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The disturbing new national security law that no one is talking about

The disturbing new national security law that no one is talking about

The encryption fiasco isn't the only capitulation recently made in the name of Australia's national security.

How Scott Morrison made at least seven blunders in one sentence

How Scott Morrison made at least seven blunders in one sentence

It's been two weeks since Scott Morrison told off the school kids of Australia, but its effects will be felt for a long time yet.

The fight for asylum seekers is a fight for the soul of our nation

The fight for asylum seekers is a fight for the soul of our nation

Today is Human Rights Day, the 70th anniversary of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What exactly have we learned?

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?

Australia faces class actions for 'crimes against humanity' on Manus and Nauru

Australia faces class actions for 'crimes against humanity' on Manus and Nauru

One day after the government filibustered proposed changes to medical transfers from Nauru, human rights lawyers have filed two class action suits alleging "torture", "persecution" and "other inhumane acts".

Out-of-touch politicians and journalists obsessed with parliamentary trivia

Out-of-touch politicians and journalists obsessed with parliamentary trivia

Politicians and the media are both focused on ephemeral issues at the expense of what voters are really concerned about — an economy that is no longer delivering for them.

Politicians and police are killing young Australians

Politicians and police are killing young Australians

Young people continue to die at music festivals despite a well-established means of reducing the risk. Why are we so contemptuous of the lives of our youth?

The givings and misgivings of Christmas in Parliament House 

The givings and misgivings of Christmas in Parliament House 

It’s the most wonderful (read: stressful) time of the year.

Australia's violence against women isn't just about gender inequality

Australia's violence against women isn't just about gender inequality

A new survey has found compelling evidence of how racism, homophobia and classism feed broader views of violence against women.

'Made In Australia' now a warning to avoid our tech products

'Made In Australia' now a warning to avoid our tech products

Politicians love to fawn over the IT sector, but a bipartisan bill passed yesterday ensures it is never taken seriously.