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While New Zealand heals, Australia’s culture war rolls on

The Christchurch attacks have brought New Zealand together. But in Australia, the home of the alleged killer, we keep fighting, and refuse to change.


Panic (and confusion) on the streets of London

Crikey's correspondent at large, now on the ground in London, shares some street scenes from the unfolding Brexit catastrophe.

A hung parliament is a very real possibility for NSW

The only other likely outcome is an outright Coalition win, despite the problems Gladys Berejiklian has in regional areas.

Suicide among First Nations youth is at crisis point

Until we have a conversation about the systemic problems that are driving suicides among First Nations children, we cannot pretend we are a country that comes together in crisis.

ACMA rules Sunday Night’s ‘African gangs’ beat-up was inaccurate

The broadcasting regulator ACMA used crime statistics to rule that Seven's claims of "crime surges" due to "African gangs" breached accuracy guidelines.

Why did Erdoğan invoke Gallipoli after the Christchurch attack?

It seems an odd move for an ostensible ally to provoke Australia on a sensitive subject like that. So why do it?

Who are the papers backing in this week’s ‘knife-edge’ NSW election?

The election might be neck-and-neck, but the papers have definitely made their decision.

Disney deal makes billionaires out of Murdoch children

The Murdoch Family Trust has just become $12 billion richer — but that's not all the Fox-Disney deal has reaped for the family.

Can the internet be cleaned up?

Crikey readers discuss the problems — and necessity — of an open internet, and Australia's response to the rise of fascism.

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Telstra streaming subscribers leave Foxtel jealous

Foxtel will be hard pressed to make up the numbers after former partner Telstra's streaming services have overtaken it in total subscribers

In Liberal heartland, a fight for the Liberals’ heart

A personal look at how the residents of Liberal heartland territory Kooyong, dissatisfied with Josh Frydenberg, are getting political and taking action.

The call is coming from inside the house

A white supremacist killer has again shown us the violent hatred that lurks inside us. Don’t turn away without acknowledging it.

The gap between Australia and New Zealand is now a chasm

On one side, government is showing compassion, strength and action. On the other, a tsunami of fear-mongering rolls on.


Jacinda Ardern battles history to reform New Zealand’s gun laws

For years, politicians have tried and failed to reform New Zealand's gun laws. After Christchurch, Ardern may finally be able to do it.


State force can and should be deployed against fascists

The dog-whistling and normalising of racist speech must stop, now. And there's a tried and true method for achieving that.

How New Zealand law deals with hate crime

Like Australia, New Zealand does not have distinct hate crime laws. After last week's terrorist attack, is this enough?

The circus is in town: the world’s media descends on Christchurch

The world's media has descended on Christchurch this week, and already things are starting to get tense and overwhelming.

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The gap between Australia and New Zealand is now a chasm

On one side, government is showing compassion, strength and action. On the other, a tsunami of fear-mongering rolls on.

The Coalition is addicted to race-baiting. Don’t expect it to stop.

The Coalition is desperate to pretend it hasn't been engaged in race-baiting and Islamophobia for two decades — but it is now deeply embedded in the way its MPs communicate.

While New Zealand heals, Australia’s culture war rolls on

The Christchurch attacks have brought New Zealand together. But in Australia, the home of the alleged killer, we keep fighting, and refuse to change.


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They really said that?

I’ve never seen anything like this before… You read a book, you put it in here and you take a book out.

TONY ABBOTT

The member for Warringah discovers a street library and decides to film it.


 Suck it and see

Suck it and see

Welcome to For Your Information. This week, Helen cleans out the bulldust about vacuum cleaners.

 How to deal with Nazis

How to deal with Nazis

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week — well, it's all bloody awful, isn't it? Still, we can look to women who know what to do with Nazis. Plus, why America keeps losing its war games, welcoming our new chickpea overlords, and how amazing was Dick Dale?

Who’s who: the ‘faceless’ men and women pulling the strings at the NSW National Party

Crikey takes a look at the players managing the chaos at NSW Nationals HQ in the lead-up to the state election.


The Indigenous issues that have been overlooked ahead of the NSW election

The election is just a couple of days out. There's plenty more that needs to be discussed.


From freedom to despair: the internet’s short but fast highway to hell

The promise of freedom offered by the internet a decade ago now looks laughable in an age of extremism, surveillance and manipulation. What went wrong?

One Nation preferences will dog Morrison all the way to the election

Scott Morrison now claims to be strongly anti-racist, but won't — and can't — rule out his party directing preferences to One Nation ahead of Labor.

In Liberal heartland, a fight for the Liberals’ heart

A personal look at how the residents of Liberal heartland territory Kooyong, dissatisfied with Josh Frydenberg, are getting political and taking action.

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.


NSW hopefuls prepare for final pitch to voters

Candidates for the NSW state election are preparing for their final day of campaigning before tomorrow's state election, and PM Scott Morrison addresses claims he sort to exploit "anti-Muslim sentiment". It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Mark Latham’s new defamation case could prompt religious hate speech laws

Mark Latham is facing another defamation case after tweeting about a UNSW student incorrectly suspected of plotting a terror attack. The result could be far-reaching.


The coverage of Christchurch will lead to more shootings

"If he knew in advance that no one would have published or discussed his manifesto, would that have changed things?"


Travel Guides and Married at First Sight deliver Nine a comfortable win

Ten and ABC offered weak line ups and were left behind accordingly.

Telstra streaming subscribers leave Foxtel jealous

Foxtel will be hard pressed to make up the numbers after former partner Telstra's streaming services have overtaken it in total subscribers

Is outrage still a viable media business model?

Outrage media is big money in Australia and abroad. But, as the aftermath of the Christchurch attacks shows, it can do more harm than good for its allies in the political mainstream.

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