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.


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?