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Margot Saville — Sydney-based freelance journalist

Margot Saville

Sydney-based freelance journalist

Sydney-based freelance journalist.

How much would you pay for Hawkie’s old esky?

How much would you pay for Hawkie’s old esky?

An auction of Bob Kawke's items included several hideous objects given to him by overseas governments, bits of furniture from the house, and many truly terrible Icelandic paintings.

How Dutton kept Dickson

How Dutton kept Dickson

Dutton's electors are older, whiter and more affluent than the average Australian. This came down to highways and franking credits.

Does the ABC need conservative voices?

Does the ABC need conservative voices?

At the launch of his new book, Jonathan Holmes asks if more right-wing voices are needed at our national broadcaster.

'It doesn't have to be this way': how Australia fell behind the US on energy

'It doesn't have to be this way': how Australia fell behind the US on energy

Political infighting over climate change and carbon pricing has cost the Australian public dearly in terms of reducing carbon emissions and the cost of energy.

'I am not yet finished and I never will be': how Anne Summers is still evolving

'I am not yet finished and I never will be': how Anne Summers is still evolving

In her new memoir, Unfettered and Alive, feminist writer and publisher Anne Summers shows that she's far from done. And with the global rise of neoliberal, "status quo" feminism, her voice may be more valuable than ever.

On the hustings with Kerryn Phelps

On the hustings with Kerryn Phelps

If the volunteer count is anything to go by, Kerryn Phelps has it in the bag.

Alan Jones doesn't control New South Wales, political donations do

Alan Jones doesn't control New South Wales, political donations do

Racing NSW and the rest of the gambling lobby have long called the shots in NSW because they give the government so much money.

What the 150-year-old Fairfax archive can teach us about media today

What the 150-year-old Fairfax archive can teach us about media today

The Fairfax archives, covering the media business from the 1840s to the 1990s, have some timely lessons for media watchers.

Meaty tales and Labor luminaries as Bob Carr launches bootstraps memoir

Meaty tales and Labor luminaries as Bob Carr launches bootstraps memoir

Carr's 'hymn to public life' was launched among some of the biggest names in Labor of the last half century.

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

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

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