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Articles by Sally Whyte

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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The rich list absentee landowners behind Tassie anti-wind farm campaign

Two BRW rich listers have donated thousands of dollars to prevent a feasibility study into a wind farm off the coast of Tasmania.

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Julia’s burn book: a study in a prime minister and those who disappoint her

Australia’s first female prime minister has released her autobiography, and she is not shy about throwing some shade. Crikey finds the juiciest bits.

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Fraudulent email raises some uncomfortable questions for Landcare Australia

A chairman with links to the fossil fuels industry, a case of impersonation and a patron who thought he was at a different organisation — times are turbulent at Landcare Australia.

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Video: uphill battle for independents in Morwell

Latrobe Valley residents felt abandoned in the wake of the Hazelwood mine fire. Now they’re taking their fight to be heard to the ballot box.

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Victorian independents hope to pull a McGowan

Independent candidates are popping up in throughout Victoria. They might not win seats, but they hope that they can make the major parties sit up and take notice.

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No way to test for septicaemia on Manus, with doctors ‘swamped’

A lack of specialist care is to blame for deaths and health crises on Manus Island, say insiders.

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Time for the AFL to walk the walk (in footy boots)

With the AFL finals season in full swing, it’s time for the league to own and correct its many errors over the past year.

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Macquarie Uni takes students to court over $600,000 in union money

A curious legal stoush reignites the debate around voluntary student unionism as Macquarie Uni litigates against one of its own student organisations in a bid to retrieve $600,000.

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