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Assange extradition battle could cause an international mess for Australia

Is an extremely large, uncomfortable, embarrassing international dilemma about to land in the lap of the Morrison government?

AAT set for shake-up following Inq investigation

The government is set to address AAT appointments following Inq's revelations of partisan stacking.

The spin doctor, the gossip columnist and a whole swag of juicy Afterpay options

Sydney PR consultant Brett Clegg has made close to $800,000 on employee options in the booming buy-now-pay-later outfit Afterpay. There's nothing illegal about it, but the optics aren't good.

Both left and right miss the point in Folau furore

The latest upset surrounding comments by Israel Folau has once again revealed the left's tabloidism and the right's hypocrisy.

Are the all-important ‘three Ps’ still on track in an ageing Australia?

The mantra of successive Treasurers on our ageing workforce has been population, participation and productivity. But what if we were too successful in addressing them?

SBS punches above its weight with lavish food and exciting programs

The SBS Upfronts were another reminder that the public broadcaster can go punch-for-punch with its better-funded competitors.

‘Carbon capture’ is a get-rich-quick scam for fossil fuel companies

Carbon capture and storage is a fossil fuel industry scam — one that the Coalition seems to be considering spending more taxpayer money on.

Too big to break: Facebook’s game plan to escape regulation

To stave off threats of forced break-up or regulation, Facebook plans to get bigger, more integrated and more influential — fast.

UK Tories pose online as independent fact-checkers

The Tories have been accused of misleading the public after attempting to temporarily rebrand their twitter as an anti-Labour fact checker.

Morrison and his blame game

Morrison and his blame game

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison wants state infrastructure projects to move faster and people to stop worrying about the economy, and in Europe, prosecutors have dropped an investigation into Julian Assange. It’s the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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AAT set for shake-up following Inq investigation

The government is set to address AAT appointments following Inq's revelations of partisan stacking.

The debt that wasn’t: one woman’s story

For 12 months, Elisha Mathews was pursued by a private collection agency over an alleged $800 debt she did not owe.

Why did the government declare war on the AAT? To uphold ‘community standards’

CHAPTER ELEVEN: The government justifies its reshaping of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal by claiming it brings it into line with 'community standards'. For some seeking the tribunal's judgement, the changes could mean life or death.

Inside the mind of the paedophile priest

CHAPTER ONE: Almost 1900 child sexual abusers have been identified in Australian Catholic churches. The average victim was under 12. What led people to commit such horrible crimes on such a staggering scale?  

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An incomplete list of reasons why Australia won’t celebrate Margaret Court

Tennis Australia won't be rolling out the red carpet for Margaret Court this year. Let's see if we can figure out why...

How Quadrant continues to defend a convicted paedophile

The journal has been as dogged in its defence of Pell as it has been in its attacks on the legal system that saw him convicted.

Is a former banking doyen teaching bureaucrats empathy?

The government is paying big bucks to learn about empathy. And the people they're paying have very interesting resumes.


Climate polls suggest most Australians are ‘raving inner-city elites’

The Coalition would like us to believe that climate change is only a concern for a hysterical group of fringe-dwellers. But polling data says otherwise.

Climate denialism is bought and paid for by a rotten political system

The persistence of climate denialism in Australian politics reflects the wealth of mining and energy companies prepared to use a deeply flawed political system to wield power.

How are politicians trying to spin the climate crisis?

Crikey looks at the politicians attempting to spin or finger-point their way out of the climate crisis.

Running the numbers on the NSW fire service budget cuts

The head of the NSW Rural Fire Service has taken issue with some inconvenient truths aired by Crikey. Let's step through the data.

Features

They really said that?

Not a single person … can nominate a single, solitary achievement of Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister. It was a prime ministership without distinction, zest or unifying intelligence.

BOB CARR

NSW’s longest-serving premier in a single term hit back ($) at Turnbull’s claim he achieved nothing in office.


 

Meet the earthquake truthers

This week in Side View: meet the earthquake controllers, it's raining plesiosaurs, how to write legislation, and ageing takes firm hold in Japan.

 

The Fascists Among Us: how right wing ideology evolves in plain sight

The Christchurch gunman emerged from a fascist subculture in which he’d previously been a minor and anonymous figure. The next killer will be the same.

Chinese army presence suggests a grim resolution for Hong Kong

The People's Liberation Army are yet to move on Hong Kong, but their appearance in the city presents an alarming outcome for protesters and journalists currently targeted by authorities.

China Matters, especially for big business

Sections of Australian business would like there to be less criticism of China and more "nuance" and "soundness" in debate. But their latest attempt to tamp down criticism blew up, thanks to Beijing.

The debt that wasn’t: one woman’s story

For 12 months, Elisha Mathews was pursued by a private collection agency over an alleged $800 debt she did not owe.

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.


Will Wikipedia’s new social media project crash and burn?

With WT:Social, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales joins a long list of entrepreneurs looking to build an 'ethical' alternative to the social media giants.

Is Facebook really committed to combating fake news?

Facebook says it's taking the war on fake news seriously... but that it shouldn't be expected to.

How Quadrant continues to defend a convicted paedophile

The journal has been as dogged in its defence of Pell as it has been in its attacks on the legal system that saw him convicted.

Storm clouds ahead for legacy media as ad revenues tumble

Recent results from Australia's major legacy media companies show that the future won't be pretty unless ad revenues can be turned around.

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