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Taxpayers foot $2 million bill for jetsetting pollies during election campaign

Taxpayers foot $2 million bill for jetsetting pollies during election campaign

Josh Taylor and Myriam RobinJan 11, 20178 Comments

Australian taxpayers paid over $2 million for politicians to fly around Australia during the eight-week 2016 federal election campaign.

Pollie expenses are an easy fix, but don't hold your breath

Pollie expenses are an easy fix, but don't hold your breath

Josh TaylorJan 11, 201713 Comments

The summer time expenses scandal could be a thing of the past if politicians wanted it to be.

The next stoush on superannuation is coming

The next stoush on superannuation is coming

Bernard KeaneJan 11, 201712 Comments

The next fight over superannuation will be over the awards system and the way workers are put into a super fund by default. The big banks want in.

Guess who's coming to $150-a-head anti-Islam dinner?

Guess who's coming to $150-a-head anti-Islam dinner?

Irfan YusufJan 10, 201715 Comments

Who on Earth would turn up to Kirralie Smith's "Defending Freedom of Speech Halal Choices" fundraiser? Spoiler: it's Bernardi. And Christensen. And attention-starved Ross Cameron.

Bronwyn Bishop: let's spit on socialism's grave together, Sussan

Bronwyn Bishop: let's spit on socialism's grave together, Sussan

Bronwyn BishopJan 10, 201713 Comments

Hard-done-by government outcast Bronwyn Bishop offers some words of wisdom to a fellow pariah, as told to satirist Ben Pobjie.

Bronnie rotten on socialism, defends using the N-word

Bronnie rotten on socialism, defends using the N-word

Helen RazerJan 10, 201750 Comments

Bronwyn’s Thatcherite hubris, as seen on Sky yesterday, is a relic to behold.

Why Australia’s economy is failing

Why Australia’s economy is failing

Alan AustinJan 9, 201723 Comments

Why is Australia's economy in such a bad way? Could be because the richest companies are not paying their fair share of tax, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.

Let them eat Centrelink debt notices

Let them eat Centrelink debt notices

Josh TaylorJan 9, 201730 Comments

Could there be a more stark sign that the government is out of touch than that Centrelink is sending debt collectors after the most vulnerable while the Health Minister bought an investment property on a whim while on a taxpayer-funded trip?

The wildest and wackiest submissions to the 18C inquiry

The wildest and wackiest submissions to the 18C inquiry

Liam ApterJan 9, 2017

From mankind’s divine freedom of speech to the Australian Human Rights Commission being a "get rich scheme for protected minorities", there are some eye-watering submissions to the 18C inquiry. Crikey intern Liam Apter rounds up the best.

Poll Bludger: One Nation could drag Turnbull further to the right

Poll Bludger: One Nation could drag Turnbull further to the right

William BoweJan 9, 20178 Comments

A detailed analysis of post-election polling suggests the government faces difficulties in Queensland. My, oh my, who could possibly help them out of that bind?

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