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MYEFO at a glance: has Morrison ‘turned the debt ship around’?

MYEFO at a glance: has Morrison ‘turned the debt ship around’?

Dan Wood December 18, 2017

Australia's debt outlook is showing improvement. But Morrison’s claim this is evidence of “turning the debt ship around’’ might be regarded as premature.

How much did the section 44 crisis cost the taxpayer?

How much did the section 44 crisis cost the taxpayer?

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran December 18, 2017 5 Comments

A million bucks? Two million? We should be so lucky.

‘Apartheid is a very close parallel’: life under the Protection Act in Qld

‘Apartheid is a very close parallel’: life under the Protection Act in Qld

Charlie Lewis December 18, 2017 3 Comments

Recently, Crikey updated our members on the status of the Queensland reparations scheme for stolen wages under the Protection Act. This second piece looks at the reality of living life as a legally determined second-class citizen.

Poll Bludger: what just happened in Bennelong?

Poll Bludger: what just happened in Bennelong?

William Bowe December 18, 2017 10 Comments

Both sides are busy spinning the weekend's byelection result, but the Liberals' claim to bragging rights is outwardly more compelling.

The world is changing the rules on gay men giving blood. Will Australia follow?

The world is changing the rules on gay men giving blood. Will Australia follow?

Crikey December 18, 2017 2 Comments

An outdated restriction on gay blood donors is being substantially relaxed in the UK, with calls for reform that could open up a badly needed pool of new donors.

Rundle: Chinese influence is hardly the biggest threat to our democracy

Rundle: Chinese influence is hardly the biggest threat to our democracy

Guy Rundle December 15, 2017 16 Comments

Foreign capital is not the problem; the structure of our politics is, a semi-democratic system at best, cloaked by a detached parliamentary system.

Volatile Bennelong could blow up in Coalition’s face

Volatile Bennelong could blow up in Coalition’s face

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran December 15, 2017 10 Comments

If Alexander loses, all bets are off.

Just how representative is Australian parliament?

Just how representative is Australian parliament?

Crikey December 15, 2017 4 Comments

Canadian parliament, the most ethnically diverse in its history, has many lessons for how Australia can have a truly representative democracy.

Child abuse royal commission could unintentionally create new victims

Child abuse royal commission could unintentionally create new victims

Greg Barns December 15, 2017 5 Comments

We can act on the vital recommendations of the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse but must maintain due process for the accused, says writer and barrister Greg Barns.

EXCLUSIVE: Dastyari’s ideas for post-Senate life include growing cacti, wrestling celebrities

EXCLUSIVE: Dastyari’s ideas for post-Senate life include growing cacti, wrestling celebrities

Dan Wood December 15, 2017

The ex-senator has spoken of his desire to remain involved in grassroots politics, but also might just hand out signed autographs of his face.