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A (possibly bananas) idea for how to stop governments from robbing the future

A (possibly bananas) idea for how to stop governments from robbing the future

Let’s indulge in a flight of imagination for a moment. Could we change the fundamental shape of government so climate change et al are not ignored?

I don’t think my family is safe in Australia anymore

I don’t think my family is safe in Australia anymore

Crikey readers respond to the government's controversial new plan for airport security.

Scott Morrison is cooking up porkie pies for Christmas

Scott Morrison is cooking up porkie pies for Christmas

Budget on track to return to balance? Not bloody likely.

How much did the section 44 crisis cost the taxpayer?

How much did the section 44 crisis cost the taxpayer?

A million bucks? Two million? We should be so lucky.

How the Greens outfoxed the Coalition and might have killed the citizenship changes

How the Greens outfoxed the Coalition and might have killed the citizenship changes

The clock is ticking on Dutton's citizenship rules after a motion from the Greens and some lucky timing.

‘Homophobic, anti-science and frightening’ religious instruction teachers remain in NSW

‘Homophobic, anti-science and frightening’ religious instruction teachers remain in NSW

Some children in state schools have been told by religious instructors that cancer is the consequence of sin and a gift from God.

Top-secret egos

Top-secret egos

"Top secret" classifications in government can just mean "we don't want anyone to see our bad work".

Turnbull loyalists reap the spoils in new-look cabinet

Turnbull loyalists reap the spoils in new-look cabinet

Who's in, who's out, who got a promotion and who's out the door?

Taxpayers spending $1.3m a day to keep asylum seekers in island hellhole

Taxpayers spending $1.3m a day to keep asylum seekers in island hellhole

It turns out it would be vastly cheaper to treat asylum seekers like actual human beings and provide proper housing and education services. But the Department of Immigration still says Nauru is a bargain.

The internet v the world part 2: why interconnectedness threatens the powerful

The internet v the world part 2: why interconnectedness threatens the powerful

The greater interconnectedness offered by the internet is inherently political. Powerful institutions have long understood that interconnectedness is a threat, but now their capacity to strike back is declining.