In the first week of the campaign we journeyed around the country with a team of politics experts. Now we retrace our steps to look at what’s happened since.
The British atomic tests at Emu Field in South Australia pre-dated Maralinga by three years. Largely forgotten, they remind us the costs of harmful political decisions are borne by the most powerless.
What are the key seats and issues affecting Australians? Six experts tell us what to expect in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales.
Labor’s strong win was a result of a clever campaign, but also, more broadly, the fracturing of centre-right politics in Australia.
Latest results show Labor ahead of the Coalition federally as well as in South Australia, Queensland and possibly NSW.
South Australia’s Riverland adopted a Swedish system to control the dissemination of alcohol, even as it began the journey to becoming Australia’s biggest wine producer.
Genyornis newtoni was one of the biggest birds ever to walk the earth. And new research shows its mysterious extinction may have come amid a bout of widespread bone disease as its lake home dried out.
Almost one in three Australian homes now have solar panels – but as even more solar systems are installed, we face a growing challenge of managing temporary solar shutdowns.
Radioactive waste from nuclear medicine facilities will be trucked to and buried near the South Australian town of Kimba. But this decision still faces a range of hurdles.
Reaching net-zero emissions will require intense policy focus, private investment and clear accountability – conditions only a firm numerical target can provide.
South Australia has shown other Australian jurisdictions what not to do with their anti-corruption bodies, especially the proposed federal integrity commission.
Archaehierax sylvestris, whose remains have been unearthed in the arid South Australian outback, was the apex predator in a lush prehistoric forest filled with marsupials and waterfowl.
You only have to prevent one case, which could have otherwise led to community spread and lockdown, for such a scheme to pay for itself many times over.
The Morrison government and South Australian government struck this landmark deal ahead of the Biden Summit last week. Let’s take a hard look at the good and bad bits.
The COVID pandemic has increased the strain on an already troubled mental health system in South Australia. Now, the state’s outgoing mental health boss is calling for accountability and change.
South Australia this week has passed a bill to decriminalise abortion, the last Australian jurisdiction to do so. Yet people seeking an abortion still face a variety of challenges.
Last year, renewables provided a whopping 60% of South Australia’s electricity supplies. The remarkable progress came as national climate policy was gripped by paralysis – so how did it happen?
We need a holistic response that considers the systemic reasons that force people to lie about working.
Clear messaging about who needs to get tested is better than stigmatising people who are understandably worried about their health.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics.