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Rachel Withers — Freelance writer

Rachel Withers

Freelance writer

Rachel Withers is a New York-based writer and producer, covering tech, culture, and auspol.

Senator and former Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi (Image: AAP/David Mariuz)

The spectacular failure of the Australian Conservatives

Even for a politician as self-assured as Cory Bernardi, it’s hard to put a positive spin on this. How did it go so wrong?

(Image: <em>Leaving Neverland</em>/HBO)

The cardinal and the king

The new Michael Jackson reckoning ought to serve as a lesson against blind faith — and wilful blindness.

The truth about political nanny troubles

There's good reason these scandals cause such damage all around the world: they sum up everything we hate about politicians.