October 2, 2013 25
A Greens preference deal has snared votes for Sarah Hanson-Young while funneling preferences to conservative former HR Nicholls Society board member Bob Day, who has the effective balance of power.
October 1, 2013 52
She hit out at the haters and a sell-out crowd went wild. Julia Gillard emerged from exile to talk to Anne Summers in front of a packed Sydney Opera House audience. Crikey was there.
September 30, 2013 1
Australian fact checking outlet PolitiFact is struggling for cash but is hopeful a white knight will emerge to keep it afloat. Some staff have already left the organisation.
September 26, 2013 8
Senior Greens staffers have slammed reportage of an internal crack-up in Christine Milne's office as a media beat-up.
September 25, 2013 9
Campus Liberals are celebrating after Christopher Pyne moved to act on voluntary student unionism. But Labor and the Greens are rallying to defeat any moves to abolish compulsory fees.
September 23, 2013 2
An influential group of Labor elders has called on leadership contenders Anthony Albanese and Bill Shorten to come clean on their plans for party reform. There's plenty more to do, they argue.
September 23, 2013 14
How many Coalition MPs really support wind farms? Not many, it would seem.
September 20, 2013 6
The RACV board election stoush is reaching fever pitch.
September 19, 2013 8
The battle between Bill Shorten and Anthony Albanese for the Labor Leadership is ratcheting up. David Feeney will lead Shorten's campaign, pitting him against Mark Butler for "Albo".
September 18, 2013 4
Crikey has analysed all 100 items on the Institute of Public Affairs' policy wishlist. And with Tony Abbott now in power, things are looking up.
September 16, 2013 10
Paul Rogers, a leading social responsibility expert, has warned McDonald's that its ongoing dispute with protesters over a planned restaurant in Melbourne's eastern suburbs could irreparably damage the brand.
September 10, 2013 23
Labor frontbencher Craig Emerson's attempt to blacken Kevin Rudd's name has met with savage criticism from some sitting Labor MPs.
September 9, 2013 26
Federal Labor MPs are mulling their next leader. Bill Shorten, on current numbers, might appear to be in the pole position but the reality is more complex.
September 8, 2013 13
West Melbourne was the place to be for angry lefties last night -- there was at least one victory to celebrate. Crikey joined Adam Bandt and the Greens faithful.
September 6, 2013 8
The influence Institute of Public Affairs released a list of policy demands last year. Crikey forensically works through them to see which ones Tony Abbott has adopted.
September 5, 2013
A spin doctor for Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has sent a panicked email calling on company executives to remove an anti-News ad from its websites.
September 4, 2013 45
The battle for Indi has turned white hot as Sophie Mirabella pulls out all stops to hold on to her crumbling fiefdom. New campaign material hides the candidate from view.
September 3, 2013 1
Labor, Liberals, the Greens and the Sex Party have all been caught out by new rules on how-to-vote cards, with all parties incorrectly formatting some of their cards. It could be a costly mistake.
September 2, 2013 11
The Labor Party takes a far more nuanced view of Syria than recent bellicose statements from the Foreign Minister would suggest.
August 30, 2013 12
Although Julian Assange has claimed the WikiLeaks preference deal was an "administrative error", leaked emails reveal Assange was behind the controversial deal.