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Church no longer 'silenced' on same-sex marriage

Church no longer 'silenced' on same-sex marriage

Josh TaylorMay 6, 2016

But Lyle Shelton is still not happy.

Government could get the moody blues on debt and downgrades

Government could get the moody blues on debt and downgrades

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerMay 6, 20162 Comments

On the cusp of an election, the economy is wobbling badly indeed, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

Can Turnbull avoid Abbott's fate of stuffing it up?

Can Turnbull avoid Abbott's fate of stuffing it up?

Bernard KeaneMay 6, 20168 Comments

The government ends the current parliamentary term having been unable to capitalise on its incumbency, and facing the same fate as that of Tony Abbott -- squandering its opportunity.

Resettle asylum seekers on Norfolk Island? Didn't go so well last time

Resettle asylum seekers on Norfolk Island? Didn't go so well last time

Luke MillerMay 6, 20161 Comment

Norfolk Island was once considered "Hell in the Pacific", writes historian Luke Miller. Which sounds like a solution to the government's asylum seeker problem.

Rundle: no horrors, no imagination, ScoMo’s budget is militant boredom

Rundle: no horrors, no imagination, ScoMo’s budget is militant boredom

Guy RundleMay 6, 20164 Comments

We will now commit to a nine-week election campaign, with the major media eager to co-operate in it. Four weeks in, it will be tedious. By late June it will be intolerable.

Replacing Freedom Boy could undermine HRC

Replacing Freedom Boy could undermine HRC

Josh TaylorMay 6, 20161 Comment

The government has appointed three new Human Rights Commissioners, which sounds good, except the commission doesn't have the money for all three.

Shorten reply focuses on fiscal discipline

Shorten reply focuses on fiscal discipline

Bernard KeaneMay 5, 20169 Comments

Bill Shorten has delivered his budget reply, with the Prime Minister set to head to Yarralumla to launch the 2016 election within days.

This is the $6 million feature film you paid for to keep refugees out of Australia

This is the $6 million feature film you paid for to keep refugees out of Australia

Sally WhyteMay 5, 2016

It's not a happy tale. But it is a hell of a lot of on-water matters for a government not keen to speak about them.

Anything he touches, Palmersaurus wrecks

Anything he touches, Palmersaurus wrecks

Sally WhyteMay 5, 2016

Goodbye, Clive ...

Tears, jeers and parting shots as Bronwyn and other MPs say goodbye

Tears, jeers and parting shots as Bronwyn and other MPs say goodbye

Josh TaylorMay 5, 20164 Comments

Bronwyn went out with a bang, others with a whimper: Crikey's highlights of the parliamentary valedictory speeches.