Andrew Crook —

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

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Greens and Labor move to end microparty double dipping

Greens and Labor move to end microparty double dipping

November 22, 2013 1

A loophole that allows the same person to serve as the registered officer for more than one political party is likely to be closed.

The LA nun who’s teaching Australians to rise up in anger

The LA nun who’s teaching Australians to rise up in anger

November 21, 2013 6

A 63-year-old Catholic nun is proving an unlikely fillip for Sydney activists. A social progressive for 35 years, Sister Maribeth Larkin is teaching Australians how it's done.

Catalano appointed CEO of Fairfax’s Domain

Catalano appointed CEO of Fairfax’s Domain

November 19, 2013 2

Antony Catalano has been appointed CEO of Fairfax's real estate classifieds business, Domain.

Exit interview: Trish Crossin on Julia, Nova and Labor’s strategy

Exit interview: Trish Crossin on Julia, Nova and Labor’s strategy

November 11, 2013 11

Trish Crossin was dumped from Labor's Senate ticket in the Northern Territory and she's got plenty to say in hindsight. Crikey gave the veteran Senator her parliamentary exit interview.

Master Shang’s bogus student group blackballed after <em>Crikey</em> probe

Master Shang’s bogus student group blackballed after Crikey probe

November 8, 2013 18

A two-part Crikey investigation into an illegitimate overseas student group accused of scams and rorts has led to an unprecedented government crackdown.

Ladies’ choice: secret Labor doc shows affirmative action gains

Ladies’ choice: secret Labor doc shows affirmative action gains

November 7, 2013

The Victorian branch of the ALP is still falling behind the national target when it comes to female representation, but with fewer men being elected this time around, gains are being made.

‘Demonisation’ in <em>The Oz</em>: the damage from a <em>Springtime</em> dance

‘Demonisation’ in The Oz: the damage from a Springtime dance

October 31, 2013 9

A troubling series of events involving The Australian newspaper and coverage of a supposedly "anti-Semitic attack" have left University of NSW political rivals sickened.

Master Shang’s business links revealed: students hang up

Master Shang’s business links revealed: students hang up

October 30, 2013 4

Mysterious international student agitator Jan "Master" Shang's web stretches far and wide. Crikey investigates his business dealings and offerings to students.

Parliamentary poet Judi Moylan on being a political terrorist

Parliamentary poet Judi Moylan on being a political terrorist

October 28, 2013 12

Retired Liberal backbencher Judi Moylan talks to Crikey about why she crossed the floor on single parent payments, the asylum seeker debate and how an "accidental MP" like her can make a difference.

Which $800k Aunty staffer got paid more than Mark Scott?

Which $800k Aunty staffer got paid more than Mark Scott?

October 25, 2013 7

One lucky ABC staffer walked away with over $800k last financial year. Wonder who it was ...

Cops crack down on Master Shang’s group after OS student queries

Cops crack down on Master Shang’s group after OS student queries

October 24, 2013

Police and universities are distancing themselves from a private international students' group and its chief, the mysterious Chinese venture capitalist Master Shang.

Totting up Gillard’s income — author, speaker, ex-PM

Totting up Gillard’s income — author, speaker, ex-PM

October 22, 2013 53

Julia Gillard should make a pretty good income next year as she writes her memoirs, gives speeches and earns the standard ex-PMs salary. Crikey tots up the total.

‘The new normal’: Rhiannon forces triumph in NSW Greens

‘The new normal’: Rhiannon forces triumph in NSW Greens

October 21, 2013 6

Lee Rhiannon supporters inside the NSW Greens are dancing in the aisles after a smackdown of party rivals at the weekend's State Delegates Council on the weekend. So what will this mean for the national Greens?

Labor leadership showdown: Albo needs 58% member support to win

Labor leadership showdown: Albo needs 58% member support to win

October 10, 2013 7

Labor Party leadership aspirant Anthony Albanese will need to snare at least 57% of the Labor rank-and-file ballot to triumph over Bill Shorten, an exclusive analysis of this afternoon's likely caucus ballot result reveals.

Labor leadership vote: MPs, their faction and who they’re backing

Labor leadership vote: MPs, their faction and who they’re backing

October 10, 2013 3

Who Labor MPs are backing in today's leadership vote in caucus ...

Fairfax business merger: staff told about cuts

October 9, 2013

Journalists across Fairfax's newspaper titles are learning the details of the merger of business reporting desks -- and the job losses that will result.

Steve Gibbons on ‘filthy’ Rudd, the gallery and vintage cars

Steve Gibbons on ‘filthy’ Rudd, the gallery and vintage cars

October 8, 2013 25

In the first of Crikey's exit interviews of departing MPs, former Labor member for Bendigo Steve Gibbons lets fly with a frank assessment of his 13 years in office -- and the people he worked with.

Victorian bureaucrat facing questions over child protection scandal

Victorian bureaucrat facing questions over child protection scandal

October 7, 2013

A high-ranking secretary at Victoria's Department of Education has been mentioned in a local government scandal involving the mismanagement of child sexual assault allegations.

WA Senate drama: ballot-box anomalies boost Ludlam’s fight

WA Senate drama: ballot-box anomalies boost Ludlam’s fight

October 4, 2013 14

Independent analysis of the WA Senate count shows irregularities that, if fully investigated, could return the Greens' Scott Ludlam. As it stands, he will lose his seat on the red leather.

Packer biopic <em>Power Games</em> zapped public funds for dwindling viewers

Packer biopic Power Games zapped public funds for dwindling viewers

October 3, 2013 7

Channel Nine's prime-time tributes to the Packers and its television legacy were put to air with $2 million in taxpayer funds, a Crikey analysis has revealed.