Crikey Awards

Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 Crikeys: Arsehat of the year and Person of the year

It's the most anticipated awards of the year -- who will be Crikey's annointed ones?

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

Charlie Lewis


In several ways, 2017 defiantly refused to improve upon the flaming rubbish pile template set by 2016. It's been a time, and we're all very tired. But our dear readers summoned one last burst of energy to crown our 2017 Arsehat of the Year and Person of the Year.

The Nominees

Arsehat of the year:

Tony Abbott, for demanding that his constituents be given a voice on the issue of marriage equality and then refusing to vote according to their wishes.

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