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Josh Taylor — Journalist

Josh Taylor

Journalist

Josh is Crikey’s general reporter covering politics, immigration, technology, the environment and, well, just about everything. Josh joined Crikey in 2015 after being lured away from his role as an award-winning technology journalist for ZDNet.

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Media heavies get Fifield’s ear, consumer groups left out

August 3, 2017 6 Comments

Media groups featured heavily in the list of people first getting to meet with Communications Minister Mitch Fifield, but tech companies were not.

A postal plebiscite is a bad idea — just ask Malcolm Turnbull

August 2, 2017 3 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull thinks a postal vote plebiscite is anti-democratic. How do we know? He said so.

No one told police officer a warrant was needed before spying on journos

July 31, 2017 6 Comments

The Australian Federal Police told the Commonwealth Ombudsman that, oops, that law change they lobbied for had not been communicated to a police officer.

Labor gears up for internal fight over abortion

July 28, 2017 5 Comments

State and territory Labor branches are pushing for elected members of the party to no longer have a conscience vote when it comes to abortion.

Dutton telling the truth — at least in part — about Good Friday Manus shooting

July 28, 2017 8 Comments

The briefing Immigration Minister Peter Dutton received on the Good Friday shooting on Manus Island partially backs his claim on the cause of the tension.

Crikey Worm: dual citizenship for everyone, Roberts threatens journos, Trump making Australia poor again

July 28, 2017 1 Comment

One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts admits he wasn't given the clear on his citizenship status until six months after the election, writes Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.

Fifield’s diary reveals mad scramble to fix Brandis’ arts cock-up

July 27, 2017

Communications and Arts Minister Mitch Fifield spent the first few months in the job repairing much of the damage his predecessor had on the arts.

Crikey Worm: citizenship questions for Roberts and Canavan, taxing the rich an ‘envy tax’

July 27, 2017

One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts is refusing to show proof he isn't a British citizen, Matt Canavan might be in the clear, and ScoMo backs coal.

The huge problem with the NBN’s pricing that no one could see coming (except, you know, everyone did)

July 26, 2017 23 Comments

Those of us who have paid attention to the topic have long known that NBN's pricing model would lead to problems when people actually started connecting.

Crikey Worm: Canavan caught by section 44, Bernardi raking it in, ICAC called in over Murray-Darling

July 26, 2017 1 Comment

Matt Canavan becomes the third senator pinged by section 44, Cory Bernardi books nearly $1 million and ICAC called on Murray-Darling allegations. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.