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Behind the counter: Who does the Pharmacy Guild of Australia really work for?

Critics say the guild is there for business owners and not pharmacists, while it's becoming clear that what is good for the guild is also good for several large corporate players.

Each quarter of low wages is a nail in the coffin of growth

With every quarter of wage stagnation, households are changing their behaviour to reflect the fact that incomes simply aren't growing any more.

How much money has been pledged to bushfire relief — and where is it going?

With all the confusion surrounding bushfire relief, Crikey takes a look at what’s been pledged so far, and where it’s going.

What the media watchdog really meant to say about a right royal beat-up

Crikey decodes the Australian Press Council's tepid response to a particularly misleading Woman's Day cover.

Don’t expect Australia to follow US on Chinese media crackdown

It's going to take more than the US government's crackdown on Chinese state-run media for Australia to budge on the issue.

Why are the Greens preferencing Labor last in this NT byelection?

It's almost without precedent for the Greens to actively tilt the scales in the conservatives' favour.

America v Bloomberg: a very democratic pile on

Billionaire candidate Mike Bloomberg will make his first appearance at a Democratic presidential debate tonight. And he can expect to be attacked from all sides.

Vulnerable Australians will bear the brunt of climate change unless we act

Low-income and vulnerable Australians are likely to experience the negative consequences of climate change first and worst.

Behind the counter: Who does the Pharmacy Guild of Australia really work for?

Critics say the guild is there for business owners and not pharmacists, while it's becoming clear that what is good for the guild is also good for several large corporate players.

#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.

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.

Media missing in action on political donations yet again

Yesterday's political donation data dump should have been a massive story. So where was the mainstream media?

The political donors you’ve probably never heard of

Millions of dollars flow to both major political parties each year, and not from the places you might expect.

Spend a buck, gain a thousand: Big Four political donations reach record levels

While big bank donations to parties have dried up, the world's big consulting firms have replaced them as sources of political funding, all while taxpayers hand more and more money back.

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God give me strength: I nearly went to Tony Abbott’s book launch

A near miss at Tony Abbott's book launch brings back memories of the the former PM's similarly stunted reign.

Lack of ‘duty of care’ proves voters are right to not trust government

The government says it owes no duty of care to welfare recipients. No wonder Australian citizens are feeling alienated.


Features

They really said that?

Well, that headmaster that she [reporter Louise Milligan] mentioned, who gave a character reference for a man who was an ex-teacher, who hit on a boy at that school – no sex occurred – hit on the boy, later jailed for grooming.

ANDREW BOLT

The man who called domestic violence education and refugee advocacy “grooming” downplays the dictionary definition of the word.


 

Having a surveil of a time

This week: staying aloft, an exciting new world of surveillance, the Tory Right's real goal, and moonlight in Vermont.

 

Have you seen that post-election investment boost that business promised? We looked for it

After Scott Morrison won the election, we were told a gleeful business community would be lifting investment. In fact, investment has slumped.

Lack of ‘duty of care’ proves voters are right to not trust government

The government says it owes no duty of care to welfare recipients. No wonder Australian citizens are feeling alienated.

My prison visit with Julian Assange, by Andrew Wilkie

Independent MP Andrew Wilkie writes about his alarming visit with Julian Assange in Belmarsh Prison.

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.


Tough times for Seven open up merger escape channels

It's unlikely that Kerry Stokes will want to put up more money to bail out a sinking Seven West Media.

Online reviews are a legal minefield. You better believe it

Have you raged about a bad restaurant or former employer online? It's time to delete some posts.

Don’t shoot the Messenger: Facebook is under pressure on encryption and ads

Recent crackdowns from Australia and India threaten to undermine Facebook’s entire business model.

Little Kerry is facing some big trouble at Seven

Seven West Media is about to report its interim results for the 2019-20 financial year. It's going to be ugly.

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