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Peter Fray Editor-in-chief

Peter Fray

Editor-in-chief @PeterFray
Peter is Crikey's editor-in-chief and managing editor of Private Media. He is formerly the editor-in-chief of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald, the editor of the SMH, The Sunday Age and The Canberra Times and the deputy editor of The Australian and The Sun-Herald.
Chris Woods Former Worm Editor

Chris Woods

Former Worm Editor @tophermwoods
A political, science and immigration journalist, Chris is the former editor of the Crikey Worm and a former journalist for Crikey and The Mandarin. His previous work has included the Long Island campus newspaper The Statesman, Brisbane startup blog ‘The Tech Street Journal’, Junkee, Pedestrian.TV, and the Saturday Paper.
Marian Wilkinson Author, Journalist

Marian Wilkinson

Author, Journalist @mwilkinson54
Marian is a multi-award-winning journalist with a career that has spanned radio, television and print. She has covered politics, national security, refugee issues and climate change as well as serving as a foreign correspondent in Washington, DC for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. She was a deputy editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, executive producer of the ABC's Four Corners program and a senior reporter with Four Corners.
The Carbon Club

Get the Book

How a network of influential climate sceptics, politicians and business leaders fought to control Australia’s climate policy.

The Carbon Club reveals the truth behind Australia’s two decades of climate inaction. It’s the story of how a loose confederation of influential climate-science sceptics, politicians and business leaders sought to control Australia’s response to the climate crisis.

They shared a fear that dealing with climate change would undermine the nation’s wealth, jobs and competitive advantage – and the power of the carbon club.

Get the book here.

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Upcoming events

Lies and Falsehoods - the politics of deception

Webinar 16 November 21 • 6:00pm AEDT

“All politicians lie. They twist the truth, exaggerate and spin.” Join us on the eve of the launch of the first book in The Crikey Read series: Lies and Falsehoods. We unpack Scott Morrison’s documented lies and discuss why deceivers dominate in the new era of politics.

Unlocked for all subscribers, Crikey’s Janine Perrett will be putting your questions to the book’s author, Crikey‘s Bernard Keane, and the Executive Director of The Ethics Centre Dr Simon Longstaff.

Unlocked and Free – this month only

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How we got to here

Webinar 1 December 21 • 6:00pm AEDT

Crikey readers are no stranger to the political prose of Guy Rundle, who has been engaging and challenging our readers since 2007.

Join Crikey’s Charlie Lewis as he chats with Guy Rundle on his new book, which focuses on the past decade in Australia.

The ten years from 2010 to 2020, Guy believes he has witnessed a country changing and fracturing, due to the global wave of populism that has swept across conventional politics, and solidified the culture wars.

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Be a Crikey Talks speaker

Are you a subject matter expert? Are you an author launching a new book? We are keen to hear from thought-leaders who are happy to chat with Crikey journos and speak to the hottest topics and issues of the day concerning politics, environment, media, business, health and culture. Just send an email to Crikey Talks with your details, and we will be in touch.

What is Crikey Talks?

It’s our program of monthly online live events, exclusive to Crikey subscribers, and enjoyed from the comfort of wherever you are.

When you join our monthly online Crikey Talks, you’ll get YOUR questions answered by our very special guests, including Prof Peter Doherty, Anthony Albanese, Malcolm Turnbull, Gillian Triggs and more coming soon.

Also watch unique behind-the-scenes journalist insights, and ask the questions you want answered about media, business, politics, climate change, culture and more.