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Murdoch v Crikey highlights how Australia’s defamation laws protect the rich and powerful

Image: Lachlan Murdoch, far left, with his father Rupert and brother James in 2014. Dan Steinberg/AP/AAP There is no better example of how Australia’s defamation laws...

Parliament must act to ensure Australia never has ‘secret ministers’ again

Image: AAP It was revealed this week that former Prime Minister Scott Morrison was secretly appointed in 2020 and 2021 by Governor-General David Hurley as a minister...

Three reasons why disinformation is so pervasive and what we can do about it

Gettyimages Donald Trump derided any critical news coverage as “fake news” and his unwillingness to concede the 2020 presidential election eventually led to the January...

Australian Labor isn’t alone. Parties of the left are making a comeback

Image: Fellow travellers: Prime Minister Anthony Albanese greets his Swedish Social Democrat counterpart, Magdalena Andersson, at the NATO summit last month. Lukas Coch/AAP One aspect of...

As the Ukraine war drags on, how secure will Putin’s hold on power remain?

Image: MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV / KREMLIN POOL / SPUTNIK/ EPA There has been constant speculation for most of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s 22 years in power...

Worried about Earth’s future? Well, the outlook is worse than even scientists can grasp

 Picture: Daniel Mariuz/AAP Anyone with even a passing interest in the global environment knows all is not well. But just how bad is the situation?...