Sally Whyte — Political reporter

Sally Whyte

Political reporter

Sally covers federal politics and has also reported on Victorian politics, sport and any good stories that come past her desk. She is also the President at SYN Media.


Sparkles reign and love wins as Melbourne rejoices in Yes victory

November 15, 2017

A large crowd at the State Library in Victoria welcomed the announcement from the ABS today.

Postal vote parties: how will Australia mark the end of the marriage equality survey?

November 14, 2017 10

Activists find fun ways to mark the occasion for tomorrow's announcement of the marriage equality survey results.

Crikey Quiz: can you tell the difference between Julia’s 2013 and Malcolm’s 2017?

November 10, 2017 7

Is it Malcolm Turnbull or Tony Abbott? A Liberal backbencher or a Labor faceless man?

Could historical ministerial decisions be overturned?

November 9, 2017 11

Legal experts explain whether or not it would be possible to question decisions of former ministers.

‘The very definition of a good old fashioned reporter’: remembering Ben Sandilands

October 31, 2017 13

The veteran journalist's career spanned more than half a century.

Top five: Senate estimates were full of unearthed gems

October 27, 2017 4

Looking past the shiny and obvious, this week's Senate estimates hearings were full of newsworthy comments.

What next for the Citizenship Seven?

October 13, 2017 16

As the conclusion of the Magnificent Citizenship Seven saga approaches, who will make it through the gunfire, and who will fall?

‘Horror, humour and hope’ getting ICAN’s message through nuclear disarmament circus

October 10, 2017 5

Anti-nuclear Nobel Prize winner Tillman Ruff explains the history and the future of their campaign.

The many publicity stunts of Nick Xenophon

The many publicity stunts of Nick Xenophon

October 6, 2017 3

Outgoing federal Senator Nick Xenophon was a master at the political photo opp.

Solving gun crime is bigger than amnesties and crackdowns: violence prevention expert

October 4, 2017 2

Broader factors need to be fed into the gun-control debate, argue those who study its Australian context.

Taking out the trash: the bad news released under the cloak of the grand finals

October 2, 2017 6

When better to bury news you might not want the public to know about than when there is a lot of football on?

Yes campaign steadies itself in the face of negative headlines

September 26, 2017

How is the Yes campaign bouncing back from a sustained barrage of noise from the No vote's front?

Why the obsession over the AFL’s stance on marriage equality, when other sports have already said Yes?

September 22, 2017 7

Just about every sporting code in Australia has endorsed the Yes vote for marriage equality, so why is the AFL copping all the flak?

Fact check: is the AAT really out of control?

September 18, 2017

Do the numbers support constant claims that the Administrative Appeals Tribunal is overstepping its role?

Media reform: how the sausage got made

September 15, 2017 10

The government finally got a win on its media reform bill, but who extracted what along the way?

How the Greens outfoxed the Coalition and might have killed the citizenship changes

September 14, 2017 9

The clock is ticking on Dutton's citizenship rules after a motion from the Greens and some lucky timing.

Buyer beware: the warning signs for Liddell buyers

September 12, 2017 6

The Turnbull government really wants someone, anyone, to buy the Liddell coal-fired power plant. But lessons from Hazelwood should remind any potential buyer that an ageing, dying power plant is often more trouble than it's worth.

How the marriage equality postal vote will actually work

September 8, 2017 7

While the High Court deliberated on whether or not it would let the postal survey take place, an inquiry heard the complex ways many government departments are working towards implementing the postal survey.

A tense silence, a sigh of relief (and very dirty socks) as High Court sets question time back on track

September 8, 2017 6

It was as if we were in a car veering off the road, but at the last minute ended up straight between the lines, heading to our original destination.

The former Labor senator helping the No campaign

September 5, 2017 12

Guess who's turned up a list of donors to an anti-marriage equality group?