Amber JamiesonJul 2, 2013
Remember the push to save the Murray-Darling Basin? We check in and find the plan is broadly on-track, although two states have just missed a crucial deadline -- a challenge for new federal minister Mark Butler.
Amber JamiesonJun 28, 201310 Comments
One of Kevin Rudd's greatest policy challenges is the treatment of asylum seekers. We ask immigration experts what the new PM should do on this vexed issue.
Amber JamiesonJun 27, 2013
Kevin Rudd has won the ALP leadership ballot and is expected to be sworn in today. Check Crikey's live blog for a summary of yesterday's tumultuous events.
Amber JamiesonJun 26, 201341 Comments
Kevin Rudd has been sworn in as Australia's prime minister. But he has a ministry to fill, independents to appease and a Parliament majority to wrangle. Crikey covers the latest ...
Amber JamiesonJun 26, 20131 Comment
A contemporary Australian artist is accusing the National Gallery of Australia of purchasing a "fake" painting of his, a claim the gallery vehemently challenges. You spot the fraud.
Amber JamiesonJun 12, 20136 Comments
Fifty-five people are assumed drowned after an asylum seeker boat sunk near Christmas Island last week. How do Australian authorities deal with deceased asylum seekers?
Amber JamiesonJun 7, 20136 Comments
The national peak body for medical research will not continue to examine the research ethics of well-known anti-wind farm activist Sarah Laurie, as the activist (and the group she is associated with) receives no Commonwealth funding.
Amber JamiesonMay 8, 20135 Comments
Former High Court judge Michael Kirby will lead a UN inquiry into human rights abuses in North Korea. He says he has no preconceptions, but the evidence is already damning.
Amber JamiesonMay 7, 201322 Comments
What's life like living on Newstart unemployment benefits? Crikey talks to a jobseeker, a single mum and a graduate about how they live on just $497 a fortnight.
Amber JamiesonApr 30, 20131 Comment
Female writers have stormed back into contention for the Miles Franklin -- this year it's the men left off the shortlist. So is it reactionism or simply a stellar year for women authors?