The optimism of Mark Stevenson
By Helen Lewis - 07 January 11:35

The former pop star and cryptographer who knows how to save the world.

Fate of the New Zealand miners is still unknown
By Ursula Donnelly - 22 November 9:17

Potentially dangerous gases hinder the rescue operation

New Zealand television host resigns over racial comments
By New Statesman - 11 October 12:09

Presenter Paul Henry leaves job after diplomatic protest from Indian government.

Gillard to form minority government
By New Statesman - 07 September 10:26

Gillard's success ends intensive negotiations over regional investment.

Australia’s hung parliament
By Alyssa McDonald - 26 August 8:21

Neither the Labor Party nor the opposition Liberal-National coalition has enough seats for a majorit

Why we lack a Julia Gillard in Britain
By Caroline Flint - 19 August 8:16

Australia could have a female prime minister by the end of August. So, what’s stopping women reachin

Chasing the consensus chimera
By Stephen Minas - 06 August 12:48

As Australia’s government goes to an election promising consensus-building on climate change, action

John Pilger on why Julia Gillard is the new warlord of Oz
By John Pilger - 22 July 8:11

The rise to power of Australia’s first female prime minister led to hopes for political change. But her leadership promises little movement on land rights.

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 01 July 8:08

Russia: espionage

Australian media? Welcome to the first murdochracy
By John Pilger - 11 March 7:08

Rupert Murdoch's overweening power goes unchallenged in Australia, allowing his publications to skew the present and whitewash a bloody past.

Return to a secret country: why Australia must treat its Aboriginal people with the respect it craves.
By John Pilger - 26 November 5:41

Kevin Rudd's apology to the Aborigines has changed little. White Australia must offer its first people fair land, a bill of rights -- and respect.

John Pilger on why new film Balibo is a travesty of omissions
By John Pilger - 20 August 8:40

It is ten years since East Timor’s referendum on freedom from Indonesia – but new film Balibo cuts all government complicity from its story.

John Pilger on keeping the red (wine) flag flying
By John Pilger - 16 April 10:15

My affair with the red wines of Australia lasted long after I left its shores, until our love was ruined by a water shortage.

People's protest clogs city
By Anisha Ahmed - 02 April 16:39

Life in London slowed down as hotspots of protests sprang up in different parts of the city

What G20 countries want
By George Eaton - 30 March 15:48

As the leaders of the world's biggest economies gather in London we look at some of the competing de

By Victoria Brignell - 30 March 12:17

How a bond formed at 13 with an Australian penfriend led Victoria Brignell to embark on a deception

Low charisma, high values
By Paola Totaro - 19 March 11:48

Paola Totaro, London bureau chief for the Sydney Morning Herald, is baffled as to why Gordon Brown g

Australia’s underbelly
By Ryan Gilbey - 12 March 9:28

Fond memories of the lurid world of “Ozploitation” cinema
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Worried Will Young
By Paul Evans - 09 February 10:27

The best of the politics blogs as brought to you by Paul Evans

Listening to the desert
By Kim Mahood - 18 December 9:44


So is New Labour dead or not?
By Paul Evans - 28 November 10:33

When is a party dead? Paul Evans brings us the best of the politics blogs from domestic politics thr

Days of sunshine and grace: John Pilger remembers an Australian swimming legend
By John Pilger - 09 October 10:29

Sep was tall, handsome and languid, with a laconic half-smile like Errol Flynn's. 

The luck of the Aussies
By Mark Beeson - 06 October 17:08

Even as the world seems caught in a financial meltdown, has Australia managed to escape? Mark Beeson

Island of dark secrets
By Kathy Marks - 31 July 10:07

Child abuse used to be a taboo subject, of course, but that does not explain why Britain abandoned t

The light fantastic
By Daniel Stacey - 24 July 10:18

A discotheque for Aborigines is the perfect place to make new friends

Workers of the world unite
By Alyssa McDonald - 02 July 10:58

The world's first truly international trades union looks set to be unveiled with a membership of mor

Power v poverty
By Duncan Green - 19 June 11:15

Privatisation, free trade and market forces . . . the rich world insists poor states play by our rul

Indonesia's persecuted
By Robert Pringle - 16 June 13:27

Retired US diplomat Robert Pringle explains why Ahmadiyya Muslims have been a target of sectarian vi

A miracle convention for the disabled?
By Victoria Brignell - 03 June 12:13

Fine words without actions are meaningless but actions usually only come about after fine words have

By Paul Rodgers - 28 May 11:45

Where do we come from? Paul Rodgers charts some of the latest work exploring the movement and develo