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Articles by Sally Whyte

Return of Ruddmentum: Kevin Rudd’s (Ban Ki-) moon shot

Kevin Rudd’s reach has always exceeded his grasp, and it seems the whole of Australia is insufficient to contain his ambition.

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The 2015 Crikeys: Bronnie the most scandalous of the year

Here are the scandals that shocked and shaped us in 2015.

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Deaths likely from Hazelwood mine fire: inquiry

The Hazelwood mine inquiry has found it is likely people died because of the fire.

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From farmers to those who just love Malcolm, voters hate redistribution

The AEC plans to shift the electoral boundaries in NSW. But those who say they need the services of their local area — or just like living in the PM’s seat — are not sure it’s a good idea.

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Essential: govt up, but voters not sure about ScoMo

The novelty of the Turnbull govt is beginning to wear off.

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Meet Karen, your friendly neighbourhood radical

The government has but together a booklet for teachers to identify potential radical extremists, but the case studies seem a bit off …

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Essential: voters don’t understand free trade or refugee intake

Australians have no idea how many refugees we take in each year, and they were equally unclear about the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement.

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The No. 1 sign of nanny state overreach? Those damn bike helmets.

David Leyonhjelm’s nanny state inquiry has brought out the Lycra libertarians …

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Did the Hazelwood mine fire cause deaths? Experts say yes

The Hazelwood Mine Inquiry hearings in Morwell have heard it is likely that the Hazelwood mine fire caused deaths in the area.

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Aussies tell pollsters they love women’s sport, but few tune in

Do Australians really love women’s sport? The viewership numbers do not bear this out.

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Twitter reveals MPs’ closet turncoat tendencies

An analysis of Australian MPs’ Twitter accounts reveals who tweets left-leaning messages and whose tweets skew right. The results will surprise you.

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The Age quashes Hockey satire

Has the Treasurer put the fear of defo into Fairfax?

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Have the Greens changed course on Israel?

An “unfortunate miscommunication” during an interview with a Jewish media outlet had many wondering whether Richard Di Natale was shifting the Greens to a party platform less sympathetic to Palestine.

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Jake Lynch ‘relieved’ to be cleared of serious misconduct

Jake Lynch has been cleared of charges of anti-Semitism for his actions during an anti-Israel protest at Sydney University.

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Upping the chicken levy and looking for MH370: budget quirks and oddballs

Knights and dames don’t come cheap, and neither do chickens.

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Antisocial network: government targets Australians in asylum seeker ads

Australians who speak Vietnamese or Tamil are seeing ads on Facebook from Australian Customs advising them that they won’t make Australia home.

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Tears, anger and diplomatic posturing: how the day unfolded for Australia

Australia is withdrawing its ambassador to Indonesia in response to the Indonesian government carrying out the death sentences of two Australian citizens.

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Zoo Weekly sexes up Anzac without VA approval

Zoo Weekly has a special Anzac centenary edition. Unfortunately, no one told the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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A step to the Right? Fellows desert leftie think tank over new direction

A sudden exodus of fellows from the Centre for Policy Development suggests the think tank may be changing ideological tack.

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Jake Lynch and a dozen others receive letters over Sydney BDS fracas

Peace studies academic Jake Lynch and others who were involved at an altercation at Sydney University have received letters demanding that they account for their actions.

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‘I’ve been lied to’: Greens see red over party’s PDA for Sydney independent

The Greens campaign for the NSW state seat of Sydney has been left feeling high and dry over party bigwigs’ public love for his independent rival.

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Crikey 15: Stephen Mayne on the future of the media

Print is heading on an inexorable spiral to death,” says Crikey’s cheerful founder.

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Exclusive: Fraser’s progressive vision for a new political party

Malcolm Fraser was avidly working on founding a new political party, Renew Australia, founded on the principles of social justice, progressive democracy and escaping the long arm of the United States.

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‘PM for Aboriginal Affairs’ slashes millions from indigenous programs

The Aboriginal Legal Service is among the organisations bracing for significant funding cuts.

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Crikey 15: Stephen Mayne on his favourite Crikey scoop

Stephen Mayne discusses his favourite Crikey stories — some thrilling, some shocking, but all bold and brash journalism.

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