wanting to take full advantage of our democratic system.

How the ABC avoided talking about race in its Victorian election coverage

How to cover racism is an ongoing question for journalists, and is especially pertinent for the ABC following its Victorian election coverage.

What is the ABC for?

Crikey tries to unravel and distill some of the crucial questions we think the ABC should be asking itself in this post-Guthrie/Milne era.


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The ‘Lawyer X’ scandal is an astounding snapshot of Melbourne’s gangland past

A lawyer-turned-police informant. A name everyone knows, but can't publish. A number of major convictions now in question. This will make one hell of a mini-series.

Why does Australia keep making such patently dumb decisions about tech laws?

Australia is yet again the idiot of the global village, handing hackers and criminals a big win with its encryption backdoor legislation. Why are we so dumb?

The weirdest right-wing takes on the student climate protest

Australia's free speech warriors took a righteous stand against children fighting for their future.


Holy Wars

How The Australian targets and attacks its enemies


Victoria set to reject “flawed” Gonski 2.0

Victoria won't sign up to the government's "flawed" Gonski 2.0 school funding plan, the ACCC calls for a regulatory body to check online giants like Google and Facebook, and a coalition of "oil allies" move to weaken UN consensus on climate change. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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The givings and misgivings of Christmas in Parliament House 

It’s the most wonderful (read: stressful) time of the year.


Australia’s violence against women isn’t just about gender inequality

A new survey has found compelling evidence of how racism, homophobia and classism feed broader views of violence against women.


‘Made In Australia’ now a warning to avoid our tech products

Politicians love to fawn over the IT sector, but a bipartisan bill passed yesterday ensures it is never taken seriously.

Dear Labor MPs, stop with your bullshit about protecting our rights

It's high time Labor cut the bullshit and admitted they're just as committed to creating a police state as their opponents.

How political parties select their leaders

Given this happens so often, it's worth knowing how it's decided.

Prying Eyes

How personal surveillance invades our lives 24/7


Merry Xmas (the Footy Show war is over)

After nearly two decades, Seven has crushed Nine's Footy Show.


Further job cuts as Bauer Media consolidates magazines

Bauer Media has reportedly given staff less than a week to decide if they will reapply for jobs at six Australian magazines.


Media bosses hand out redundancy packages for Christmas

From classifieds to morning TV to news-desk assistants and street press, it's lumps of coal all round this Christmas.

Suppression orders ‘pointless’ while tech giants go unregulated

Facebook, Google, even Amazon should 'fess up to the fact that they're publishers and act accordingly, say experts.

House prices hysteria reveals the hypocrisy of old media 

Five minutes ago, Nine and News Corp were bemoaning the unaffordability of housing for young people. Now? Not so much...

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