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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.

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Fraudulent email raises some uncomfortable questions for Landcare Australia

Fraudulent email raises some uncomfortable questions for Landcare Australia

September 25, 2014 1 Comment

A chairman with links to the fossil fuels industry, a case of impersonation and a patron who thought he was at a different organisation -- times are turbulent at Landcare Australia.

Video: uphill battle for independents in Morwell

Video: uphill battle for independents in Morwell

September 18, 2014 1 Comment

Latrobe Valley residents felt abandoned in the wake of the Hazelwood mine fire. Now they're taking their fight to be heard to the ballot box.

Victorian independents hope to pull a McGowan

Victorian independents hope to pull a McGowan

September 11, 2014

Independent candidates are popping up in throughout Victoria. They might not win seats, but they hope that they can make the major parties sit up and take notice.

No way to test for septicaemia on Manus, with doctors ‘swamped’

No way to test for septicaemia on Manus, with doctors ‘swamped’

September 4, 2014 7 Comments

A lack of specialist care is to blame for deaths and health crises on Manus Island, say insiders.

Time for the AFL to walk the walk (in footy boots)

Time for the AFL to walk the walk (in footy boots)

September 1, 2014 3 Comments

With the AFL finals season in full swing, it's time for the league to own and correct its many errors over the past year.

Macquarie Uni takes students to court over $600,000 in union money

Macquarie Uni takes students to court over $600,000 in union money

August 27, 2014

A curious legal stoush reignites the debate around voluntary student unionism as Macquarie Uni litigates against one of its own student organisations in a bid to retrieve $600,000.

VIDEO: Surveillance impact ‘severe’: Jillian York

VIDEO: Surveillance impact ‘severe’: Jillian York

August 11, 2014

Crikey politics editor Bernard Keane and Jillian York, Director for International Freedom of Expression at Electronic Freedom Foundation, discuss data retention and privacy.

‘No future for me in West Papua’: activist flees to Australia after ‘abduction’ attempt

‘No future for me in West Papua’: activist flees to Australia after ‘abduction’ attempt

July 31, 2014 2 Comments

A West Papuan activist has fled to Australia in fear for her safety after giving testimony to an Australian tribunal into the 1998 Biak massacre by Indonesian forces.

‘I want to work’: youth unemployment on the rise

‘I want to work’: youth unemployment on the rise

July 15, 2014 17 Comments

Australia's youth unemployment has hit 13.5% and is still rising. Is the minimum wage holding Australia's young people back -- or is it the one thing they have to fall back on?

Broadcasting the Olympics doesn’t turn a profit, so why do it?

Broadcasting the Olympics doesn’t turn a profit, so why do it?

July 9, 2014 1 Comment

TV networks pay big bucks to broadcast international sport in the middle of the night. Why?