tip off

Consumers and shareholders come last in media ownership reform

Consumers and shareholders miss out whenever governments start talking about allowing more media ownership changes, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

READ MORE

Why history says the ABC review will give it a tick

History suggests even if the ABC’s funding is cut, its journalism will survive. And that’s assuming Malcolm Turnbull wants to cut funding - but does he?

READ MORE

The day News Ltd supported newspaper regulation

News Ltd and the Coalition have previously backed far more draconian regulation of newspaper operations than that proposed by the Gillard government. How times change.

READ MORE

Millions for a tiny record label with powerful players

The story of Melba Recordings’ special deal with the Australian government shows that when it comes to arts funding, friends in high places can still deliver the goods.

READ MORE

The conflicts of interest muddying the anti-pokies campaign

As with any public debate, the challenge in the pokies reform will be getting participants to put all their cards on the table and declare these conflicts as they arise. Stephen Mayne declares their interests on the public’s behalf.

READ MORE

Power Shots: four legends of political fixing

They may not punch with the same force of the past, they may no longer punch at all, but any round-up of Australian Political Fixers would be incomplete without mentioning the men who made fixing an art form.

READ MORE
Crikey Blogs | FEDERAL|

Helen Coonan’s valedictory speech

Liberal Senator and former Health minister Helen Coonan delivered her valedictory speech yesterday to the Senate. Crikey’s politics and public life blog The Stump has the complete transcript.

READ MORE

From gatekeeper to gridlock — a brief history of Labor obstructionism

Quit the high horse act on Senate obstructionism, Labor. As the record of the Howard Government shows, what goes around comes around.

READ MORE

When minimal accountability and mind-numbing tedium reign in Canberra

This week, Senators are conducting Supplementary Budget Estimates for the whole week, rather than sitting. For the most part it’s a colossal waste of time and money.

READ MORE
Crikey Blogs | FEDERAL|

Coonan throws a right hook at Essential Research

Essential Research is the Labor Party’s pollster just as Crosby Textor is considered the Liberal Party’s pollster,” reckons Helen Coonan, in the wake of yesterday’s woeful Essential figures. Too bad Newspoll reported pretty much the same thing, says Bernard Keane.

READ MORE
National Times | FEDERAL|

Who cares what the Opposition say?

The Coalition is finally learning that since they’re not in government, media focus is on personalities not politics. But what is their latest debt reduction strategy and is it a good plan?

READ MORE

Turnbull’s debt plan to cut $12b a year

Malcolm Turnbull tried to get some of the spotlight off his leadership by launching a “debt reduction strategy”, representing a major shift back toward the Coalition’s traditional rhetoric of small government.

READ MORE

Malcolm and Joe, shoulder to shoulder in the thick of it

Andrew Crook attended this morning’s “united front” press conference at Melbourne’s Treasury Place. What was it like? Who asked the hard questions about blackface?

READ MORE

Hockey’s economic bombast will hurt him

Joe Hockey yesterday committed a Coalition Government to slashing spending by more than $40 billion. Then he tweeted through Question Time, before insulting several world leaders.

READ MORE

Turnbull’s front bench: clash of the chihuahuas

When it comes to female ministerial representation, the conservative side has lifted its game. 7 of Labor’s 30 ministers are women, compared to 7 of 32 on the Coalition side, writes Bernard Keane.

READ MORE

The ABC gets off lightly at Senate Estimates

ABC Managing Director Mark Scott and the ABC had their easiest appearance at Senate Estimates for years, writes Glenn Dyer.

READ MORE

Howard and Coonan: Friends of the ABC?

With the election slipping away, Howard and Coonan have slithered up to the ABC audience and dangled $80 million for a new children’s digital channel, writes Glenn Dyer.

READ MORE

Womens Agenda

loading...

Smart Company

loading...

StartupSmart

loading...

Property Observer

loading...