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‘My people are a multimillion-dollar industry and still they die’

‘My people are a multimillion-dollar industry and still they die’

Dan Wood November 23, 2017 1 Comment

The Tiwi people, exploited by an industry of researchers, educators, and politicians, have the highest incidence of suicide on the planet, writes author Marie Munkara

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the Steven Bradbury of Parliament

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the Steven Bradbury of Parliament

Derryn Hinch November 23, 2017 9 Comments

The section 44 brouhaha has dragged on so long, and unless we get tougher there's no end in sight, writes senator Derryn Hinch

Manus: new Human Rights Commissioner pales against Triggs

Manus: new Human Rights Commissioner pales against Triggs

Greg Barns November 23, 2017 10 Comments

The AHRC, and particularly its chair Professor Rosalind Croucher, has been negligent in its silence on the escalating crisis at Manus Island.

Foreign policy white paper sure to enrage China lobby

Foreign policy white paper sure to enrage China lobby

Bernard Keane November 23, 2017 21 Comments

Despite the wrath of the China lobby, the government has dealt competently with China's growing militarism and attempts to interfere in the region, including Australia.

Razer: Coles’ autism initiative is fine but only because it’s ‘an improvement on zero’

Razer: Coles’ autism initiative is fine but only because it’s ‘an improvement on zero’

Helen Razer November 23, 2017 10 Comments

A recent change to 68 supermarkets has been reported in a way that eclipses the need for broad structural changes, writes Helen Razer.

Who’s behind the wages drought?

Who’s behind the wages drought?

Bernard Keane November 22, 2017 25 Comments

If business is to blame for wage stagnation, what role do investors play? The Reserve Bank has a view, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

TAFE and VET students deserve fee assistance that works

TAFE and VET students deserve fee assistance that works

Crikey November 22, 2017 8 Comments

TAFE and VET students -- a significant portion of whom are from poorer backgrounds -- are still being slogged with upfront fees.

Philip Ruddock is here to save us from secular persecution

Philip Ruddock is here to save us from secular persecution

Bernard Keane November 22, 2017 30 Comments

Funny how, when people go from wielding power to having it wielded at them, they change their mind about how it should be used.

The Shorten Manifesto: what does the alternative PM actually want for Australia?

The Shorten Manifesto: what does the alternative PM actually want for Australia?

Crikey November 22, 2017 13 Comments

You'd be forgiven for liking Bill Shorten solely for his stirring oratory abilities, but with the Coalition springing leaks, it's worth reminding yourself what Labor actually stands for. Lisa Divissi reports.

Australians want bold leadership, not timid bureaucrats, says Terry Moran

Australians want bold leadership, not timid bureaucrats, says Terry Moran

Harley Dennett November 22, 2017

Influential former public servant Terry Moran says Australians want a more robust public service.