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Bishop demonstrates that when in a hole, it’s best to stop digging

Bishop demonstrates that when in a hole, it’s best to stop digging

Bernard Keane October 20, 2017 4 Comments

Julie Bishop made a dill of herself over New Zealand. The fact that she hasn't worked it out suggests her lack of judgement continues.

How a socially conservative contrarian came to back Jacinda Ardern for PM

How a socially conservative contrarian came to back Jacinda Ardern for PM

Crikey October 20, 2017

Winston Peters revels in his anti-establishment vocalisations and in choosing to form a government with a left-leaning party led by a young woman he only burnishes that reputation, writes freelance journalist Rebekah Holt.

Why has the euthanasia debate been less feral than that of marriage equality?

Why has the euthanasia debate been less feral than that of marriage equality?

Max Chalmers October 20, 2017 18 Comments

The battle surrounding assisted-dying legislation has been muted compared to the fist-fight that has been the push for marriage equality.

Michaelia Cash’s jobs figures don’t add up

Michaelia Cash’s jobs figures don’t add up

Alan Austin October 20, 2017

The Employment Minister tends to boast impressive figures in her monthly report on jobs growth, but just a little digging turns up a lot of fool's gold.

Australians’ love for local car manufacturing is misplaced

Australians’ love for local car manufacturing is misplaced

Bernard Keane October 20, 2017 10 Comments

The car industry cost Australians billions of dollars based on a misguided sense that car manufacturing was more important than other industries. But in retrospect, it looks cheap.

Manus messenger: podcasting blurred memories from an island prison

Manus messenger: podcasting blurred memories from an island prison

Crikey October 20, 2017 1 Comment

Aziz has been telling me about his life and reporting his experiences in the detention centre. From these fragments, we’ve compiled a podcast, The Messenger, writes freelance journalist Michael Green.

Rundle: those opposed to euthanasia are on the side of reason

Rundle: those opposed to euthanasia are on the side of reason

Guy Rundle October 19, 2017 46 Comments

People opposed to euthanasia are not the "emotional" ones. And, for the moment, it is impossible to justify voluntary assisted dying from a left perspective.

Where is the government condemnation of Rio Tinto?

Where is the government condemnation of Rio Tinto?

Bernard Keane October 19, 2017 10 Comments

The Brits had a go at Rio Tinto and have already settled. The Americans are now having their go. But in Australia, our corporate regulator is studiously silent.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the unseemly message Tony Abbott left on my voicemail

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the unseemly message Tony Abbott left on my voicemail

Derryn Hinch October 19, 2017 10 Comments

It's not every day a former PM gives you such gratuitous advice.

How Labor could mess with Turnbull’s head on energy

How Labor could mess with Turnbull’s head on energy

Bernard Keane October 19, 2017 5 Comments

If Labor signed on to the government's energy policy, it would deliver everything Malcolm Turnbull doesn't want, including more fuel for Tony Abbott's vendetta.