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Sydney isn’t full. Its existing home owners just hate change.

Sydney isn’t full. Its existing home owners just hate change.

Alan Davies October 13, 2017 16 Comments

According to many residents, Sydney has suddenly reached capacity. But the problem isn't a physical one: it's political.

Labor says ‘yes’ to more guns and a party worse than One Nation

Labor says ‘yes’ to more guns and a party worse than One Nation

Bernard Keane October 12, 2017 5 Comments

Don't ever think NSW Labor won't seize a political opportunity over principle any day of the week.

Mean Greens fighting machine: Lee Rhiannon faces preselection insurgency

Mean Greens fighting machine: Lee Rhiannon faces preselection insurgency

Max Chalmers October 4, 2017 9 Comments

If Lee Rhiannon is able to retain her spot on the Greens' Senate ticket, the result will be broadly interpreted as a severe rebuke of Richard Di Natale’s leadership and pave the way for an awkward federal campaign.

Are Victoria and NSW really going to be forced to start fracking?

Are Victoria and NSW really going to be forced to start fracking?

Bernard Keane October 2, 2017 12 Comments

Is the Commonwealth Grants Commission about to force states like NSW and Victoria to let rip with fracking? Not quite. But it's an intriguing idea.

Gay Nationals candidate pilloried for his sexuality at preselection meeting

Gay Nationals candidate pilloried for his sexuality at preselection meeting

Michael Sainsbury September 22, 2017 7 Comments

The creaking Nationals are in damage control after a homophobic slur dominates preselections.

Our green spaces left to the wolves

Our green spaces left to the wolves

Crikey September 20, 2017 4 Comments

The NSW government is abandoning the public need for national parks when we need them most, writes former head of Prime Minister and Cabinet John Menadue.

What Utopia can teach us about the Federal Court’s recent coal port decision

What Utopia can teach us about the Federal Court’s recent coal port decision

Crikey September 6, 2017 10 Comments

In this case, what happened in Utopia was actually less ridiculous than the real-life equivalent, writes former board member of Prime Minister and Premiers Road Reform Project Luke Fraser.

Just what is the Rule of Law Institute?

Just what is the Rule of Law Institute?

Sally Whyte August 31, 2017 3 Comments

Robin Speed of the Rule of Law Institute has called for the resignation of Pauline Wright of the NSW Law Society over her public support of marriage equality. But what even is the Rule of Law Institute?

Australia’s archaic abortion laws harming women

Australia’s archaic abortion laws harming women

Crikey August 22, 2017 4 Comments

Heather Douglas (Professor of Law, University of Queensland) and Caroline de Costa (Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, James Cook University) investigate a recent case of a woman being charged with illegally aborting her own pregnancy and question what was gained by this absurd process.

Matthewson: is Dastyari on the comeback trail, or bushwhacking in the political wilderness?

Matthewson: is Dastyari on the comeback trail, or bushwhacking in the political wilderness?

Paula Matthewson August 4, 2017 10 Comments

It's difficult to tell how successful, if at all, the young Senator will be at convincing the public he has rehabilitated.