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Mayne: inside the pokies trial as judge takes a stroll down to the Crown gaming floor

Mayne: inside the pokies trial as judge takes a stroll down to the Crown gaming floor

Stephen MayneSep 13, 20171 Comment

The opening day attracted a full-scale media press conference before proceedings commenced in court 8G of the Federal Court building.

Developing countries punch back at mining giants

Developing countries punch back at mining giants

Bernard KeaneSep 13, 20173 Comments

Once feared by governments, mining multinationals are now discovering that the growing hostility to neoliberalism has left them exposed.

‘Rule of law’ an optional extra for ABCC chief Nigel Hadgkiss

‘Rule of law’ an optional extra for ABCC chief Nigel Hadgkiss

Bernard KeaneSep 13, 20175 Comments

If unionists break the law, the government decries corruption. When its own regulator admits breaking it, the silence is deafening.

Think Scott Morrison is a good treasurer? Here are 40 reasons you are wrong

Think Scott Morrison is a good treasurer? Here are 40 reasons you are wrong

Alan AustinSep 13, 201721 Comments

Suddenly everyone seems to have forgot to hate Scott Morrison, with his polling numbers surprisingly good. Here are 40 reasons his treasurership has been a shambles.

China crisis: Australia hurtles blindly toward an immigration calamity

China crisis: Australia hurtles blindly toward an immigration calamity

Michael SainsburySep 13, 201728 Comments

Forget the boats. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese people have flooded into Australia, and no one seems to be taking the threat seriously.

‘Take me to your Asian leader’: ethnic communities find themselves at the heart of marriage equality debate

‘Take me to your Asian leader’: ethnic communities find themselves at the heart of marriage equality debate

Bhakthi PuvanenthiranSep 12, 20176 Comments

Do Pansy Lai and her ilk really represent the views of Asian Australians?

Nationalisation back on the agenda in politicians’ power panic

Nationalisation back on the agenda in politicians’ power panic

Bernard KeaneSep 12, 201726 Comments

As politicians panic about the energy crisis they themselves have created, some old ideas are suddenly fashionable again.

The Liberal war on industry super fought on ever more obscure fronts

The Liberal war on industry super fought on ever more obscure fronts

Bernard KeaneSep 12, 20178 Comments

The Liberal party is continuing its efforts to demonise the industry super sector despite the role of employer groups, and its successful performance.

Will keeping coal-fired power stations online really solve our energy woes?

Will keeping coal-fired power stations online really solve our energy woes?

Michael LambertSep 12, 20173 Comments

The question of whether Australia has enough power to handle summer surges in demand is a very open one, writes former non-executive director of Energy Australia Michael Lambert.

Turnbull plays favourites as pre-Keating economics become ‘cool’ again

Turnbull plays favourites as pre-Keating economics become ‘cool’ again

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerSep 11, 20175 Comments

As interventionism becomes fashionable again, governments will do what they've always done -- play favourites and go after enemies. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.