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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Crikey Worm: ‘Clean’ coal back on the menu, and George Christensen, working-class hero

June 21, 2017

The government can't shake coal, Gillian Triggs' replacement has been named, and there has been a small explosion in Brussels. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Gonski could be goneski, and you should ask for a pay rise

Crikey Worm: Gonski could be goneski, and you should ask for a pay rise

June 20, 2017

Terror on the streets of London and Paris again, the RBA says you should ask for more money, and there's no certainty on Gonski. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Government courts Greens, ministers court controversy

June 19, 2017 1

This week is all about Gonski 2.0 -- who gives one and at what price for the government? Turnbull is still struggling in the polls, and Donald Trump has been contradicted by his own lawyer. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Trump dumps Paris, Centrelink busy signal, growth turns negative

June 2, 2017 1

Trump pulls out of Paris, Turnbull in Singapore and 42 million calls to Centrelink unanswered. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: plane bomb threat in Melbourne, ‘radical Sunni Islam’ linked to terror

Crikey Worm: plane bomb threat in Melbourne, ‘radical Sunni Islam’ linked to terror

June 1, 2017

Melbourne flight forced to turn back after bomb threat, MPs focus on "radical Sunni Islam", and media bosses schmooze in Canberra. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Brandis backs ASIO chief on refugees, Hanson threatens ABC funding

May 31, 2017

Politicians argue over refugee link to terrorism, Turnbull to defend budget, and One Nation holds the government to ransom over the ABC. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Bashing the banks, Rich List revealed, Corby coming home

May 26, 2017

Today is all about money -- just what is going on at Australia's big banks, who has made it to the 2017 Rich List and which schools have it and which don't. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Lindt Cafe siege mistakes, Manchester bombing arrests

May 25, 2017

Six arrested over Manchester bombing, Lindt Cafe failures revealed, and who is Australia's richest person? It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Terror in Manchester, budget measures could stall, Roger Moore dies

May 24, 2017

We've got the latest on the terror attack in Manchester, cost blowouts and Senate politicking in Canberra, and we wait for the report on the Lindt Cafe seige. It's the news you need to know, by Max Chalmers and Sally Whyte.

Crikey Worm: Catholic schools fight, heat on Hanson

May 23, 2017

The government takes on the Catholics, the pressure on One Nation increases, and there are plans for compensation for the stolen generations. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Labor split on Medicare levy, Sainsbury ‘a sex worker’, Dutton v ‘fake refugees’

May 22, 2017 2

The Cassie Sainsbury scandal deepens, there are Labor cabinet leaks on Medicare levy, and Peter Dutton targets "fake refugees". It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

The weird and wonderful of the budget documents

The weird and wonderful of the budget documents

May 9, 2017 4

It’s not all rail links and airports, there are also some downright weird things in this year’s budget, write Sally Whyte and Josh Taylor.

Waiting on a miracle in a phone-free journo cage

May 9, 2017

You want to know what it’s like in budget lockup? It’s a lot of waiting. And a lot of typing. And some lucky souls, who are not your correspondents, get sandwiches.

Crikey Worm: Prince Philip not dead, Trump snubs Turnbull

May 5, 2017

Prince Philip retires and Malcolm Turnbull waits on Donald Trump. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Fairfax defends cuts, threatens to sack striking journos

May 4, 2017 6

In a statement to the market, Fairfax boss Greg Hywood said the company would continue to publish while its journalists were on strike. The company has also threatened to fire journalists who are taking part in the wildcat strike, write Sally Whyte and Emily Watkins

Crikey Worm: Gonski 2.0 faces Liberal backlash, Fairfax strike

Crikey Worm: Gonski 2.0 faces Liberal backlash, Fairfax strike

May 4, 2017 3

Malcolm Turnbull is on his way to NYC, school funding is set to be another battle, and journos fight against cuts at Fairfax. It's the news you need to know by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull gives a Gonski, cash for second Sydney airport, Abbott for G-G?

May 3, 2017

Malcolm Turnbull gives a Gonski -- but it's his Gonski, not Labor's. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Students slugged, ScoMo kills zombie measures

May 2, 2017

Degrees would cost more and need to be paid back faster under the government's new higher education plan. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Dole bludgers and uni students to make up budget shortfall

Crikey Worm: Dole bludgers and uni students to make up budget shortfall

May 1, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Welfare cheats and university students are the government's targets in today's budget announcements. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: plans to cool housing, is bush plan worth it?

Crikey Worm: plans to cool housing, is bush plan worth it?

April 21, 2017 1

Good morning, early birds. Labor is set to announce housing affordability policies, two are dead in France terror attack, and there is a peace plan for Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull. It's the news you need to know, by Sally Whyte and Max Chalmers.