tip off

Follow Crikey’s latest coverage of Scott Ludlam. Crikey’s Scott Ludlam coverage includes independent news, blogs and commentary.


Video: Greens target ALP over data retention

Mandatory data retention is set to be included in the next round of security legislation — and the Greens will be fighting it every step of the way.

READ MORE

Turnbull finally provides some progress on metadata definition

After a discussion with ASIO and the AFP, Malcolm Turnbull has presented a definition of metadata that makes more sense than any offered so far by his colleagues.

READ MORE

Tips and rumours

Air force security question … have the Oz’s cake and eat it too … to name or not to name? …

READ MORE

Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: light at the end of the tunnel edition

Julia Gillard reviews Game of Thrones, Arthur Sinodinos can’t recall much of anything, and the Greens are OK in WA.

READ MORE

The good, the bad and the ugly of the WA Senate re-run

The WA senate byelection on the weekend has produced three very different, and symbolic, examples of current trends in Australian politics. Some of it is good, but much of it is ugly politicking.

READ MORE

Palmer, Ludlam … and pot? Who can win the Senate in the wild west

The recall Western Australian Senate election is effectively a race for three seats — and Clive Palmer will probably decide it one way or another. Crikey’s polling analyst previews the race.

READ MORE

Caro’s flotsam and jetsam: missing MH370 … pollie pride … March in March …

Remember Julia Gillard’s misogyny speech? Here is a version set to music that will bring tears to your eyes. Plus: are things ever going to get better?

READ MORE

AGD returns to data retention, wants Twitter, Facebook interception powers

The Attorney-General’s Department, chastened by its previous experience, wants to consult again on data retention — but also has Twitter and Facebook in its sights.

READ MORE

Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: cock-pit? … advertising truth … screw the rich …

On International Women’s Day, two steps forward and one step back. A passenger takes exception to a woman flying a plane, a man creates a cheaper sanitary pad, and what mining companies are really thinking.

READ MORE

Tips and rumours

Aussies held in Syria? … QantasLink profitable, but staff to go … Trouble in Wiggle-dom? …

READ MORE

‘No path to privatisation’? Spectre of NBN float raises hopes — and hackles

Legislation prevents the NBN from being sold for some time, but plenty of bankers want to get their hands on it sooner. The Greens and Labor say it should remain in public hands — what does Clive Palmer think?

READ MORE

Snowden a threat to Australian lives? Brandis refuses to show proof

George Brandis’ accusation that Edward Snowden has placed Australian lives at risk is the same unfounded accusation we’ve seen before from national security politicians desperate to avoid scrutiny.

READ MORE

Security breaches, confusion leave Parliament open to hackers

Our parliamentarians may be protected from spying by the NSA. But no one’s too sure after yesterday.

READ MORE

iSentia index: all eyes and ears on Queensland

Clive Palmer and Queensland premier Campbell Newman rocketed to the top of the charts thanks to an election win and new anti-bikie laws.

READ MORE

How to avoid a fresh WA Senate election

With 1375 votes missing, will Western Australians be forced back to the polls over the disputed Senate result? The courts will decide, but our resident psephologist says it could be avoided.

READ MORE

Greens spoke too late on WA Senate loss

Crikey readers have their say on the Greens senate drama in WA, the technicalities of same-sex divorce and tax office surveillance.

READ MORE

A-G FOI investigation: how data retention was derailed

The Attorney-General’s department was keen to rush data retention into law before the 2010 election. Their haste derailed it, new documents reveal, writes Bernard Keane.

READ MORE

WA Senate drama: ballot-box anomalies boost Ludlam’s fight

Independent analysis of the WA Senate count shows irregularities that, if fully investigated, could return the Greens’ Scott Ludlam. As it stands, he will lose his seat on the red leather.

READ MORE

Sex v Sport: Senate counting inches closer to a result

The picture in the Australian Senate is becoming a little clearer, with more seemingly insignificant candidates are excluded from the count.

READ MORE

AGD does it again: more changes to its data retention story

The Attorney-General’s Department has yet again changed its story on how it developed a proposal to store Australians’ internet and telecommunications data.

READ MORE

Greens post-mortem: back to 2004, and questions to be answered

The Greens election result has taken them back to 2004 in terms of their national vote. They need to determine how it went wrong after Bob Brown left.

READ MORE

Tips and rumours

Mirabella may lost job even if she wins … The AFR takes on penises … gossip from the journos’ election campaign …

READ MORE

Revealed: Assange knee-deep in failed WikiLeaks preference deals

Although Julian Assange has claimed the WikiLeaks preference deal was an “administrative error”, leaked emails reveal Assange was behind the controversial deal.

READ MORE

WikiLeaks Party’s ‘administrative errors’ incense Greens

A decision by the WikiLeaks Party to direct preferences away from Julian Assange’s strongest political supporter has incensed supporters. They should have known better.

READ MORE

Data retention net tightens on Attorney-General’s Department

The Attorney-General’s Department has admitted it did more on data retention than it claimed to a parliamentary committee.

READ MORE

Womens Agenda

loading...

Smart Company

loading...

StartupSmart

loading...

Property Observer

loading...