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Articles by Sally Whyte

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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‘The epitome of a gentleman’ or ‘that shit’s fucked up’? Behind closed doors at a men’s club

What, exactly, happens at a men-only club?

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Nothing to hide, nothing to fear? Turnbull’s secret messaging an insult to transparency

Encrypted messaging apps pose new problems for politicians, freedom of information laws and government transparency.

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Crikey 15: Stephen Mayne on that defamation suit

Crikey speaks to Stephen Mayne, on defamation, losing his house and having a generous corrections policy.

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Hope and justice: Australia holds vigils for Chan and Sukumaran

Last night, heartfelt vigils for Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were held around Australia.

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Crikey 15 Video: celebrities read mean tips

Some of Crikey’s favourite political and media personalities respond to nasty tips about them sent to us over the years.

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Manus hunger strikers ‘a recipe for disaster’: doctor

A Sydney doctor and refugee advocate says the hunger-striking asylum seekers on Manus Island are not receiving proper medical care — and the results could be deadly.

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Asian Cup: the (financial) reasons to cheer for North Korea this summer

Australia is hosting a sporting bonanza this summer, here’s our guide to the weird, wonderful and cheap Asian Cup matches.

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Why shark risk won’t stop us going to the beach

Australians are actually quite smart when it comes to weighing up the risks of encountering a shark while swimming, experts say.

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One story, told week by week: don’t expect an Australian Serial

Australia’s strong defamation laws make it very unlikely Australia could replicate Sarah Koenig’s blockbuster podcast.

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Stephen Mayne unveils election promises, set in stone

Crikey founder Stephen Mayne launches our Set In Stone project, urging politicians to keep their promises.

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‘Pretty bleak’: Australia’s closed door puts pressure on Indonesia’s own refugee policies

Stopping the boats” hasn’t stopped the flow of refugees to Indonesia — but it has stranded them there without proper resources.

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They built this party on rock’n'roll

Gotye’s party may not get the numbers for the Victorian election, but they say this won’t be the last we hear from them.

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Video: Greens target ALP over data retention

Mandatory data retention is set to be included in the next round of security legislation — and the Greens will be fighting it every step of the way.

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Essendon stood by Hird, but enough is enough

James Hird must resign, but his departure will be cold comfort for a club (and its fans) already torn apart by scandal.

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