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US Midterm Elections
The midterm elections in the United States will be held on Tuesday 6 November. In the heated, highly partisan atmosphere in Washington – and indeed across the whole of the United States – the stakes feel higher than ever. Two years into Donald Trump’s presidency, the midterms are a test of his often controversial administration.
In the lead-up to the…
Bill Frelick: Regional Crises, Refugees and Human Rights
Bill Frelick believes the refugee crisis is a test of our common humanity. And it seems clear that as asylum-seeker crises continue to unfold across the globe – and policies against asylum-seekers continue to harden in Europe, in America and here in Australia – we are failing that test. How can we do better for displaced people?
As the director…
The Fifth Estate
He’s interviewed Nelson Mandela, David Bowie, Margaret Thatcher, Herbie Hancock and Mikhail Gorbachev. As a journalist, he’s watched 13 Australian prime ministers come and go and he’s personally interrogated most of them, live on The 7.30 Report. Kerry O’Brien is a singular figure in Australian journalism – a broadcast journalist, foreign correspondent, columnist and feature writer – who has…
This is Not a Drill with Ali Moore
A Hypothetical Supercity, 2033
Australia's population hit 25 million this year and – if the forecasts are correct – it's heading to 38 million by 2050. Cities like Sydney and Melbourne are set to jump by up to 60% – from five to eight million. But what if that's a conservative estimate? Twenty years ago the experts said we wouldn’t get to 25 million…
Beyond Marriage Equality
Exactly one year on from the announcement of Australia’s marriage equality post survey result, we’ll take stock of the state and legal status of LGBTQ+ people across Australia.
The marriage equality vote brought a lot of romance and rejoicing – as well as a surprising number of heterosexual politicians lining up to claim credit – but the campaign period came…
Going Postal: Reflections on the Marriage Equality Vote
‘We’re about to be given a number,’ Quinn Eades wrote, on the eve of the result for the marriage equality postal survey. ‘A number that will sew itself into our skins. A number that will not let us go.’
On the anniversary of that historic announcement, we’re bringing together a stellar line-up of LGBTQ+ talent to share writing inspired and…
Anything and everything in Australian politics from across our archives.
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