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Phelps a warning sign that safe seats are increasingly in play

Even if the Liberals hang on in Wentworth, they will likely face more high-profile locals in safe seats, sucking resources away from the real election battles in the marginals.


On the hustings with Kerryn Phelps

If the volunteer count is anything to go by, Kerryn Phelps has it in the bag.

The curtain rises on Wentworth and it should be one hell of a show

Here's where things currently stand for key candidates Kerryn Phelps, Tim Murray and Dave Sharma.

Howard and Sharma face a changing climate in Wentworth

Climate change has run up the list of priorities for voters in Wentworth. Will a hail mary appearance by John Howard secure the Libs?

Sharma Chameleon

A Wentworth-focused edition of tips and rumours: robo calls, corflutes and Dave Sharma's curious CV.

Australia increasingly isolated in support for Saudi regime

Australia is continuing to support a major conference hosted by the Saudi regime even as our allies boycott it in the wake of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Tas press gallery up in arms over restrictive new guidelines

One of the greatest concerns for the media is the rules around photography in the chamber.

Does Michelle Guthrie have any chance of winning her case against the ABC?

On Thursday afternoon, news broke that Guthrie was indeed proceeding with a claim against the ABC. Just what are her options?

What the Jerusalem move means for a potential war in Iran

Morrison's Jerusalem move this week could well spell a period of antagonism, even war against Iran. Why is Australia doing this?

The death of manufacturing — overrated and overstated

Australian manufacturing isn't as dead as some make out. And so what if it is?

Australia is in no position to criticise Saudi Arabia

Crikey readers discuss Australia's ongoing relationship with the beleaguered Saudi government and the possibility of a return of Barnaby Joyce.

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Australian politics has a 1933 moment

The Coalition's support for a racist motion from Pauline Hanson trashes its legacy of fighting fascism and signals a dark moment in Australian politics.

Inexperienced, value-less Morrison is among the dark Satanic mills

The Morrison government is coming to be characterised by misjudgement — reflecting not just a lack of experience but a lack of core values.

The return of Joyce is the final insult to an angry electorate

A sixth leadership change in the Coalition since it was elected to office five years ago will be the perfect signal to voters that everything they hate about politics is true.

On the drug money

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: crime, police and policy on the streets of the Big Apple, why funerals are a rip-off and Japan runs out of people.

And lo, ScoMoses brought faith to Wentworth

Is the Wentworth byelection acting as a cover for yet another initiative on the Christian right's agenda?


Abortion decriminalised in Queensland

Good morning, early birds! Queensland's parliament has successfully voted to strike abortion from the criminal code, and rumours are stirring of an imminent leadership spill in the Nationals. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.


Inexperienced, value-less Morrison is among the dark Satanic mills

The Morrison government is coming to be characterised by misjudgement — reflecting not just a lack of experience but a lack of core values.

Greens go back to grassroots with Wentworth byelection

The Greens haven't made a big splash in Wentworth for this byelection, but local candidate Dominic Wy Kanak is playing the long game.

What can we do about another disappointing government sell-out?

Governments assume giving public spaces like the Opera House and Federation Square to commercial interests will not harm them. It will.

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What can we do about another disappointing government sell-out?

Governments assume giving public spaces like the Opera House and Federation Square to commercial interests will not harm them. It will.

Enough lies. Enough of the bullshit Ordinary People act.

Yesterday, 28 ruling class arseholes did their Ordinary People act. I'm used to it. I am not quite so used to seeing them in their ordinary people drag while screeching racist rot.

Bill Shorten launches Labor’s pre-election action plan

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has launched what he's calling a "fair go" action plan for a Labor government, appealing to voter dissatisfaction.


Holy Wars

How The Australian targets and attacks its enemies


Former Nationals leaders push to abandon spill

Good morning, early birds! Howard-era deputy PMs have called for Nationals MPs to quell an imminent leadership challenge, and the government dismisses repeated warnings over Israeli embassy move. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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The return of Joyce is the final insult to an angry electorate

A sixth leadership change in the Coalition since it was elected to office five years ago will be the perfect signal to voters that everything they hate about politics is true.


Large-scale fascist violence will make it to Australia soon enough

The process of developing a fascist movement in Australia has been delayed only by Pauline Hanson's inability. But it will come.


Anatomy of a fuck-up: ‘it’s OK to be white’ debacle

Embarrassing mistake? Terrifying attempt at dog-whistling? Both? We've broken down the timeline of the government's brush with white supremacist slogans.

Government declines to guarantee Australians’ safety from murderous Saudi regime

It's business as usual for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade despite Saudi Arabia's gruesome disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, with diplomats promoting a regime event some of the world's most prominent businesses are boycotting.

Australia can’t afford another decade of climate inaction

Last week's IPCC report was uniquely depressing, but it was also a wake-up call. There are many ways Australia can turn this all around.

Prying Eyes

How personal surveillance invades our lives 24/7


Another ABC executive leaves amid political and internal turmoil

Colleagues have praised departing ABC radio exec Michael Mason, but whoever replaces him is walking into a political maelstrom.


Hype and heat: the rise and rise of AFL trade week

The AFL's much-hyped trade week ended last night, but for many fans, it's a welcome reprieve after a "failed" season.


Cosmopolitan Australia ‘no longer sustainable’, like most of the glossy mag industry

German publishing group Bauer Media have folded yet another beloved magazine. What does it say about the future of the industry?

Foxtel marketing shake-up raises questions about company plans

Foxtel's chief marketing officer, Andy Lark, lasted just 10 months in the role before leaving the company. His replacement will have added pressure to turn Foxtel's fortunes around.

The big guns fire for Nine on an uninspiring night

Favourites like The Block  and The Big Bang Theory did the job for Nine.

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