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Amber Jamieson

Freelance journalist in New York

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Murray-Darling Basin plan flows on — despite recalcitrant states

Murray-Darling Basin plan flows on — despite recalcitrant states

July 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.

Asylum seeker policy under Rudd: what should he do?

Asylum seeker policy under Rudd: what should he do?

June 28, 2013 10 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.

Labor leadership: how Kevin Rudd came back

June 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.

Day one of Rudd reboot: how it happened

Day one of Rudd reboot: how it happened

June 26, 2013 41 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 ...

Fake or remake: National Gallery in contemporary art tiff

Fake or remake: National Gallery in contemporary art tiff

June 26, 2013 1 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.

What happens when an asylum seeker dies?

What happens when an asylum seeker dies?

June 12, 2013 6 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?

Research Council bows out of anti-wind-farm ethics complaint

Research Council bows out of anti-wind-farm ethics complaint

June 7, 2013 6 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.

Cheat sheet for Michael Kirby on abuses in North Korea

Cheat sheet for Michael Kirby on abuses in North Korea

May 8, 2013 5 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.

What life is like on Newstart: ‘every day is a worry’

What life is like on Newstart: ‘every day is a worry’

May 7, 2013 22 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.

From sausage fest to ladies’ choice: Miles Franklin returns to her roots

From sausage fest to ladies’ choice: Miles Franklin returns to her roots

April 30, 2013 1 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?