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Wilkie and Christensen's international mission

Two Australian MPs have flown to London to visit Julian Assange in prison, and universities say the coronavirus travel ban risks $1.2 billion in lost fees.

Online reviews are a legal minefield. You better believe it

Have you raged about a bad restaurant or former employer online? It's time to delete some posts.

The world wild web is an open door to depravity and defamation

It is inevitable that there will be more defamation litigation resulting from nasty online reviews. And the law just isn't set up to cope.

Net zero emissions — a target big enough to cover a host of sins

Beware the "net zero by 2050" target — it's vague enough that fossil fuel interests see it as an opportunity to expand.

God give me strength: I nearly went to Tony Abbott’s book launch

A near miss at Tony Abbott's book launch brings back memories of the the former PM's similarly stunted reign.

The best energy policy is no policy at all

According to the director of policy at the Institute of Public Affairs, the best government energy policy is none at all.

Holden’s demise is part of our long drive from self reliance

The killing-off of Holden as a brand and a line is more symbolic than real. But what a symbol it is.

The car industry is the latest casualty of Australia’s new era of protectionism

Since Joe Hockey dared General Motors to leave in 2013, a fundamental political change has seen Australia re-embrace protectionism, at a far higher cost than the car industry.

Tough times for Seven open up merger escape channels

It's unlikely that Kerry Stokes will want to put up more money to bail out a sinking Seven West Media.

Online reviews are a legal minefield. You better believe it

Have you raged about a bad restaurant or former employer online? It's time to delete some posts.

#29Leaks: has the ADF been caught up in a Russian money laundering scheme?

As part of the #29Leaks data leak, Inq and Michael West Media investigate a disturbing story involving the ADF, Russian contractors, and allegations of money laundering using Australian taxpayer funds.

Why did the government declare war on the AAT? To uphold ‘community standards’

CHAPTER ELEVEN: The government justifies its reshaping of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal by claiming it brings it into line with 'community standards'. For some seeking the tribunal's judgement, the changes could mean life or death.

Media missing in action on political donations yet again

Yesterday's political donation data dump should have been a massive story. So where was the mainstream media?

The political donors you’ve probably never heard of

Millions of dollars flow to both major political parties each year, and not from the places you might expect.

Spend a buck, gain a thousand: Big Four political donations reach record levels

While big bank donations to parties have dried up, the world's big consulting firms have replaced them as sources of political funding, all while taxpayers hand more and more money back.

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Who will benefit from a new coal-fired power plant in Queensland?

It's the latest political football in the government's bitter climate wars. But one mining company is hoping to benefit from the 'unviable' project.

Andrew ‘the Bolter’ Bolt is a victim of a changing climate

A dispatch from our latest flame war with Andrew Bolt.

What does ‘self-ID’ mean for the rights of women?

According to 'gender-critical' feminists, the debate around transgender rights has been focused around the gains of the transgender community, and not around the rights and entitlements that women have lost.


Features

They really said that?

[The government] denies that it owed the Applicant and Group Members the duty alleged.

GOVERNMENT LAWYERS

The Robodebt legal team’s defence seemingly contradicts the Department of Social Security’s own guidelines. And in related news, Bill Shorten is back in the zinger game.


 

The air up there

This week in Side View: Australia's female empowerment score, an introduction to 'plassing', and it's that championship season in Europe.

 

Why are the Greens preferencing Labor last in this NT byelection?

It's almost without precedent for the Greens to actively tilt the scales in the conservatives' favour.

What Scott Morrison needs to do about climate change

The PM needs to commit to transitioning away from fossil fuels as soon as possible, while reassuring people that the sky will not fall if he does.

Gaetjens’ shoddy arguments do little to help his credibility — or the government

The attempt by longtime Liberal staffer Phil Gaetjens to justify the rorted sports grants program is riddled with holes and efforts to distract.

The government doesn’t actually like government. Here’s the proof

A linguist analyses the first speeches of 20 Coalition senators to see how they feel about the concept of 'government'.

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.


Don’t shoot the Messenger: Facebook is under pressure on encryption and ads

Recent crackdowns from Australia and India threaten to undermine Facebook’s entire business model.

Little Kerry is facing some big trouble at Seven

Seven West Media is about to report its interim results for the 2019-20 financial year. It's going to be ugly.

As the press gallery ate up Shearer Scotty, down the road taxpayers were being fleeced

It's time political journalists in this country took a long hard look at themselves.

Andrew ‘the Bolter’ Bolt is a victim of a changing climate

A dispatch from our latest flame war with Andrew Bolt.

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