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‘Witness J’ case lifts the veil on failure to support intelligence officials

How much support are intelligence agencies giving their officers? Growing pressures on our intelligence officials may well harm our national security.

What does it mean now that Medivac is gone?

Critical medical care decisions are now back in the hands of bureaucrats. Those suffering on Manus Island and Nauru will not be surprised.

GDP reveals crippled economy propped up by governments and exports

Australia's economic growth rate declined in the September quarter, with only government spending and good fortune on iron ore prices propping us up.

Anti-anti-anti-protest pollies protest Hobart City Council

Irony abounds as Tasmanian aldermen walk out of a meeting in order to prevent a vote on anti-protest laws.

Xenophon just the latest addition to Huawei’s eternal PR conga line

Former senator Nick Xenophon has drawn heat after it was announced that his legal and advisory firm brought in Huawei as a client. But he's hardly the first Australian to take a job spruiking for the Chinese technology giant.

Perrett breaks Labor’s long silence on K, Collaery

A federal Labor MP has finally spoken out about the government's malicious campaign of intimidation against Witness K and Bernard Collaery.

He was Trump’s mentor and lawyer, but who was the real Roy Cohn?

The new documentary Where's My Roy Cohn? tells the story of the man who shredded the rule book of modern politics and paved the way for Donald Trump.

#29Leaks helps lift veil on how Iran avoids sanctions

The story, pulled together from leaked documents, involves fake names, trading gold for gas, and a trip to Disney World.

#29Leaks: has the ADF been caught up in a Russian money laundering scheme?

As part of the #29Leaks data leak, Inq and Michael West Media investigate a disturbing story involving the ADF, Russian contractors, and allegations of money laundering using Australian taxpayer funds.

The minister for admissions reduction

The minister for admissions reduction

Good morning, early birds. Angus Taylor is being tight-lipped in the face of accusations from all sides, and Scott Morrison has successfully repealed medivac. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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#29Leaks: has the ADF been caught up in a Russian money laundering scheme?

As part of the #29Leaks data leak, Inq and Michael West Media investigate a disturbing story involving the ADF, Russian contractors, and allegations of money laundering using Australian taxpayer funds.

The story behind the #29Leaks data dump

15 years of leaked data is being released today as part of #29Leaks. Here's how this treasure trove came together — and what it could tell us.

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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Where’s Fraser Anning? (And other news you may have missed.)

After a big week in news, here are the stories you may have missed in all the mayhem.

Is there anything we won’t blame Greta Thunberg for?

Man ousted from car show after physical and verbal abuse blames teenage girl for death of car shows.

You’ve lost it, Gerry. It’s time to go.

After a two-hour insult-fest at yesterday’s extraordinary Harvey Norman AGM in Sydney, it's clear that something needs to change.


How bad is the economy? Let us count the ways.

A torrent of economic data emerged yesterday to suggest the stagnating economy is at risk of turning into something worse.

Reserve Bank flags that government must address stagnation

The Reserve Bank has suggested monetary policy has done most of what it can for a stagnating economy — and that it's time for the government to step up.

Morrison’s stagnation is harming ‘quiet Australians’

Despite the government's claims that wages growth is picking up, it fell in the December quarter. Scott Morrison's 'quiet Australians' face years of minimal pay increases.

Reserve Bank spots a lift in the economy — in the 2020s

The Reserve Bank has revised its economic forecasts down and now says there'll be no noticeable growth until Christmas 2021.

Features

They really said that?

He was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top.

JUSTIN TRUDEAU

The Canadian prime minister and a few other NATO mates were caught very audibly making fun of their American counterpart.


 

Jump in my (autonomous) car

This week in Side View: Ring or Ringu? America's grim military legacy in Iraq, the fall of the National Enquirer, and crab housing.

 

Education league table shows a failure to fulfil the Gonski promise

Despite a substantial increase in education funding since the 2000s, Australia's educational outcomes have gone backwards — and neither side is up for the challenge of fixing the problem.

The story behind the #29Leaks data dump

15 years of leaked data is being released today as part of #29Leaks. Here's how this treasure trove came together — and what it could tell us.

The art of Australian political nonsense-speak

All politicians walk a fine line between effective political speech and incomprehensible garbage. Some Australian lawmakers excel at both.

Forget religious freedom; the church just wants power

Religious institutions already have enough freedom — what they want is a bill to help rebuild their dwindling congregation.

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.


Media uses China’s success to shame Australian students

Meanwhile, Singapore did better than both...

Meet the women taking on Alan Jones… and winning

There’s been plenty written about the boycott campaign against Alan Jones, but we’ve heard little from the organisers behind it. Crikey spoke with the online activists.

Tracey Spicer and a history of short-selling sources

Taking action against a source is something of a journalistic cardinal sin. But that's not to say it doesn't happen.

The importance of hearing what She Said

Crikey speaks to journalist and author Jodi Kantor, who helped break the Harvey Weinstein accusations, about what has changed since the beginning of the Me Too movement.

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