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Poll Bludger: despite shifting public attitudes on abortion, criminalisation remains in Qld, NSW

Poll Bludger: despite shifting public attitudes on abortion, criminalisation remains in Qld, NSW

William Bowe May 15, 2017 11 Comments

To the extent that abortion’s technical status as a criminal offence remains, it's clearly the case that the law is running behind public opinion.

Don’t panic, but it seems the economy is getting weaker

Don’t panic, but it seems the economy is getting weaker

Crikey May 12, 2017 4 Comments

Tucked away in the budget forecasts was a prediction that the economy was going to slow down significantly before picking up next year. A senior economist agrees, as Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

Incarceration of speech: denying the right to protest in Australia

Incarceration of speech: denying the right to protest in Australia

Charlie Lewis May 10, 2017 3 Comments

Bob Brown is challenging the constitutional validity of Tasmania's protest laws -- a subject the guardians of free speech in parliament and the media have had little say about.

Could Badgerys Creek airport be built cheaper and faster? One man thinks so.

Could Badgerys Creek airport be built cheaper and faster? One man thinks so.

Ben Sandilands May 10, 2017 2 Comments

The man behind the Wellcamp Airport says Badgerys Creek could be open after three years of hard but determined work, and for a fraction of the money.

Why we should stop Serco from taking over public housing

Why we should stop Serco from taking over public housing

Antony Loewenstein April 28, 2017 7 Comments

Should public housing be privately managed? And if so, should Serco, infamous for its role in offshore detention centres, be the one doing the managing?

‘Homophobic, anti-science and frightening’ religious instruction teachers remain in NSW

‘Homophobic, anti-science and frightening’ religious instruction teachers remain in NSW

Josh Taylor April 12, 2017 16 Comments

Some children in state schools have been told by religious instructors that cancer is the consequence of sin and a gift from God.

Poll Bludger: NSW voters vent frustrations with Turnbull at state byelections

Poll Bludger: NSW voters vent frustrations with Turnbull at state byelections

William Bowe April 10, 2017 1 Comment

Fresh from their drubbing in Western Australia, the Liberals in New South Wales copped primary vote swings that will have the Premier shaking in her boots.

Why Sydney’s property market is different

Why Sydney’s property market is different

Bernard Keane April 5, 2017 3 Comments

NSW is the only state where housing hasn't kept pace with population growth, which is why its apartment boom still has a way to run.

The real danger at Punchbowl High School is the ideological deradicalisation program

The real danger at Punchbowl High School is the ideological deradicalisation program

Irfan Yusuf April 4, 2017 7 Comments

The debate about theoretically unsound and ideologically charged deradicalisation programs, like the one at Punchbowl High School, doesn't help students.

How a Labor powerbroker stopped a Co-op coup

How a Labor powerbroker stopped a Co-op coup

Crikey April 3, 2017 2 Comments

University students have tried and failed to expel the directors of the Co-op bookshop chain over governance concerns, writes freelance journalist Jeremy Nadel.