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The disturbing new national security law that no one is talking about

The encryption fiasco isn't the only capitulation recently made in the name of Australia's national security.


Seven moves to terminate employee agreement amid cost cuts, falling share price

Yet another company is using "extraordinary" hard ball negotiation tactics with their staff, this time in the media.

Crisis watch: the various hot messes threatening Labor and Shorten

From technology to welfare to refugees, Bill Shorten has plenty to deal with in the lead-up to the national conference.

Why old media is upset over ACCC action on digital privacy

The ACCC is trying to get to grips with how to regulate Google and Facebook. You'd think that would be good news to the groups currently being dominated...

Why the arrest of Huawei’s CFO has the world on edge

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou may restart the US-China trade war, but it will just be a headwind of the looming global financial crash.

The Guardian’s WikiLeaks ‘expose’ only revealed its own incompetence

The Guardian has disgraced itself utterly, and trashed its "facts are sacred" mantra in this, its latest obsessive pursuit of WikiLeaks.

How Scott Morrison made at least seven blunders in one sentence

It's been two weeks since Scott Morrison told off the school kids of Australia, but its effects will be felt for a long time yet.

The Coalition’s savagery towards the ABC is consistent with their cultural disregard

The government has been in ABC attack mode since 2013, the same year it promised in opposition there would be no cuts to the ABC.

Is there a politician with more false merit than Morrison?

Crikey readers respond to the government's "merit" obsession and the need for festival pill testing.

Shorten to end temporary protection visas

Shorten to end temporary protection visas

Good morning, early birds. Bill Shorten would end temporary protection visas and fast-track citizenship for Australia's "legacy caseload" asylum seekers if elected, and Theresa May faces yet more Brexit hurdles. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Merry Xmas (the Footy Show war is over)

After nearly two decades, Seven has crushed Nine's Footy Show.

Australia faces class actions for ‘crimes against humanity’ on Manus and Nauru

One day after the government filibustered proposed changes to medical transfers from Nauru, human rights lawyers have filed two class action suits alleging "torture", "persecution" and "other inhumane acts".

Dear Labor MPs, stop with your bullshit about protecting our rights

It's high time Labor cut the bullshit and admitted they're just as committed to creating a police state as their opponents.

FYI & Side View
Bringing interviews in for questioning

Bringing interviews in for questioning

Welcome to For Your Information, where Helen Razer explains a topic of global, local or, occasionally, no significance. Today, Helen asks some tough questions of job interviews.

Nanny state of affairs

Nanny state of affairs

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: George HW Bush's highs and lows, underwhelmed with wellness, another conservative party with a women problem, and who the hell watches Victoria's Secret shows?

What do changing demographics mean for the News Corp papers?

The Liberal Party needs to pivot to avoid continued rejection from voters, but News Corp's options are a little more limited.


Can progressives actually defeat the Morrison government shitshow?

Yes, Australia is turning away from the hard-right. Yes, the federal government is in chaos. But Labor and the Greens can hardly sit back and assume a 2019 federal election win.


Should Dan Andrews have returned Adem Somyurek to cabinet?

Or does reinstating Somyurek suggest there has been no fundamental culture shift within the ALP?

A true and accurate portrait of ‘preference whisperer’ Glenn Druery

There are perks to providing a consulting service for small parties wanting to take full advantage of our democratic system.

How the ABC avoided talking about race in its Victorian election coverage

How to cover racism is an ongoing question for journalists, and is especially pertinent for the ABC following its Victorian election coverage.

What is the ABC for?

Crikey tries to unravel and distill some of the crucial questions we think the ABC should be asking itself in this post-Guthrie/Milne era.


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Right-wing conspiracy theorists driven mad by Turnbull’s ‘invisible hand’

A sinister cabal led by Malcolm Turnbull is undermining the right. Can this frightening conspiracy be exposed in time? Only The Australian can help!

The ‘Lawyer X’ scandal is an astounding snapshot of Melbourne’s gangland past

A lawyer-turned-police informant. A name everyone knows, but can't publish. A number of major convictions now in question. This will make one hell of a mini-series.

Why does Australia keep making such patently dumb decisions about tech laws?

Australia is yet again the idiot of the global village, handing hackers and criminals a big win with its encryption backdoor legislation. Why are we so dumb?


Holy Wars

How The Australian targets and attacks its enemies


The fight for asylum seekers is a fight for the soul of our nation

Today is Human Rights Day, the 70th anniversary of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What exactly have we learned?


The Coalition has an interesting definition of merit

All this talk of merit and women's quotas has made us wonder: is everyone in the Liberal Party really there on skill, achievement and political nous alone?


Australia faces class actions for ‘crimes against humanity’ on Manus and Nauru

One day after the government filibustered proposed changes to medical transfers from Nauru, human rights lawyers have filed two class action suits alleging "torture", "persecution" and "other inhumane acts".

Out-of-touch politicians and journalists obsessed with parliamentary trivia

Politicians and the media are both focused on ephemeral issues at the expense of what voters are really concerned about — an economy that is no longer delivering for them.

Politicians and police are killing young Australians

Young people continue to die at music festivals despite a well-established means of reducing the risk. Why are we so contemptuous of the lives of our youth?

Prying Eyes

How personal surveillance invades our lives 24/7


What we can learn from New Zealand’s media transformation

From serious politics to pop culture, there are several bright spots in the New Zealand media landscape. What could we glean from them?


One Nine day: no sweet spoils for Fairfax papers from the wedding of the year

After a whopping year in the public eye, both Karl Stefanovic and Fairfax papers are finding themselves at the mercy of Nine bosses.


Merry Xmas (the Footy Show war is over)

After nearly two decades, Seven has crushed Nine's Footy Show.

‘Made In Australia’ now a warning to avoid our tech products

Politicians love to fawn over the IT sector, but a bipartisan bill passed yesterday ensures it is never taken seriously.

Further job cuts as Bauer Media consolidates magazines

Bauer Media has reportedly given staff less than a week to decide if they will reapply for jobs at six Australian magazines.

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