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Kevin Rudd wants the last word

Last week Crikey received a strongly worded letter from the former prime minister. But it turns out we weren't the only ones on his mailing list.

Energy Minister Angus Taylor (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

A prime minister calls a police chief — and no, we’re not in Russia

Given that it centres around potential ministerial impropriety, is the prime minister's decision to go straight to the police commissioner about a current investigation appropriate?

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This election could be the end of leaders like Bill Shorten

Across the world, the notion that progressive parties should accept a centrist and safe figure for the purposes of electability is going out the door.

Who is Gareth Ward, the MP accused of bullying colleagues?

While accusations of bullying in parliament have continued behind closed doors, one alleged perpetrator has been publicly named by departing MP Ann Sudmalis: Gareth Ward.

Wayne Swan, 2008. (Image credit: AAP Image/Alan Porritt)

The road not taken: reflections on the global financial crisis

History will conclude that the critics of Labor’s GFC response 10 years ago were hopelessly wrong. By avoiding a sudden, deep recession, Australia also avoided testing out what its effect may have been on our democratic system.

Australia's 25 million is nothing compared to the coming boom

Our population has skyrocketed, and city planning refuses to keep up, but the most recent milestone won't be impressive for long.

The perils of 'aspiration', Australia's new favourite buzzword

It's in the government's interest to push the narrative of an "aspirational class", but this wildly obscures what's really going on.

How did the US achieve in a month what has eluded activists in Australia for 20 years?

US President Donald Trump has caved to public pressure and ordered an end to the separation of undocumented migrants from their children. So why have activists failed to achieve these kinds of results in Australia?

Impasse as Australia's Catholic bishops stall fixing a broken organisation

Church leaders are delaying real change in the wake of the royal commission into child abuse, and some senior voices are calling it out.

Meet the group that defends Israel by condemning it

An organisation of Israeli Defence Force veterans is attempting to bring to light the reality of life in occupied Palestine. But they are far from anti-Zionists.