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For women, 2018 was a year of long-awaited wins and lingering losses

For women, 2018 was a year of long-awaited wins and lingering losses

This has been a year of great progress, and legislative change reflects this. Yet, still, Australia is in a national emergency.

Highs and lows: Australia's year in energy policy left a lot to be desired

Highs and lows: Australia's year in energy policy left a lot to be desired

The NEG died and Adani didn't. Crikey reviews 2018 in energy policy.

Why do the Nats keep behaving badly? Because they can get away with it.

Why do the Nats keep behaving badly? Because they can get away with it.

This is the second time this year that a Nationals leader has kept a sex scandal from the Prime Minister, ensuring it wreaked havoc. Will they ever be held accountable?

Government's bigger health spend is our main jobs and wages driver

Government's bigger health spend is our main jobs and wages driver

The economy will be reliant on health spending for much of its jobs and wages growth over the next couple of years — and the government is increasing it.

How Australia's governors-general stack up to the rest of the world 

How Australia's governors-general stack up to the rest of the world 

David Hurley will be the third of the last four governors-general to come from the military top brass. This is not the norm.

Nats to Nats, dust to dust: a year in staffer scandals

Nats to Nats, dust to dust: a year in staffer scandals

Staffers should never be the story. Here are all the times in 2018 that went out the window.

In 2019, LGBTIQ kids deserve better

In 2019, LGBTIQ kids deserve better

Queer young people have been scapegoats of the culture wars for years now. It's time to finally confront the reality they are more than abstract fodder for debate.

Cormann holds the line on spending, but wage stagnation to continue

Cormann holds the line on spending, but wage stagnation to continue

This year's budget update sees extra revenue taking us back to surplus quicker, but workers are still stuck with wages that won't budge.

Can Morrison turn Jerusalem into a total debacle? He's giving it a red-hot go

Can Morrison turn Jerusalem into a total debacle? He's giving it a red-hot go

Scott Morrison's Jerusalem ploy during the Wentworth byelection was a stunt gone badly wrong — now he's trying to turn it into a full-blown disaster.

Morrison's integrity-less commission sums up our rotten politics

Morrison's integrity-less commission sums up our rotten politics

Scott Morrison's joke of federal anti-corruption body simply confirms everything voters hate about politics in Australia.