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Australia’s hidden abortion roadblock
Unlike most other medical procedures, abortion services come with an unusual caveat: doctors can refuse to provide them on religious or moral grounds. According to reproductive healthcare advocates, this is compounding longstanding access issues, with at least five women in one metropolitan area of Queensland having to continue unwanted pregnancies in recent months.Reporter Sophie Black explores how a doctor’s right to refuse abortion on religious or moral grounds is weighed against a woman’s right to healthcare in Australia.
Scott Morrison’s secret portfolios
After revelations that former prime minister Scott Morrison was secretly appointed to five additional ministerial portfolios during his term, the prime minister, Anthony Albanese, is seeking legal advice and promising to hold Morrison to account. Guardian Australia’s chief political correspondent Sarah Martin talks to Laura Murphy-Oates about how and why Morrison was appointed to these portfolios, and what this tells us about accountability and secrecy at the highest levels of government
Tinder turns 10: what have we learned from a decade of dating apps?
Dating apps have opened up opportunities to meet more people, but what have they done to our psyche? Emily Witt looks at how they have shifted the way we understand modern love, sex and relationships
One man reflects on a year since fleeing Afghanistan
It’s been a year since Afghanistan fell to the Taliban, when millions of Afghans tried desperately to flee the country in fear. One man who made it out on the last flight shares his story of evacuation and what his life in Australia has been like since then
Serena Williams’s familiar and unfair choice – with Lenore Taylor
Serena Williams – one of the greatest athletes of all time – announced her retirement from tennis this week. Her choice between her career, and the physical labour of having a family, is not unfamiliar to many women around the world. Australia has one of the least generous parental leave programs in the developed world, forcing women to bear the brunt of caregiving responsibilities, and further entrenching an already stark gender pay gap. In this episode of Full Story, Gabrielle Jackson talks to Lenore Taylor and Jo Tovey about rethinking work, family, and what success looks like
Why was an Australian security firm collecting intelligence on asylum seekers?
Guardian Australia has revealed that the Australian government used a private security firm to collect intelligence on asylum seekers being held on Nauru, in 2016. Leaked documents show that asylum seekers who had contact with Australian journalists, lawyers and advocates were closely watched by intelligence officers. Reporter Christopher Knaus explains how this came about and talks to the people who were the subject of ‘intelligence reports’