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Bhakthi Puvanenthiran

Associate editor

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran — Associate editor

Associate editor

Welcome to our new series: what is the ABC for?

Welcome to our new series: what is the ABC for?

How the ABC needs to change in a post Guthrie/Milne era depends on what you think it is for.

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

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.

Death by a thousand cards: staff weigh in on Guthrie's sacking

Death by a thousand cards: staff weigh in on Guthrie's sacking

In September, Guthrie told staff to try and boost morale by handing out thank you cards with images of a corny character named Larry. It could have been the last straw.

How much 'rough and tumble' should women tolerate in politics?

How much 'rough and tumble' should women tolerate in politics?

Liberal MP for Chisholm Julia Banks' resignation citing bullying and intimidation this week has set off a domino effect. We asked two experienced female politicians how big the problem is, and what should be done.

Samosas, self-awareness and the ascendant Scott Morrison

Samosas, self-awareness and the ascendant Scott Morrison

Could Peter Dutton have won if he had made chapatis on the national broadcaster? Who knows.

Child's rights should prevent father's urgent deportation: lawyer

Child's rights should prevent father's urgent deportation: lawyer

The deportation of a Tamil man may take place just days after his partner and infant daughter received a safe haven visa.

Ramsay Centre vs ANU: a masterclass in self defence

Ramsay Centre vs ANU: a masterclass in self defence

Please pay attention, everyone else facing attack in the Australian media.

How the media is covering (or not covering) the Margaret River tragedy

How the media is covering (or not covering) the Margaret River tragedy

Aaron Cockman is being quoted as a "grieving father" now, but early reports painted him as a suspect. Why are we only hearing his version of events?

Then and now: the pollies left red-faced over banking commission back-pedaling

Then and now: the pollies left red-faced over banking commission back-pedaling

Barnaby Joyce isn't the only one with old views coming back to haunt them.

Deborah Cheetham is done with 'cleaning up the mess of a white man'

Deborah Cheetham is done with 'cleaning up the mess of a white man'

While the furore may have died down surrounding poor and inaccurate research in a book detailing Indigenous women musicians, Deborah Cheetham says the issue is an exhausting and common one that Indigenous Australians face regularly.