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The cost of Australia's 'loneliness crisis'

The cost of Australia's 'loneliness crisis'

After increasing attention around the world, we're now seeing calls for a local "loneliness minister". Can the state really fill the void?

Bloated Home Affairs is keeping alive the industry of counter-terrorism

Bloated Home Affairs is keeping alive the industry of counter-terrorism

Giving more power to an ineffective Home Affairs department will do nothing to assuage livid Australians after another Bourke Street tragedy.

Labor abandons the intelligence oversight issue

Labor abandons the intelligence oversight issue

In a new committee report, Labor has walked away from its previous commitment to fixing Australia's broken intelligence oversight system.

Is the new NSW Labor boss, Michael Daley, a safe pair of hands?

Is the new NSW Labor boss, Michael Daley, a safe pair of hands?

Described by Labor insiders as “a working class boy from Maroubra", the new chief of NSW Labor has a herculean task ahead of him.

Abbott’s vision for remote education has been tried, and failed

Abbott’s vision for remote education has been tried, and failed

Stigmatising Aboriginal languages — and by extension, their speakers — is still in vogue despite the many complex realities on the ground.

It's time for real oversight on intelligence and counter-terrorism

It's time for real oversight on intelligence and counter-terrorism

There is no reason why the failures around Man Haron Monis, Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, and the Khayat brothers won't continue to happen. If they do, politicians have a lot to answer for.

Scott Morrison ramps up Trumpian rhetoric against journalists

Scott Morrison ramps up Trumpian rhetoric against journalists

Scott Morrison's suggestion that an ABC reporter was a Labor partisan is just one the ways he's been channelling Trumpism.

What are Dan Andrews' chances of retaining the premiership?

What are Dan Andrews' chances of retaining the premiership?

With the Victorian state election just around the corner, Crikey is taking a deep dive into the major players' histories.

Win or lose, Foley's defamation suit would bring no vindication

Win or lose, Foley's defamation suit would bring no vindication

Australia's idiotic defamation laws will be put to work once again, but what is really left to be gained here?

Fair dinkum fraud: the Morrison government is patriotic in words alone

Fair dinkum fraud: the Morrison government is patriotic in words alone

Don’t be fooled by the ultra-Aussie rhetoric: the Coalition's actions show contempt for Australia’s most beloved institutions and national symbols.