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Adani gets its mine, but at what cost?

Adani gets its mine, but at what cost?

After an almost 10-year battle, which has come to symbolise so much about our changing society and climate, Adani's Carmichael mine is going ahead.

Christian political parties now face a major choice

Christian political parties now face a major choice

In this changed political climate, the Christian Democratic Party can only hope to succeed by greatly expanding its appeal to non-Christians.

Will Ethiopia's Nile mega-dam lead to conflict with Egypt?

Will Ethiopia's Nile mega-dam lead to conflict with Egypt?

There have been concerns of a 'water war' for close to a decade, now the mega-dam is nearing completion.

Home Affairs power grab rings alarm bells among spies

Home Affairs power grab rings alarm bells among spies

The Home Affairs portfolio is continuing its relentless empire-building, pressing for part-control of military intelligence — and giving spies access to a vast new trove of corporate and personal information.

Black and white witness

Black and white witness

In the Meanjin winter issue, Amy McQuire discusses the damage wrought by white witnesses on Indigenous land.

The danger of the 'irresponsible larrikin'

The danger of the 'irresponsible larrikin'

The brand Katter has carefully cultivated offers a continual nudge nudge, wink wink of blokey matehood and pub banter bigotry.

Staff and students unite against the Ramsay Centre

Staff and students unite against the Ramsay Centre

The Ramsay Centre suffers a critical legitimacy crisis as university student groups, including academic staff, around Australia campaign against it.

Why travel advisories are handy tools in a trade war 

Why travel advisories are handy tools in a trade war 

Are government travel advisories always about citizens' safety? There's often a bit more to it...

What hope for whistleblowers in the government's war on scrutiny?

What hope for whistleblowers in the government's war on scrutiny?

Whistleblowers in the public service face few good options for revealing wrongdoing. Intelligence agency officials have none.

High Court gives the green light to repugnant 'book-up' system

High Court gives the green light to repugnant 'book-up' system

The 'book-up' credit system doesn't make the top 100 list of things institutionally wrong with Indigenous affairs in Australia. But that this case ended this way is utterly crushing.