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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.

Manus hunger strikers 'a recipe for disaster': doctor

Manus hunger strikers 'a recipe for disaster': doctor

A Sydney doctor and refugee advocate says the hunger-striking asylum seekers on Manus Island are not receiving proper medical care -- and the results could be deadly.

Asian Cup: the (financial) reasons to cheer for North Korea this summer

Asian Cup: the (financial) reasons to cheer for North Korea this summer

Australia is hosting a sporting bonanza this summer, here's our guide to the weird, wonderful and cheap Asian Cup matches.

Why shark risk won't stop us going to the beach

Why shark risk won't stop us going to the beach

Australians are actually quite smart when it comes to weighing up the risks of encountering a shark while swimming, experts say.

One story, told week by week: don't expect an Australian Serial

One story, told week by week: don't expect an Australian Serial

Australia's strong defamation laws make it very unlikely Australia could replicate Sarah Koenig's blockbuster podcast.

Stephen Mayne unveils election promises, set in stone

Stephen Mayne unveils election promises, set in stone

Crikey founder Stephen Mayne launches our Set In Stone project, urging politicians to keep their promises.

'Pretty bleak': Australia's closed door puts pressure on Indonesia's own refugee policies

'Pretty bleak': Australia's closed door puts pressure on Indonesia's own refugee policies

"Stopping the boats" hasn't stopped the flow of refugees to Indonesia -- but it has stranded them there without proper resources.

They built this party on rock'n'roll

They built this party on rock'n'roll

Gotye's party may not get the numbers for the Victorian election, but they say this won't be the last we hear from them.

Video: Greens target ALP over data retention

Video: Greens target ALP over data retention

Mandatory data retention is set to be included in the next round of security legislation -- and the Greens will be fighting it every step of the way.

Essendon stood by Hird, but enough is enough

Essendon stood by Hird, but enough is enough

James Hird must resign, but his departure will be cold comfort for a club (and its fans) already torn apart by scandal.

The rich list absentee landowners behind Tassie anti-wind farm campaign

The rich list absentee landowners behind Tassie anti-wind farm campaign

Two BRW rich listers have donated thousands of dollars to prevent a feasibility study into a wind farm off the coast of Tasmania.