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Keane: Morrison’s budget lies, Rundle comes down from the barricades, AFP spying revealed, and Shorten steels himself

Crikey April 15, 2016

Xenophon loses a second candidate — who’s NXT?

Myriam Robin April 15, 2016 3 Comments

Glenn Frost has bowed out as a candidate for the Nick Xenophon Team.

Canberra and Beijing are all smiles, but both showing teeth

Michael Sainsbury April 15, 2016 5 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull's visit to China is going swimmingly, right?

Dear Scott, stop lying about the budget

Dear Scott, stop lying about the budget

Bernard Keane April 15, 2016 27 Comments

Scott Morrison says he is against lifting tax and that he is cutting spending. But that is not true -- he's lifting both.

Christopher Pyne’s ABBA pledge, and disrupting the agile innovators

Christopher Pyne’s ABBA pledge, and disrupting the agile innovators

Margot Saville April 15, 2016 10 Comments

Christopher Pyne's speech at the Knowledge Nation summit strayed dangerously into David Brent territory.

Shorten goes Mad Maximise in the global steel wars

Shorten goes Mad Maximise in the global steel wars

Bernard Keane April 15, 2016 6 Comments

Labor's hastily assembled steel policy is a silly resort to pseudo-protectionism and bureaucracy for an industry that should be allowed to compete or die.

East Timor is mad as hell, and it’s our fault

East Timor is mad as hell, and it’s our fault

Crikey April 15, 2016 12 Comments

The East Timorese may be poor, but they are not stupid. And we need to stop exploiting them, writes freelance journalist John Martinkus.

Business bites: groaning loans … roiling oil … tanking banks …

Crikey April 15, 2016

Banks are tightening their belts on property loans. And other business tidbits of the day.

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: snoozing into the weekend

Glenn Dyer April 15, 2016

Just nothing last night. Janet King on the ABC — weak. The Checkout was OK, and the highlight. Seven was a programmed desert. Nine had whale wrestling on in NRL markets and the AFL Footy Show (dinosaur wrestling under lights) in AFL markets. The digital channels were full of repeats and odd American shows (tatts!). […]

Keep on truckin’

Crikey April 15, 2016

Crikey readers discuss foreign policy and other issues of the day.