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You're already paying a congestion tax — a bad one

You're already paying a congestion tax — a bad one

You may not like the idea of a congestion price for motorists, but you're already paying one in the form of time spent stuck in traffic.

Is this the new normal?

Is this the new normal?

Extinction Rebellion has faced a calculated overreaction from right-wing media and the Coalition. Is that co-opting our supposedly apolitical police forces?

The most progressive place in Australia

The most progressive place in Australia

Here's a hint for you: it isn't Melbourne.

Who foots the bill for northern Australia's insurance problem?

Who foots the bill for northern Australia's insurance problem?

As northern Australia becomes ever more disaster-prone in the face of climate change, what role should governments have in subsidising the insurance and infrastructure of the people who live there?

NSW consumers continue to hunker down as retail flounders

NSW consumers continue to hunker down as retail flounders

What is wrong in NSW? Consumers in our biggest state are refusing to open their wallets, with retail sales still below the levels of early this year.

Who is trying to push Mark Dreyfus out of parliament?

Who is trying to push Mark Dreyfus out of parliament?

There are rumours swirling about Mark Dreyfus' exit from parliament — rumours he's categorically denied. So who's benefiting from leaving the question open?

Canberra's electric buses are a go (even though they won't go)

Canberra's electric buses are a go (even though they won't go)

The ACT government has an ambitious plan to make public transport emission-free. There's just one small problem...

How Canberra became the weed capital of Australia

How Canberra became the weed capital of Australia

Canberra has passed a historic bill to allow those in the ACT to grow, smoke, and possess small quantities of pot. But it was Labor, not the Greens, who pushed it through.

Great Barrier Reef inquiry doesn't seem like it has much to do with science

Great Barrier Reef inquiry doesn't seem like it has much to do with science

The Coalition has launched another investigation into conditions on the Great Barrier Reef. But is it really about the science, or just a chance to attack Queensland's Labor government?

The Victorian government is a bulldozer painted like a rainbow

The Victorian government is a bulldozer painted like a rainbow

From Djab Wurrung to violence against women to public transport: activist groups have started to get wise to what this government really is.