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Malcolm Turnbull, in cartoons

Malcolm Turnbull, in cartoons

Crikey June 24, 2016

How do Australia's finest cartoonists represent our Prime Minister?

It’s time to kill parallel import restrictions

It’s time to kill parallel import restrictions

Crikey June 23, 2016 8 Comments

Parallel import restrictions are a ridiculous protectionist holdover, and their time is up, writes Evan Mulholland, media and communications manager at the Institute of Public Affairs.

‘A high-risk option’: Turnbull born to rule, but for how long?

‘A high-risk option’: Turnbull born to rule, but for how long?

Margot Saville December 11, 2015 7 Comments

Many commentators think Malcolm Turnbull will be in residence at Kirribilli for many years to come. But Paddy Manning, the author of a new book on Turnbull, is not so sure ...

Publishers try to hold back the tide on parallel imports

Publishers try to hold back the tide on parallel imports

Myriam Robin November 26, 2015 6 Comments

Publishers, predictably, want to keep Australia's restrictions on importing books as they are. But savvy customers and e-book sales mean it soon might not matter anyway.

Climate denier Ian Plimer takes on the people’s Pope

Climate denier Ian Plimer takes on the people’s Pope

Margot Saville November 24, 2015 15 Comments

Goodness gracious, Pope Francis thinks that stopping carbon emissions will help the poor, when everyone knows only coal and the free market will do that.

Proof in the pudding? Sydney’s cookbook queen dethroned

Proof in the pudding? Sydney’s cookbook queen dethroned

Myriam Robin July 24, 2015 1 Comment

Julie Gibbs, the curator of many beloved cookbooks, is leaving her position as publishing director of Lantern.

Don’t ask, don’t tell: my year of non-disclosure agreements

Don’t ask, don’t tell: my year of non-disclosure agreements

Crikey May 5, 2015

After a string of literary rejections, Murray Middleton wins one of Australia's most prestigious literary awards -- and isn't allowed to tell anybody about it.

The best-read politicians in Canberra, or how to spend $3000 on publications in just six months

The best-read politicians in Canberra, or how to spend $3000 on publications in just six months

Crikey January 7, 2015 9 Comments

Who spent the most on books and newspapers in Parliament House? Crikey reporter Myriam Robin and intern Mahalia Dobson investigate.

Mike Carlton: the shoddy, anti-union fiction that won the PM’s top history award

Mike Carlton: the shoddy, anti-union fiction that won the PM’s top history award

Crikey December 9, 2014 50 Comments

Australia's Secret War, which won the PM's literary award for history, is a badly written, badly researched work of fiction, opines Mike Carlton, former ABC war correspondent and naval historian.

Annabel Crabb needs a wife — and you do, too

Annabel Crabb needs a wife — and you do, too

Margot Saville September 30, 2014 11 Comments

The veteran ABC writer and broadcaster was in fine form at the launch of her new book. If only she had a wife to corral her three children, it might have gone off without a hitch.