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Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

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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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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.