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Inflation is a gradual killer — and the poor desperately need help from Labor

Rising cost-of-living pressures are creating a living nightmare for those living below the poverty line. Government intervention is badly needed.

Census data reveals well-off seats no longer rusted-on for Liberals

The release of 2021 census data shows that long-held presumptions about safe Liberal seats are now shaky.

Queensland report exposes a poor integrity system — but it’s far better than Canberra’s

Queensland’s integrity around lobbying has been criticised. But the Commonwealth is far behind even those basic standards.

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Walls are closing in on the Teflon Donald who acts like a mob boss

Ex-president Donald Trump has managed to avoid accountability despite his many and varied lawless activities. Will the January 6 committee finally end that?

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Police, governments, businesses track protesters. Here’s how to avoid being surveilled

From leaving your phone at home to wearing a mask, there are simple ways to make it harder to track your attendance at a protest.

Sammy Birchall spent nights on couches and in domestic violence shelters after leaving her out-of-home care placement (Image: Supplied/Private Media)

NSW teens kicked out of care at 18: ‘Congratulations. You’re independent. Good luck.’

With no — or few — life skills and no help, many in the first year after leaving foster care are facing homelessness.

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Abortion drugs are overpoliced, underprescribed and can be used later than Australian regulations allows

The draconian regulation of these safe, effective drugs is a hangover from an anti-abortion ’90s government.

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Barilaro opts out of job, but Perrottet’s problems remain

Former NSW deputy premier John Barilaro may no longer have his New York job, but why did the NSW government ever think it was a good idea anyway?

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Australia is more than a set for US stories: why government needs to back local film

Until streamers and policymakers offer significant support, there’ll continue to be paltry Australian content on streaming services, writes Australian Writers Guild executive director Claire Pullen.

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Bust-up at the Judith Neilson Institute offers a chance to rethink our media future

Should monetary support for Australia’s media ecosystem fill gaps in traditional platforms, or help them transition to a more diverse future?

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Fox and Murdochs lose another round in US$1.6b court case over channel’s Trump-inspired ‘rigged’ election reports

A US judge has given Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch more bad news in the suit brought by Dominion Voting Systems: sorry, guys, the case goes on.

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Judith Neilson backs journalism for the long haul, despite board exodus

The billionaire philanthropist is not deserting her non-profit institute, but she wants a change ‘in direction and emphasis’.

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‘At what point does it start to become coercive?’ Access to reproductive health still highly inequitable

While most contraceptives are subsided through Medicare, many additional services require out-of-pocket costs.

While politicians are settling in, aged care faces a worst-case scenario on workforce

A report from CEDA shows a dramatic worsening in our aged care workforce problem — with little sign the government is rushing to fix it.

Our weird ignoring of COVID is part of a long history of arbitrary decisions about death

Who decides what deaths we deem to be important? As our current response to COVID shows, it’s complex and arbitrary.

Anti-abortion lobby’s false narratives about terminating pregnancy debunked

Abortions save lives. Women will die in the United States now Roe v Wade has been overturned by the US Supreme Court.

From leader to loser: Roe decision makes US an outlier on abortion

Nearly 50 years ago America led the world in liberalising abortion laws. Now it joins Iran, North Korea and Russia in shredding them.

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Top End trash … Dom’s dig at Gladys … another PR yellow card

Who’s dumping on our Top End? And credit where credit is due: the NSW premier made a good funny. These and plenty more from the bunker.

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Why don’t we hear ‘I told you so’ more?

Even as evidence mounts that climate change is very real and very dangerous, those who warned us aren’t crowing about it.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese with US President Joe Biden at Tokyo's Quad meeting  (Image: AP/Evan Vucci)

Albanese connects the domestic and foreign policy dots on climate

The prime minister deftly provided another reason for going further and faster on climate policy at the Quad meeting in Tokyo.

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Voter revolution delivers new politics

The major parties are looking at a new scenario — they can no longer hold urban seats while trying to keep ‘mainstream Australia’ happy.

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