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.


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.