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Our democracy will be better for it: Empowering whistleblowers key to effective anti-corruption reform

With the guidance and backing of a whistleblower protection commissioner, the next generation of Australian whistleblowers will not have to pay the price so many others have paid for speaking up.

Andrew Wilkie
Andrew Wilkie

Andrew Wilkie is the independent MP for Clark.

Pandemic leave reversal is a teachable moment for Albanese

The federal government’s justification for ending the pandemic leave payment did not wash. It fell over at the first hurdle.

Shaun Carney
Shaun Carney


Australia can safely improve its relations with China. Here’s how

Australia’s relationship with China has sharply deteriorated since 2017. But there are initiatives we can, should and must deploy to improve bilateral ties.

Bob Carr
Bob Carr

Bob Carr is the longest-serving premier of NSW and a former foreign minister of Australia



Scott Morrison delivered a sermon to Victory Life Centre on Sunday, urging churchgoers to trust in God, not government.

‘Don’t trust in governments’: Scott Morrison delivers Pentecostal church sermon

In a sermon to former tennis champion Margaret Court’s Pentecostal congregation, the former prime minister told churchgoers to trust in God, not the government or the UN.

  • by Lisa Visentin
Treasurer Jim Chalmers says the hit to real wages will be larger than expected in the March budget.

Real wages to take larger hit as inflation pressures grow: Chalmers

Treasurer Jim Chalmers will update the country on the state of the economy next week. It will show an even larger than expected to hit to real wages.

  • by Shane Wright

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