For two days at the end of November, pro-refugee protests disrupted the final parliamentary sitting.
In early November activists rallied in Brisbane to highlight the plight of Tamil asylum seekers and the threat to return them to danger in Sri Lanka.
Bill Shorten has stepped up his attack on 457 visas in the wake of Trump’s election in the US.
The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) is set to return, with the aim of breaking the power of the construction unions.
A Royal Commission into the “juvenile justice” and “child protection” systems in the Northern Territory, sparked by revelations of torture in the Don Dale detention centre, continues to reveal stories of horrendous abuse. Meanwhile, a further Four Corners investigation has shone the spotlight on violence kids are suffering in residential care.
Trump’s victory has sent shock and disbelief across the world. His election has emboldened Pauline Hanson and far right parties everywhere.
Trump’s election is being met with a wave of resistance all over the US. Angry marches blocked downtown LA every evening the week after the election.
One of Trump’s key pledges was to tear up trade deals, condemning them for sending American jobs offshore.
After months of growing tension between the Philippines and the US, Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte announced in late October he was cutting ties with the US, one of the Philippine’s closest allies, and leading a pivot towards China.
History must judge him both as the freedom fighter whose defiance humiliated US imperialism and as the ruler of a repressive, unequal society.
The introduction of the NDIS is being used to privatise services and drive down workers’ wages and conditions.
The war in the Pacific began 75 years ago with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. But it was fundamentally a war between two powers for dominance of Asia, writes Tom Orsag
The Gonski funding model allows the divide in education to continue, and does not challenge the flawed testing regime, argues Lucy Honan
Feminist and media personality Clementine Ford’s first book Fight Like a Girl has gained enormous attention since its publication in October.
It’s often said that journalism is the first rough draft of history. But when a book is by a very senior Murdoch journalist, you have to wonder whose history...