Josh Taylor — Journalist

Josh Taylor


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.


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

August 3, 2017 6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Fifield’s diary revealed: minister preferenced China telco before big local players

July 25, 2017 5

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield held his first meeting with a China state-owned telecommunications company that has no big presence in Australia.

Crikey Worm: Labor to tackle tax, did Australia promise to resettle refugees?

Crikey Worm: Labor to tackle tax, did Australia promise to resettle refugees?

July 25, 2017

The UN isn't happy that the government has backtracked on promises to settle refugees, and ScoMo targets Labor's trust overhaul proposal. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Abbott’s win, fixed terms in the offing, and Dutton goes postal

July 24, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Coalition and Labor eat the lunch of the minor parties, Tony Abbott gets major victory in plebiscites, and Peter Dutton goes postal. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers

Traditional media not completely cut out in PM’s cut-through strategy

Traditional media not completely cut out in PM’s cut-through strategy

July 21, 2017

Turnbull is still as reliant on traditional media outlets as he is social media, despite a concerted push in his office to bypass them.

Did Kevin Rudd really intend offshore processing to last only one year?

July 20, 2017 13

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has claimed that asylum seekers on Manus Island could have been resettled in Australia three years ago. Was that really his government's policy?

Crikey Clarifier: what is section 44 of the constitution and how did it trip up the Greens?

July 19, 2017 10

What does the law say about being a dual citizen while getting elected to Australian parliament?

What we lose when we lose Scott Ludlam

July 17, 2017 21

The resignation of the biggest tech-head in Parliament will leave the Australian public the poorer.

Marriage equality postal plebiscite plans are much further along than you think

July 14, 2017 17

Cabinet has been considering the option of a postal vote for the plebiscite, as pressure mounts for a free vote in Parliament.

Turnbull’s digital chief earns more than the PM

July 13, 2017 4

The new head of Turnbull's pet government project earns more than the Prime Minister.

What Mark Latham didn’t say about his ‘white male privilege’ report

July 11, 2017 6

Gender and diversity training in the APS is working, but you won't hear Mark Latham say that.