Pandemic pollution: how COVID-19 has fuelled Australia’s waste crisis
Online shopping and home-delivered food is helping contribute to the 8 million tonnes of extra plastic waste accumulated globally during the pandemic.
PM’s ‘lost’ WeChat account speaks volumes about our changing Sino relations
One analyst says the way Scott Morrison's account was treated is a sign of his and Australia's reputation being in China's garbage bin.
Johnson shows a house built on deception can quickly collapse
The British PM is discovering that you can't lie forever, and political gravity will eventually bring you back down.
The road to reelection: Morrison needs to discover integrity
If the PM embraced some integrity measures he'd remove a key problem for Liberal moderates in urban seats.
Pushing Novak to the front of the line highlights the injustice of our legal system
Djokovic gets preferential treatment from the courts while families wait weeks, even months, to be heard. It's shabby and unfair and simply has to change.
Double-fault in the Tiley-Hrdlicka double-act at the top of Tennis Australia
With a $40 million debt to the Victorian government and the Djokovic controversy not going away, TA needs new leadership.
Tennis Australia saves Peng Shuai from having to compete with a Chinese booze company. Bless
The highly principled people making the rules at TA clearly know stuff we mere mortals do not. Here's cheers to them.
On the verge of a new 3-year deal, ABC contends with myriad concerns
Between uncertainty over government funding and a likely reduction in BBC programming due to frozen licence fees, it's a tricky time for the ABC.
No plane sailing for Aussies despite a slight lift-off in overseas trips
You can make as many plans as you like, but COVID is like the annoying passenger beside you: it just doesn't know when to stop being a pain.
Josh Frydenberg has embraced ‘big government’ — and that’s a good thing
The treasurer has sensibly moved the government's position from cutting a way to surplus to growing a way there.
Fortress WA: what State Daddy’s border U-turn means for the election
Mark McGowan has well and truly got up the nose of Scott Morrison by closing his border. He doesn't appear perturbed.
Kids on the frontline: the young Australians pushing back against COVID-19 vaccines for children
Australians as young as 13 are fighting their battles against vaccines in the classroom and on social media.
Climate lies: countries are trying to dupe the UN on emissions data
A startling new report has shown how many countries are misreporting emissions data and pushing flawed models. What else are big polluters trying to get away with?
Never mind climate plan nonsense — feel the politics. (And the press gallery falls for it)
The media seem to have decided the climate policy is second in importance to whether Scott Morrison can pull off another election win.
Our environmental failures go further than net zero. They begin in our backyard
It's not just our inaction on climate change: our governments' reluctance to listen to the experts or spend much-needed money on conservation has us doing other kinds of environmental damage too.
The road to reelection: can Morrison at least fake competence?
Scott Morrison hasn't got much time to persuade voters that he's at least trying to be a capable PM.
The road to reelection: how can Morrison pull off another miracle?
Here's the first of a mostly serious list of suggestions for the PM to lift his standing: get out of his media bubble.
Americans coming to save the news media again. What could possibly go wrong?
Could a new media project silence or disrupt developing voices rather than provide an exciting alternative?
What will 2022 bring for Australia’s news media?
The coming year hints at grim times for traditional news media and increasingly complex times for journalism online.
Truth stranger than fiction? What the serious media is saying about Novakgate
If you couldn't laugh you'd have to cry — as we suspect our befuddled prime minister is already doing (not to mention the Djoker).
With just one word, Macron merges scat and scorn, insults nation — and fires up his base
The French president may be a little scandaleux with his language, but he's not crazy. An election looms, and he's one canny politician.
When playing God is far easier than winning an election
Nothing says there's an election coming like tough talk on borders. John Howard did it in 2001. Scott Morrison hopes it'll work for him in 2022.
A lesson from the book of Boris: a non-party means a non-apology
A BoJo party isn't a party, more an event to thank staffers and enjoy some lovely weather. Is the prime minister serious?
Food for thought: environmentally friendly goodies that will soon grace your plate
Expect a culinary adventure — but one that could take a little bit of getting used to for the less intrepid eaters among us.
Taking a walk on the rewild side: is it time for a new approach to conservation?
As passive conservation efforts become less and less sufficient, is it time to take a step back and let nature take its turn?
Rudd: Morrison should not be attacked for his faith. But he should tell us how it affects his politics
It's not unreasonable or intrusive for Australians to ask how Scott Morrison's religious faith impacts on his political behaviour and decision-making, writes former prime minister Kevin Rudd.
It’s time to call it out: Scott Morrison doesn’t care about secular accountability
In a new series, Crikey asks: what governs Scott Morrison? A dedication to Australia, or a dedication to his own faith — and above all, himself?
The good word: a compendium of Scott Morrison’s godly quotes
The PM has never shied away from making his faith known, but it's the cryptic references — the hidden meanings — that speak volumes about his mentality.
‘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.
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.
As poetry seems to lose rhyme and reason, Edgar masters technique, complexity and vibrancy
In a time when the form seems to edge towards the commonplace, prize-winning Australia poet Stephen Edgar dares to be extraordinary.
Seeing Red, feeling Blue: pastiche pop and the power of the persona
New albums by Taylor Swift, a pop-music genius, and Lana Del Rey, a pop-culture project, illustrate two extremes of the musical spectrum.
Modernism is back in architecture. But it’s not all bad — really
If the Australian Institute of Architects Awards are anything to go by, modernism is back, baby. Guy Rundle reviews the good, the bad, and the mildly depressing.
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.
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.