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The Coalition has an interesting definition of merit

The Coalition has an interesting definition of merit

All this talk of merit and women's quotas has made us wonder: is everyone in the Liberal Party really there on skill, achievement and political nous alone?

Marriage Alliance can change its name, but can it change policy?

Marriage Alliance can change its name, but can it change policy?

Marriage Alliance has rebranded as Binary Australia. We look back at the terrifying power such a small group seems to wield — and their constant failure in spite of it.

Australia's commercial networks move into Pacific, filling ABC gap

Australia's commercial networks move into Pacific, filling ABC gap

The Coalition's plan to fund an Australian news broadcast targeting Pacific countries, to match Chinese influence, fills a gap left by ABC cuts in 2014.

The government is lying about how and why it is taking children off Nauru

The government is lying about how and why it is taking children off Nauru

Scott Morrison has taken credit for the transfer of sick children off Nauru in accordance with existing policy — the truth is his government has fought relentlessly to stop it from happening.

We are spending our vast anti-terrorism budget on the wrong people

We are spending our vast anti-terrorism budget on the wrong people

The question of how we respond to radicalisation and terrorist attacks from white supremacists is increasingly relevant.

How to de-radicalise white supremacists

How to de-radicalise white supremacists

After the worst anti-Semitic attack on US soil and more news of neo-Nazis in the National Party, the question of how we respond to radicalisation is increasingly relevant.

After Wentworth: which electorate will the rise and rise of independents take next?

After Wentworth: which electorate will the rise and rise of independents take next?

After Kerryn Phelps overturned a 18% margin in Wentworth, what other seats might be under threat?

How Phelps' Wentworth triumph was almost thwarted

How Phelps' Wentworth triumph was almost thwarted

The chaos of the Wentworth byelection result reveals that Australia is yet to catch up to the new era of pre-polling.

Anatomy of a fuck-up: 'it's OK to be white' debacle

Anatomy of a fuck-up: 'it's OK to be white' debacle

Embarrassing mistake? Terrifying attempt at dog-whistling? Both? We've broken down the timeline of the government's brush with white supremacist slogans.

Australian politics has a 1933 moment

Australian politics has a 1933 moment

The Coalition's support for a racist motion from Pauline Hanson trashes its legacy of fighting fascism and signals a dark moment in Australian politics.