April, 2016

Canberra and Beijing are all smiles, but both showing teeth

, Apr 15, 2016

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

Dear Scott, stop lying about the budget

, Apr 15, 2016

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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

, Apr 15, 2016

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

Shorten goes Mad Maximise in the global steel wars

, Apr 15, 2016

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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

, Apr 15, 2016

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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 …

, Apr 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

, Apr 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’

, Apr 15, 2016

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

How to know if the AFP is spying on you or your sources

, Apr 15, 2016

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Has the Australian Federal Police been collecting your metadata without a warrant? Here is how to tell. Crikey journalists Josh Taylor and Myriam Robin report.
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Tips and rumours

, Apr 15, 2016

Prime ministerial guns ... Labor practising their electioneering ... stop with the continuity and change ...

Col Allan gone, sinks saved

, Apr 15, 2016

Sales of the Post crashed sharply under Allan, but Rupert Murdoch was all praise for the iconic Aussie editor.

Rundle: Democratic whores and ageing revolutionaries

, Apr 15, 2016

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Crikey's writer-at-large would love to go to your protest, but there's something good on TV.

Rundle: post-hipster dreams and the gangs of New York City

, Apr 14, 2016

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Who will win the hipsters of New York? Bernie Sanders has them in his pocket, and it's Hillary Clinton with it all to lose.

Telstra’s messy marriage between greed and equality

, Apr 14, 2016

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Telstra has disappointed customers -- and its own staff -- with the decision to cower in the face of threats from the Catholic Church over same-sex marriage.

In Lebanon, 60 Minutes was creating a racist fiction for senior xenophobes

, Apr 14, 2016

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The likelihood that 60 Minutes took all of this cynical risk to reward some pretty low audience impulses.

Rating downgrades are a problem — but not how you might think

, Apr 14, 2016

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Warnings of a credit rating are far more complex in fiscal and political terms than they first appear, and the consequences might not be all bad, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.