Margot Saville —

Margot Saville

Crikey Sydney reporter


How #metoo went from theory to real-time upheaval at the Sydney Writers’ Festival

May 7, 2018 8

Claims of sexual assault were the flashpoint at a successful and wide-ranging Sydney Writers' Festival.

Is Channel Seven the right place for Andrew Denton’s new interview show?

April 18, 2018 19

If you were hoping for the scintillating interviews of Denton's ABC days, you might be disappointed.

The manufactured magic of Russell Crowe’s $3.7m divorce auction

April 9, 2018 11

Would you pay $7000 for a used, leather jockstrap? Margot Saville reports from inside the bizarre bubble of the actor's highly publicised auction.

Miranda Devine is trying to make ‘cuckservative’ a thing in Australia

April 4, 2018 25

A debate about whether Australia needs a new Trump is just another platform for Miranda Devine to push her new alt-right vocabulary.

Sing along if you know the words: Abbott’s greatest hits at the Sydney Institute

February 21, 2018 25

The former front-man played his greatest hits at the Sydney Institute this week, and the routine was tired, stiff, and increasingly irrelevant, writes Margot Saville.

Farewelling Malcolm Young with hymns, fans and family

November 29, 2017 7

The legendary AC/DC guitarist, whose funeral was this week, was remembered as a loyal and loving artist.

An afternoon with the ACL lobbing fire and brimstone at ‘anonymous masturbators’

November 20, 2017 48

Margot Saville went to an Australian Christian Lobby conference on the weekend, where topics included G-rated outdoor advertising and Hugh Hefner.

Saville: Kevin Rudd launches an invigorating, Clinton-esque book tour

October 24, 2017 24

We know what you're thinking, but don't worry: this 600 page odyssey of the Milky Bar Kid is only the first of two volumes.

Political dark horse David Leyonhjelm launches his book for freedom-lovers

October 11, 2017 34

David Leyonhjelm may have accidentally been elected, but that doesn't mean he can't use his platform to talk about cats (and other notes from the launch of Freedom's Salesman)

Bonsai of the Vanities: sitting in stunned silence at Mark Latham’s book launch

October 5, 2017 70

It was a great audience: fewer than 100 people sandwiched into a small room at Sydney’s Intercontinental Hotel, overwhelmingly middle-aged, male and white.

Howard defends Trump, says he believes even less in climate change these days

July 14, 2017 39

John Howard has told Paul Kelly at the United States Studies Centre that Australia can trust Donald Trump because the issues with his presidency are just a matter of “style”.

Joe Hockey regales Sydney with his explanation of Trump’s victory and ‘disruption’

March 31, 2017 11

The more interesting part of the speech was the analysis of the election result.

Turnbull calls journalism a ‘romantic business’, as Mitchell betrays his sources

September 30, 2016 4

A veritable who's who of Australian figures turned up to listen to Malcolm Turnbull blow smoke up Chris Mitchell's arse.

A night of right-wing radical rage with the ACL and friends

September 28, 2016 7

Toowoomba doctor David van Gend launched his controversial anti-marriage equality book last night to the fanfare of some old, white suburbanites.

Andrew Bolt, Australia’s whiniest columnist, complains about ‘victim industry’

September 4, 2016 33

At the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Andrew Bolt slammed Australia's "victim industry".

SBS boss Michael Ebeid canned an interview after a politician’s call

September 2, 2016 5

SBS CEO Michael Ebeid talks values at the Ethics Centre.

Abbott’s sister, former weightlifting champion take on Clover Moore

August 31, 2016 5

Moore has become a lightning rod for opposition to several of Baird’s most unpopular policies. Can she survive another strike?

Electing Abbott put ‘principal lunatic in charge of the asylum’: Tom Hughes

June 30, 2016

Legal and political luminaries were out in force to see the 92-year-old.

Fiona ‘sex appeal’ Scott gets little love in Linsday

June 15, 2016 5

Sex appeal might not be enough for Fiona Scott to hold onto Lindsay this time around.

Blow by blow: Sex Party v Christian Democrats

June 8, 2016 4

Sex, drugs and tax were the main points of dispute.