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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?