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Morrison’s boat turnback blitz on election day was his final act of political bastardry

His government was in caretaker mode with all the conventions that entails, but for this shameless former PM that meant nothing.

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Home Affairs breached caretaker conventions and there must be an inquiry

A thorough investigation into the election day announcement of a boat arrival is needed before anyone is let off the hook.

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Farewell 46: the most ridiculous moments of the last Parliament

It’s been one helluva ride for the past three years — and here are just some of the most gloriously inglorious moments.

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Libs crash headfirst into reality with recovery plan to *checks notes* hate the rich

Tim Smith, Peta Credlin, the ‘forgotten people’ speech and the politics of resentment will get things back on track in no time.

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An easy run for Albanese’s first week, but big domestic challenges are queuing up

After a fast start on the international stage, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese now must deal with some major economic problems.

No safe place for Morrison: how his policy failings locked him into a death spiral

The final data from Isentia on the election campaign shows that Scott Morrison ended up with absolutely nothing to talk about.

Why Labor’s next announcement should be a royal commission into COVID-19

The government plans to hold a series of commissions. The pandemic should be first and foremost.

Women have spoken. Now they wait

Women were pivotal in shaping the outcome of the election and the new government. But will their issues slip down the priority list?

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How good are election books? Crikey’s suggestions for publishers in 2022 

From ‘Fifty Shades of Teal’ to ‘My Own Private Hawaii’, here’s a list of must-read books about the 2022 federal election.

Labor’s failure on UFOs shows national security weakness

The Pentagon has acknowledged hundreds of cases of UFOs probing their military preparedness. Why is Labor ignoring this major issue?

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Pacific becomes a diplomatic battleground between China and the West

Beijing has made its intentions clear with a five-year action plan for 10 Pacific island nations. But it shouldn’t get too cocky.

How Donald Trump and Joe Biden gave Afghanistan back to the Taliban

When US troops were pulled from Afghanistan it was the beginning of the end for the Afghan military and the republic, a new report argues.

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Electioncast: What are the big stories out of the 2022 federal election?

The 2022 federal election was about change: a change of government by a changing electorate, and a change in what is possible in politics.

Electioncast: Labor’s costs and the prime minister’s lies

In the last week of the contest, both parties carried out the electoral tradition of releasing policy costings. But do they matter?

See what they’re hiding

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Transparency works — and it should go much further

The chairman of Star Casino wanted the Bell inquiry into the casino held behind closed doors. Now we know why.

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Is the 2022 election result the beginning of the end for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation?

The party’s decision to run candidates in almost all House of Representatives seats has hidden a swing against it.

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Twitter is a swamp — but it fills a media void and swelled the green, teal wave

The platform isn’t always a pleasant place, but it challenges mainstream media and gives citizen journalists like Ronni Salt an influential voice.

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After-dark pundits want to push the Liberals further right. Let them

If the News Corp hacks had their way, the Liberal Party would never win back its heartland. Doesn’t sound so bad, does it?

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News Corp comes over all green after Labor’s first boat turnback

The confected outrage in the Oz and the Herald Sun gives us a pretty good clue about the manure we’ll see in the Murdoch stables.

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‘It was vitriolic; it was nasty’: Holmes à Court on News Corp, the Coalition’s PR team

Climate 200 founder Simon Holmes à Court speaks to David Hardaker about the teal independents, the Murdoch machine, and the state of Australian democracy.

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As monkeypox spreads, is Australia ready for another infectious disease outbreak? 

Research into emerging viruses needs to be stepped up, and fast. And a decent boost in funding would be handy too.

A ‘WHO Pandemic Treaty’ conspiracy theory is the freedom movement’s last-minute scare campaign

In the election’s dying days, politicians courting the freedom movement have leaned heavily on a conspiracy theory about a WHO pandemic treaty.

Should NDIS funding and reform be an election issue? Richard Hamon’s story leaves little doubt of the answer

Instead of the NDIS making life easier for Australians with disabilities, its stalling and haggling over funds create emotional and physical distress.

Mental health a sticking issue in marginal seats hit by fires, floods and the pandemic 

Psychological help services are a major concern for the marginal seat of Gilmore, following a cluster of suicides after the region was devastated by environmental catastrophes.

American law is now hurtling towards apartheid for women

A leaked US Supreme Court decision on abortion would make women second-class citizens.

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Voter revolution delivers new politics

The major parties are looking at a new scenario — they can no longer hold urban seats while trying to keep ‘mainstream Australia’ happy.

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Off the coast of Yemen, a timebomb bigger than the Exxon Valdez is primed to explode

A derelict tanker holding more than 1 million barrels of crude oil sits in the Red Sea, teetering on collapse.

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As the world burns: climate crisis turns the heat up on Labor and the Coalition

The world is sleepwalking into a catastrophe but the major parties would rather end the climate wars than seriously reduce emissions.

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Climate is being ignored, especially by the ABC — and the loudest voice is of denialists

Data from Isentia shows that climate change has so far been missing in action in the coverage of most media outlets throughout the election campaign.

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