One for the lawyers, today. Terms of reference for the royal commission into child abuse are out. The Whitehaven hoaxer is looking for a precedent on whether he'll go to jail. And Guy Rundle on the unsteady ground Labor finds itself on discrimination legislation. Thankfully, we don't charge by the minute.
“This is a country with a bit of a heart … I think this is the sort of area where we should be showing a bit of a heart as well … These are folk who are doing it tough, but I’m not going to get in the business of supporting one option or another. I think we could be doing more.”
He’s right, of course, on the dismally low Newstart allowance.
But he just couldn’t help himself, could he.
Fetch your first 12 weeks for $12
Here at Crikey, we saw a mighty surge in subscribers throughout 2020. Your support has been nothing short of amazing — we couldn’t have got through this year like no other without you, our readers.
If you haven’t joined us yet, fetch your first 12 weeks for $12 and start 2021 with the journalism you need to navigate whatever lies ahead.