The Nationals don’t give a damn about the regions. Here’s the proof
The Nats are guilty of a litany of failures in regional communities. Instead they've abandoned farmers and sucked up to the fossil-fuel industry.
Inside the Nats partyroom: the pollies who hold Australia’s climate policy to ransom
After a four-hour party meeting, the Nationals couldn't reach a verdict on net zero. We look at how the party splits internally on climate policy.
Premiers have more power over us than the PM. Why would they want to give it up?
Power is a taste the state leaders have been savouring. Scott Morrison will have a hard time regaining any authority from the premiers.
The world will be asked to work together on climate. What chance that’ll happen?
It's the economy, stupid. Diplomacy is all well and good, but it's the economics of climate that's at the heart of the world 'coming together'.
Don’t ignore TikTok, where Australians clocked up 42 million hours each month
Politicians and parents should be keeping an eye on the massively popular platform that needs scrutiny and perhaps regulation.
Morrison is up against not one but four Labor leaders. Who’ll come out on top?
The prime minister's hold on power is rather precarious, and premiers in Labor states could hold his future in their hands.
Farewell, NSW, my job here is done…
And now John Barilaro. Another one bites the dust as the state government shitshow just keeps on giving.
Why do public companies keep censoring awkward Sky News questions at their AGMs?
Many efforts to ask the tough questions of the companies' heads and execs were blocked or stymied.
Palmer loses another High Court bid against WA — and this one could be his last
Has Western Australia seen the last of Clive Palmer's legal onslaughts? Time will tell, but his latest High Court result doesn't bode well for him.
Dear Leslie: I burn with indignation over our warming planet
Protesting, waving signs and shouting slogans doesn't work when no one is listening. Ethicist Leslie Cannold shares your pain.
Australia locked out the world. Now it’s returning the favour
Since COVID, Australians struggle to work out how to open up to each other, let alone relate to other countries. But it's time to remedy that.
Inflation fears mount as northern hemisphere’s energy crisis feeds price rises across the board
Australia is not in nearly as bad a position as some countries on food and energy shortages. But that doesn't mean we're in the clear.
COVID and school: it’s not just a learning experience. It could save kids’ lives
Children will be exposed to COVID if schools reopen. But evidence of long-term physical and mental harm under lockdown may make exposure the lesser of two evils.
Scary side of back to normal — out goes day-drinking, in comes office chit-chat
It's been a time of reckless dressing and drinking and plenty of navel-gazing. But that's coming to an end, and it'll be life-changing.
The life and death of a shopkeeper
Soner Kurtoglu put his heart and soul into his small bazaar in the back streets of Melbourne's Richmond. Now he's gone, taken by a vicious virus.
Follow the money — or pay more for it
A greener future is going to require mobilising a different kind of green: dollars. Trillions of them, in fact.
Adapt and grow: Australia should grasp the positives of climate change
There are ways to take advantage of a warmer climate that can help defray the costs.
What would it look like if the media reported on net zero by 2050 properly?
While the media is distracted by the meaningless argument over net zero by 2050, events are being driven by bigger structures and systems than personality politics.
Pauline Hanson is more of a politician than Barnaby Joyce — she has an idea of national interest
An independent observer would be thoroughly puzzled as to why we allow the representatives of a tiny minority of voters to thwart urgently needed climate action. And they might wonder whose fault that is.
Midnight coup, watchdog neutered and a leader all at sea. Is South Australia a failed state?
There's double, double toil and trouble brewing in SA politics, and Premier Steven Marshall looks weak and damaged.
Joyce confirms the Nationals’ latest rort: net zero to include a $3 billion coal subsidy
The Morrison government's net zero by 2050 package will include billions in taxpayer money to subsidise an increase in Australia's coal exports.
How News Corp’s ‘best of both worlds’ status is normalised by the media
News Corp enjoys the dual status of a political party and a media organisation, with the power of one and the non-accountability of the other. And the rest of the mainstream media is complicit.
Nobel Peace Prize for crusading journalists shows accountability reporting really matters
As authoritarianism grows seemingly unchecked, new Nobel laureates Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov know that fearless reporting is more vital than ever.
Morris moved fast and broke things at ABC news, building a new and bigger audience
The departing news director had to embrace the nature of online news without alienating the loyal but aging ABC audience.
Pandora Papers reveal the fatal flaw in the West’s fight against autocracy
Western countries and the anonymous financial secrecy tools they provide are playing a critical role in propping up autocratic regimes — the same ones they purport to fight.
Build Back Better — US takes its fight with China on the road
The West finally has an answer to China's Belt and Road Initiative. Will it stand up?
‘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.
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?
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.
‘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.
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.