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Nuance won't cut it on penalty rates onslaught

Nuance won't cut it on penalty rates onslaught

Bernard KeaneFeb 24, 2017

The Fair Work Commission's attack on penalty rates will only reinforce Labor's narrative of a government hell-bent on attacking low-income earners.

Fee-gouging medical specialists must be brought to heel

Fee-gouging medical specialists must be brought to heel

John MenadueFeb 24, 2017

There is little sign that the Australian government, or the opposition, is considering ways to redress specialist fee exploitation.

Rundle: not even penalty rates cut will drive voters back into Labor's arms

Rundle: not even penalty rates cut will drive voters back into Labor's arms

Guy RundleFeb 24, 2017

The Fair Work Commission's decision to cut penalty rates seems like a win for Labor, but the ALP is so far out of touch it might be impossible to ever come back.

Abbott-Turnbull: it's on, but there's a third player

Abbott-Turnbull: it's on, but there's a third player

Bernard KeaneFeb 24, 20171 Comment

Tony Abbott has damaged himself still further with his latest and most brazen challenge to Malcolm Turnbull. The big winner will be Peter Dutton, who is rapidly becoming the right's choice as prime minister.

What is the most corrupt state in Australia?

What is the most corrupt state in Australia?

Bob GosfordFeb 24, 2017

NT blogger Bob Gosford reckons he knows the answer, and it's not Queensland.

George Christensen's private correspondence, revealed

George Christensen's private correspondence, revealed

CrikeyFeb 24, 2017

Satirist Ben Pobjie discovers what letters George Christensen has been writing.

Poll Bludger: WA Liberals starting to sweat

Poll Bludger: WA Liberals starting to sweat

Poll BludgerFeb 24, 2017

There are two weeks to go in the 2017 Western Australian election, and so far the Liberals are not having any luck convincing voters that more of the same is what they really want.

Wage growth at all-time low, so time to cut penalty rates

Wage growth at all-time low, so time to cut penalty rates

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerFeb 23, 201713 Comments

Attacking penalty rates will mean yet further downward pressure on wages at a time when even the government and the Reserve Bank are growing worried about lack of wage growth, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Truckling Turnbull gets a Bibi brushoff on two states

Truckling Turnbull gets a Bibi brushoff on two states

Bernard KeaneFeb 23, 20179 Comments

Despite pandering to Benjamin Netanyahu, Malcolm Turnbull was embarrassed yesterday by the Israeli Prime Minister's willingness to reject the comforting motherhood of "two state solution".

Dear George, Barnaby and Malcolm: advice for struggling Australians

Dear George, Barnaby and Malcolm: advice for struggling Australians

Sophie HeizerFeb 23, 20172 Comments

Words of wisdom from those wise sages in blue, as compiled by Crikey intern Sophie Heizer.

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