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Tom Ravlic

Freelance journalist

Freelance journalist

A pledge to not sledge: on Brian Burston and the sticky issue of non-disparagement agreements

A pledge to not sledge: on Brian Burston and the sticky issue of non-disparagement agreements

The physical fighting and public sledging last week really overshadowed the more subtle legal problems in this Burston mess.

How would Hayne's disciplinary body actually work?

How would Hayne's disciplinary body actually work?

Yes this would be a huge step forward, but the devil is in the detail (or the lack thereof).

Looking to kill a scandal about your private life? Just tell the truth.

Looking to kill a scandal about your private life? Just tell the truth.

Anthony Albanese recently announced that he and his wife of 30 years, Carmel Tebbutt, had split. No drama. No media chase. This kind of simple and erudite statement is far too rare in Australian politics.

One Nation co-founder resurfaces with demands for old debt

One Nation co-founder resurfaces with demands for old debt

David Ettridge has lodged a complaint with the Queensland Police about a 17-year-old stoush over legal costs.

One Nation falling apart as yet another Hanson 'loyalist' abandons the party

One Nation falling apart as yet another Hanson 'loyalist' abandons the party

After One Nation HQ pulled the plug on the party's run at this year's Victorian state election, prominent party member Pat Loy decided to rescind her life membership.

Pauline Hanson disavows Fraser Anning, revealing muddy One Nation infighting

Pauline Hanson disavows Fraser Anning, revealing muddy One Nation infighting

Surprised that Pauline Hanson has lashed out at Fraser Anning for his racist first speech? Don't be.

Clive Palmer vacuuming up former One Nation acolytes

Clive Palmer vacuuming up former One Nation acolytes

Clive Palmer's United Australia Party is taking advantage of One Nation's disintegration by filling its ranks with former One Nation candidates, staffers and, hopefully, voters.

Brian burstin' for a new crew after split with One Nation leaves him high and dry

Brian burstin' for a new crew after split with One Nation leaves him high and dry

The newest member of the Clive Palmer party is on the hunt for staff after a dramatic set of exits over the last two years.