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ABC admits it ignored ‘thousands of pages’ from the Cabinet Files

ABC admits it ignored ‘thousands of pages’ from the Cabinet Files

The ABC is still struggling to get its story straight on why it handed thousands of pages of internal government documents back to bureaucrats rather than share the contents with Australians.

Climate change action a long time coming

Climate change action a long time coming

Correction: Dr Andrea Carson is a lecturer in media and politics at the University of Melbourne, not Monash University as was incorrectly stated yesterday in Crikey’s piece “Watchdog or Lapdog: why should you read the business pages?” On climate change and the Hawke government Niall Clugston writes: Re. “Hawke’s climate change crisis still ignored by […]

25 years on, Hawke’s climate change crisis still ignored by Australian govt

25 years on, Hawke’s climate change crisis still ignored by Australian govt

The problem was there 25 years ago, but Australia still lags behind the rest of the world in the struggle against climate change.

Cabinet confidential: the dangerous precedent in Abbott’s batts probe

Cabinet confidential: the dangerous precedent in Abbott’s batts probe

There's good reason why cabinet documents are kept under wraps. Releasing them to a royal commission is a dangerous precedent, writes governance expert and ACIL Allen executive director Stephen Bartos.

30 years on and how much has changed?

30 years on and how much has changed?

It's that time of the year again, when all of the government papers from 30 years ago get revealed to the public. The Oz have dedicated a whole section to it, from the Fraser government's fear of refugees dividing the nation to new plans to the establishment of Australia's first counter-terrorism squad.

The strange, shaming story of Wilfred Burchett’s passport

The strange, shaming story of Wilfred Burchett’s passport

Seen here for the first time is one of the most intriguing artifacts of Australia’s post-war history, writes Simon Nasht.