The Prime Minister has gravely offended an ally and without debate locked Australia into a China-focused alliance, writes Michelle Grattan.
Legislation to set up a national nuclear waste storage site on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula is being debated by federal parliament. Margaret Beavis argues that both the site selection process and storage plans for long-lived intermediate nuclear waste are unacceptable.
Low-level radioactive medical waste continues to pile up in basements around the country as debate over a national storage site continues, writes Jodie van Deventer.
The risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War II, a senior UN security expert says.