The government is expected to reverse its opposition to sending personnel to west Africa to fight Ebola after being embarrassed domestically and internationally on the issue.READ MORE
New Matilda has been accused of breaching the privacy of Professor Barry Spurr in publishing his personal emails. The case could set important precedents for privacy law in Australia, experts told Crikey.READ MORE
Ad-averaging means SBS will air more ads in prime time, but some aren’t happy about the effect this could have on programming choices.READ MORE
Christopher Pyne’s education review was rushed, partisan and now seemingly doomed. Adjunct professor Tony Taylor at the University of Technology Sydney says it didn’t have to be this way.READ MORE
Fairly and effectively taxing the mining industry has been the Labor party’s white whale for decades.READ MORE
The real problem with Mia Freedman’s statement on The Project was not that she mentioned homosexuality and paedophilia in the same sentence. The real problem is she said homosexuality was an innate characteristic, which it is not.READ MORE
Despite efforts to declare a new era of aggressive financial planning regulation, ASIC still struggles with the basics with a diminishing budget.READ MORE
New Matilda’s editor Chris Graham takes on Barry Spurr. And other media tidbits of the day.READ MORE
The 2013 federal election had some very strange results, with micro-parties benefiting from byzantine preference deals. Crikey’s Victorian election reporter Dan Moss asks: is Victoria in for motoring enthusiasts and smart meter haters?READ MORE
Tomorrow, the City of Melbourne will introduce a proposal that would encourage all Victorian councils to produce publicly accessible audio recordings of all their meetings.READ MORE
WHAT WAS SAID:
"Australia is a paradise for white collar crime. "
"The government is too busy with asylum seekers and terrorists to bother with white collar crime. "