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The human cost of the space industry in Australia

The human cost of the space industry in Australia

Crikey October 11, 2017 2 Comments

Australia's space aspirations have often been in lockstep with the development of weapon technology, and indigenous Australians have often paid the price for such endeavours, finds freelance writer and Adelaide-based researcher Ann Deslandes.

Poll Bludger: how Nick Xenophon could end the two-party political system

Poll Bludger: how Nick Xenophon could end the two-party political system

William Bowe October 9, 2017 13 Comments

Nick Xenophon stands poised to unleash his full powers of disruption at the South Australian election in March.

The many publicity stunts of Nick Xenophon

The many publicity stunts of Nick Xenophon

Sally Whyte October 6, 2017 3 Comments

Outgoing federal Senator Nick Xenophon was a master at the political photo opp.

Xenophon state shift will shake up politics in the rustbelt

Xenophon state shift will shake up politics in the rustbelt

Bernard Keane October 6, 2017 21 Comments

Nick Xenophon has a real chance of inflicting major damage on both the Labor and Liberal parties when he takes them on next year at the South Australian state election.

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.

If marriage equality doesn’t wreck the government, NBN or Murray-Darling disasters might

If marriage equality doesn’t wreck the government, NBN or Murray-Darling disasters might

Bernard Keane August 3, 2017 42 Comments

If things weren't already terrible for the government on marriage equality, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister are front and centre in two other big problems.

SA Liberals, much like their federal counterparts, are on the brink of factional war

SA Liberals, much like their federal counterparts, are on the brink of factional war

Crikey July 13, 2017 7 Comments

Insiders have warned victory for the wets' will be short-lived, with one insisting “a factional war is definitely coming”, writes InDaily political journalist Tom Richardson.

‘Woman problem’ plagues Liberals around the country

‘Woman problem’ plagues Liberals around the country

Crikey May 22, 2017 5 Comments

SA's Liberal leader concedes it's a "fact" that women are under-represented in the Liberal ranks. But he also says it's as important to promote candidates who represent a broader cross-section of society -- regardless of gender. InDaily journalist Tom Richardson reports.

Poll Bludger: the accidental overnight success of Cory Bernardi

William Bowe April 26, 2017 14 Comments

Cory Bernardi was headed for electoral disaster with his one-man Australian Conservative band. But with the help of Family First, he could become a force to be reckoned with.

How the mining industry parasites helped destroy good energy policy

How the mining industry parasites helped destroy good energy policy

Bernard Keane March 15, 2017 44 Comments

We're abandoning good policymaking in Australia and parasites like the mining industry are to blame.