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Margot Saville

Sydney-based freelance journalist

Margot Saville — Sydney-based freelance journalist

Sydney-based freelance journalist.

'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.

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

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

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

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

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

Miranda Devine is trying to make 'cuckservative' a thing in Australia

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

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

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.