Labor Senator John Faulkner's retirement marks the end of an era in Australian politics.
Media paywalls and Aussie TV: they respond
Crikey readers have their say on Australian TV, the ALP leadership ballot, Joe Hockey as treasurer and the US deadlock over Obamacare.
Shorten was for turning: when the mobiles rung for Rudd
Labor powerbroker Bil Shorten was holding on to his default position of supporting Julia Gillard while the party moved around him. What made him turn?
Media wrap: Rudd’s return telegraphed at home and abroad
How did the media -- both in Australia and overseas -- respond to the downfall of Julia Gillard and the rebirth of Kevin Rudd? Crikey has all the front pages and the best analysis.
The self-replenishing cycle of incentive effects and political bastardry
If you increase the demand for political bastardry, you’ll get more of it in the future. It’s not entirely clear the Labor Party understands this, writes Charles Richardson.