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Sophie Heizer

Dear George, Barnaby and Malcolm: advice for struggling Australians

Dear George, Barnaby and Malcolm: advice for struggling Australians

Words of wisdom from those wise sages in blue, as compiled by Crikey intern Sophie Heizer.

What is the 'sugar tax' and who reckons it's a good idea?

What is the 'sugar tax' and who reckons it's a good idea?

At this point, it is a recommendation from a number of health experts, which would place a levy on sugary drinks in order to mitigate obesity rates, writes Crikey intern Sophie Heizer.

Should the Clean Energy Finance Corporation be funding 'clean' coal?

Should the Clean Energy Finance Corporation be funding 'clean' coal?

What is the Clean Energy Finance Corporation anyway? And should it be investing in clean coal? Crikey intern Sophie Heizer explains.

How Australian pollies tiptoe around Trump's craziness

How Australian pollies tiptoe around Trump's craziness

How do Australian politicians keep their American overlord happy, even when he's saying, doing and tweeting lunacy? Crikey intern Sophie Heizer observes the verbal gymnastics.

A short history of the NDIS and the fight over who's going to pay for it

A short history of the NDIS and the fight over who's going to pay for it

This week’s struggle in Parliament over the omnibus bill and funding for the National Disability Insurance Scheme has had pollies at each other’s throats writes Crikey intern Sophie Heizer.