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    Burning the country at both ends

    Residents from Perth's south are being evacuated as a Mundijong fire worsens, and it seems Bridget McKenzie’s highly detail-oriented staff colour-coded sports grant applications based on political affiliation.

    The tide is coming: why our beaches are vanishing

    Communities around the country are coming face-to-face with the growing threat of coastal erosion. And as the climate crisis hastens, the problem is only going to get worse...

    ‘The waves are going to be crashing through their door’: the erosion hot spots

    Experts and residents have known about Australia's collapsing coastline for years, but the true extent of the growing damage is staggering.

    The tragedy of the horizon: why action is needed now

    When it comes to solutions to the problem of Australia's eroding coastline, there's some good news... and a whole lot of bad news.

    Five things to be done on coastal erosion

    Australia's coastline is collapsing. So what can we do to turn the tide?

    The science behind our vanishing beaches

    We are already seeing the impact of climate change on our coastal communities. The way forward demands difficult conversations and challenging decisions.

    What will unite us when the beaches are gone?

    Beaches might be the only thing capable of uniting Australia. If they were to disappear, it would rip into the heart of our identity.

    When the sea claims your house, who do you sue? It’s legal quicksand

    Australian beaches have been disappearing faster and with more permanence, no question; the causes are not so simple and neither are the legal consequences.

    We will not go down to the sea. It will come to us

    Sea levels rising and falling up to hundreds of metres is a story re-told on Earth multiple times over the past hundred million years. But this time is different.

    The minister, the cardinal and the billionaire climate sceptic you’ve probably never heard of

    He's a conservative billionaire with ties to Tony Abbott, Angus Taylor and George Pell. But who is Michael Hintze?

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    We will not go down to the sea. It will come to us

    Sea levels rising and falling up to hundreds of metres is a story re-told on Earth multiple times over the past hundred million years. But this time is different.

    Five things to be done on coastal erosion

    Australia's coastline is collapsing. So what can we do to turn the tide?

    #29Leaks: has the ADF been caught up in a Russian money laundering scheme?

    As part of the #29Leaks data leak, Inq and Michael West Media investigate a disturbing story involving the ADF, Russian contractors, and allegations of money laundering using Australian taxpayer funds.

    Why did the government declare war on the AAT? To uphold ‘community standards’

    CHAPTER ELEVEN: The government justifies its reshaping of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal by claiming it brings it into line with 'community standards'. For some seeking the tribunal's judgement, the changes could mean life or death.

    Righting the wrong: could a class action against the sports rort deliver justice?

    What would a class action lawsuit against Bridget McKenzie's sports rorting scandal look like? The question, like the case, is a tricky one.

    The government ditched its own grants website to hide sports rorting

    The government is proud of centralising all Commonwealth grants on one bespoke platform for everyone to see. Until it wanted to hide the sports grants it intended to rort.

    Rorters, take note. Buying votes is tempting but it doesn’t seem to work

    The sports grants affair stands testament not just to the deviousness of much of the political class, but also to its egotism

    When did Australian politicians become incapable of shame?

    Scandals like the one Bridget McKenzie is facing used to end careers.

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    Even for veteran and desensitised Trump watchers, the anecdotes presented in A Very Stable Genius will set the teeth on edge.

    PM announces massive emissions cuts that a) will never happen and b) went unnoticed

    Scott Morrison went full 'Scotty from marketing' this week, but climate change can't be fought with a good sound bite.

    The questions that must be asked in the McKenzie sports rorts review

    The head of Prime Minister and Cabinet has been tasked with finding out if Bridget McKenzie breached ministerial standards. There are some basic questions that need to be answered.


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    nha cai tang tien mien phi

    I have today asked the Secretary of the Department of Health and the CEO of Sport Australia to provide me with an assurance that documents provided to the media today relating to the assessment of Community Sport Infrastructure Grants did not come out of their agencies.

    RICHARD COLBECK

    Faced with revelations by the ABC that his predecessor literally colour-coded grant applications by political utility, Australia’s sports minister investigates the real villains: snitches whistleblowers.


     

    Cowardice under fire

    Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: the flaming catastrophe that is our governing class. Plus, living with a hernia, and the inscrutable Roger Scruton.

     

    War in Wuhan: inside the world’s biggest quarantine centre

    For the many millions of people living in Hebei’s new quarantine cities, this might be the new normal for sometime to come.

    ‘Money talks’: outrage at billionaire climate sceptic’s political donations

    Andrew Wilkie, Adam Bandt and Stirling Griff condemn Australia's donations system which can effectively block action on climate change.

    Could environmental action be a single acid trip away?

    New studies are uncovering the role psychedelics can play in environmental engagement. And the benefits don't stop there.

    Angus Taylor’s latest scandal (and other stories you might have missed)

    Incarceration rates drop. Another 'great move' from the Energy Minister. And the green bank backs the big banks. After a big week in news, here are the stories you may have missed.

    What is the ABC for?

    Crikey tries to unravel and distill some of the crucial questions we think the ABC should be asking itself in this post-Guthrie/Milne era.


    Bezos, the prince, and the tragically true plot to silence journalism

    This isn't absurdist comedy. It's tragedy. It shows how ridiculously confident authoritarian regimes are to reach across the world to intimidate and silence critics.

    Top climate scientist trashes Tony Abbott for using him to deny climate change

    'It's frustrating that years and years of research can be dismissed by a politician. The reputation of The Australian is being trashed by publishing utter rubbish.'

    Australia has the world talking — and we didn’t even need to knock off our leader

    Even the Daily Mail, known for its right-wing editorial stance, has turned against Morrison.

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