Every month, it seems a new corruption scandal emerges in Australian politics. These improprieties are not exceptions to the norm, they are the natural outcome of a two-party system that serves the wealthy elite.
Lizzie O’Shea is a lawyer, writer, and broadcaster. Her book, Future Histories, is out now from Verso.
Fires are ravaging Australia, but its government is only doubling down on coal and gas. A transition away from fossil fuels is needed more than ever, in Australia and everywhere else.
As data-mining companies and government decision-making edge ever closer, it is not just our digital privacy that’s at risk, but our very capacity to organize in solidarity.