Our politics belong to all of us, and we collectively have to do better. To repair democracy, we should defend civil society and reinforce political institutions 2017 has been a spectacularly bad year for Australian democracy.
The acting Victorian chief commissioner of police, Shane Patton, and the police minister, Lisa Neville, address the state opposition’s claims of a ‘crisis’ in crime committed by African youth ‘gangs’.
Labor has called Malcolm Turnbull’s proposal to use a postal survey to pick Australia’s preferred form of republic a “thought bubble” but said it would consider any proposition to advance the debate.
Convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby has created something of a stir in Australia by releasing a music track on social media. The track, called Palm Trees, features Corby on vocals singing: “I’m in Queensland and it is sunny. I have the palm trees behind me.”
Australia’s property market is showing signs of cooling, with national home prices down in the December quarter and conditions expected to remain softer throughout 2018. The national median house price index fell 0.
After the ministerial reshuffle, Christian Porter has a lot on his plate as new attorney general. A look at his track record reveals some unattractive litter The physical characteristics could not be more different.
Law expert says Indigenous voice to parliament the most meaningful change as government tries to ‘refresh’ failing targets The federal government is calling for more Indigenous consultation in its “refresh” of the failing Closing the Gap targets but it has already rejected the mos