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Can Ken Wyatt succeed where so many Indigenous affairs ministers have failed?

Ken Wyatt's appointment as Minister for Indigenous Affairs has been met with broad support. But will he be able to make a difference in Scott Morrison's government?


‘Unholy’ and ‘irrelevant’: Jane Hume’s demonology of superannuation

The new Minister for Superannuation regards the industry super sector as "unholy" and in desperate need of reform to make it more like its inferior retail super counterpart

May madness in European Parliament as Brexit Party prospers

Theresa May's forthcoming resignation has been underscored by a huge result for the Brexit Party and a shocking rout for the Conservatives in the UK's EU parliamentary vote

What to watch for in Scott Morrison’s new ministry

We've picked out the most interesting (and confusing) parts of Morrison's appointments.

Bungled books and matters of fact

In a week littered with literary inaccuracies, the question needs to be asked: why are so many authors getting away with sloppy research?

Australia just had its first social media election

Targeted misinformation and a quiet undercurrent of anti-immigration and anti-refugee sentiment — social media allowed the real election campaign to fly under the radar.

Victoria’s public housing investment is bleak and getting worse

State government investment in public housing has fallen, and Victoria and NSW are underperforming compared to small states.

Browsing the Coalition’s history on digital rights

Global trends point towards increased surveillance and censorship. Australia is no different.

What will Albanese’s Labor look like?

Crikey readers discuss the future of Labor under Anthony Albanese and the role of religious voters in the election.

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‘Unholy’ and ‘irrelevant’: Jane Hume’s demonology of superannuation

The new Minister for Superannuation regards the industry super sector as "unholy" and in desperate need of reform to make it more like its inferior retail super counterpart

The media is in denial about the surge of the far right

The media is overlooking how strongly Pauline Hanson's One Nation performed in the election — and how other, even worse extremists are exploiting her legitimacy.

The Coalition’s never-ending war against GetUp

The activist group spent $10 million targeting high profile hard-right candidates in this election. Now the Coalition is asking: was it worth it?

Did the anti-Adani convoy backfire?

Bob Brown's anti-Adani convoy has been derided by conservatives for alienating the very voters it was supposed to draw in. But Brown isn't so sure.


The resurrection and redemption of Barnaby Joyce

The Coalition's Lazarus has won New Englanders' votes, but some locals say he’ll need to win back their respect.


The time has come: Midnight Oil captures the left’s post-election anger

Midnight Oil's first show since 2017 reflected the anger of the left — past, present and future.

Albanese will have to confront a collapse in the progressive vote

Labor's heir apparent will face the aftermath of a defeat which went to the very heart of Labor. It is from here that Albanese will have to rebuild.

Shorten leaves a party hell-bent on factional strife

Searching for answers to its defeat, Labor has resigned itself to weeks, or months, of showing its ugliest side to the public.

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Five places Tony Abbott might end up after his defeat

Gone but unfortunately not forgotten, Tony Abbott still has a few options in his eternal mission to remain irritatingly close to the centre of public imagination.

Australia can’t build a future on franking credits 

Counter to many election predictions, it's the boomers wot won it. Now we desperately need to reckon with the results.

Losing the unlosable election: the aftermath for Labor

Labor's platform wasn't bold at all. It was piecemeal but pricey, an inept combination, the worst possible.


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BARNABY JOYCE

The former deputy prime minister finds out that he’s lost his role as special envoy to the drought via Sky News.


 

Environmental as anything

This week: life expectancy gaps, return of the mammoth, more dunnies please, and the 49% solution (to humanity).

 

The Coalition’s never-ending war against GetUp

The activist group spent $10 million targeting high profile hard-right candidates in this election. Now the Coalition is asking: was it worth it?


Politicians’ websites show major security blind spots

Many prominent Australian politicians' websites are not secured, putting anyone who contacts them online at risk.


Did Palmer steal the election? Not so fast.

Blaming Clive Palmer's advertising for Labor's reversals on Saturday is too easy. There are deeper problems confronting progressives than an egotistical billionaire.

Can Clive Palmer demand a gag clause for Queensland Nickel workers?

Former Queensland Nickel workers are owed money. That isn't in dispute. The question here is whether Palmer is allowed to demand silence in exchange for that money.

Is it illegal to lie to voters in political ads?

This election has triggered a loud call for something to be done about untruth in political advertising. But can we actually do anything under current laws?

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.


Arrest for Melbourne woman’s murder

Victorian Police have arrested and charged a man for the murder of Melbourne woman Courtney Herron, and Scott Morrison's newly announced frontbench includes a number a historical firsts. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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Sky’s not the limit as David Speers moves to the ABC

While the announcement of David Speers as the next host of Insiders was a surprise to some, it makes sense as Sky News faces an uncertain future.


The pressure is on for more media mergers

With ad revenues down across the board, don't be surprised if you see more legacy media companies pushing for mergers this year.


Did News Corp’s Queensland monopoly decide the election?

News Corp's monopoly removes the discipline of competition, freeing an openly conservative media to be, well, more openly conservative.

News Corp v Labor: 24 hours in the election news cycle

We traced News Corp's messaging on Labor from the morning papers through to Sky After Dark.

How News Corp campaigns in a different reality to the rest of Australia

News Corp has a long history of backing unlikely — and often unpopular — election winners. Will the federal election be any different?

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