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He saved my life in Afghanistan. So why did Australia want to send him to Nauru?

He saved my life in Afghanistan. So why did Australia want to send him to Nauru?

John MartinkusAug 26, 2016

Many people in Afghanistan risked their lives and their families to help foreign journalists. But foreign correspondent John Martinkus says after the West has no need for such people anymore, we often leave them to be killed.

Treasurer, here's a new recruit to the ranks of the taxed-nots

Treasurer, here's a new recruit to the ranks of the taxed-nots

Glenn Dyer and Bernard KeaneAug 26, 20164 Comments

Forget Scott Morrison's taxed and taxed-nots -- his big problem this week was some shocking results from two of the country's biggest companies, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

Rundle: SDA has betrayed workers, union movement, Australia

Guy RundleAug 26, 201611 Comments

The Coles-Shoppies deal exposes the worst thing about the union movement -- and how a union for the workers has become an instrument of the bosses.

Free speech? It's getting savaged, and the 18C crowd are silent

Free speech? It's getting savaged, and the 18C crowd are silent

Bernard KeaneAug 26, 20167 Comments

This week brought an egregious attack on free speech as the AFP entered Parliament House to pursue a whistleblower. Where were the 18C crowd who claim free speech is so important?

Foreign policy white paper a test of Bishop's mettle -- and China's

Foreign policy white paper a test of Bishop's mettle -- and China's

Michael SainsburyAug 26, 20163 Comments

Julie Bishop is trying to claw back foreign policy from the security agencies.

Poll Bludger: chaotic NT govt at death's door

Poll Bludger: chaotic NT govt at death's door

William BoweAug 26, 20161 Comment

In the bush and in the city, Labor looks set to dominate the Country Liberal Party at the Northern Territory election tomorrow.

Byrne returns to intelligence committee

Bernard KeaneAug 25, 20162 Comments

In a fillip for parliamentary oversight of security, the most experienced member of the Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security will remain, upping the pressure for further reform of the oversight system.

Tax-and-spend Liberals too mired in hypocrisy to face populist challenge

Tax-and-spend Liberals too mired in hypocrisy to face populist challenge

Bernard KeaneAug 25, 201618 Comments

Supporters of liberal economics need to muscle up to populists, but the Right is too confused and divided to strike back against economic nationalists and interventionists.

Media elite’s free speech obsession a self-serving wank fest

Helen RazerAug 25, 201621 Comments

The current infatuation with free speech has very little to do with political belief, and everything to do with protecting the interests of the knowledge class.

Secret report could topple Teflon Mike

Secret report could topple Teflon Mike

Alex MitchellAug 25, 20165 Comments

A mysterious report on NSW's process of compulsory acquisition could trigger a furious response from developers, investors and opportunist landholders who dream of making a killing.

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