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The government is clamping down on charities – and it could have a chilling effect on peaceful protest

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 6th July 2021 -  There is no clear evidence that new regulations intended to crack down on “illegal behaviour” are even needed, writes Krystian Seibert, who explains what the proposed regulations

One veteran on average dies by suicide every two weeks. This is what a royal commission needs to look at

Contributor, Tuesday, 23rd March 2021 -  There have been numerous inquiries into veteran suicide, mental health and combat trauma over the past 20 years – with little positive outcome, write Deborah Morris and Ben Wadham.

No spare change: How charities, buskers and beggars aren’t feeling so festive in our cashless society

Contributor, Monday, 21st December 2020 -  Christmas is traditionally a time of giving, including to charities and the needy. But what happens when so few of us carry cash anymore? Collectors for the Paralympic Games carried

Robodebt was a policy fiasco with a human cost we have yet to fully appreciate

Peter Whiteford, Tuesday, 17th November 2020 -  The Robodebt class action suit has been settled and refunds will now go to some 373,000 people who were victims of the scheme. But as Peter Whiteford explains, this is not the entire

Three keys to meaningful work: An employer who cares about the environment, society and you

Contributor, Tuesday, 15th September 2020 -  By showing authentic commitment to social and environmental responsibilities and having inclusive leaders, organisations can create a more meaningful work for employees, enabling

Vital signs: A three-point plan to reach net-zero emissions by 2050

Contributor, Wednesday, 4th March 2020 -  The climate action plans of three companies in different industries – Delta Air Lines, Amazon and Microsoft – illuminate the three key strategies needed to cut carbon emissions,

Crowdfunding: When the government fails to act, the public wearily steps up

Contributor, Wednesday, 18th December 2019 -  GoFundMe has revealed its most successful campaigns of the year. It paints a picture where farmers are seeking relief from the drought and firefighters stretched to their limits

Five human rights issues that defined 2019

Contributor, Wednesday, 11th December 2019 -  From mass climate change movements to cultural genocide of Uighurs in China, Elaine Pearson and Louise Chappell highlight some of the headline human rights moments that captured

Robodebt failed its day in court, what now?

Contributor, Monday, 2nd December 2019 -  The Commonwealth has conceded that its program of automatic debt collection was unlawful. It’ll probably have to pay the money back, writes Terry Carney from the University

The most important issue facing Australia? New survey sees huge spike in concern over climate change

Contributor, Wednesday, 27th November 2019 -  Nearly half of Australians aged 18 to 24 view climate change as the biggest problem facing Australia in new national survey, writes Professor Andrew Markus from Monash University.…

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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
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