We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Julia Gillard has seen off one Rudd, but the next one says he will at least go down swinging when he takes on Australia's new PM. Nephew Van Thanh Rudd tells Crikey he will contest Lalor for the Revolutionary Socialist Party.
Labor's tax policy is "me too, but ..." according to Peter Costello. And running the rule over the respective major parties tax reform packages does reveal more than a few similarities.
A splattering of machine parts, oil, flesh and blood rips apart in front of the Sydney Opera House. The words Portrait of an Exploding Terrorist are printed beneath the image. This is art as protest, oils and canvas as activism. And it was painted by the nephew of the man most expect to become Australia's 26th Prime Minister.
For the emotionally detached footy fan, those of us who follow clubs other than the four in action this weekend, it’s been a little difficult getting excited about the finals this year. The reason is simple: Geelong has been too bloody good, writes Patrick Devery.
Need a form guide for this weekends finals campaigns for the AFL and NRL? Look no further, Crikey has it covered.
Let’s fire up the Crikey AFL and NRL Hot Form Chart and study the stats, with the help of exciting, all-new features -- the X-factor and the Bard Bit. By Pat Devery.
An eerie synergy has emerged in Crikey’s AFL Hot Form Chart after round 20: the top three Form Chart teams also fill the the top three spots on the AFL ladder. But that’s where the parallels end. And the big message being sent by Crikey’s NRL Hot Form Chart after round 23 is a simple one: Here come Rusty’s Rabbits.
Round 22 NRL action saw thrillers and thrashings; grapples and gripes; and at the end of it all, powerful portents in Crikey’s NRL Hot Form Chart.
With smoking bans in pubs set to take effect in Victoria, New South Wales and even the Old Dart, how's an alcoholic supposed to slowly kill himself faster? Relax, Crikey's here to help.
From across Australia and the world, results have poured in from readers in response to Crikey's national broadband test. The results are illuminating in that they tell us ... well, not a lot actually.