Zacharias Szumer is a freelance writer from Melbourne. In addition to Michael West Media, he has written for The Monthly, Overland, Jacobin, The Quietus, The South China Morning Post and other outlets. He was also responsible for our War Power Reforms series.
Whole Nine Yards: Albanese government fossil project tally rises to 9

Whole Nine Yards: Albanese government fossil project tally rises to 9

The Albanese government has now approved or extended at least nine fossil fuel projects and two carbon capture ...
Every phone is a bottle shop in alcohol’s Netflix era

Every phone is a bottle shop in alcohol’s Netflix era

Australia’s major alcohol retailers are increasingly moving into the digital space, aiming to emulate the methods ...
Mable the “Uber of the NDIS”. Are digital care platforms keeping clients safe?

Mable the “Uber of the NDIS”. Are digital care platforms keeping clients safe?

Digital care platforms like Mable are seeking to bring higher levels of efficiency, choice and control to the ...
The Big Two: winemakers squeezed from both sides by Coles and Woolworths

The Big Two: winemakers squeezed from both sides by Coles and Woolworths

When dealing with the Liquorlands and Dan Murphys of this world, winemakers can be stuck between a rock and a hard ...
Independent beer-makers captive to liquor majors, supermarket duopoly

Independent beer-makers captive to liquor majors, supermarket duopoly

Visiting the local pub or bottle shop may create an impression of beer drinkers spoilt for choice. But the variety ...
Mable, the Uber of care work. Innovation or a race to the bottom?

Mable, the Uber of care work. Innovation or a race to the bottom?

Digital disruption has come to the disability and aged care sectors with mixed reviews. The digital economy and ...
A tangled web of donations and grants. Business’ top lobby, DFAT and the AEC

A tangled web of donations and grants. Business’ top lobby, DFAT and the AEC

Australia's leading business lobby, Business Council of Australia, glosses over its tax avoiding members while ...
What are the implications for Australia if the ICJ rules against Israel in the genocide case?

What are the implications for Australia if the ICJ rules against Israel in the genocide case?

It’s “highly likely” the UN’s top court will decide that South Africa’s genocide case against Israel is plausible, ...
Has Australia’s dingo management gone to the dogs?

Has Australia’s dingo management gone to the dogs?

Advocates for dingo protection are ramping up pressure on governments to stop lethal management programs. On the ...
Victoria’s horse racing industry jockeys in political-favours sweepstakes

Victoria’s horse racing industry jockeys in political-favours sweepstakes

The Victorian government and the state’s racing industry share a cosy relationship. The state government helps tax ...
Warren Mundine wants an audit of Indigenous funding. How about the charity he chairs?

Warren Mundine wants an audit of Indigenous funding. How about the charity he chairs?

The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation has been labelled a ‘game changer’ and it counts many high-profile ...
Who’s at the party? The thriving business of corporate access to politicians

Who’s at the party? The thriving business of corporate access to politicians

The business forums of both major parties sell political access to corporate Australia, and they make a pretty ...

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