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The Morrison government now officially has no climate policy, which makes it even worse than the Abbott government in a crucial policy area.
Labor used to be the party that was sceptical of Australia's intelligence agencies. It's time for MPs to speak out on their party's collusion with the cover-up of the Witness K scandal — even if it means admitting Labor's own culpability in the affair.
The behaviour of life insurance companies is egregious, and regulation won't fix it. Governments must step in and re-establish government insurance companies.
The government's focus should be on convincing voters it is working in their interests. Instead, Scott Morrison is obsessed with placating the far right.
There have been scores of inquiries into aged care since 1997. Will the royal commission do what the rest haven't?
Two more people are dead at a music festival while denialist politicians refuse to countenance pill-testing. It's stupidity with a grievous toll of young lives lost.
The claim that the Coalition cut funding from aged care is a bald-faced lie, and one that points to the problems with a royal commission into the sector.
Kenneth Hayne and his royal commission will likely reshape financial services for decades to come.