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Kishor Napier-Raman — Reporter

Kishor Napier-Raman

Reporter

Kishor joined the Crikey team as a journalist in 2018.

Disappearances, overdoses, secret deportations: the truth about border control

Disappearances, overdoses, secret deportations: the truth about border control

For Tamil asylum seekers in Australia, lives are being crushed by a system designed and built on hard-nosed bureaucratic pragmatism.

How does the law define a religion?

How does the law define a religion?

If the government's proposed religious freedom bill passes then the question of what, exactly, constitutes a religion will once again be up for scrutiny.

Has losing the Nationals top job only made Barnaby Joyce stronger?

Has losing the Nationals top job only made Barnaby Joyce stronger?

The former deputy PM has only leaned into his loose-unit image since being demoted to the backbench — and it's winning him votes.

Is Queensland returning to the reign of Sir Joh?

Is Queensland returning to the reign of Sir Joh?

Annastacia Palaszczuk's rhetoric on tougher anti-protest laws has reminded some of a dark chapter of Queensland's past.

Fear of a burning planet: the semantics of climate change

Fear of a burning planet: the semantics of climate change

As Scott Morrison showed in Tuvalu this week, language has always been central to the politics of climate change.

Mental health, 'Allahu akbar' and the challenge of the lone-wolf killer

Mental health, 'Allahu akbar' and the challenge of the lone-wolf killer

Debate continues to rage over whether coverage of the Sydney knife attack was demonising both minorities and people with a mental illness.

Is this really the end of the cash economy?

Is this really the end of the cash economy?

Australians increasingly forego carrying cash and the government wants to crack down on it. But not everyone is happy about the pending cancellation of paper money.

India's power grab spells more hardship for Kashmir

India's power grab spells more hardship for Kashmir

On Monday, India revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status as an autonomous state. But what does it mean for people living in the region and India's fraught relationship with Pakistan?

How Paul Ramsay triggered an unseemly brawl over Western civilisation

How Paul Ramsay triggered an unseemly brawl over Western civilisation

Paul Ramsay left no specific instructions for how his $3 billion estate should be spent. This created a vacuum into which friends and associates stepped, arguing their own interpretations of Ramsay’s final wishes.

The quiet life and noisy legacy of a relatively unknown billionaire

The quiet life and noisy legacy of a relatively unknown billionaire

Who exactly was Paul Ramsay? Why did he remain virtually unknown to the Australian public? And why is his legacy mired in the kind of controversy he never attracted in life?