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Jason Whittaker Whittaker

The Mandarin managing editor and former Crikey editor

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Uber still plays dirty, Huffington on board.

Jason WhittakerApr 29, 2016

Arianna Huffington has joined the board of Uber, which ethicists in The Huffington Post say is not a good idea.

Amazon is coming for Netflix ...

Apr 19, 2016

Watch your back, Netflix.

Pulitzer winners: your new #longreads

Apr 19, 2016

Here are your longreads.

When mandarins attack!

Jason WhittakerMar 11, 2016

What happens when a former bureaucrat criticises the department they used to work for?

The legacy of Letterman: an unromantic misfit says farewell

The legacy of Letterman: an unromantic misfit says farewell

Jason WhittakerMay 20, 2015

Despite his many successes, Late Show host David Letterman was always an outsider, a misfit who never quite became the new Johnny Carson. He became something more.

'Someone has been untruthful': did Dan Andrews go too far?

'Someone has been untruthful': did Dan Andrews go too far?

Jason WhittakerMar 12, 2015

The brutal dismissal of the CEO and chairman of WorkSafe in Victoria over a water contamination scare left some breathless. Did the Premier go too far in publicly calling them liars? The Mandarin examines.

'Brandis should stand aside': who'll take the fall for Triggs 'inducement'?

'Brandis should stand aside': who'll take the fall for Triggs 'inducement'?

Jason WhittakerFeb 25, 2015

Labor wants police to investigate the pressure George Brandis and his department secretary applied to human rights commissioner Gillian Triggs to stand down. Do they have a case?

Turnbull reveals the extent of ABC cuts

Turnbull reveals the extent of ABC cuts

Jason WhittakerNov 19, 201410 Comments

The Communications Minister confirmed the ABC budget will be slashed by $254 million over the next four years -- or 2.6% of its $5.5 billion budget -- while SBS will lose $25.2 million (1.7%) over the period.

The Victorian government's major failure (it has nothing to do with porn)

The Victorian government's major failure (it has nothing to do with porn)

Jason WhittakerOct 16, 20142 Comments

The Victorian bureaucracy lacks accountability, fails to communicate and consistently ignores recommendations to improve. And it gets away with it because nobody is listening.

The London banker from the scandal-plagued firm to head Treasury

The London banker from the scandal-plagued firm to head Treasury

Jason WhittakerOct 6, 2014

John Fraser -- reportedly Australia's next Treasury secretary -- is an experienced economist both in the public and private sectors. But he almost quit his scandal-plagued bank.