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One Nation gun nuts present huge opportunity for Morrison

Scott Morrison has a chance to break free from his One Nation preference problem by using revelations of the party's links to the National Rifle Association — but is he bold enough?


UK parliament is moving to take control of Brexit

During a temporary absence of Theresa May, The House of Commons begins to hammer out some options to fix Brexit, writes Crikey's correspondent-at-large.

Did One Nation staffers break the law by seeking NRA money?

Attorney-General Christian Porter wouldn't comment on whether One Nation breached Australian laws by trying to solicit money from the NRA.

Which Nine personalities are doing double duty?

Nine's on-air personalities are creeping into recently-acquired Fairfax papers, along with the occasional telly show reference.

‘If the Andrews government wants a fight, they’ve got one’

The government is facing a growing resistance from Djab Wurrung traditional owners over the destruction of cultural heritage. Is this a litmus test for what's to come with treaty negotiations?

The major stories Scott Morrison has denied this week

There is an awful lot that Scott Morrison "can't recollect" at the moment.

Why the democracy sausage is a uniquely Australian experience

When it comes to voting in Australia, this delicious national pastime is certainly not the wurst.

Coalition’s big tax credentials confirmed by Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank has confirmed that income taxes have risen far more quickly than usual in recent years, demonstrating the Coalition's claim to being the big tax party of Australian politics.

Australia deserves to know more about the Witness K affair

Crikey readers discuss the Witness K/Timor Leste bugging scandal, the Nationals' losses in NSW and Mark Latham.

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Changing of the guard at the ABC as high profile presenters retire

With prime hosting gigs soon to open at Insiders, Q&A and ABC radio, who will the ABC be considering for its next generation of star hosts?

Telstra streaming subscribers leave Foxtel jealous

Foxtel will be hard pressed to make up the numbers after former partner Telstra's streaming services have overtaken it in total subscribers

In Liberal heartland, a fight for the Liberals’ heart

A personal look at how the residents of Liberal heartland territory Kooyong, dissatisfied with Josh Frydenberg, are getting political and taking action.

Morrison wanted mass detention centres for refugees

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison allegedly planned to build mass-detention centres for asylum seekers on community bridging visas, and the Coalition and Greens push for respective media reforms. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.


Radicalisation is thriving through both old and new media

The flurry of finger-pointing between social and traditional media regarding the amplification of hate-speech misses the point.


While New Zealand heals, Australia’s culture war rolls on

The Christchurch attacks have brought New Zealand together. But in Australia, the home of the alleged killer, we keep fighting, and refuse to change.

Why did Erdoğan invoke Gallipoli after the Christchurch attack?

It seems an odd move for an ostensible ally to provoke Australia on a sensitive subject like that. So why do it?

The gap between Australia and New Zealand is now a chasm

On one side, government is showing compassion, strength and action. On the other, a tsunami of fear-mongering rolls on.

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The gap between Australia and New Zealand is now a chasm

On one side, government is showing compassion, strength and action. On the other, a tsunami of fear-mongering rolls on.

While New Zealand heals, Australia’s culture war rolls on

The Christchurch attacks have brought New Zealand together. But in Australia, the home of the alleged killer, we keep fighting, and refuse to change.

The call is coming from inside the house

A white supremacist killer has again shown us the violent hatred that lurks inside us. Don’t turn away without acknowledging it.


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They really said that?

The worst hate speech I’ve heard recently is Richard Di Natale … He’s incited violence against the likes of Andrew BoltAnd Milo Yiannopoulos — I class him as an entertainer, why everyone takes him seriously…

TEENA MCQUEEN

The NSW Liberals Federal Vice-President delivers what The Sydney Morning Herald today calls the “worst panellist” performance in Q&A’s history.


 Suck it and see

Suck it and see

Welcome to For Your Information. This week, Helen cleans out the bulldust about vacuum cleaners.

 How to deal with Nazis

How to deal with Nazis

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week — well, it's all bloody awful, isn't it? Still, we can look to women who know what to do with Nazis. Plus, why America keeps losing its war games, welcoming our new chickpea overlords, and how amazing was Dick Dale?

The NSW election was no anti-racist victory

For some, Gladys Berejiklian's victory over Michael Daley was a sign the electorate rejected racism. But One Nation's resurgence in NSW proves otherwise.


How the Witness K/Collaery case is being delayed into oblivion

This is Australian politics' biggest scandal, and the most powerful people in the country are ensuring you know as little about it as possible.


Extremist rage from the heart of NSW creates another ‘two nations’ moment

Faced with extremists siphoning off the National Party vote, the Coalition's standard response is to pork barrel. Stand by for lots of money to be showered on regional NSW and Queensland.

Suicide among First Nations youth is at crisis point

Until we have a conversation about the systemic problems that are driving suicides among First Nations children, we cannot pretend we are a country that comes together in crisis.

Who’s who: the ‘faceless’ men and women pulling the strings at the NSW National Party

Crikey takes a look at the players managing the chaos at NSW Nationals HQ in the lead-up to the state election.

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.


Morrison wanted mass detention centres for refugees

Scott Morrison allegedly planned to build mass-detention centres for asylum seekers on community bridging visas, and the Coalition and Greens push for respective media reforms. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Changing of the guard at the ABC as high profile presenters retire

With prime hosting gigs soon to open at Insiders, Q&A and ABC radio, who will the ABC be considering for its next generation of star hosts?


Who are the papers backing in this week’s ‘knife-edge’ NSW election?

The election might be neck-and-neck, but the papers have definitely made their decision.


ACMA rules Sunday Night’s ‘African gangs’ beat-up was inaccurate

The broadcasting regulator ACMA used crime statistics to rule that Seven's claims of "crime surges" due to "African gangs" breached accuracy guidelines.

Mark Latham’s new defamation case could prompt religious hate speech laws

Mark Latham is facing another defamation case after tweeting about a UNSW student incorrectly suspected of plotting a terror attack. The result could be far-reaching.

The circus is in town: the world’s media descends on Christchurch

The world's media has descended on Christchurch this week, and already things are starting to get tense and overwhelming.

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