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Diplomacy and defence in the wake of Aukus – with Lenore Taylor
Last week, Australia entered into a new defence pact with the United States and the United Kingdom. The pact, dubbed Aukus, will see Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines from the US and the UK, effectively ending a $90bn contract Australia had previously signed with France. Lenore Taylor and Mike Ticher speak to Gabrielle Jackson about the immediate fallout from Australia’s new partnership and the ramifications of the Aukus alliance
Melbourne protests: far-right extremists or construction workers?
After the Victorian government announced restrictions on the construction industry to curb the spread of Covid-19, a series of protests have taken place in Melbourne resulting in violent clashes and dozens of arrests. However, some politicians and union leaders claim that many protesters are not construction workers, but rather far-right extremists. Guardian reporter Josh Taylor speaks to Laura Murphy-Oates about the role that anti-lockdown and anti-vaccination groups on social media have played and whether the far right has infiltrated these protests
Madison de Rozario’s path to wheelchair-racing fame
Australian wheelchair racer Madison de Rozario’s Paralympic career started when she competed at the Beijing Paralympics at the age of 14. Now, the 27-year-old has cemented her place in the history books – breaking multiple records and winning three medals, including two gold, at the Tokyo Paralympics. De Rozario speaks to reporter Kieran Pender about her sometimes bumpy rise to wheelchair-racing fame and the power of the Paralympics as a vehicle for change
The resignation of Christian Porter
Australian industry minister Christian Porter has resigned from cabinet after he declared that anonymous donors helped pay his legal fees in his defamation case against the ABC. Prime minister Scott Morrison says the matter is now resolved, but questions are still being asked about the extent of Porter’s knowledge of these donations, and whether he has broken any rules. Laura Murphy-Oates speaks to political reporter Paul Karp about how the donations scandal unfolded and what the future holds for Christian Porter
The problem with OnlyFans’ mainstream dream
When the ‘subscription social network’ OnlyFans announced it would be banning the sexually explicit content that made it a billion-dollar business, sex workers were up in arms – and many observers wondered how the move could make financial sense. Then it had second thoughts. So what does this tech saga tell us about where pornography fits into the future of the internet – and is it just another example of the sex industry treating women as disposable?
Guardian Australia Reads: The secret to happiness in uncertain times? Give up pursuing it
Laura Murphy-Oates introduces a bonus episode of our new podcast Guardian Australia Reads. Lifestyle editor, Alyx Gorman, recommends this piece by Brigid Delaney on an ancient way to pursue happiness