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Gillard sees off Rudd, only to face his nephew in Lalor

Gillard sees off Rudd, only to face his nephew in Lalor

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.

Crikey Policy Comparison Part 10: Tax

Crikey Policy Comparison Part 10: Tax

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 Rudd by any other name

A Rudd by any other name

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.

The AFL season is getting exciting ... well, isn’t it?

The AFL season is getting exciting ... well, isn’t it?

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.

Crikey’s AFL & NRL Hot Form Charts

Crikey’s AFL & NRL Hot Form Charts

Need a form guide for this weekends finals campaigns for the AFL and NRL? Look no further, Crikey has it covered.

Crikey’s AFL and NRL Hot Form Charts

Crikey’s AFL and NRL Hot Form Charts

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.

Crikey’s AFL & NRL Hot Form Chart

Crikey’s AFL & NRL Hot Form Chart

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.

Crikey’s NRL Hot Form Chart: Round 22

Crikey’s NRL Hot Form Chart: Round 22

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.

A smokers' guide to friendly places

A smokers' guide to friendly places

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.

Crikey's national broadband test: the results are in

Crikey's national broadband test: the results are in

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.