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A reminder that the biggest threat to privacy is…

A reminder that the biggest threat to privacy is…

Bernard Keane July 25, 2017 2 Comments

At a time of mounting concerns about cybersecurity, remember it's always your own government that's the greatest threat.

The Labor-Labour question: just how Corbyn-esque is Bill’s new inequality thought bubble?

The Labor-Labour question: just how Corbyn-esque is Bill’s new inequality thought bubble?

Charlie Lewis July 24, 2017 17 Comments

The Labor Party seems to have discovered there is inequality in this country. Is Bill Shorten really having a come-to-Jeremy conversion?

Three years on from MH17, the real culprits (not Russia) have never been held responsible

Three years on from MH17, the real culprits (not Russia) have never been held responsible

Ben Sandilands July 14, 2017 22 Comments

Politicians like to huff and puff about Russian involvement in the downing of MH17, but it is Malaysia Airlines that should be held responsible.

An unpopular leader finally finds the courage to enact marriage equality

An unpopular leader finally finds the courage to enact marriage equality

Glenn Dyer June 28, 2017 10 Comments

Merkel had previously been opposed to the idea and no one thought that gay marriage would emerge as an electoral issue in the run-up to September’s election.

After Grenfell: are ‘towers’ even the best design for public housing blocks?

After Grenfell: are ‘towers’ even the best design for public housing blocks?

Alan Davies June 22, 2017

There is a dystopian stereotype about public housing that is remarkably common, which involves putting the blame put on all those damn high-rise towers.

How did the Australian media cover the Finsbury Park attack?

How did the Australian media cover the Finsbury Park attack?

Charlie Lewis June 20, 2017 5 Comments

Were the papers reluctant to call it "terrorism" as the alleged attacker was white and the victims were Muslim?

Rundle: as London becomes Baghdad, we will soon have to choose a side

Rundle: as London becomes Baghdad, we will soon have to choose a side

Guy Rundle June 20, 2017 13 Comments

We are not far away from a different form of militancy, on the streets of Western cities, and people will be called on to make their political and moral judgements accordingly.

Should we stop building residential towers in the wake of Grenfell disaster?

Should we stop building residential towers in the wake of Grenfell disaster?

Alan Davies June 20, 2017 7 Comments

If no fire engine can reach up 20 storeys, should we stop building high-rise apartments?

Rundle: anguish turns to anger as London burns

Rundle: anguish turns to anger as London burns

Guy Rundle June 15, 2017 24 Comments

This hideous Grenfell Tower fire has already had a political effect, further delaying the making of a deal between the Conservatives and the DUP -- and the deal could unravel entirely.

Poll Bludger: intergenerational war is the new class conflict in the UK

Poll Bludger: intergenerational war is the new class conflict in the UK

William Bowe June 14, 2017 10 Comments

It's no longer so much a matter of rich versus poor, as old versus young, as the voting patterns from the recent UK general election suggest.