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Is Queensland returning to the reign of Sir Joh?

Is Queensland returning to the reign of Sir Joh?

Annastacia Palaszczuk's rhetoric on tougher anti-protest laws has reminded some of a dark chapter of Queensland's past.

Australia's renewables revolution goes far beyond energy

Australia's renewables revolution goes far beyond energy

Bob Brown's opposition to a new wind farm project isn't a sign of failure, it's a further victory. The way we live is fundamentally changing.

Why is NSW considering a ban on gender selective abortions?

Why is NSW considering a ban on gender selective abortions?

Are opponents of NSW abortion decriminalisation trying to derail the bill with an amendment banning gender selective abortions? Crikey looks at the facts.

Why is the NT so attractive for US defence?

Why is the NT so attractive for US defence?

The US military has long had a presence in the Top End. And from the looks of things, its only going to get bigger.

Why a banned book of sacred Indigenous knowledge is still available for sale

Why a banned book of sacred Indigenous knowledge is still available for sale

The case of Nomads of the Australian Desert sheds light on the legal system's struggle to reckon with the publication of sacred Indigenous material.

The week Gen Z took over Victorian Parliament

The week Gen Z took over Victorian Parliament

I had a glimpse of what politics could look like if young people were given a real voice and, I gotta say, it looked pretty good.

Victoria wants to party like it's 1984

Victoria wants to party like it's 1984

The Victorian government wants to harvest the data of its citizens en masse. But doing so would undermine the state's human rights charter and the principles it is meant to protect.

The dish that came to represent the melting pot of Darwin

The dish that came to represent the melting pot of Darwin

The 2019 NAIDOC blachung cook off was another reminder of the vast influences that have come to define the city's community and culture.

NSW needs a stimulus lifeline

NSW needs a stimulus lifeline

Retailing in NSW is in the doldrums and desperately needs a big boost from the government's tax cuts. But bad economic news could wreck the benefits of stimulus.

What good is a custody notification service if you don't notify anyone about it?

What good is a custody notification service if you don't notify anyone about it?

The NT finally has a service in place for when Indigenous people are arrested by police. But the odd silence from key stakeholders raises questions about how the system is being implemented.