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How the government won the race to throw money at the Reef

Why was there such a lack of process around the handout to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation? Take a look at the books ahead of the budget.


Was Hitler a socialist?

Short answer? No. (The long answer is also no.)

The Queen of Soul on the other side of the sky

Vale Aretha Franklin, the greatest singer of the 20th century.

Telstra caught in a perfect storm as 5G and the NBN threaten major disruption

Telstra has failed, in the past, to take advantage of its position as the essential core of a networked world. How will they survive the next technological onslaught?

Is Australia’s parliament really ‘united against racism’?

Wait, Australian politicians don't like racism? When did that happen?

One year later, was the Australia Day citizenship ceremony fiasco worth it?

In 2017, the government stripped two Melbourne councils of their ability to conduct citizenship ceremonies. One year on, what has it meant for new Australians affected?

Retail super fund horror show requires compensation

The royal commission has shown that things in the retail super fund are far, far worse than suspected.

How laws designed to protect young offenders might end up doing more harm

Well-meaning laws designed to protect the identity of youth offenders in media reporting can have unintended consequences.

Erdoğan’s Turkey is a Ponzi scheme

Turkey is the latest miracle nation to come a cropper from the fact that rapid development – when conducted in wholly neoliberal terms – is always a Ponzi scheme.

ABC gets stuck into The Australian’s reports, again

The ABC and The Australian have been trading barbs once again, with public criticism of each other's stories.

Telstra and News Corp profit reports don’t paint a pretty picture for Foxtel

New profit reports from News Corp and Telstra indicate that Foxtel's subscriber base is still fraught, and things will probably get worse before they get better.

On the bare earth

An emphatic rejection of Australian senator Fraser Anning’s 'maiden' parliamentary [hate] speech by poet John Kinsella.

How the meaning of bullying has changed

Crikey readers discuss workplace bullying, Fraser Anning and other stories of the day.

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Does Emma Husar have a case against BuzzFeed?

Emma Husar's political ambitions may be toast, but there are huge considerations to be made before suing for defamation.

ABC’s new ‘lifestyle’ site is a faux-millennial bunch of Personal Journey rubbish

The ABC's new lifestyle website doesn't let facts like a crud job market and sub-replacement fertility get in the way of sunny copy that illuminates only falsehood.

Anguished social media warriors have it wrong on Husar

Many progressives on social media are guilty of exactly the kind of filtering and denialism they deride Trump supporters and climate denialists for.

What exactly is the NEG supposed do? And is it actually going to achieve it?

The Coalition claims that the NEG will reduce emissions, make power more reliable, and save households money. The numbers paint a different picture.


NEG on his face: Turnbull’s energy win shows Abbott for a fool

Malcolm Turnbull's party room win on the NEG delivers a fatal blow to Tony Abbott's lingering capacity to hurt his leader.


Turnbull chases NEG support

Good morning, early birds. NEG negotiations are underway as parliament resumes. Plus, a war veteran calls for a criminal investigation into Fairfax. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

NEG on the line at crucial COAG meeting

Good morning, early birds. The future of the NEG is on the line at today's COAG meeting. Plus, yet another call for boycott of My Health Record. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Space Force majeure

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: breeding the brave members of Space Force, geo-engineering doesn't work, and growing up with your local library.

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Australia’s 25 million is nothing compared to the coming boom

Our population has skyrocketed, and city planning refuses to keep up, but the most recent milestone won't be impressive for long.

NEG on his face: Turnbull’s energy win shows Abbott for a fool

Malcolm Turnbull's party room win on the NEG delivers a fatal blow to Tony Abbott's lingering capacity to hurt his leader.

Turnbull unveils bill to plant viruses on computer devices

The government has unveiled a bill to enable it to force tech companies to cooperate with its efforts to defeat encryption, including by planting viruses on devices.


Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, dies at 76

Aretha Franklin has died overnight at her home in Detroit. Plus, Australian filmmaker James Ricketson faces trial in Cambodia. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Prying Eyes

How personal surveillance invades our lives 24/7


So, you’ve been accused of bullying: what are your rights in the workplace?

When it comes to upholding the competing rights of accusers and accused in workplace bullying cases, the legislation doesn't really cut it.


Banking parasites reveal more about our broken system than any racist speech

To see the truth about our broken political system, it's worth watching the banking royal commission, not Canberra.


Sam Dastyari struck down by a severe case of Relevance Deprivation Syndrome

Uh oh! Bad news, everyone. It looks like a particularly virulent strain of RDS has mutated inside of erstwhile Labor wunderkind Sam Dastyari.

Filthy Rich and Homeless is bloated with empathy and lacking in unsexy facts

Who really cares about my "empathy"? The producers of SBS' returning show seem to think we’re living in a democracy. One activated by eminent tears.

Pauline Hanson disavows Fraser Anning, revealing muddy One Nation infighting

Surprised that Pauline Hanson has lashed out at Fraser Anning for his racist first speech? Don't be.

Holy Wars

How The Australian targets and attacks its enemies


Jobs cut as ABC closes online retail business

Three years after a pivot to online retail, the ABC is planning to close its online stores.


News Corp leans on growing digital subs as print numbers fall

News Corp's newly released circulation numbers reveal that digital subscriptions are working hard to prop up print sales.


How Ben Roberts-Smith is managing the media

Crikey speaks to crisis management experts and spinners to analyse SAS veteran Ben Roberts-Smith's fight against Fairfax.

What would it take to convince Nine to spare Fairfax’s papers?

Fairfax's full-year results show that metro papers aren't faring terribly, but it will take more than that to convince Nine to keep them.

Oz columnists trade barbs over Barnaby Joyce column

Chris Kenny doesn't shy away from a bit of media biff, but he's now taken aim at someone inside The Australian.

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