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Jason Whittaker — Publisher

Jason Whittaker

Publisher

Jason became Crikey's publisher in 2016. He is a former editor of Crikey and has led politics, business and arts publications for over a decade.

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Turnbull reveals the extent of ABC cuts

Turnbull reveals the extent of ABC cuts

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.

The Victorian government's major failure (it has nothing to do with porn)

The Victorian government's major failure (it has nothing to do with porn)

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.

The London banker from the scandal-plagued firm to head Treasury

The London banker from the scandal-plagued firm to head Treasury

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.

Anything Goes, even Alan Jones stealing a real actor's job

Anything Goes, even Alan Jones stealing a real actor's job

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...

The curious case of the homophobic soprano

Jason WhittakerJun 25, 2014

Opera Australia has sacked a performer for expressing homophobic views, but was its conduct more damaging than the actual remarks?

Essential: little concern over a Liberal bluewash

Essential: little concern over a Liberal bluewash

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.

Kim's big win: $95k in Williams v Fairfax defo case

Kim's big win: $95k in Williams v Fairfax defo case

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.

A trip to the DMZ (and a T-shirt to prove it): Korea divided on a solution

A trip to the DMZ (and a T-shirt to prove it): Korea divided on a solution

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.

'Comfort level' rises: Korean trade deal almost done

'Comfort level' rises: Korean trade deal almost done

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.

A party for sport? And who are 'motoring enthusiasts'? A wacky Senate result

A party for sport? And who are 'motoring enthusiasts'? A wacky Senate result

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.

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