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Kurdistan’s five hurdles to independence

Kurdistan’s five hurdles to independence

Professor Damien Kingsbury October 17, 2017 4 Comments

Official independence looks impossible in the short term.

Billson did nothing wrong — under our hopeless lobbying laws, that is

Billson did nothing wrong — under our hopeless lobbying laws, that is

Bernard Keane October 17, 2017 10 Comments

Our light-touch rules on MPs and lobbying are a relic from an age before politics was professional and lobbying was big business.

Australian neoliberalism meets its conqueror: electricity

Australian neoliberalism meets its conqueror: electricity

Bernard Keane October 16, 2017 28 Comments

The problems of our failed electricity market are the same problems that crop up time and again when market economics is applied to crucial services.

What is the Iran nuclear deal and why is Trump so huffy about it?

What is the Iran nuclear deal and why is Trump so huffy about it?

Charlie Lewis October 16, 2017 24 Comments

The "Iran Deal" has been long been described by Donald Trump as the "worst deal ever". So what does his refusal to re-certify the agreement mean?

‘The government often responds to rulings they don’t like by giving ministers greater powers’

‘The government often responds to rulings they don’t like by giving ministers greater powers’

Charlie Lewis October 16, 2017 5 Comments

Whenever the government runs into opposition from someone claiming it has broken the rules, the solution is simple: just rewrite the rules.

How Aurizon blazed a trail for companies wanting to fuck over their employees

How Aurizon blazed a trail for companies wanting to fuck over their employees

Charlie Lewis October 16, 2017 1 Comment

The number of applications to terminate agreements across industries has exploded in recent years. And there's one company largely responsible for this trend.

What next for the Citizenship Seven?

What next for the Citizenship Seven?

Sally Whyte October 13, 2017 16 Comments

As the conclusion of the Magnificent Citizenship Seven saga approaches, who will make it through the gunfire, and who will fall?

Trump-backing US Congressman in hot water over Aussie company

Trump-backing US Congressman in hot water over Aussie company

Glenn Dyer October 13, 2017

A Republican Congressman and early Trump supporter is under investigation amid suspicions he gave a leg-up to an Australian biotech company

Indigenous people challenge the ‘lost knowledge’ of Australian bureaucracy

Indigenous people challenge the ‘lost knowledge’ of Australian bureaucracy

Crikey October 13, 2017 3 Comments

Uncomfortable though Indigenous Australians' laments may be to hear, the public servants from PM&C were delighted, writes editor at The Mandarin Harley Dennett.

Sydney isn’t full. Its existing home owners just hate change.

Sydney isn’t full. Its existing home owners just hate change.

Alan Davies October 13, 2017 16 Comments

According to many residents, Sydney has suddenly reached capacity. But the problem isn't a physical one: it's political.