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Leyonhjelm loses Helen Dale, suggests 'ignoring tax' to replace her

Josh TaylorMay 30, 20168 Comments

David Leyonhjelm's controversial adviser Helen Dale (nee Darville) has walked. And he seems to want to replace her without paying tax.

Poll Bludger: why Labor is ahead in the polls but everyone thinks the Coalition will win

Poll Bludger: why Labor is ahead in the polls but everyone thinks the Coalition will win

William BoweMay 30, 201613 Comments

Labor is leading in most national polls, yet most people still think the Coalition will romp home. What gives?

A campaign Winnebago and You're the Voice on the bagpipes: on the hustings with Derryn Hinch

A campaign Winnebago and You're the Voice on the bagpipes: on the hustings with Derryn Hinch

Sally WhyteMay 30, 20162 Comments

You never quite know what you are going to get with the Human Headline.

<em>Crikey</em> Campaign Scorecard: the gaffe that won the weekend

Crikey Campaign Scorecard: the gaffe that won the weekend

David HenningMay 30, 2016

If two leaders had a debate and nobody cared, did it really happen?

A tedious debate for a tedious campaign: why last night was a dud

A tedious debate for a tedious campaign: why last night was a dud

Bernard KeaneMay 30, 20167 Comments

There are few upsides and plenty of downsides to debates, so unless a leader has nothing to lose, they'll tend to be boring, like last night's snoozefest between Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten.

Mayne: what James Mathison needs to do to topple Tony Abbott

Mayne: what James Mathison needs to do to topple Tony Abbott

Stephen MayneMay 30, 20162 Comments

Does TV host James Mathison stand a chance against Tony Abbott? He'll need more than celebrity.

We read Shorten's little biography, so you don't have to

We read Shorten's little biography, so you don't have to

Josh TaylorMay 30, 20163 Comments

The man, in his own (very few) words.

Turnbull's top 10 debate porkies

Turnbull's top 10 debate porkies

Alan AustinMay 30, 201612 Comments

No, Labor is not the high-tax party. No, cutting company tax does not have flow-through effects to workers. And then there's the little matter of Turnbull's preselection attempt in 1981. Econometrics reporter Alan Austin fact-checks the Prime Minister.

Treasurers' debate mired in costings and process

Bernard KeaneMay 27, 2016

Chris Bowen and Scott Morrison went head-to-head today but the exchanges focused primarily on the budget, not the wider economy.

<em>Crikey</em> Campaign Scorecard: leaders make move on indigenous affairs

Crikey Campaign Scorecard: leaders make move on indigenous affairs

Joshua HarrisMay 27, 20164 Comments

Both Bill and Malcolm have been talking up their plans for indigenous Australia.