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Morrison’s reaction to Wentworth loss was worse than the result

Scott Morrison's reaction to the loss of Wentworth — by keeping on doing exactly what he's been doing — will delight Labor.


How Phelps’ Wentworth triumph was almost thwarted

The chaos of the Wentworth byelection result reveals that Australia is yet to catch up to the new era of pre-polling.

Is Kerryn Phelps eligible for Parliament?

Dr Kerryn Phelps' surprise victory in Wentworth may be overshadowed by a section 44 dispute.

The four kinds of right-wing takes on Wentworth

The right isn't panicking at all about Wentworth, don't worry ...

Time to crack down on the companies enabling Saudi Arabia’s outrages

The Saudi regime's admission it killed Jamal Khashoggi embarrassed the Australian government into taking action. But it needs to do much more, and it can use companies who profit from their collaboration with the regime.

Red meat to the base: why white fragility can’t stand being roasted

White fragility in Australia is looking particularly fragile at the moment on the back of a joke war.

Defamation law holds back Indian media’s #metoo moment

As in Australia, public figures accused of sexual harassment and assault in India are wielding defamation law to silence those who speak out.

The Guardian’s petty war on Julian Assange continues

Alan Rusbridger's regime never got over the fact that WikiLeaks hadn’t simply handed over the Cablegate files, and so the war continues.

Were the Liberals the only ones who didn’t see Wentworth coming?

Crikey readers respond to the state of politics at play at the Wentworth byelection.

Phelps extends lead in Wentworth

Phelps extends lead in Wentworth

Good morning, early birds! Independent Kerryn Phelps has extended her lead over Liberal Dave Sharma's late surge in the weekend's Wentworth byelection, Julia Gillard calls for the government to apologise like it means it, and tourists won't stop ruining Uluru. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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The return of Joyce is the final insult to an angry electorate

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Howard and Sharma face a changing climate in Wentworth

Climate change has run up the list of priorities for voters in Wentworth. Will a hail mary appearance by John Howard secure the Libs?


Sharma Chameleon

A Wentworth-focused edition of tips and rumours: robo calls, corflutes and Dave Sharma's curious CV.


On the hustings with Kerryn Phelps

If the volunteer count is anything to go by, Kerryn Phelps has it in the bag.

Phelps a warning sign that safe seats are increasingly in play

Even if the Liberals hang on in Wentworth, they will likely face more high-profile locals in safe seats, sucking resources away from the real election battles in the marginals.

The curtain rises on Wentworth and it should be one hell of a show

Here's where things currently stand for key candidates Kerryn Phelps, Tim Murray and Dave Sharma.

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Is Kerryn Phelps eligible for Parliament?

Dr Kerryn Phelps' surprise victory in Wentworth may be overshadowed by a section 44 dispute.

Morrison’s reaction to Wentworth loss was worse than the result

Scott Morrison's reaction to the loss of Wentworth — by keeping on doing exactly what he's been doing — will delight Labor.


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How The Australian targets and attacks its enemies


Australia increasingly isolated in support for Saudi regime

Australia is continuing to support a major conference hosted by the Saudi regime even as our allies boycott it in the wake of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.


The return of Joyce is the final insult to an angry electorate

A sixth leadership change in the Coalition since it was elected to office five years ago will be the perfect signal to voters that everything they hate about politics is true.


Large-scale fascist violence will make it to Australia soon enough

The process of developing a fascist movement in Australia has been delayed only by Pauline Hanson's inability. But it will come.

Anatomy of a fuck-up: ‘it’s OK to be white’ debacle

Embarrassing mistake? Terrifying attempt at dog-whistling? Both? We've broken down the timeline of the government's brush with white supremacist slogans.

Inexperienced, value-less Morrison is among the dark Satanic mills

The Morrison government is coming to be characterised by misjudgement — reflecting not just a lack of experience but a lack of core values.

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Tas press gallery up in arms over restrictive new guidelines

One of the greatest concerns for the media is the rules around photography in the chamber.


Another ABC executive leaves amid political and internal turmoil

Colleagues have praised departing ABC radio exec Michael Mason, but whoever replaces him is walking into a political maelstrom.


Hype and heat: the rise and rise of AFL trade week

The AFL's much-hyped trade week ended last night, but for many fans, it's a welcome reprieve after a "failed" season.

Cosmopolitan Australia ‘no longer sustainable’, like most of the glossy mag industry

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Foxtel marketing shake-up raises questions about company plans

Foxtel's chief marketing officer, Andy Lark, lasted just 10 months in the role before leaving the company. His replacement will have added pressure to turn Foxtel's fortunes around.

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