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For-profit internet the reason for slow speeds

In recent weeks, thousands of people all over Australia have experienced slow and unreliable internet connections. Telecommunications companies report an 80% increase in internet use during daytime hours. This is largely a result of...

Take Virgin out of private hands

Australia’s second major airline, Virgin Australia, went into voluntary administration in late April. This came after the company stood down 8000 workers as demand for flights plummeted due to the COVID-19 crisis. While the COVID-19...

Conservatives attack ‘Dark Emu’ author

Indigenous author Bruce Pascoe came under attack early this year, with right-wing campaigner Josephine Cashman making a complaint about him to the Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton. Dutton referred the complaint to the...

COVID-19: Extra stimulus fails to stop jobs cull

In late March the government announced a second economic stimulus package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the package was significant, it did very little to deter employers from laying off huge numbers...

COVID-19: Morrison’s stimulus for the bosses

Australian workers are facing serious economic shocks as a result of the Coronavirus health crisis. Millions now face the prospect of having their working hours cut, losing jobs and being unable to afford secure...

Religious freedom laws would undo anti-discrimination laws

After the victory for marriage equality in 2017, religious institutions began a campaign for laws they say are needed to protect ‘religious freedoms’. They saw the resounding win for LGBTIQ+ rights as a blow...

Turf out this illegitimate government

The first months of 2020 have been marked by renewed government instability. The impacts of the bushfires and drought, and the onset of the coronavirus epidemic, has been made worse by the uncovering of...

NSW: Police abuse strip searching powers

NSW police have sparked outrage after revelations of frequent and unlawful strip searches being conducted on minors. Recent inquiries by the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission and the Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) have uncovered numerous...

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