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Australia has a new head of state: what will Charles be like as king?

Image: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AAP With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Australia has a new king. The BBC has confirmed Charles will take on the regnal name of...

The Greens have backed Labor’s 43% target – but don’t think Australia’s climate wars are over

Image: Shutterstock After a decade of climate policy failure, Wednesday brought good news and slightly less good news for Australian action on climate change. The good...

Sunday essay: why soldiers commit war crimes – and what we can do about it

A member of the US’s elite counterterrorism force in Iraq, wearing a skull mask. Khalid Mohammed/AP The following essay contains disturbing images and language. In 2020, the...

What would King Charles mean for the monarchy, Australia and the republican movement?

Image: Chris Jackson/AAP This week’s Platinum Jubilee marks 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign over “the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and...

Morrison is hoping for an election surprise but ‘uncommitted’ voters rarely turn things around in the final week

AAP Image/James Ross The number of voters the Coalition is attempting to sway in the final days of the campaign varies widely, depending on how...

To Australians sick of the election: this is why voting is not a waste of your time

Image: James Ross/AAP Early voting has begun and election day is looming. Many of us were disillusioned with politics well before the campaign even began, and it’s...