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Religion in politics: should we be wary or accept its influence?

The emergence of the Muslim Vote group in Australia signifies a new dynamic in the political landscape. Unlike a traditional political party, this group...

Israel becoming increasingly isolation over the genocide in Gaza

The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his defense minister, and the leadership of Hamas, on the...

Sweeping campaign and donation reforms needed for democratic renewal

In recent years, the discourse surrounding political campaign and donation reform in Australia has reached a tipping point and it’s clear to most people that change is needed....

The great Australian silence in Gaza

In his address at the National Press Club last week, Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greek finance minister and renowned economist, took a firm stance on the ongoing crisis...
The Morrison spectre from the past that refuses to fade into obscurity: the sinister Robodebt scheme and the damning Royal Commission report.

Morrison’s Robodebt denial faces fierce criticism

The Australian Parliament came alive with renewed activity last week, with many critical issues vying for attention. While housing, education, and Reconciliation initiatives are crucial, it’s the spectre...
Fallout from Robodebt intensifies amid calls for Morrison resignation

Fallout from Robodebt intensifies amid calls for Morrison resignation

The fallout from the Robodebt Royal Commission report continues to reverberate throughout Australian politics and while media interest in the issue may have waned, the implications of the...
Royal Commission reveals the unlawful and cruel nature of the Coalition’s Robodebt scheme

Royal Commission reveals the unlawful and cruel nature of the Coalition’s Robodebt scheme

In a significant development following last week’s release of the New South Wales ICAC report on serious corruption in public office, the Robodebt Royal Commission Report has now...
Serious corruption ICAC findings for Berejiklian and Maguire

Serious corruption ICAC findings for Berejiklian and Maguire

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has released its long-awaited findings into the actions of former New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian and...
Still a monster: Liberal Party leader Dutton’s image makeover

Dutton image makeover: He’s still a monster!

In a bid to revamp his public image, the federal Liberal leader, Peter Dutton, has embarked on an extensive makeover campaign. Following in the footsteps of his predecessors...
Voice To Parliament progress but referendum challenges ahead with Lidia Thorpe forming alliances with opponents.

Voice to Parliament challenges ahead after strange alliances formed

In a significant step towards achieving greater Indigenous representation, the legislation for a referendum on the establishment of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament has...
Crucial legislation delayed by Greens, Adam Bandt, Max Chandler-Mather

Crucial legislation delayed by Greens, sparking debate during a housing crisis

This week, the Senate voted to delay the implementation of the $10 billion housing Australia future fund for social housing until 16 October, despite the ongoing national...
The continuing housing affordability crisis

The Australian housing affordability crisis continues

What can be done about Australia’s housing crisis? We spoke with Cathy Callaghan from Shelter NSW about the issues and how governments can act...
The Liberal Party blame game backfires David Van Peter Dutton

The Liberal Party blame game backfires

In a typical Liberal Party blame game act, the week in Canberra saw a political firestorm, as allegations and accusations were on the centre stage, engulfing Australian...
Calls for inquiry into the Murdoch media empire in Australia

Murdoch Royal Commission needed right now

The calls for a Royal Commission into the Murdoch media empire in Australia continue to gain traction, with advocates highlighting the need to...
Philip Lowe Reserve Bank strategy questioned after interest rates rise

Reserve Bank inflation strategy questioned

The Reserve Bank inflation strategy has been questioned after Australia experienced yet another official interest rate rise, pushing it to 4.1 per cent – a level not seen...

Former Morrison government misused $2 billion fund

In a shocking turn of events, the former Morrison government has come under intense scrutiny for its mishandling of $2 billion in health funding programs during its final...
Shocking explosive war crimes findings in Roberts-Smith defamation case rock Australia in high-profile trial.

Explosive findings in Roberts-Smith defamation case

In a high-profile defamation case that captivated the nation, the release of findings in the Ben Roberts-Smith trial has sent explosive shockwaves through Australia. The evidence presented during...
Racist attacks on the Voice

The conservative racist attacks on the Voice

In a speech delivered during last week, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has emphasised the significance of the Voice of Parliament in redefining Australia as...
The PwC outsourcing scandal is becoming a big issue for governments.

PwC outsourcing scandal sheds light on consultants

In a week dominated by an outsourcing scandal and revelations surrounding PwC – one of the world’s largest accounting firms – attention has been drawn to the alarming...

McGowan’s resignation leaves a model for success

In a surprising turn of events, Mark McGowan, one of the most successful political leaders in Australian history, resigned this week as the Premier of Western Australia. McGowan,...

Racist media and attack-dog News Corp

Racism in the media is a deeply entrenched issue that requires urgent attention. The recent case of ABC journalist Stan Grant, who has taken indefinite leave after facing...

Housing crisis in Australia demands a national approach

Housing has emerged as a pressing issue in federal politics, capturing the attention of policymakers and the public alike. Australia is currently grappling with a multifaceted housing crisis...

Labor’s first year marked by achievement and focus on competence

In what is being hailed as a year of substantial achievements, the Labor government has completed its first year in office. Comparisons have been...

Budget Reply: Uncertain path forward for the Liberal Party

In the midst of discussions surrounding the recent budget and the opposition’s reply, the immediate political prospects of the Liberal–National Coalition remain uncertain. While the Budget Reply...

Labor’s Budget sets the stage for a long-term in office

In a Budget release that emphasises a cautious approach, Treasurer Jim Chalmers unveiled the Labor government’s financial plan for the coming year. The Budget, while receiving mixed reviews,...

Prime Minister Albanese attends Coronation amidst republic debate

In an event that has sparked discussions about Australia’s constitutional future, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has travelled to London to attend the Coronation of King Charles. However, some...

Coalition continues to struggle in opinion polls as Opposition tactics come under fire

Recent opinion polls – Newspoll and Essential – have confirmed the poor standing of the Coalition and the Leader of the Opposition, Peter Dutton. The news is getting...

Prime Minister’s attendance at Sandilands wedding sparks debate

The recent attendance of Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at the wedding of media personality Kyle Sandilands and Tegan Kynaston has ignited a wave of protests and political...

The terrible legacy of News Corporation

News Corporation is facing significant legal and financial challenges in the United States and Australia, with two defamation cases against them. The cases, involving Fox News and Dominion...

This budget will reveal the true nature of the Labor government

The Australian government has announced an additional $4.1 billion for long range missiles, $9 billion towards the AUKUS submarine deal, and an extra $6...

Shredding the ribbons of George Pell’s legacy | Guest post

It was the day before the funeral of Cardinal George Pell, whose body had been shipped from the Vatican to lie in state at St Mary’s Cathedral after...

The continuing failure of libertarian governments

When the NSW Government removed all COVID restrictions on 15 December last year, there were 2,800 new COVID cases across Australia. Fast forward one month and, on...

Why was Scott Morrison sacked from Tourism Australia?

Transcript:This special episode of New Politics for Patreon subscribers was recorded on the fourteenth of September...
Morrison Pfizer deal

Pfizer and a very incompetent government

It has been revealed that in July 2020, just three months after the coronavirus pandemic commenced, the Australian government rejected an offer from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology company,...
March 4 Justice

Marching for justice and Morrison’s rule of law

The ongoing ‘man problem’ is continuing for the federal government and there's a familiar face the keeps popping up whenever there's an allegation of untoward and unwanted sexualised...

Sexual violence against women ignored by the Liberal Party

It's an issue that keeps appearing within the Liberal Party and this time, there has been a serious incident of sexual assault in Parliament House, where a female...
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