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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Kevin Rudd joins Ukraine advisory group
Australia’s former prime minister is part of a group of foreign policy experts mulling security guarantees to head off a repeat of Russia’s Ukraine invasion.
Trial over, Depp v Heard content creators are pivoting to new topics or going dark
TikTok and YouTube creators relentlessly made content for their audience’s insatiable interest in the Depp v Heard trial. When it finished they asked: what’s next?
The US Supreme Court, like Trump, goes beyond neoliberalism to nihilism
Donald Trump’s stacking of the US Supreme Court has delivered not just state capture but a triumph of his project to wreck the capacity of government to deliver change.
Crowding out: another neoliberal myth bites the dust
Neoliberal ideas like ‘crowding out’ impede serious public debate about fiscal policy.
Australian women can be a little optimistic that what has befallen their American sisters won’t happen here. But we must remain vigilant.
The number of people vaping, including pre-teens, is increasing — as is the accessibility of black market retailers on social media.
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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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
‘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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