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Suppression orders and lawyers' arrogance undermine democracy

Suppression orders and lawyers' arrogance undermine democracy

The resort to suppression orders by our courts undermines faith in the legal system and is used by the legal industry to avoid scrutiny.

Is the campaign against Jeremy Buckingham a 'factional smear'?

Is the campaign against Jeremy Buckingham a 'factional smear'?

NSW Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham says an attempt to deselect him over sexual assault allegations is a factional smear. Does the evidence support this?

Is South Australia facing population decline?

Is South Australia facing population decline?

Studies show that inter-state emigration and lowering birth rates are a threat to South Australia's economy. Can policy action help?

How will Dan Andrews deal with this farrago of a crossbench?

How will Dan Andrews deal with this farrago of a crossbench?

If anyone is going to try and direct the reactionary/single-issue parties as a unit — and one wonders who that would be — they’re going to have to keep them all together, all the time.

Greens toppled by preference whispering

Greens toppled by preference whispering

The Greens have been almost completely removed from Victoria's upper house. But it's good news for Labor.

Is Inland Rail corrupt? A federal ICAC could investigate.

Is Inland Rail corrupt? A federal ICAC could investigate.

Why are the Nationals so afraid of a federal ICAC? Is it because of their long history of maladministration and rorting grants?

Politicians and police are killing young Australians

Politicians and police are killing young Australians

Young people continue to die at music festivals despite a well-established means of reducing the risk. Why are we so contemptuous of the lives of our youth?

Internal email reveals Border Force to cut jobs over Christmas

Internal email reveals Border Force to cut jobs over Christmas

Staff have been told "significant budget pressures" have led to the cuts which may extend to other states.

'Divide and conquer': fracking developers campaign to Indigenous groups

'Divide and conquer': fracking developers campaign to Indigenous groups

Traditional owners say a lack of information, the promise of cash and the sheer size of potential land to be fracked are creating confusion in Western Australia.

The 'Lawyer X' scandal is an astounding snapshot of Melbourne's gangland past

The 'Lawyer X' scandal is an astounding snapshot of Melbourne's gangland past

A lawyer-turned-police informant. A name everyone knows, but can't publish. A number of major convictions now in question. This will make one hell of a mini-series.