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Palmer out-Abbotts Abbott to complicate carbon price repeal

Palmer out-Abbotts Abbott to complicate carbon price repeal

Bernard KeaneJul 10, 201439 Comments

Clive Palmer's profound inconsistency resembles Tony Abbott's opposition tactics -- and it's making life miserable for the government.

Rundle: it is time to betray Australia

Rundle: it is time to betray Australia

Guy RundleJul 10, 201470 Comments

Australia has crossed a moral Rubicon in its treatment of asylum seekers by returning Sri Lankans to a country where they could be tortured or even killed. It is time to turn traitor.

Exclusive watch: what makes an exclusive, and who has the most?

Exclusive watch: what makes an exclusive, and who has the most?

Myriam RobinJul 10, 20144 Comments

An investigation? An interview? Or a drop? There appears to be no consensus on what deserves to be called an exclusive in Australia's major papers.

An agonising wait for Indonesians as electoral dirty tricks continue

An agonising wait for Indonesians as electoral dirty tricks continue

Jim Della-GiacomaJul 10, 20142 Comments

Most respectable quick polls predict Jokowi has won the Indonesian election, but Prabowo is also claiming victory. Jim Della-Giacoma reports.

Don't blame the Senate -- or the crossbench -- for Australia's political malaise: Xenophon

Don't blame the Senate -- or the crossbench -- for Australia's political malaise: Xenophon

Nick XenophonJul 10, 201424 Comments

The new crossbench shows Australians' distaste with the two major parties, writes independent Senator Nick Xenophon.

Rundle: a buzz of black and yellow as newbies take their seats

Rundle: a buzz of black and yellow as newbies take their seats

Guy RundleJul 8, 201413 Comments

The Gillard government's signature piece of policy, the carbon tax, has been quietly prepared for execution -- as Clive upstaged his own senators.

'Perpetual-motion Palmer' leaves government in turmoil

'Perpetual-motion Palmer' leaves government in turmoil

Bernard KeaneJul 8, 201412 Comments

The Abbott government is in trouble. So does it wait for Clive Palmer to burn out, or the PUP to break up -- or rethink its key messages?

Murder, human rights abuse and kidnapping: WikiLeaks cables reveal Prabowo's brutal past

Murder, human rights abuse and kidnapping: WikiLeaks cables reveal Prabowo's brutal past

Crikey InternJul 8, 20142 Comments

Prabowo Subianto could end up as Indonesia's president by the end of the week. Crikey intern Paul Millar trawls through diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks and finds distressing allegations.

Le voila: Sarkozy's legal troubles could be Hollande's lucky break

Le voila: Sarkozy's legal troubles could be Hollande's lucky break

Charles RichardsonJul 8, 20141 Comment

Nicolas Sarkozy has denied any wrongdoing and says his arrest was politically motivated. But no matter the outcome of the charges, there is one clear winner: Francois Hollande.

Brandis' changing tune on national security reforms

Brandis' changing tune on national security reforms

Bernard KeaneJul 7, 20145 Comments

In opposition, George Brandis called for national security reforms to be heavily vetted before being legislated. Now he's legislating with no vetting of any kind.