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Byrne returns to intelligence committee

Bernard KeaneAug 25, 20161 Comment

In a fillip for parliamentary oversight of security, the most experienced member of the Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security will remain, upping the pressure for further reform of the oversight system.

Tax-and-spend Liberals too mired in hypocrisy to face populist challenge

Tax-and-spend Liberals too mired in hypocrisy to face populist challenge

Bernard KeaneAug 25, 201616 Comments

Supporters of liberal economics need to muscle up to populists, but the Right is too confused and divided to strike back against economic nationalists and interventionists.

Media elite’s free speech obsession a self-serving wank fest

Helen RazerAug 25, 201611 Comments

The current infatuation with free speech has very little to do with political belief, and everything to do with protecting the interests of the knowledge class.

Secret report could topple Teflon Mike

Secret report could topple Teflon Mike

Alex MitchellAug 25, 20162 Comments

A mysterious report on NSW's process of compulsory acquisition could trigger a furious response from developers, investors and opportunist landholders who dream of making a killing.

Hinch's Senate Diary: first day of school

Hinch's Senate Diary: first day of school

Derryn HinchAug 25, 20168 Comments

Which Pink Lady is Pauline Hanson? Senator Derryn Hinch gives a behind-the-scenes look at life as a new member of our nation's Parliament.

Is Cannes' burkini ban so different from Bondi's bikini one?

Is Cannes' burkini ban so different from Bondi's bikini one?

Michael BradleyAug 25, 20164 Comments

Parts of France have banned the modest Muslim swimming costume known as the "burkini". Is forcing women to disrobe in public really the way to stop radical Islam? Lawyer and author Michael Bradley looks at parallels to Bondi's infamous bikini ban in the 1950s.

Derryn Hinch's Senate diary: a <em>Crikey</em> exclusive

Derryn Hinch's Senate diary: a Crikey exclusive

CrikeyAug 24, 2016

Derryn Hinch is coming to Crikey — with unprecedented parliamentary access for readers ...

Isentia index: asylum seekers and marriage equality get people talking

Isentia index: asylum seekers and marriage equality get people talking

Clovelle CarAug 24, 2016

Media interest turned closer to home as the Olympics wrapped up.

Court could force Telstra to hand over Fairfax journo's metadata

Court could force Telstra to hand over Fairfax journo's metadata

Josh TaylorAug 24, 2016

Do you have the right to get a log of websites you visit on your mobile? How about all the cell towers pinged by your phone?

Morrison mugged by reality on superannuation data

Morrison mugged by reality on superannuation data

Bernard KeaneAug 24, 20169 Comments

New data on the performance of our superannuation funds yet again demonstrates how blinkered the Liberal Party is about industry super.

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