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Articles by Sally Whyte

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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‘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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