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Guy Rundle  — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle


Guy Rundle is correspondent-at-large for Crikey. He's a former editor of Arena Magazine and contributes to a variety of publications in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Crikey Presents: 'Allo 'Allo! The stage four lockdown edition

The cafe at night. Sirens are howling. There are screams as the Gestapo arrest someone getting a takeaway chicken korma at 8:05pm...

People in Melbourne line up for supplies before the curfew comes into effect (Image: AAP/Erik Anderson)

Welcome to emergency post-capitalism, where audacious human solutions are needed

We're in the middle of a storm. And only radical action can get us out.

Distant goals, rather than immediate action, means new Closing the Gap is a squib

New targets. Same old story. We're at the point where our failure to Close the Gap has become a perverse source of self-congratulation. Something needs to change.

(Image: AAP/James Ross)

Postcard from Melbourne: we are the masked travellers from your future

If those of you outside of Melbourne aren't thinking about the catastrophe ahead, you soon will be.

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We must decide whether COVID-19 can be eradicated in Australia

We can't proceed until we have a detailed debate as to whether eradication is even possible in Australia — and if we would be willing to take the steps necessary.

John Kerr (Image: National Archives of Australia)

Profitless in the desert: John Kerr and the Australia he made

John Kerr was more than a top-hatted buffoon — he represented all the absurdity and squalor of Australia and the 20th century.

(Image: AAP/James Ross)

We are living in an historic, radical transformation. What are we learning?

The COVID-19 lockdowns represent one of the most radical transformations of everyday life by the state in human history. Can it be kept up?

(Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Could COVID-19 be the start of a positive revolution in everyday life?

If and when there is a successful vaccine, will our lifestyles simply revert to pre-pandemic, or will society change for the better?

John Kerr and Pine Gap surveillance base (Image: National Archives of Australia; Wikimedia)

The PM, the spy and the governor-general: what John Kerr didn't tell the palace

The Palace Letters fill out perfectly the ongoing mystery of John Kerr's true mission: the preservation of the US intelligence apparatus in Australia

(Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Yes, the Queen did have a hand in the Dismissal

If you can't see the palace played politics you're fooling yourself — or trying to fool others .