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Morrison’s climate confusion caps off a disconcerting week

Heatwaves, coffee and coal: this is the cognitive dissonance of climate change policy playing out in real time.


Piracy of live sports the next big challenge for TV networks

Increasingly sophisticated piracy operations are threatening sports broadcast arrangements.

‘We promise to do better’: how tech CEOs respond to difficult questions

The headaches for social media companies are only increasing, yet it appears even long-standing CEOs of these companies don't have any answers yet.

Un-Australia Day: curing the nationalistic itch

Australia Day has little do with Australia as a political construct. Do we really need this grotesque distortion of history?

Shaving ad bristles with the reality of men’s lives

Gillette's campaign meshes with the current view of fighting misogyny: that men should turn their friendships into self-surveilling machines.

Looking to kill a scandal about your private life? Just tell the truth.

Anthony Albanese recently announced that he and his wife of 30 years, Carmel Tebbutt, had split. No drama. No media chase. This kind of simple and erudite statement is far too rare in Australian politics.

Elections to watch around the world in 2019

The top 10 elections to watch this year.

Is there a future for Australian music journalism?

As publishers slash arts sections and shutter whole publications, music writers wonder if anyone is left listening.

Crisis watch: the various dead fish plaguing the Nationals

From sex scandals and in-fighting to accusations of environmental mismanagement, the Nationals have more than a few crises to sort out.

The first fast-food president

A photo of congealing fast food dished up stone cold may not do anything to Trump, but it sure symbolises where his presidency is at.

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How the states will shape a landslide Coalition loss

Internal polling has indicated a wipeout loss for the Coalition in the upcoming federal election. But is it all doom and gloom for the government?

Forget Frydenberg, the housing bubble needs to burst

The housing market is long overdue for some creative destruction. The question is when it will occur.

Why we should expect less from Marie Kondo

No, the cult tidying expert's method won't save you but it is a salve for a hopelessly chaotic mind.

FYI & Side View
An analytical enema on detox diets

An analytical enema on detox diets

Welcome to For Your Information. Today, Helen figures out if detox diets are a load of old milk thistle.

The best of 2018 to ease you into 2019

The best of 2018 to ease you into 2019

Welcome to the bumper holiday edition of Side View, in which my Crikey colleagues have joined me to curate their favourite pieces of writing, talking, reporting or filmmaking of 2018 (or, for some of us who cheated, other years). Whether you've got your feet up enjoying a break, or are back at it already, we hope you'll find plenty of entertainment in our recommendations, and we'll see you all in a couple of weeks.

Yongah Hill detainees continue hunger strike over conditions

Tensions in Melbourne and Perth detention centres have been high since last week.


McGowan holds key to Morrison’s parliamentary humiliation

Good morning, early birds. Independent MP Cathy McGowan is holding out support for an asylum seeker medical bill that could humiliate the Coalition government, and officials fear a rise in youth suicide among Indigenous Australians. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.


McCormack faces fresh leadership threat

Good morning, early birds. Nationals leader Michael McCormack faces rumours of a fresh leadership scare, and a child asylum seeker allegedly assaulted on Nauru sues the Commonwealth over failure to uphold duty of care. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The question no one will answer about Hakeem Al-Araibi

This arrest could have huge ramifications for other refugees who have been granted asylum by Australia. We need answers.

Crisis watch: the various hot messes threatening Labor and Shorten

From technology to welfare to refugees, Bill Shorten has plenty to deal with in the lead-up to the national conference.

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.


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This is an issue of national survival

The Murray-Darling fish kill is horrifying, but not surprising. It is the logical result of our toxic politics.

Will Stan survive the global streaming wars?

This is going to be a huge year for Nine's newly acquired streaming service.

Looking to kill a scandal about your private life? Just tell the truth.

Anthony Albanese recently announced that he and his wife of 30 years, Carmel Tebbutt, had split. No drama. No media chase. This kind of simple and erudite statement is far too rare in Australian politics.


Holy Wars

How The Australian targets and attacks its enemies


Fiji’s PM challenges ScoMo on climate change

Fiji's PM gives his Australian counterpart something to think about on climate change. Plus, mourners plan a vigil for murdered woman Aiia Maasarwe. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Five things the Business Council can do if it really ‘supports action on climate’

The BCA says it wants "a workable plan for Australia”, but it's just shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic.


When the personal ID becomes political

When it comes to ID cards for transgender Australians, the political can't be removed from the personal.


All the basic facts and stats on pills and drug deaths in Australia

A guide to the constant hot button issue of ecstasy, outside the culture wars.

This is an issue of national survival

The Murray-Darling fish kill is horrifying, but not surprising. It is the logical result of our toxic politics.

Plibersek’s pledge to raise the teaching ATAR is nonsense

Five concerned teachers explain why Labor's plan to increase the required ATAR to study teaching is not just wrongheaded, but regressive.

Prying Eyes

How personal surveillance invades our lives 24/7


Car crash journalism: driving while ‘of African appearance’

A swathe of Australian media is suddenly reporting the perceived appearance of people involved in car crashes. Well, maybe not all people in all crashes.


Calling someone a racist in public is complicated. Here’s why.

When can you call a person "racist"? And what stops news outlets and politicians from doing it even in the more obvious cases?


The Oz faces heat for ‘African’ description in car crash story

The news outlet's focus on "African" Australians hasn't let up, even after an editorial calling for an end racial division.

The true cost of the true crime phenomenon

Recent Australian true crime podcasts have reignited interest in cold cases and led to arrests. But what is the price for our obsession?

Will Stan survive the global streaming wars?

This is going to be a huge year for Nine's newly acquired streaming service.

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