Government failing vulnerable Aussies on RATs: advocacy groups

Unions and social services groups call on government to make RATs freely available.


We know politicians lie – but do we care?

The fact that politicians lie is not a surprise to anyone, but our apathy towards this situation should be.

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Why the religious discrimination bill was always destined to fail

Political analyst Michelle Grattan looks at why the PM's religious discrimination bill was never going to make it through parliament.

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Federal government ends ABC funding freeze

The government has been accused of trying to neutralise a political headache.

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How corporate influence is threatening our democracy

A new report from the Human Rights Law Centre has shown the outsized influence the gambling, tobacco and fossil fuel industries have over Australian politics.

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Finally, a final 'Resting Place' for stolen indigenous remains

The Resting Place will serve as a site for the care of Ancestral Remains returning from collections in Australia and around the globe whose cultural groups are unknown and are unable to make the journey home to Country.

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Scott Morrison’s ministerial team looks far from match-fit

Political analyst Michelle Grattan outlines the challenges faced by the Morrison government in its election run, and why it may not be up to task.

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Djokovic's father fuming after deportation of Serbian tennis player

Novak Djokovic's father Srdjan has reacted angrily to the Australian government's decision to cancel his son's visa.


Government hopes COVID peak reached, but is it dreaming?

Health authorities are hopeful the worst of the pandemic is over. But is their optimism misplaced?

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Former Wallabies captain running as independent for Senate

Rugby union star David Pocock has announced he would be running as an independent candidate for an ACT Senate seat.


Government pledges to boost retirement savings

Superannuation minister Jane Hume says the government will not tinker with plans to increase the superannuation guarantee to 12 per cent of wages by 2025.


Medicare-funded telehealth options to become permanent

Health minister Greg Hunt announces significant changes to Medicare.

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