Jason WhittakerNov 19, 201410 Comments
The Communications Minister confirmed the ABC budget will be slashed by $254 million over the next four years -- or 2.6% of its $5.5 billion budget -- while SBS will lose $25.2 million (1.7%) over the period.
Jason WhittakerOct 16, 20142 Comments
The Victorian bureaucracy lacks accountability, fails to communicate and consistently ignores recommendations to improve. And it gets away with it because nobody is listening.
Jason WhittakerOct 6, 2014
John Fraser -- reportedly Australia's next Treasury secretary -- is an experienced economist both in the public and private sectors. But he almost quit his scandal-plagued bank.
Jason WhittakerSep 5, 2014
Why has Australia’s most heavily subsidised arts company, Opera Australia, cast Alan Jones in its production of Anything Goes? The company's artistic director, Lyndon Terracini, claims it's the shock jock's "wicked sense of humour". Hmmm, only one of those words accurately describes Jones...
Jason WhittakerJun 25, 2014
Opera Australia has sacked a performer for expressing homophobic views, but was its conduct more damaging than the actual remarks?
Jason WhittakerMar 18, 20141 Comment
Voters aren't particularly concerned about the prospect of more Liberal-led governments at COAG. Meanwhile, Essential Research finds support for Tony Abbott's government improving.
Jason WhittakerJan 29, 20143 Comments
Former News Corporation CEO Kim Williams has won his defamation case against Fairfax and has been awarded $95,000 for a front-page splash by reporter Joe Aston.
Jason WhittakerNov 15, 20138 Comments
Opinions in South Korea are sharply divided on what to do about its nuclear neighbour. Crikey visited the no-man's-land between still-warring nations to examine whether diplomacy is still an option.
Jason WhittakerOct 25, 20132 Comments
A free trade agreement with South Korea is close, Crikey's editor reports from Seoul. But there are still economic -- and historic -- sticking points to resolve.
Jason WhittakerSep 8, 201316 Comments
The Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party? The Australian Sports Party? Preliminary Senate results throw up microparties you've probably never heard of.