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Bill Shorten's new Trump problem

Bill Shorten's new Trump problem

Ben ChieflyJan 20, 20171 Comment

Many belonging to Labor Left have been spooked by Trump's foreign affairs pronouncements, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.

Alcoa bail-out opens up a new front in an old culture war

Alcoa bail-out opens up a new front in an old culture war

John QuigginJan 20, 20172 Comments

The right's insistence on maintaining the Alcoa aluminium smelting plant is reactionary: the greenies want Portland to close, and therefore it must be kept open, writes John Quiggin.

Uni students are dropping out at scandalous rates? Not so fast.

Uni students are dropping out at scandalous rates? Not so fast.

Ben ElthamJan 20, 201710 Comments

The problem with the "uni students are failing to graduate!" narrative is that it is a massive beat-up.

Poll Bludger: can the Liberals hang onto NSW without Teflon Mike?

Poll Bludger: can the Liberals hang onto NSW without Teflon Mike?

William BoweJan 20, 20175 Comments

Mike Baird's shock resignation raises questions about whether likely new premier Gladys Berejiklian can win the state at the next election.

Why Julian Assange won't give himself up to the Americans

Why Julian Assange won't give himself up to the Americans

Michael BradleyJan 20, 201712 Comments

Is Julian Assange's long stint in the Ecuadorian embassy a martyr's travail or a narcissist's temper tantrum?

Rundle: what Barack Obama meant for America

Rundle: what Barack Obama meant for America

Guy RundleJan 20, 201719 Comments

Barack Obama was not a left-wing messiah. But he improved the lives of millions of Americans, and that counts for a lot.

Leaked docs reveal how Broadspectrum spent unauthorised $2.2 billion in offshore detention

Leaked docs reveal how Broadspectrum spent unauthorised $2.2 billion in offshore detention

CrikeyJan 20, 2017

Satirist Ben Pobjie gets his hands on a confidential memo detailing why the Immigration Department spent an extra $2.2 billion without authorisation on Manus and Nauru.

Right-wing France will beat the crepe out of leftists come polling day, unless ...

Right-wing France will beat the crepe out of leftists come polling day, unless ...

Alan AustinJan 20, 20172 Comments

The left parties effectively conceded defeat by fielding six candidates, writes freelance journalist in France Alan Austin.

Audit slams govt's 'risky and inefficient' handling of detention centres

Audit slams govt's 'risky and inefficient' handling of detention centres

David DonaldsonJan 20, 20171 Comment

The department, meanwhile, has blamed “immense” political pressure and a huge workload for the problems, writes Mandarin journalist David Donaldson.

Which pollies charged taxpayers for NQR expenses?

Which pollies charged taxpayers for NQR expenses?

Sophie WenderothJan 19, 20173 Comments

Sussan Ley and Bronwyn Bishop are not the only pollies found to have stretched the definition of ministerial entitlements. Crikey intern Sophie Wenderoth finds out who else has been in hot water over entitlements.

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