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'Punitive' public housing tenancies are pushing people into the streets 

'Punitive' public housing tenancies are pushing people into the streets 

Western Australia's use of fixed-term tenancies is "fundamentally unethical" say advocates, and in some cases it's breaking families up.

The spectacular failure of the Australian Conservatives

The spectacular failure of the Australian Conservatives

Even for a politician as self-assured as Cory Bernardi, it’s hard to put a positive spin on this. How did it go so wrong?

What is left in the wake of a mining bonanza?

What is left in the wake of a mining bonanza?

'As a West Australian I’d like to remind Queensland, and the nation at large, that the mining industry is better at digging holes than it is at fulfilling promises.'

Jeff Kennett's long history of inflammatory comments

Jeff Kennett's long history of inflammatory comments

Like many men of the Melbourne establishment, it’s the AFL that provides Kennett with relevance and a platform.

Will the WA Liberals' leadership change help them reclaim the state?

Will the WA Liberals' leadership change help them reclaim the state?

New leader Liza Harvey will need to rally the WA Liberal Party if she expects to unseat the Mark McGowan government. Unfortunately, history is not on her side.

The battle for NSW Labor

The battle for NSW Labor

Old grudges and factional maneuvering are complicating the NSW Labor leadership race between Chris Minns and Jodi McKay.

Major infrastructure projects are killing us

Major infrastructure projects are killing us

Deaths related to air pollution number in the thousands, and industry and big engineering projects are major contributors to our poor air quality.

Victoria's public housing investment is bleak and getting worse

Victoria's public housing investment is bleak and getting worse

State government investment in public housing has fallen, and Victoria and NSW are underperforming compared to small states.

Did the anti-Adani convoy backfire?

Did the anti-Adani convoy backfire?

Bob Brown's anti-Adani convoy has been derided by conservatives for alienating the very voters it was supposed to draw in. But Brown isn't so sure.

The resurrection and redemption of Barnaby Joyce

The resurrection and redemption of Barnaby Joyce

The Coalition's Lazarus has won New Englanders' votes, but some locals say he’ll need to win back their respect.