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Proposed Indigenous ‘voice’ will be to government rather than to parliament

Contributor, Thursday, 31st October 2019 -  The process will also develop ways to get more Indigenous input to state and local decisions, especially on the issue of service delivery, writes Michelle Grattan from the University

Five charts on what a Newstart recipient really looks like

Contributor, Wednesday, 30th October 2019 -  The Senate inquiry into Newstart is underway. It is likely to find that the typical Newstart recipient is neither young nor on it for a short time. Here, Owain Emslie and Danielle Wood

Revealed: How Australian politicians would bridge the trust divide

Contributor, Thursday, 17th October 2019 -  We have heard much in recent years about the declining trust in politicians and politics in Australia, but what do our parliamentarians think about it? Mark Evans and colleagues Gerry…

What’s made of legumes but sizzles on the barbie like beef? Australia’s new meat alternative

Contributor, Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 -  This week the CSIRO launched a plant-based meat venture, v2food. In this article, first published in The Conversation, Martin Cole and Mary Ann Augustin explain the science behind

Australia is the runaway global leader in building new renewable energy

Contributor, Thursday, 26th September 2019 -  Despite our federal government’s somewhat timid approach to climate change action, Australia’s renewable energy industry has been growing at a cracking pace – 10 times the global

We don’t need another inquiry into family law – we need action

Contributor, Monday, 23rd September 2019 -  It seems the driving force behind this new inquiry is Pauline Hanson’s recent unsupported claim that women often make up allegations of domestic violence in family courts, write

Australia to attend climate summit empty-handed despite UN pleas to ‘come with a plan’

Contributor, Monday, 16th September 2019 -  Frank Jotzo, director of the ANU’s Centre for Climate and Energy Policy, takes stock of Australia’s progress on climate action and how we are perceived on the issue by our global peers,

Why Canada’s environmental charities are afraid to talk about climate change during the election

Contributor, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  Elections Canada is muzzling public outreach by charities about the climate crisis, just when it has never been more urgent for the public to understand it, writes environmental

Religious Discrimination Bill is a mess that risks privileging people of faith above all others

Contributor, Monday, 2nd September 2019 -  The idea behind the Religious Discrimination Bill is a good one, but the draft goes too far, write Liam Elphick and Alice Taylor, in this article first published in The Conversation.

Yes, GetUp fights for progressive causes, but it is not a political party – and is not beholden to one

Krystian Seibert, Thursday, 22nd August 2019 -  With GetUp once again in the government’s firing line Krystian Seibert looks at why the government is keen to strip the campaigning group of its independence, and why this might not

Not everyone cares about climate change, but reproach won’t change their minds

Contributor, Wednesday, 12th June 2019 -  A whole-of-society discussion about our collective future is urgently needed, write Chloe Lucas, Aidan Davison and Peat Leith from the University of Tasmania, and Adam Corner from

Here’s what needs to happen to get the NDIS back on track

Contributor, Thursday, 30th May 2019 -  Helen Dickinson, professor of public service research at the University of New South Wales, plots the road ahead for the new minister for the NDIS, in this article which first appeared
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