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Australia's archaic abortion laws harming women

Australia's archaic abortion laws harming women

Heather Douglas and Caroline de CostaAug 22, 20174 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.

How much you're paying for Adani's polluting mine to save Turnbull and Palaszczuk's jobs

How much you're paying for Adani's polluting mine to save Turnbull and Palaszczuk's jobs

Bernard KeaneJun 7, 201720 Comments

It wasn't so long ago we were told it would cost too much to save jobs in car manufacturing, now we're spending even more per job on a mine that will damage the Great barrier Reef.

Poll Bludger: why Qld Labor backed Adani's coal mine despite voter backlash

Poll Bludger: why Qld Labor backed Adani's coal mine despite voter backlash

William BoweJun 7, 201710 Comments

Adani's wildly controversial $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine project in central Queensland is the latest in a long line of issues putting Labor at risk of dividing two key supporter bases.

Inland rail will make its $8 billion back, government says

Inland rail will make its $8 billion back, government says

Bernard KeaneMay 25, 201710 Comments

Contradicting earlier reports, the government now says the proposed inland rail line will make back all of the whopping $8.4 billion that will be spent on a line through inland NSW.

Turnbull’s infrastructure plans built on shaky ground, but escape proper scrutiny

Turnbull’s infrastructure plans built on shaky ground, but escape proper scrutiny

Bernard KeaneMay 24, 201710 Comments

There's no evidence we're getting infrastructure spending or decision-making right at the Commonwealth level.

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 BoweMay 15, 201711 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.

Poll Bludger: One Nation legal woes spell electoral trouble for LNP

Poll Bludger: One Nation legal woes spell electoral trouble for LNP

William BoweMay 1, 20174 Comments

The prospect of a One Nation crossbench delivering power to the LNP in Queensland is rapidly diminishing.

Will Turnbull pander to Adani with a $900m loan?

Will Turnbull pander to Adani with a $900m loan?

Bernard KeaneApr 12, 201726 Comments

The Turnbull government appears set to expand its rampant protectionism by handing nearly a billion dollars to Adani, while urban infrastructure projects with much greater benefits go begging.

One Nation keeps WA party constitution a secret as former candidates fume

One Nation keeps WA party constitution a secret as former candidates fume

Tom RavlicMar 31, 20171 Comment

Crikey is aware that no member or candidate was provided with a copy of the constitution for the WA branch of One Nation upon joining the body, writes freelance journalist Tom Ravlic.

Qld Labor's factional players spar with 'rogue' MP Jo-Ann Miller

Qld Labor's factional players spar with 'rogue' MP Jo-Ann Miller

Ben ChieflyMar 28, 20171 Comment

The question now is: will the locally popular Jo-Ann Miller be able to heal the rift within the Queensland Left and move forward in a positive light? Labor insider Ben Chiefly reports.