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Manus messenger: podcasting blurred memories from a prison island

Crikey October 20, 2017

Aziz has been telling me about his life and reporting his experiences in the detention centre. From these fragments, we’ve compiled a podcast, The Messenger, writes freelance journalist Michael Green.

Rundle: those opposed to euthanasia are on the side of reason

Rundle: those opposed to euthanasia are on the side of reason

Guy Rundle October 19, 2017 31 Comments

People opposed to euthanasia are not the "emotional" ones. And, for the moment, it is impossible to justify voluntary assisted dying from a left perspective.

Where is the government condemnation of Rio Tinto?

Where is the government condemnation of Rio Tinto?

Bernard Keane October 19, 2017 9 Comments

The Brits had a go at Rio Tinto and have already settled. The Americans are now having their go. But in Australia, our corporate regulator is studiously silent.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the unseemly message Tony Abbott left on my voicemail

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the unseemly message Tony Abbott left on my voicemail

Derryn Hinch October 19, 2017 9 Comments

It's not every day a former PM gives you such gratuitous advice.

How Labor could mess with Turnbull’s head on energy

How Labor could mess with Turnbull’s head on energy

Bernard Keane October 19, 2017 5 Comments

If Labor signed on to the government's energy policy, it would deliver everything Malcolm Turnbull doesn't want, including more fuel for Tony Abbott's vendetta.

Why the High Court shut down Tassie’s anti-protest laws in Bob Brown case

Why the High Court shut down Tassie’s anti-protest laws in Bob Brown case

Michael Bradley October 19, 2017 1 Comment

The High Court has given judgment in Bob Brown’s case against Tasmanian anti-protest laws, and found the laws invalid on the basis they infringe the implied constitutional freedom of political communication.

The company that called the mining tax a ‘sovereign risk’ has been charged with fraud

The company that called the mining tax a ‘sovereign risk’ has been charged with fraud

Bernard Keane October 18, 2017 8 Comments

While they were lecturing Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard about tax, Rio Tinto was engaged in massive destruction of shareholder wealth. Now the US corporate regulator is gunning for them.

Ruthless Xi Jinping consolidates power ahead of all-important Communist Party Congress

Ruthless Xi Jinping consolidates power ahead of all-important Communist Party Congress

Michael Sainsbury October 18, 2017 3 Comments

The upcoming Chinese Communist Party Congress could have serious ramifications for Australia.

How to extricate yourself from an energy policy jam

How to extricate yourself from an energy policy jam

Bernard Keane October 18, 2017 43 Comments

There are a few tricks to Malcolm Turnbull's new energy policy. Here's how he did it.

Coalition racks up yet another energy policy, this one more to Abbott’s taste

Coalition racks up yet another energy policy, this one more to Abbott’s taste

Bernard Keane October 17, 2017 13 Comments

The government's new energy regulation-based energy policy isn't about trying to avoid a fight with Tony Abbott -- but instead about a desperate government that needs a political weapon.