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Margot Saville

Crikey Sydney reporter


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

October 11, 2017 34 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

SBS CEO Michael Ebeid talks values at the Ethics Centre.

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

August 31, 2016 5 Comments

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.