‘I want the truth known’: why Andrew Coffey wants a face-to-face with leaders of an elite school
Andrew Coffey was 15 when he was allegedly raped by a teacher. Decades later, he wants the school to take responsibility.
Honest, transparent, female: the traits Australians want in their politicians
Far from being put off by shameful workplace practices in Parliament, women are instead inspired to enter politics to change from the inside.
Morrison’s ICAC attacks part of a Trump-style war on accountability
The PM isn't merely pushing Gladys Berejiklian towards a Warringah run, he's waging war on institutions that might hold him accountable.
Mounting evidence shows wage theft is a deliberate and major feature of our economy
A Migrant Workers Centre report shows that 65% of workers on temporary migration visas have suffered wage theft, with visa uncertainty a key enabler.
European mafia gets filthy rich in scams costing up to 2% of EU’s total budget
Organised crime groups have an estimated £7tn in offshore tax havens — enough to offset the costs of the pandemic in the EU.
Western Australian MP James Hayward, who has been charged with child sex abuse, has not resigned from state Parliament and will continue to receive his salary and allowances until February, and Tanya Plibersek has ripped into her Coalition counterpart Alan Tudge over comments he made about the new school curriculum.
Whether Berejiklian is innocent or not, the real issue is the PM’s arrogance
Scott Morrison's support for the former NSW premier clearly shows he has no time for independent bodies investigating federal decisions.
Christian Kerr: the living — and now departed — reason why anonymity has power in politics
No one really knows just how many sources this trailblazer had but they gave him the ammunition to shock the bejesus out of Australian politics.
Scott Morrison is a bully. Just ask Bridget Archer and Julia Banks
With a 'close supportive friend' like the prime minister, female Liberal MPs would have to be asking: who needs an enemy?
When local newspapers die, local democracy dies with them
At the weekend's NSW council elections, it appears voter turnout was down and informal votes were up.
Click nation: how Australians turned to buying online, and stayed there
How popular is ecommerce in Australia? Well we've overtaken even the Americans.
Australia, sorry, but we really need to talk about inheritance tax
With inheritances set to grow in the next two decades, a tax could temper intergenerational equality while generating government revenue, if implemented in the right way.
Guilty until proven innocent: America is finally facing up to injustice
In the last three decades, nearly 3000 prisoners in the US have had their convictions overturned. That may be the tip of the innocence iceberg.
The world is on edge: how panic about Omicron spread like wildfire
The new COVID variant came out of nowhere and a cold sweat broke out right around the globe. But are we worrying for worrying's sake?
Mutant (reporting) on the march: why we are wary of Omicron catastrophising
The Australia media were poised to make the Omicron variant the next viral bogeyman. But two years of pandemic has wised us up.
Climate lies: countries are trying to dupe the UN on emissions data
A startling new report has shown how many countries are misreporting emissions data and pushing flawed models. What else are big polluters trying to get away with?
Never mind climate plan nonsense — feel the politics. (And the press gallery falls for it)
The media seem to have decided the climate policy is second in importance to whether Scott Morrison can pull off another election win.
Our environmental failures go further than net zero. They begin in our backyard
It's not just our inaction on climate change: our governments' reluctance to listen to the experts or spend much-needed money on conservation has us doing other kinds of environmental damage too.
Unpacking Albanese: pragmatic policies meet old-school sales pitch
The true 'working-class man' has at last cut through: 'I may not always be the smoothest talker, but I'll always tell it straight.'
Can Labor’s goldilocks climate plan withstand the scare campaign?
In a toxic electoral environment, Labor's climate plan is perhaps the boldest we could have expected, even if it is less ambitious than 2019's.
The Jenkins review provides two powerful tools for making Parliament safer
Introducing bodies that would establish parliamentary standards and recommend policies and procedures will be vital in changing the culture.
How to spin a pandemic in Adelaide: first, call in the ’Tiser for a briefing
Panic after weekend reports of SA border closures show the hazard of governments using one media outlet as a community message board.
The outing of Hillary Bray
When Christian Kerr exploded on to the scene in the pages Crikey, politics had never seen anything like him. And his old friend Susan Brown believes it never will again.
Fighting trolls or helping media mates? The truth about Morrison’s social media bill
What's in a name? Nothing much as far as the Social Media (Anti-Trolling) Bill goes. It's less about online abuse and more about helping publishers.
Sweden used to be a sanctuary for refugees. No longer
In 2015, Swedes took immense pride in the country’s decision to accept 163,000 refugees, most from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. But a lot has changed since then.
Have we already forgotten the lessons of the Ever Given?
The blocking of the Suez Canal is becoming a distant memory as consumers, governments and economies ignore the vital lessons of the debacle.
Rudd: Morrison should not be attacked for his faith. But he should tell us how it affects his politics
It's not unreasonable or intrusive for Australians to ask how Scott Morrison's religious faith impacts on his political behaviour and decision-making, writes former prime minister Kevin Rudd.
It’s time to call it out: Scott Morrison doesn’t care about secular accountability
In a new series, Crikey asks: what governs Scott Morrison? A dedication to Australia, or a dedication to his own faith — and above all, himself?
The good word: a compendium of Scott Morrison’s godly quotes
The PM has never shied away from making his faith known, but it's the cryptic references — the hidden meanings — that speak volumes about his mentality.
‘Without truth, no democracy can stand’: why we are calling out the prime minister
Today Crikey publishes an uncomfortable but important investigation that exposes the prime minister as a systemic, consistent and unremitting public liar.
A national leader with a readiness to lie and a reflex to do so when under pressure
Scott Morrison lies. A lot. And it's particularly true when he's feeling the political heat.
Seeing Red, feeling Blue: pastiche pop and the power of the persona
New albums by Taylor Swift, a pop-music genius, and Lana Del Rey, a pop-culture project, illustrate two extremes of the musical spectrum.
Modernism is back in architecture. But it’s not all bad — really
If the Australian Institute of Architects Awards are anything to go by, modernism is back, baby. Guy Rundle reviews the good, the bad, and the mildly depressing.
We must learn to see the corruption that pervades Australian public life, and restructure it
Australians, and especially our governing class, have normalised soft corruption. If we want things to change, we need to bring back the outrage.
How to end corruption? First break down the code of silence allowing it to thrive
The culture of silence that permits the soft corruption and alleged abuse witnessed in Parliament cannot be allowed to endure.