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Rundle: at the Milo extravaganza it was hard to tell who was confused and who was just stupid

December 5, 2017 6 Comments

Night had fallen on Flemington when your correspondent rocked up to the Milo extravaganza. The houso flats across the road, sheer cliffs of lights, the Citylink overpass glowing green on the other side. Racecourse Road was blocked off either side of the Milo venue, Melbourne Pavilion, an old art deco hall with a concrete box […]

Helen Garner reflects on the essential contradiction of being a professional writer

December 5, 2017 2 Comments

"Writers don’t tend to hang out together. In fact, they repel each other. How can writers sit in a room together?"

Tony Walker subs in

December 4, 2017

Crikey’s indefatigable politics editor Bernard Keane is taking a rare and well-deserved break. In his absence, the Crikey team will be joined by dual Walkley Award-winner and former political editor for The Australian Financial Review Tony Walker. Tony is a regular columnist with Fairfax Media and a vice-chancellor’s fellow at La Trobe University. He’ll be […]

A respite in New England for Turnbull, but is it the circuit breaker he needs?

December 4, 2017 12 Comments

The trend of Australian leadership spills and swings proves that even the most innocent of byelections can bring down a government, writes political commentator Tony Walker.

Words of support just as ominous for Turnbull

December 4, 2017

Crikey readers on Malcolm Turnbull and Milo Yiannopoulos

Can you tell the difference between Sam Dastyari and Sam Dastyari?

Can you tell the difference between Sam Dastyari and Sam Dastyari?

December 1, 2017 2 Comments

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

December 1, 2017 4 Comments

Abetz out of time ... oh, she's from Tigerland ... an evening with Helen Razer ...

Sam Dastyari’s idiocy should not allow other serious matters to go unaddressed

December 1, 2017 3 Comments

Crikey readers on the royal commission and Sam Dastyari.

The Senate, eventually, did the right thing

November 30, 2017 3 Comments

Crikey readers on marriage equality

The Greens are not extremists

November 29, 2017 1 Comment

Crikey readers on the Queensland state election.