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Health Minister implicated in Cricket Australia sacking has pro-life history

Health Minister implicated in Cricket Australia sacking has pro-life history

Tasmanian Health Minister Michael Ferguson has been fighting against abortion in the Apple Isle for years.

New laws return ownership of Indigenous artefacts to traditional owners

New laws return ownership of Indigenous artefacts to traditional owners

All Victorian institutions, businesses and individuals now have legal obligations to hand over Aboriginal ancestral remains.

Shock jocks, Shenhua, and short-termism: NSW government estimates fears

Shock jocks, Shenhua, and short-termism: NSW government estimates fears

Interpretive dance, coal mines and lack of community consultation are just some of the issues that NSW Department of Planning bureaucrats are concerned about ahead of Estimates hearings later this month.

Poll Bludger: mixed signals as Coalition tries to turn the ship around

Poll Bludger: mixed signals as Coalition tries to turn the ship around

Where do Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberals really sit after the carnage of Super Saturday? It depends which way you read the polling.

Fighting for the small pleasures that make a city a society

Fighting for the small pleasures that make a city a society

Why do we have to fight these battles over and over? Why must companies and governments continue to destroy our public treasures?

Will Victorian Liberals abandon their local democracy tonight?

Will Victorian Liberals abandon their local democracy tonight?

The Victorian Liberals are raising the ire of their members by denying rank-and-file members a vote on preselections, and they're not the only party doing it.

Diplo-brat pack: Canberra's politically savvy kids steal the limelight

Diplo-brat pack: Canberra's politically savvy kids steal the limelight

A ten year old joining a political party? Not that strange if you live in Canberra, home to our nation's most politically active youths.

Does Australia have 'revenge porn' laws? What are they?

Does Australia have 'revenge porn' laws? What are they?

Australian states and territories have introduced legislation over the past few years, but your avenue to justice still largely depends on where you live. Will federal parliament's new bill change that?

Liberal politics-as-usual isn't good enough in Mayo

Liberal politics-as-usual isn't good enough in Mayo

Even if the Libs runs a smarter campaign at the general election, its former heartland seat looks set to be in Rebekha Sharkie’s hands for a long time yet.

Cricket Australia sacking: what are your rights when you're fired for tweeting?

Cricket Australia sacking: what are your rights when you're fired for tweeting?

There has been shock at the revelations that Cricket Australia has fired a woman for her non-work-related tweets. What are her options?