The government’s intergeneration report claims Australia is heading for big economic trouble. But good news! Disaster can be averted if those pesky crossbenchers pass every piece of Coalition legislation.READ MORE
Encrypted messaging apps pose new problems for politicians, freedom of information laws and government transparency.READ MORE
The intergenerational report is only as good as its assumptions — and they’re not particularly useful, writes executive director of The Australia Institute Richard Denniss.READ MORE
For much of its 40-year history, the Press Council has been overly adversarial in how it approaches the media, its new chairman tells Crikey.READ MORE
A surprise High Court decision has seen ACMA armed to the teeth with powers the media would rather it didn’t have. Expect communications policy to suddenly become very, very tricky for the government.READ MORE
It is time to give up the Australian Dream of home ownership. Not only are houses sometimes a bad investment, but the emphasis on owning is bad for everyone.READ MORE
Labor’s recent surprise victory in Queensland was due, in large part, to the optional preferential voting system. NSW has the same system, but whether Opposition Leader Luke Foley can match Palaszczuk’s feat remains to be seen.READ MORE
WHAT WAS SAID:
"We want you. We want you at the front. Not grey nomads but a grey army of workers."
"I can't explain anything without using a military metaphor."