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Crikey Intern

The next generation of Crikey journalists.


Comparing Rebel Wilson’s potential defamation payout with those of other great Aussie suers

June 23, 2017 1 Comment

Though Wilson’s defamation cost may soar well above most, there’s been plenty of high-profile and expensive cases since Australia’s defamation laws became uniform in 2006.

How a media prank turned into an actual $5 Nutella cafe (sorta)

June 22, 2017 2 Comments

Did you hear the one about the Melbourne cafe that was selling teaspoons of Nutella for $5 a pop? Crikey intern Will Ziebell finds out the truth behind the nutty marketing.

All of the times Australia has tried (and failed) to create a Department of Homeland security

June 20, 2017 2 Comments

Some within the Turnbull government want a UK-style "Home Office". Haven't we been here before? Crikey intern Will Ziebell discovers the 14-year history of Australia's desire for a Home Office or Department of Homeland Security.

What is a ‘gun amnesty’ anyway? And how is it meant to stop crime?

June 19, 2017 5 Comments

Crikey intern Will Ziebell.

Who are the Liberal MPs worried about Turnbull’s Clean Energy Target?

Who are the Liberal MPs worried about Turnbull’s Clean Energy Target?

June 16, 2017 9 Comments

Crikey intern Will Ziebell looks back over past public comments to work out which MPs could end up dissenting.

One year after OzCo bloodbath, how are arts groups surviving?

May 11, 2017

The Australia Council had to turn away more than 100 arts organisations last year, after the federal government slashed OzCo's funding. How have those groups managed to survive the year? Crikey intern Kanika Sood finds out.

A potted history of John Coates’ Australian Olympic Committee woes

May 5, 2017 2 Comments

How embattled AOC president John Coates came to be so, well, embattled. Crikey interns Kanika Sood and Sophie Wenderoth report.

A brief history of the government’s recent attempts to diddle uni students

May 2, 2017

Both Labor and Coalition governments have, in recent years, attempted to squeeze uni students with changes to higher education fees and funding, writes Crikey intern Sophie Wenderoth.

Happy Youth Week! Here’s how the Turnbull govt screwed the young this week

April 7, 2017 6 Comments

It's National Youth Week. But how can young people celebrate when the government is implementing policies that are actively working against them? Crikey intern Alice Rennison reports.

All of the times ‘no undermining, no sniping’ Abbott has undermined and sniped in the past four months

April 4, 2017 6 Comments

A comprehensive list of Tony Abbott's snipes, undermines and wrecks over the past four months, as compiled by Crikey intern Alice Rennison.