Meg Watson — Associate editor

Meg Watson

Associate editor


An incomplete list of ways women already ‘take responsibility’ for their safety

June 15, 2018 18

Eurydice Dixon's murder was followed with a familiar statement from the police. This is why women are angry about it.

Crikey Quiz: can you actually recognise any of our current senators?

May 11, 2018 3

It should not be this hard to stay up to date.

Budget bullshit watch: is it really time to say cheers to cheap beer?

May 7, 2018 4

The government has found itself a very convenient narrative ahead of tomorrow's budget, and the media seem all too happy to jump on board.

The most revealing quotes from Zuckerberg’s Congress testimony

April 11, 2018 2

Facebook has a lot to answer for here — and what they say will affect the whole tech industry.

Kevin Rudd wants you to know he is extremely cranky

April 10, 2018 10

Kevin Rudd may be having trouble letting go of the past, if a recent series of fiery letters and tweets is anything to go by.

‘#DontBeACunt’: Tim Winton targets toxic masculinity

March 27, 2018 16

Tim Winton's latest promo tour comes with a sermon about Australian men. The novelist will definitely sell books, but will he have a role to play in cultural change, too?

‘The UN has to be better, and I think it is struggling’: Helen Clark

March 8, 2018 16

Two years after losing the race for secretary-general, the former New Zealand prime minister says the UN needs an "injection of sheer political reality".

The reluctant revolutionaries of Australian music’s #MeToo moment

February 28, 2018 4

Camp Cope has become a force to reckon with on issues of gender disparity and harassment, but in the midst of "shitstorms" and abuse, they argue it's time for men to fix their own mess.

Crikey Quiz: Fran Drescher or Karl Marx?

February 23, 2018 4

The Nanny's Fran Fine was called "the lady in red" for a reason.

Why teens’ protests over US gun laws demand serious attention

February 21, 2018 17

US students have been making headlines recently for their vocal opposition to the nation's gun laws. And they aren't backing down.

How poems from the Pacific Islands are fronting the fight for climate justice

February 14, 2018 4

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner explains how climate change is devastating her home, the Marshall Islands.

Crikey Quiz: Tennys Sandgren’s Australian Open statement or 2000s emo band?

January 25, 2018 6

It's been an eventful week for the tennis player from Tennessee.

‘Milkshake duck’ is the Word of the Year we deserve

January 15, 2018 12

Following Macquarie Dictionary naming the 'Milkshake Duck' -- a term extremely "of the internet" -- as 2017's word of the year, Crikey speaks to its creator about reconciling with online silliness that has spilled into the real world.

Have dodgy pollies really cost Australia $72 billion?

January 12, 2018 14

This week The Australia Institute made headlines with a report claiming the nation's corruption (or perception thereof) has cost us $72 billion since 2012. We put the question to TAI's research director Rod Campbell: are we really that dodgy?