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Mayne: how an Indigenous woman helped the Victorian Greens make history in Northcote

Mayne: how an Indigenous woman helped the Victorian Greens make history in Northcote

November 20, 2017 9

A historic win for the Greens in the Northcote byelection came off the back of a volunteer campaign that outperformed Labor's all out blitz on the electorate. What does it mean for the Andrews government fortunes?

Why has the euthanasia debate been less feral than that of marriage equality?

Why has the euthanasia debate been less feral than that of marriage equality?

October 20, 2017 32

The battle surrounding assisted-dying legislation has been muted compared to the fist-fight that has been the push for marriage equality.

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

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

October 13, 2017 16

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

October 12, 2017 5

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

October 4, 2017 9

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?

October 2, 2017 12

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

September 22, 2017 7

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

September 20, 2017 4

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

September 6, 2017 10

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?

August 31, 2017 3

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?