January 2, 2014 1 Comment
New York City has a new mayor. Bill de Blasio was sworn in last week by Bill Clinton in a ceremony that covered issues of race and poverty, backed by an excellent soundtrack. Amber Jamieson reports from Manhattan.
October 25, 2013 3 Comments
You've heard the doom and gloom about the future of journalism. Well here's some good news -- venture capitalists are investing in quality content, due to a 'perfect storm' of favourable conditions. And they're not planning to lose money.
September 11, 2013 2 Comments
New York City Democrats will rally around Bill de Blasio to tip Michael Bloomberg out of the mayor's job, a candidate who has successfully adopted the Bloomberg swagger.
July 29, 2013 15 Comments
The government's hard-line anti-immigration rhetoric focuses on asylum seekers, particularly those arriving by boat, but what about the hundreds of thousands of migrants who come to Australia to work?
July 22, 2013 3 Comments
Kevin Rudd broke the news of the new PNG asylum seeker solution in classic media style -- late on a Friday. How did the media react?
July 18, 2013 8 Comments
A Senate committee examining sterilisation of people with disabilities in Australia recommended in a report yesterday a tightening of regulations and the prosecution of parents who take their children overseas to be sterilised.
July 15, 2013 17 Comments
What impact will shifting the fixed carbon price to a floating price have on the Australian economy? Not a whole lot, economists tell Crikey.
July 11, 2013 16 Comments
Opposition immigration spokesperson Scott Morrison has been claiming that over 90% of asylum seekers arriving by boat in Australia turn up without ID. Does that allegation hold up? Not quite ...
July 8, 2013 10 Comments
The new Australia Council board is dominated by members from Melbourne and Sydney, giving power to the complaint regional organisations get ignored when it comes to funding. Crikey examines the data.
July 3, 2013 3 Comments
Former cricketer Steve Waugh is self-publishing his latest memoir and selling it exclusively through Big W. What does this mean for traditional biography publishers?