June, 2018

Government’s malware backdoor confirms global village idiot status

, Jun 06, 2018

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The government's backdoor-without-a-backdoor attack on encryption appears to be a long-used police technique that has its own security problems.

Australia’s gender recognition laws are a mess. It’s time for radical change.

, Jun 06, 2018

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Transgender and gender diverse people around Australia are being affected by controversial and confusing state laws. Does it really need to be this hard?

Could Turnbull deliver a sensible Coalition drought policy?

, Jun 06, 2018

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Is the government finally embracing the fact that drought assistance merely punishes farmers who do the right thing?

Seven scramble to bounce back from Joyce interview flop

and , Jun 05, 2018

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Seven has already weathered much criticism for its Joyce/Campion interview, which drew disappointing audience numbers. Now there are rumours that they're chasing a follow-up.

The only public servant the IPA ever liked packs his bags

, Jun 05, 2018

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To the lamentations of no one, Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd is departing, though we're no closer to learning about his help for the Institute of Public Affairs.

Media’s obsession with symptoms, not the disease, is failing Australia

, Jun 05, 2018

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Australians are ill-served by a media that focuses only on the surface and not on the depths; on the symptoms and not the disease producing them.

And the Wankley goes to… Sunday Night for its Barnaby Joyce interview

, Jun 04, 2018

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The much anticipated Sunday Night interview with Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion missed a few important points, but did manage to ask whether Campion was "sassy".

The Menzies and Mings: another guide to Australia’s (many) political dynasties

, Jun 04, 2018

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It's like Game of Thrones with only slightly less backstabbing. We continue our look into Australian political families.

Why is One Nation so fragile?

, Jun 01, 2018

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One Nation has the problems of any other small party, but its founding idea -- being generally resentful of the 21st century -- makes it peculiarly vulnerable to fragmentation.

In memoriam: One Nation senate team 2016-2018

, Jun 01, 2018

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As Senator Brian Burston shuffles inexorably toward the exit, we look back at the One Nation senators we've loved and lost in the past 23 months.

Amazon block is an act of contempt by corporate elites and their political lackeys

, Jun 01, 2018

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Consumers are the losers when powerful interests convince governments to protect them from competition. Look no further than Amazon's geoblocking of Australia.

All in the family: there really are loads of Australian political dynasties

, May 31, 2018

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Thought we were finished? Crikey's adventure into Australian political dynasties continues.

Meet the man at the heart of the latest Chinese influence scandal

, May 31, 2018

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Crikey takes a quick look at John Garnaut — the man Bob Carr describes as one of ''the leaders of the recent anti-China panic in the Australian media".

Swan hits out at intelligence agencies meddling on Chinese interference

, May 31, 2018

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Senior Labor figure Wayne Swan has criticised intelligence agencies for leaking against Labor in the foreign interference debate.

The need for a strong financial system justifies ASIC’s ‘softly softly’ approach

, May 31, 2018

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If you're wondering why ASIC doesn't crack down on corporate crooks harder, it's because it has to focus on the "strength" and "efficiency" of the financial system as much as fairness for customers.

What would it take to actually change Australia’s asylum seeker policies?

, May 31, 2018

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The government has long clung to the "stopping the boats" narrative to justify an immoral asylum seeker system. Here are some alternatives.

As the subpoenas fly, we resume playing our favourite game: ‘Where’s Michaelia?’

, May 30, 2018

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Once again Michaelia Cash is in hiding as the Federal Court issues a subpoena for her in the AWU case.

The government already has far too much power over us and wants more

, May 30, 2018

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The supposed privacy protections in Commonwealth law can be overridden by bureaucrats and ministers looking to target critics. And the government wants yet more powers over us.

Government and big banks cop a hiding on super

, May 29, 2018

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The Productivity Commission's vision for superannuation is very far from the one the government and the big banks have been hoping for.

$500 million tax cut compromise will alter the pre-election playing field

, May 29, 2018

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The government insists it won't turn on company tax cuts, but a $500 million compromise will be very attractive politically.