Politics

May, 2018

Rundle: how May 1968 tricked the world into thinking Marxism was finished

, May 22, 2018

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The May 1968 uprisings sprang in part from one big question: what had happened to Marx's revolutionary working class?

Will Turnbull’s tax cuts be eaten up before they’re even delivered?

and , May 22, 2018

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Rising oil prices and low wages growth might become a dangerous political combination.

Four times Labor rolled over on draconian national security legislation

, May 22, 2018

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Sometimes it feels like we don't actually have an opposition party in this country, especially when it comes to the Coalition's attempts to broaden and concentrate national security powers.

Longman claims its first victim as Hanson backflips again on tax

, May 22, 2018

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Labor's campaign to savage One Nation for supporting Turnbull's company tax cuts has bore fruit with the Longman by-election (sort of) looming.

A(nother) guide to Australia’s (many) political dynasties

, May 21, 2018

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In the aftermath of the royal wedding, Crikey returns to Australia's political mini-monarchies.

Separating facts from emotion on boiling sheep to death for commercial gain

, May 21, 2018

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As government backbenchers move to ban the live sheep trade, the lies of industry advocate and politicians are being exposed.

Australia’s green battery revolution will be a long time coming

, May 21, 2018

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The government is pulling out the stops to try and slow the effectiveness of energy storage. But change will come.

We should abolish ASIC

and , May 21, 2018

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ASIC can't be fixed -- it is the wrong regulator for a crucial job. Time for the ACCC to take over consumer finance regulation, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Turnbull’s protection of Israel the exemplar of foreign influence

, May 21, 2018

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While the government rails against Chinese influence in Australian politics, it has internalised the influence of the Israeli government and its proxies.

And now some erotic fan fic from the Financial Review

, May 18, 2018

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Abbott's leadership drama has undergone a peculiar transformation in the Fin today, as has Canberra's geography.

Liberal Party: Civil War — a blockbuster in the making

, May 18, 2018

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Will the Liberal civil war provide as much entertainment as Labor’s night of the long butter knives?

A guide to Australia’s (many) political dynasties 

, May 18, 2018

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With the preselection of Georgina Downer in the seat of Mayo, Crikey looks at whether Australia may be more prone to political dynasties than we might think.

A million jobs created despite so-called ‘punitive’ company tax

and , May 18, 2018

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The government is justifiably proud of its employment achievements -- but it's been done without a company tax cut, and it hasn't helped wages.

Nationals reject science to keep sheep slaughter afloat

, May 17, 2018

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The National Party has succeeded in keeping the brutal live sheep export industry alive, insisting that the bureaucrats at the heart of its failed regulatory system can be trusted to fix it.

Wage stagnation is a major failing of our governing class

and , May 17, 2018

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Policymakers, refusing to accept that their wage growth thinking is deeply flawed, serve nothing but the interests of profitable corporations.

This is apartheid, plain and simple

, May 17, 2018

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Supporters of Israel hate the apartheid comparison, but which other government does it most resemble?

Australia’s silence on Timor-Leste election speaks of frayed bond

, May 17, 2018

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Australia continues to ignore the impressive display of democracy in action in Timor-Leste, a country it has routinely let down since independence.

Demonisation campaign against unions comes a cropper — yet again

, May 17, 2018

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Yet another trade union royal commission prosecution has spectacularly collapsed. Anyone seeing a pattern here?

Government’s Gaza response part of our enabling of Netanyahu’s butchery

, May 16, 2018

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After Trump, the Turnbull government is the biggest international enabler of the Netanyahu government's commitment to the brutal status quo of occupation in Palestine.

Poll Bludger: has the budget helped the government’s chances at re-election one bit?

, May 16, 2018

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While warring poll numbers cast doubt on voter's love for the Coalition, there are signs that Malcolm Turnbull may soon have a reason to await his preferred leader polls with hope rather than dread.