The political tide seems to be on the turn, and the leading figures of the conservative commentariat risk being stranded on the shore.
The big downside of being a libertarian is having to defend odious garbage like Big Brother. As loathsomely exploitative as BB is, if the moral panic brigade were to succeed in taking it off air, there may be no holding back the censorious tide. This is no time to be letting down the libertarian guard […]
The winners of the annual Crikey Awards are announced, with Eddie McGuire taking the top gong.
Former Kennett spinner, Stephen Mayne takes a look at journos come political spinners in this new Crikey list.
The Australian tries to untangle the riddle inside the enigma that is Hillary Bray, writes Hillary Bray.
The Northern Territory is a frontier town where red-necked politicians send 15 year old Aboriginal kids to jail for pinching a pack of biscuits, as a complacent local media cheers them on. Being a journalist in Darwin is only marginally less dangerous, says experienced TV reporter Jeremy Thompson.
What happens if you've been a foreign correspondent and an editor by the time you are 40? What do you do for the next 15 years? Check out the Crikey register of journalists to find out
Col Allan, editor in chief of Sydney's Daily Telegraph and Rupert Murdoch's favourite editor in Australia, has a reputation that precedes him. John Howard, Paul Keating and Bob Carr have been known to eat out of his hand and even some of the most senior executives at News Ltd are afraid to take him on.