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Cathy Alexander

Freelance journalist and PhD candidate in politics at the University of Melbourne

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We are asking the wrong questions about the Liberal leadership

We are asking the wrong questions about the Liberal leadership

February 9, 2015 24 Comments

What does Malcolm Turnbull stand for? What would Julie Bishop do in the top job? We focus far too much on the "who" and not nearly enough on "what".

Sheikh-ing it at Hobart’s MOFO

January 20, 2015

Syrian electro-pop star Omar Souleyman was just one of the highlights at this year's MONA FOMA.

<em>Crikey</em> survey: which religions ban women from leadership?

Crikey survey: which religions ban women from leadership?

July 21, 2014 10 Comments

Some religions prohibit women from having formal power, while others are open-minded. You might be surprised where some religions fall on the spectrum ...

Crikey list: most memorable books by politicians

Crikey list: most memorable books by politicians

July 7, 2014 15 Comments

Here are some of the best and worst books by Australian politicians in recent times. You be the judge on which one to demand at Christmas time ...

Books by politicians: how to avoid the bargain bin

Books by politicians: how to avoid the bargain bin

July 7, 2014 15 Comments

A flood of pollies have books coming out, from Julia Gillard to John Howard and Bob Day. We look at what makes for a good read in this tricky genre.

Inside Clive’s conversion: how the coal baron met the climate crusader

Inside Clive’s conversion: how the coal baron met the climate crusader

June 26, 2014 21 Comments

It was a bromance no one expected. Here's the story on how Clive Palmer came to cross paths with Al Gore.

Explainer: did Clive Palmer just save the planet?

Explainer: did Clive Palmer just save the planet?

June 25, 2014 37 Comments

Clive Palmer dropped a bombshell on climate policy tonight. He's a fair bit greener -- and Tony Abbott will be fuming. Crikey explains what just happened.

Egypt wants to silence Peter Greste, but you can listen to him here

Egypt wants to silence Peter Greste, but you can listen to him here

June 24, 2014

Australian journalist Peter Greste has been imprisoned for seven years for spreading "false news". See for yourself the evidence on which he was convicted.

Regulator hands official reprimand to ABC over THAT Chris Kenny skit

Regulator hands official reprimand to ABC over THAT Chris Kenny skit

June 20, 2014 14 Comments

More trouble for the ABC over the infamous skit of an Australian commentator humping a dog -- now ACMA has found the skit breached the ABC's own rules.

Obama changes the conversation on climate change

Obama changes the conversation on climate change

June 4, 2014 25 Comments

Barack Obama is framing the need to act on carbon pollution as being about human health -- preventing asthma, heart attacks etc. Might that work here?