Frequently Asked Questions
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That’s great, because our reader’s tips have led to some amazing stories. So, if you’re sitting on a potential scoop yourself, make sure you send us a tip-off. You can send your tip offs to us at: [email protected].
Our inquiry journalism team is made up of eight inquiry journalists. You can meet the whole team here.
You can find all of our inquiry journalism stories here.
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Our current Crikey stories bring our readers the inside word on what’s really going on in politics, government, media, business, the arts, sport and other aspects of public life in Australia. We reveal how the powerful operate behind the scenes, and tackle the stories insiders are talking about, but other media can’t or won’t cover. Our new inquiry journalism team will dig even deeper and help our readers better understand the backstories of the issues that matter.
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To activate your 21 day free trial, you have to confirm your email address by clicking on the link in your activation email. Sometimes this email ends up in your junk/spam folder, so if you haven’t received your activation email yet, please check there first. If you still haven’t received your activation email, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to assist.
Firstly, please check the expiry of the promo code you received before trying to use it. You may only be able to use some of our promo codes with particular types of memberships. If it is still not working for you, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to assist.
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First, sign into the website and visit your 'my account' page.
In the 'Subscription and Payment Details' section, you will see your active subscription toggled to 'auto-renew'. To cancel, simply switch this toggle to 'manual renew'.
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Once you have signed up you can enjoy 21 days of unlimited content as well as the daily Crikey newsletter delivered each weekday around lunch-time.
If your subscription purchase includes gifts, we will aim to dispatch them within two weeks of purchasing your subscription.
This may vary at busier times of the year such as Christmas or the end of financial year.
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Our comment moderation system is imperfect unfortunately and sometimes catches otherwise benign comments. Links, swear words, names or extra long comments can be held up in moderation. There are also a list of words that are otherwise innocuous but we need to flag in our moderation as they are the best means we have of capturing inappropriate comments. Due to the high volume of comments we receive, please allow up to 48 hours for comments to be processed through moderation. To read more about our moderation guidelines, please visit here.
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In the overview section of the Member Portal please scroll to the bottom of the page to Billing Details. You are able to update your credit card details here.
Please note when updating your Credit card you will need to re-enter your full credit card details including name, credit card number, expiry date and CVV.
Support staff are in the office Monday – Friday during business hours.
If you have sent an enquiry to support but have not heard back after a while, please double check that it was sent to [email protected]. Feel free to send a follow up.
Alternatively, you can call us on 03 8623 9900.
For a while we ran with a Crikey app which was available on iPhone only. With recent changes to Apple’s iOS, the app is no longer supported and is therefore unavailable to update or download.
Crikey sends you reminders towards the end of your subscription to let you know that your subscription is expiring and to make sure you renew before you miss any editions. We get a lot of feedback from people who appreciate the nudge to keep their subscription going. Once you’ve renewed your subscription, they’ll stop.
If you have recently renewed your subscription but find you are still receiving these reminders, they are probably being triggered by another email address that you have previously registered with Crikey. Please contact us at [email protected] and we will have a look for you.
If for any period of time you will be unable to access your Crikey subscription – for example, if you are travelling and will have minimal internet access – you can suspend your subscription between two dates. This will stop your Crikey subscription for a certain number of days and add those days to your existing subscription expiration date.
To organise a subscription suspension please contact us at [email protected] or by calling 03 8623 9900 during business hours AEST.
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To update your personal details, sign into the website and go to the 'My Account' page.
You can also update details by contacting support at [email protected] or by calling 03 8623 9900 during business hours AEST.
We get that this can be annoying so we have a few suggestions that may be able to help you with this. So that you do not have to continuously log into your account when you click on links in our emails, firstly you must make sure that you have ticked the ‘remember me’ box when you log in.
When logging in, your browser will ask whether you would like it to remember your login details. To save you from having to type in your username and password repeatedly, please prompt your internet browser to save your login details. If your browser doesn’t ask whether you would like to remember your login details, we recommend that you clear your internet history, cookies and cache and try logging in again.
If you are using your mobile, clicking on a link from your email client will often take you to a customised in-app experience. This will not store any cookie data required to automatically log you in, meaning you have to login each time. It’s stupendously annoying.
If it is still not working, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to assist.
As a first step we would recommend checking your Junk/SPAM folder to ensure the emails are not being filtered in there.
We would also recommend you add [email protected] to your email contacts list, to help your mail server recognise Crikey as a safe sender and prevent blocks in future.
If you do not have anything in your Junk/SPAM, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to investigate further for you.
Crikey is published every day at 1pm, give or take the occasional day plagued by under-staffing or technological gremlins.
If it is arriving much later than this for you, it will be related to filtering on your email account. Even if you use a free email account, the server that holds your account can still filter and thus delay your emails. The best way to avoid this is to follow the steps in I’m not receiving the daily Crikey Insider newsletter – why is this?
The ten most recent editions of the Crikey Insider are published on the 'Insider' page of the website.
To find this page, sign into your subscription and click the 'Account' link in the top right-hand corner of the screen and click on 'Insider'.
To log into the website, use your email address as your user name and state your password.
If you have lost or forgotten your password, you can reset your password by following this link.
Please note there are often 5-10 minute delays after resetting your password before the system will allow you to log on.
No - You can only purchase a gift subscription for someone else.
Yes you can.
To process a Crikey gift Membership please sign into your account and visit this page.
On this page please check your full details.
Please enter the gift recipients details and personalised message.
Please select the 6 month or annual membership, once the type of membership has been chosen please select Place Order. This will process the gift membership.
We accept all major Credit Cards.
The activation email will not be sent until the date that you allocated when purchasing the gift subscription. If the date that you allocated has already passed please email [email protected]
You will need to provide the recipient's email address when purchasing the gift. The gift recipient will receive an email notifying them that you purchased them an annual subscription, this email will include an activation code and your personalised message. You will be able to allocate a date when you would like gift subscription activation email sent.
Yes you can - the gift subscription will be allocated to the end of the recipients existing subscription.
Gift subscriptions are a way for you to give the gift of Crikey to an individual of your choice. Gift subscriptions that are available are for 12 months of Crikey.
Yes, you can go through the purchase process as many times as you like.