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Crikey Worm: Johnny come lately (to the No campaign)

September 29, 2017

It's easier to find a job, but don't expect a pay rise anytime soon. Plus John Howard is yet again sticking his oar into the marriage equality debate. It's the news you need to know, by Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: could Larissa Waters come back to Canberra?

September 27, 2017 4 Comments

The government could be laying out the (legal) welcome mat for Larissa Waters back to parliament, and the budget looks better than first thought.

Crikey Worm: gas debate heats up

September 26, 2017

The PM talks tough to gas companies, and why the US President is targeting footballers.

Crikey Worm: Merkel’s bitter win

Crikey Worm: Merkel’s bitter win

September 25, 2017

Good morning, early birds. New Zealand and Germany had dramatic elections, the big banks are setting ATMs free and polls show trouble for the Yes campaign. It’s the news you need to know, by Max Chalmers. COALITIONS AND KINGMAKERS Bill English and Angela Merkel are likely to remain the leaders of New Zealand and Germany after two tumultuous […]

Meet the Rohingya of western Sydney, remote witnesses to a pogrom

September 22, 2017 1 Comment

Since violence against their friends and family in Myanmar erupted in late August, Lakemba's Rohingya community has convulsed as loved ones disappear.

Crikey Worm: Tony Abbott headbutted as respectful debate rolls on

September 22, 2017 3 Comments

Tony Abbott cops a blow, Malcolm Roberts goes to court, and interest likely to remain low. 

Crikey Worm: Energy debate in a ‘very bad place’

Crikey Worm: Energy debate in a ‘very bad place’

September 21, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Tony Abbott caught out on gas exports, refugee deal begins, and euthanasia laws hit the Victorian parliament. It’s the news you need to know, by Max Chalmers. ENERGY DEBATE TURNS TO GAS Pressure is mounting on the federal government to “pull the trigger” on gas export controls. With Malcolm Turnbull ramping-up his campaign on energy, […]

Crikey Worm: Trump vows destruction

Crikey Worm: Trump vows destruction

September 20, 2017 1 Comment

US President Donald Trump has said his country will "totally destroy" the nation of North Korea if the US is forced to defend itself.

Crikey Worm: energy bosses tell pollies coal is not the new black

September 19, 2017 1 Comment

Good morning, early birds. Energy bosses continue to edge away from coal and Lady Mary Fairfax is remembered. It's the news you need to know.

Crikey Worm: Yes and No campaigns kick off, terror attack in London

September 18, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The Yes and No campaigns for marriage equality kick off in earnest as postal surveys are sent out, there has been a terror attack in London, and we’ll find out if CBS can buy Channel Ten after all. It’s the news you need to know, by Max Chalmers. MARRIAGE CAMPAIGNS KICK […]