"Our reforms shouldn’t be reactions to threats to the major parties, but rather a tool to create a more accountable and representative system." As the Australian Federal election looms (at last), Mike Anderson writes on how your vote still doesn't count the way it should.
‘’It is on every front: discrimination, hostility, abuse, indefinite detention, uncertainty… It’s a toxic mix for any human being, and to me, it is surprising that more refugees and asylum seekers haven’t attempted suicide.’’ Co-author of the recently-released 'Protection Denied, Abuse Condoned: Women on Nauru at Risk', Professor Carmen Lawrence talks with Pelican on the report’s findings, as well as the possibility of a more empathic alternative to Australia’s brutal response to the international humanitarian crisis.
With Hillary Clinton all but guaranteed to clinch her second campaign bid as the US Democrat's Presidential nominee, Jacob Mitchells investigates who within the party will be most likely in her top pick when the time comes to choose a running mate.
The Second Leaders’ Debate aired last night, and the hands of everyone watching trembled above their remote buttons with the overwhelming urge to switch to MasterChef. Yet Auspol soldier Wade McCagh endured and, fatigued yet miraculously lucid, emerges from perhaps television’s dullest forty minutes to articulate what went down for you here.
As the nation begins to understand the meaning of 'endurance' on day 11 of the long campaign, Brad Griffin keeps us on the ball with his second fortnightly coverage of the 2016 Federal Election lead-up.
When the other TV options last Friday night were the AFL, rugby, Eurovision and 'Call and Win: Win Cash Live!', who tuned their sets to the First Leaders' Debate? Wade McCagh did, that's who. Here he runs us through the key takeaways and events, from the meat raffle at the start, to bulk billing announcements, to the all-important tie watch.