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Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey blogsOct 30, 20142 Comments

In search for Hockey's pizza ... Trick or treating at Fairfax ... Katter's happy about fuel prices ...

Letter from Rob Oakeshott: thank you for contracting Ebola

Letter from Rob Oakeshott: thank you for contracting Ebola

Rob OakeshottOct 17, 2014

Former federal independent MP Rob Oakeshott thanks Ebola victim Thomas Duncan -- his death will be a wake-up call to the "advanced" world.

The trials of Paul Yore and censorship in Australia

The trials of Paul Yore and censorship in Australia

Crikey blogsNov 26, 2013

Australia has a poor history of persecuting artists. Questions need to be answered about police censorship of the arts, writes Mark Holsworth for Daily Review.

Language of intolerance: Zimmerman trial's prejudice against non-standard English

Language of intolerance: Zimmerman trial's prejudice against non-standard English

Crikey blogsJul 23, 2013

The George Zimmerman trial brought many hot button issues to the fore, predominantly race and gun laws. But the testimony of a 19-year-old woman also revealed prejudice towards non-stand varieties of English, writes John Olstad.

Deceit for a cause: why the ALNF are wrong about indigenous literacy

Deceit for a cause: why the ALNF are wrong about indigenous literacy

Crikey blogsJul 1, 2013

In a new marketing campaign, the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation claim four out of five indigenous kids in remote communities can't read. It's an incorrect statistic and its wrong of them to pretend otherwise, writes Greg Dickson.

A call for meaningful action: previewing national mental health summit

Crikey blogsMay 23, 2013

On any given day, a person with serious mental illness is twice as likely to die. A national meeting tomorrow will be the first of its kind -- and all eyes will be watching how the money is doled out, writes Mark Ragg.

Eurovision: a veritable feast for lovers of language

Eurovision: a veritable feast for lovers of language

Crikey blogsMay 20, 2013

In addition to the wacky tunes and party time atmosphere, Eurovision is a great chance for linguistic nerds to observe flamboyant lesser-known European languages, writes Lauren Gawne.

The linguistic origins of 'magic pudding' economics

The linguistic origins of 'magic pudding' economics

Crikey blogsMay 15, 2013

Joe Hockey described the federal budget as a 'magical pudding', becoming the latest in a long line of politicians to use the metaphor. Piers Kelly explores its literary origins.

Nuts and bolts of non-fiction: introducing <em>Truth to Tell</em>

Nuts and bolts of non-fiction: introducing Truth to Tell

Crikey blogsMay 2, 2013

Crikey's new blog Truth to Tell, by former political and media advisor James Rose, explores the many issues spotlit by truth tellers of the entertainment world.

Book a doodle doo: what laid the foundation for 'chick lit'

Book a doodle doo: what laid the foundation for 'chick lit'

Crikey blogsMay 2, 2013

"Chook lit" and "chick lit" are being considered for inclusion in the Australian National Dictionary. Crikey's linguistics blog Fully (sic) explains where the term comes from and how it evolved.