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Morrison turns bureaucratic stump speech into a meaningless daggy dad BBQ

Morrison turns bureaucratic stump speech into a meaningless daggy dad BBQ

In Scott Morrison's view of public service, transparency and integrity are irrelevant — and so are the views of middle Australia, unless they line up with his own.

How Home Affairs made millions by rejecting foreign workers

How Home Affairs made millions by rejecting foreign workers

The visa scheme that essentially gave Home Affairs a licence to print money.

No better illustration of a 'Canberra bubble' than Newspoll silliness

No better illustration of a 'Canberra bubble' than Newspoll silliness

Australian polls aren't just unreliable — the majority of voters pay little attention to politics, so claims that sentiment shifts from week to week are impossible to prove.

Australia's economic bullying still soars above rising Pacific sea levels

Australia's economic bullying still soars above rising Pacific sea levels

Australia's history in the Pacific is about imperialist exploitation. Now the government has baldly stated that our economic interests come ahead even of the existence of Pacific island states.

Are more than 90% of Newstart recipients receiving other benefits?

Are more than 90% of Newstart recipients receiving other benefits?

Josh Frydenberg has said '[over 90% of] people who receive Newstart also receive other payments like the parenting payment, or rental assistance'. This claim is not the full story.

Why is NSW considering a ban on gender selective abortions?

Why is NSW considering a ban on gender selective abortions?

Are opponents of NSW abortion decriminalisation trying to derail the bill with an amendment banning gender selective abortions? Crikey looks at the facts.

Fear of a burning planet: the semantics of climate change

Fear of a burning planet: the semantics of climate change

As Scott Morrison showed in Tuvalu this week, language has always been central to the politics of climate change.

Frydenberg's choice: ego or stimulus?

Frydenberg's choice: ego or stimulus?

When Wayne Swan had to choose between pride and supporting the economy, he opted for the latter. Now Josh Frydenberg faces a similar choice.

Mental health, 'Allahu akbar' and the challenge of the lone-wolf killer

Mental health, 'Allahu akbar' and the challenge of the lone-wolf killer

Debate continues to rage over whether coverage of the Sydney knife attack was demonising both minorities and people with a mental illness.

Will journalists soon need to get government approval for reporting leaks?

Will journalists soon need to get government approval for reporting leaks?

Under a scheme floated by government MPs, journalists would have to allow the government to censor their work if they were to avoid being raided and prosecuted for leaked material.