Sally Warhaft

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10 May 2017

How does this year's budget sit against those of the past – and those potentially to come?


26 Jul 2016

‘Democracy is the worst form of government,’ Winston Churchill famously said, ‘except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time’.

But democracies come in very different shapes and sizes. And they’re always evolving; sometimes in response to pressure from within...


13 May 2016

In The Road to Ruin: How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin Destroyed Their Own Government , Niki Savva argues that while the partnership between the former Prime Minister and his chief of staff was effective in opposition, it was catastrophic in government.

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21 Jul 2015

In the past decade, Australia’s stance towards asylum seekers has changed radically. No longer assumed to be refugees fleeing persecution, asylum seekers are now often described as 'illegal immigrants'.

In recent weeks, there have been allegations that both major parties have paid people smugglers...


9 Jun 2015


As the dust settles on this year’s federal budget, the Fifth Estate turns its eye to matters economic with Ross Gittins, economics editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, and public policy experts Miriam Lyons and Ian McAuley.

While the Federal Government...

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