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.

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Drug testing welfare recipients a ‘tick a box’ exercise that can never work

September 1, 2017 10

There are between 200,000 and 500,000 people who want to access drug and alcohol services who are unable to because there are not enough doctors and clinics. What will be accomplished by forcing drug-addicted welfare recipients to join the queue?

Just what is the Rule of Law Institute?

August 31, 2017 3

Robin Speed of the Rule of Law Institute has called for the resignation of Pauline Wright of the NSW Law Society over her public support of marriage equality. But what even is the Rule of Law Institute?

Sarah Ferguson: a strong ABC is the answer to the rise of Trump

August 30, 2017 12

Sarah Ferguson says the fractured media gave rise to Donald Trump, and a strong ABC would stop that happening here.

Kiwis not applying for permanent residency because of citizenship uncertainty

August 30, 2017 5

The proposed plan to extend the wait for citizenship is giving New Zealander's currently considering becoming permanent residents the runaround, particularly if they are considering enroling in university.

Why is the government kicking asylum seekers out of their homes?

August 28, 2017 22

The government has announced it will stop providing welfare to asylum seekers living in Australia for medical treatment. But how many such people are there, how did they get here in the first place, and is the move really about preventing a court challenge?

LGBTI Awards ask nominees to shell out $380 to help businesses ‘align their brand’

August 25, 2017 4

The for-profit LGBTI Awards ask nominees to shell out hundreds for a gala dinner at Star Casino without even knowing if they are on the shortlist.

Is the government still going through your sewage to find drugs?

August 23, 2017 6

The government's announcement that jobseekers in Canterbruy-Bankstown will be drug tested shows a departure from original plans to use wastewater to choose locations.

Oops, turns out the Nats don’t always ask wannabe MPs about their citizenship

August 18, 2017 4

How could the National Party have missed that three of its 22 federal MPs might be dual citizens?

A brief history of Twiggy Forrest’s obsession with cashless welfare

August 17, 2017 16

How exactly did a mining magnate come to spearhead the program to shift indigenous Australians onto cashless welfare?

Xenophon’s media reform wishlist, and how much of it will he get?

August 14, 2017 8

The crossbenchers in the senate get closer to passing tax breaks for media companies with revenue of less than $30 million.

What happened in Parliament this week that wasn’t the damn plebiscite

August 11, 2017 6

Bob Katter delivered his trademark batshit crazy, energy companies were (sort of) raked over the coals, and we might be going to war with a nuclear power. And yet all anyone wanted to talk about was the marriage equality plebiscite.

Turnbull has a peculiar talent for pretending to love things he hates, including the postal plebiscite

August 9, 2017 9

The PM was excited and smooth-talking at the press conference where he announced the marriage equality postal plebiscite.

Crikey Worm: terror plane plot, Dasher calls for end to donations, marriage equality push for Libs

July 31, 2017

Airport security ramped up after terror raid, political donations and same-sex marriage are back on the agenda, and Labor's trusts plans angers small businesses. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: interest rates could rise, Labor talks inequality, O.J. Simpson granted parole

July 21, 2017

Bill Shorten is set to take on inequality, new Greens senator says he wants the job, and who loves holding Trump's hand? It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Aboriginal history longer than thought, Justine Damond’s killer could have ‘feared ambush’

July 20, 2017 1

A Kakadu discovery changes history, cops say they feared ambush before shooting Aussie, and the Southern Stars are on the edge of World Cup glory. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Waters resigns, Home Office ‘a recipe for mistakes’

July 19, 2017

Another Greens Senator claimed by citizenship stuff up, as others rush to prove they are Aussies (and only Aussies), and experts react to Turnbull's Home Office announcement.  It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Dutton could get ‘Home Office’, indigenous recognition report

July 18, 2017

Australian cabinet to discuss a British-style Home Office, and the recommendation on indigenous recognition given to the PM. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: new ADF powers, new call for Liberal truce, new Doctor Who

July 17, 2017 1

Australia's military will be able to respond to domestic terror attacks, and Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott are urged to bury their differences. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Gonski gets through, Hanson digs in, pay rise for pollies

June 23, 2017

The government has a win on Gonski, and pollies get a pay rise and a tax cut. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: deal on Gonski, Centrelink robo-debt notice ‘set up to fail’, Maroons victorious

June 22, 2017

The government is on the edge of a win with Gonski, and the Centrelink robo-debt system has been criticised as doomed to fail. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.