DANIEL JAMES
Daniel James is an award-winning Yorta Yorta Melbourne-based writer and broadcaster.
Flowers at a memorial at Westfield Bondi Junction in Sydney, Friday, April 19, 2024. Image © Bianca De Marchi / AAP Photos

The threat within

The national conversation is finally turning towards male violence, even as sections of the media seek to stir up fears around multiculturalism

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in Sydney, April 12, 2024. Image © Bianca De Marchi / AAP Photos

Building expectations

Labor’s manufacturing plan gives Albanese a new story to tell, while speaking to the old idea of nation-building

Former Seven Network Spotlight producer Taylor Auerbach departs the Federal Court of Australia in Sydney, April 5, 2024. Image © Bianca De Marchi / AAP Photos

The sausage factory

The sickening spectacle of Bruce Lehrmann’s defamation case against Network Ten exposes the worst in our media and our politics

Independent Member for Warringah Zali Steggall at Parliament House, February 12, 2024. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Photos

You can handle the truth

The battle over ‘truth in political advertising’ laws is heating up

A video streamed to Facebook showed two children, with their hands cable tied, outside a Broome home, while a man looks on. Image via Facebook livestream / ABC News

Stupid white bastards

Our treatment of Indigenous people paints a far more vivid picture of who we are as a nation than Sam Kerr’s late-night run-in with police

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton during Question Time in the House of Representatives last week, February 26, 2024. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Photos

Going nuclear

The Opposition’s push towards nuclear energy is nonsensical – and that’s just the way the fossil fuel lobby wants it

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese speaks to the media in Frankston ahead of the Dunkley byelection, March 1, 2024. Image © Morgan Hancock / AAP Photos

Advance Australia where?

As the Dunkley byelection looms, the influence of shady lobby groups such as Advance Australia should be attracting more scrutiny

Small Dutton energy

The leader of the Opposition has drawn the battlelines over big cars, in his small-minded attempt to quash fuel efficiency standards

War, what is it good for?

The lack of transparency on defence spending is indefensible when we’re talking about billions of dollars

Soft target

Peter Dutton’s Coalition reignites the time-honoured political tradition of calling Labor soft on borders, while the media joins in the hysterics

Very soft diplomacy

Parliament backs a call for Julian Assange to be returned home, as the WikiLeaks founder prepares to face a UK court again next week

Never mind the gap

After last year’s failed Voice referendum, how will the Albanese government find a way forward in Indigenous affairs?

Flowers at a memorial at Westfield Bondi Junction in Sydney, Friday, April 19, 2024. Image © Bianca De Marchi / AAP Photos

The threat within

The national conversation is finally turning towards male violence, even as sections of the media seek to stir up fears around multiculturalism

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in Sydney, April 12, 2024. Image © Bianca De Marchi / AAP Photos

Building expectations

Labor’s manufacturing plan gives Albanese a new story to tell, while speaking to the old idea of nation-building

Former Seven Network Spotlight producer Taylor Auerbach departs the Federal Court of Australia in Sydney, April 5, 2024. Image © Bianca De Marchi / AAP Photos

The sausage factory

The sickening spectacle of Bruce Lehrmann’s defamation case against Network Ten exposes the worst in our media and our politics

Independent Member for Warringah Zali Steggall at Parliament House, February 12, 2024. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Photos

You can handle the truth

The battle over ‘truth in political advertising’ laws is heating up

A video streamed to Facebook showed two children, with their hands cable tied, outside a Broome home, while a man looks on. Image via Facebook livestream / ABC News

Stupid white bastards

Our treatment of Indigenous people paints a far more vivid picture of who we are as a nation than Sam Kerr’s late-night run-in with police

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton during Question Time in the House of Representatives last week, February 26, 2024. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Photos

Going nuclear

The Opposition’s push towards nuclear energy is nonsensical – and that’s just the way the fossil fuel lobby wants it

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese speaks to the media in Frankston ahead of the Dunkley byelection, March 1, 2024. Image © Morgan Hancock / AAP Photos

Advance Australia where?

As the Dunkley byelection looms, the influence of shady lobby groups such as Advance Australia should be attracting more scrutiny

Small Dutton energy

The leader of the Opposition has drawn the battlelines over big cars, in his small-minded attempt to quash fuel efficiency standards

War, what is it good for?

The lack of transparency on defence spending is indefensible when we’re talking about billions of dollars

Soft target

Peter Dutton’s Coalition reignites the time-honoured political tradition of calling Labor soft on borders, while the media joins in the hysterics

Very soft diplomacy

Parliament backs a call for Julian Assange to be returned home, as the WikiLeaks founder prepares to face a UK court again next week

Never mind the gap

After last year’s failed Voice referendum, how will the Albanese government find a way forward in Indigenous affairs?