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Canavan’s caravan of citizenship cant carries on

Canavan’s caravan of citizenship cant carries on

Bernard Keane September 29, 2017 10 Comments

Confused about who's to blame for what in the citizenship saga? Crikey has your back.

Australian business eager to import Trump’s war on ordinary taxpayers

Australian business eager to import Trump’s war on ordinary taxpayers

Bernard Keane September 29, 2017 5 Comments

Tax cuts for multinationals are just another form of tax avoidance, and it's ordinary taxpayers who are the victims.

High Court allows the government to spend its slush fund on just about any old bullshit

High Court allows the government to spend its slush fund on just about any old bullshit

Michael Bradley September 29, 2017 25 Comments

The court’s breezy willingness to let this bullshit exercise through the gate sets a dangerous, destructive precedent.

Abbott reckons Yes voters are the real bigots and thugs. The evidence suggests otherwise.

Abbott reckons Yes voters are the real bigots and thugs. The evidence suggests otherwise.

Charlie Lewis September 28, 2017 22 Comments

Is it really violence committed by, and behalf of, LGBTI Australians that has stained life in Australia in the weeks since the postal vote took centre stage?

Another day, another Turnbull gas press conference

Another day, another Turnbull gas press conference

Bernard Keane September 28, 2017 16 Comments

Having recycled his Snowy Hydro announcement, the Prime Minister is now recycling announcements about securing gas supply. At least he's getting stuck into Labor though.

Chalmers: even Turnbull’s good economic news is terrible

Chalmers: even Turnbull’s good economic news is terrible

Crikey September 28, 2017 6 Comments

Mathias Cormann and Scott Morrison are falling all over themselves to say that the economy as not as bad as they had thought it might be. But as shadow finance minister Jim Chalmers writes, that's not exactly good news.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: I’m not taking the bait on marriage equality anymore

Hinch’s Senate Diary: I’m not taking the bait on marriage equality anymore

Derryn Hinch September 28, 2017 9 Comments

I foolishly engaged Vote No campaigner Senator Cory Bernardi on Twitter after he accused me of headline-hunting, explains Senator Derryn Hinch.

Time for an end to rentseeker dinosaurs?

Time for an end to rentseeker dinosaurs?

Bernard Keane September 27, 2017 10 Comments

Once dominant in Australian politics, the Business Council and the Minerals Council are now struggling for relevance. Perhaps their time is now over.

At long last, a treasurer gets a win on revenue. And it’s Scott Morrison.

At long last, a treasurer gets a win on revenue. And it’s Scott Morrison.

Crikey September 27, 2017 4 Comments

After nearly a decade of overstated revenue, finally a Treasurer gets to reveal a better-than-expected budget outcome, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

IMF confirms inequality harms growth. But would higher taxes fix it?

IMF confirms inequality harms growth. But would higher taxes fix it?

Bernard Keane September 26, 2017 7 Comments

A new International Monetary Fund paper expands the view of what used to be the temple of international neoliberalism that inequality is growing, and dangerous.