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How many Ooshies will the Ooshie-smooshers smoosh?

How many Ooshies will the Ooshie-smooshers smoosh?

Promising that Ooshies can be recycled has helped Woolworths make a lot of money off its latest child-bribery campaign. But what are the chances that they actually will be?

A lesson from Hong Kong to Australia: be vigilant

A lesson from Hong Kong to Australia: be vigilant

We must all be careful of xenophobia and witch-hunts, but it's foolish to dismiss allegations of CCP influence as mere 'racism'.

Australia’s other army: the government bureaucrats who spin, obscure and feed the media

Australia’s other army: the government bureaucrats who spin, obscure and feed the media

Behind the scenes in Canberra, an army of taxpayer-funded media advisers pump out information that serves their parties’ agendas — and obscure information that doesn’t.

The big muzzle: how a government turns information into political propaganda

The big muzzle: how a government turns information into political propaganda

The man who once ran media for the Immigration Department says Coalition governments are increasingly imposing regimes of silence over their departments.

The Victorian government is a bulldozer painted like a rainbow

The Victorian government is a bulldozer painted like a rainbow

From Djab Wurrung to violence against women to public transport: activist groups have started to get wise to what this government really is.

The US wines and dines Morrison, and the media eats it up

The US wines and dines Morrison, and the media eats it up

If US state dinners are as momentous as the media has led us to believe, why hasn't the 'special alliance' afforded Australia more than a smattering of invites?

What can a movie about Brexit tell us about Scott Morrison's Australia?

What can a movie about Brexit tell us about Scott Morrison's Australia?

Brexit: The Uncivil War feels like a mud map for the Coalition’s campaign against Australian Labor in May this year.

Australian media has an asylum seeker problem

Australian media has an asylum seeker problem

Traditional media has been out of step with its audience on this issue since Tampa — and the government knows it.

Dutton adds the erroneous term 'anchor babies' to his anti-immigration arsenal

Dutton adds the erroneous term 'anchor babies' to his anti-immigration arsenal

Crikey unpacks the ugly history behind the phrase "anchor babies", and how it relates to where Australia and the US are now.

Welcome to the new normal: partisan government advertising all year round

Welcome to the new normal: partisan government advertising all year round

A recent ad promoted by the Australian Tax Office might not pass the pub test, but it just might be the new standard practice of governments.