The vomit principle, the dead bat, the freeze: how political spin...

The vomit principle, the dead bat, the freeze: how political spin doctors' tactics aim to shape the news Caroline Fisher, University of Canberra It’s election season...

Political donations 2017-18: search all the declarations by Australian parties

Today Australian voters have discovered who was bankrolling the nation’s political parties more than 18 months ago. Gambling lobby gave $500,000 to Liberals ahead of...

Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission Report

South Australian report also finds negligence and unlawful actions in drawing up multibillion-dollar deal to save river system Let's go through the responsible ministers' responses,...

Getting to the heart of coal seam gas protests – it’s...

Getting to the heart of coal seam gas protests – it's not just the technical risks The Narrabri ‘Big Picture’ event in November 2015 brought...

Murray Darling & Great Artesian Basin are dying

Talk about killing your darlings. Our habitual Australia Day flags-and-dates furore tells more about our insecurities than we’d like. Easy solutions to both dilemmas present themselves. Lose the...

We’re awarding the Order of Australia to the wrong people

We're awarding the Order of Australia to the wrong people Nicholas Gruen, University of Technology Sydney It’s almost Australia Day and hundreds of us are in...

The truth about political donations: there is so much we don’t...

Approximately $15 million in donations was disclosed by donors, a small proportion of parties' total funding. The Liberal Party received $95 million in funding across...

The ‘great Australian silence’ 50 years on

The 'great Australian silence' 50 years on Detail from Julie Shiels’ 1954 poster White on black: The annihilation of Aboriginal people and their culture cannot...

Murray Darling Basin disaster. Why?

Nationals leader and acting PM brushes off suggestions government could do more to solve Menindee Lakes crisis, saying ‘that’s Australia’ Michael McCormack has brushed off...

The Murray-Darling Basin: Water, markets and money

If the Department of Agriculture paid 2,500% above the average price for water in the Lower Darling, there appears to be one clear loser — the...