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The ACT govt welcomes Uber, but with caveats

The ACT govt welcomes Uber, but with caveats

Josh TaylorSep 30, 20157 Comments

The ACT government has decided to get on the front foot, and will allow Uber in, but with strict regulation.

<em>Canberra Times</em>, education minister embroiled in cage fight

Canberra Times, education minister embroiled in cage fight

Myriam RobinSep 10, 20156 Comments

A controversial image is at the centre of a debate around disability rights and the ACT's education system.

Why aren't uni students jumping to the Left?

Why aren't uni students jumping to the Left?

Myriam Robin and Sally WhyteSep 9, 20146 Comments

You'd think the debate over fee regulation would send student politicians Leftward, but the reality is very different, write Sally Whyte and Myriam Robin.

Brandis moves to jail whistleblower and lawyer for revealing ASIS scandal

Brandis moves to jail whistleblower and lawyer for revealing ASIS scandal

Bernard KeaneSep 1, 201425 Comments

The government's move to prosecute a whistleblower and his lawyer for revealing an ASIS scandal illustrates its determination to send a signal to all potential whistleblowers.

Public servants: escaping the budget axe -- a work-in-progress

Public servants: escaping the budget axe -- a work-in-progress

Tom BurtonMay 13, 20141 Comment

Bureaucratic deck chairs have been shuffled, some tossed overboard, but in the main the good ship HMAS Australia has come through relatively unscathed, writes The Mandarin publisher Tom Burton.

When gay sex was a crime: campaign to expunge records goes national

When gay sex was a crime: campaign to expunge records goes national

Broede CarmodyJan 17, 20145 Comments

Victoria and South Australia will finally expunge those convicted of consensual gay sex. So will other states follow? Crikey intern Broede Carmody examines the roadmap.

They do, at least for a week: your invite to Australia's first gay marriages

They do, at least for a week: your invite to Australia's first gay marriages

Farz EdrakiDec 9, 2013

Gay couples in the ACT are nervously awaiting a decision on whether their historic new unions will stand. Farz Edraki attended some of the country's first same-sex weddings for Crikey.

The war on whistleblowers -- it's come to Australia

The war on whistleblowers -- it's come to Australia

Bernard KeaneDec 4, 201332 Comments

The tactics of the Obama administration's war on whistleblowers and journalists have now been openly deployed in Australia. The Coalition government is on the attack.

How high-speed rail could destroy your suburb

How high-speed rail could destroy your suburb

Bernard KeaneDec 2, 201315 Comments

Protecting the corridor of a high-speed rail network that will never be built will inflict significant damage on outer suburbs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

How the ACT gay marriage law is designed to fail

How the ACT gay marriage law is designed to fail

Brian GreigOct 31, 201313 Comments

The ACT gay marriage act is in deliberate breach of the constitution and is designed only to embarrass the Prime Minister, writes gay rights activist and former Democrats leader Brian Greig.