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Could Susan Moylan-Coombs be the one to dethrone Abbott?

Could Susan Moylan-Coombs be the one to dethrone Abbott?

Broadcaster Susan Moylan-Coombs is the first high-profile independent to announce a tilt at Tony Abbott in the upcoming federal election.

A guide to Australian denialism

A guide to Australian denialism

From climate change denialists to anti-vaxxers, Australia has its fair share of those who reject scientific consensus (and common wisdom).

Melbourne and Sydney immigration detention centres join hunger strike

Melbourne and Sydney immigration detention centres join hunger strike

Detainees in Sydney claim 300-400 people are protesting. Border Force continue to deny there is any mass hunger strike.

This is what we want from political journalism

This is what we want from political journalism

Crikey readers offer their suggestions for how political journalism could truly serve voters.

When the river runs dry, we will return to the scene of the crime

When the river runs dry, we will return to the scene of the crime

Residents at the trashed end of the Darling River are angry, jobless and unable to drink their own town water.

The solution to political journalism in Australia

The solution to political journalism in Australia

Political reporting is a running criticism of the political theatre that gives little useful information to voters. Here's how to fix it.

O'Dwyer draws a big red circle around the Liberals' women problem

O'Dwyer draws a big red circle around the Liberals' women problem

Kelly O'Dwyer's departure reflects a problem that won't be fixed by more, rather than fewer, old white men in parliament.

Un-Australia Day: curing the nationalistic itch

Un-Australia Day: curing the nationalistic itch

Australia Day has little do with Australia as a political construct. Do we really need this grotesque distortion of history?

Morrison's climate confusion caps off a disconcerting week

Morrison's climate confusion caps off a disconcerting week

Heatwaves, coffee and coal: this is the cognitive dissonance of climate change policy playing out in real time.

Looking to kill a scandal about your private life? Just tell the truth.

Looking to kill a scandal about your private life? Just tell the truth.

Anthony Albanese recently announced that he and his wife of 30 years, Carmel Tebbutt, had split. No drama. No media chase. This kind of simple and erudite statement is far too rare in Australian politics.