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We found the PM’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. That’s a national security risk

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's personal social media accounts were shockingly easy to find.

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AUKUS: another Morrison masterclass in big words, poor leadership and dud deals

The nuclear-powered subs decision is the paragon of the PM's obsession with announcements over substance — with a truly spectacular cost.

The nuclear option: will submarines be a Trojan Horse for reactors?

The PM has said the deal doesn't mean nuclear reactors for Australia, but many Coalition MPs want the moratorium on nuclear power to end.

Rex Patrick pings deal: is this just another Coalition procurement shambles?

Acquiring nuclear-powered submarines is a move of huge significance for Australia and needs much more scrutiny and accountability.

Piers Morgan is cancel-cultured right into his biggest job yet

Another high-profile gig — this time a global Fox and Sky one — lands in Morgan's lap. Quelle surprise.

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No other employer would tolerate Craig Kelly. Why do the taxpayers?

Of all the spam a person can get, perhaps none is more dangerous than that forwarded by Craig Kelly.

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Zut alors: As the French deal sinks, let’s not forget Christopher

While he was nowhere near the defence portfolio when the contract was awarded, Pyne still made sure he got his space in the media spotlight.

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Easy punt: global gambling giants backed a winner in JobKeeper

A global pokies giant was among the recipients of millions in JobKeeper cash, helping ensure a healthy hip-pocket boost for its executives.

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Christian Porter’s blind luck a blow to political accountability and transparency

The former attorney-general's brazen attempt to avoid scrutiny sets up the possibility for his fellow MPs to use a similar loophole.

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Dear Leslie, I’ve lived a privileged life since migrating to Oz but now I am being told I’m a battler…

They're a white, English-speaking migrant who came to Australia decades ago, but is this week's letter-writer a privileged passenger or a battler who beat the odds? Dr Leslie Cannold tackles the topic.

Why women journalists are targeted in Twitter’s pandemic wars

Twitter may not be real life, or so we like to tell ourselves, but it and other social media platforms have weaponised against journalists, especially women.

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What’s driving property prices up? It’s a matter of interest

Plummeting interest rates lit a fire under house prices in every capital city in Australia, but not everyone can afford to be in the mortgage run.

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Slow and steady Australia may end up winning the vaccine race

Australia has lagged behind in its vaccine rollout, but recent vaccination rates worldwide may see it surging from behind.

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‘Prone to spats with the school captain’: Annastacia Palaszczuk’s pandemic report card

'She can be influenced by what the school newspaper reports, but nonetheless she remains a popular prefect among her cohort.'

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‘Appears unable to get along with other members of the school leadership’: Mark McGowan’s pandemic report card

'Preferring to keep to himself and quick to take offence, his is not a calming presence in the school. Nonetheless, it has proved very popular with segments of the student body.'

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George Christensen is poisoner-in-chief — and the PM and his deputy won’t stop him

The maverick and dangerous MP is undermining his own government from within, and the PM and deputy PM just keep looking the other way.

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Morrison’s mates find a lucrative opportunity amid the pandemic

There are some all-too-familiar names in the proposal to build a private network of quarantine facilities, which would benefit big business.

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Porter, the man with no judgment, breaks even this shabby government’s rules. How will Phil fix it?

While Phil Gaetjens ostensibly investigates whether Christian Porter has breached ministerial standards, the real issue is whether Porter, or a lesser-known other candidate, would fare better in his seat of Pearce at the coming election.

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Consulting firms have made millions off the failed sub deal

The true cost of the deal must include the huge sums paid to advisory groups deployed to plug holes in the leaky project.

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Gladys ending daily COVID pressers is bad news for journalists, good for journalism

The NSW premier's decision to abandon daily press conferences could — and should — force the media to work harder and smarter.

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Feeding the outrage economy comes at a price — the High Court makes that crystal clear

Stoking resentment and fury is the core of the media's online outrage economy. The High Court has now ruled that it comes with a cost.

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High Court rules Facebook comments are the news media’s problem — big time

The question of whether media outlets are liable for readers' feedback on social media has been answered by the High Court.

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How will the world remember 9/11 in 100 years? Here are three scenarios

The terrorist attacks 20 years ago could be seen as a historical turning point — or climate change might just make it entirely insignificant.

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A mammoth undertaking: how an Ice Age behemoth is thawing US-Russian relations

A renowned geneticist's efforts to scientifically resurrect the woolly mammoth could be vital in combatting climate change.

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How can Western governments ensure a moderate Taliban rule?

Western governments have some leverage over the new Afghan regime. How they'll use it is an open question.

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‘Without truth, no democracy can stand’: why we are calling out the prime minister

Today Crikey publishes an uncomfortable but important investigation that exposes the prime minister as a systemic, consistent and unremitting public liar.

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A national leader with a readiness to lie and a reflex to do so when under pressure

Scott Morrison lies. A lot. And it's particularly true when he's feeling the political heat.

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The truth is precious. Let’s not take it for granted

It’s easy to be cynical about politics and politicians, but we mustn't forget how important the truth is to a functioning democracy.

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Bruce Pascoe and the making of myth: beyond the culture war, what does it all mean?

A new book offers a forensic unmasking of Bruce Pascoe's work and suggests he is devaluing the true history of Indigenous Australia. Can the issue be investigated without becoming mired in the culture wars?

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Bruce Pascoe has become too big to fail — almost impossible to question

Even before questions surrounding Bruce Pascoe's scholarship were raised, it's hard to ignore that Dark Emu has become big business — not least for the companies that support him.

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‘The truth is the truth — and should not be hidden because of right-wing agendas’

Lawyer and Indigenous rights activist Michael Mansell has found that trying to raise criticism of Bruce Pascoe leads to being lumped in with right-wing reactionaries like Mark Latham.

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We must learn to see the corruption that pervades Australian public life, and restructure it

Australians, and especially our governing class, have normalised soft corruption. If we want things to change, we need to bring back the outrage.

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How to end corruption? First break down the code of silence allowing it to thrive

The culture of silence that permits the soft corruption and alleged abuse witnessed in Parliament cannot be allowed to endure.

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Solutions to corruption: a voters’ strike to end political donations?

Refusing to vote? Maybe. But there are other ways to clean up Australian politics.