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Adani handout a toxic mix of crony capitalism and protectionism

Adani handout a toxic mix of crony capitalism and protectionism

Bernard KeaneDec 5, 201619 Comments

Australia's retreat into protectionism is likely to mean $1 billion in cheap money handed to the white elephant Carmichael coal project.

Queensland Labor Left lights a tinderbox over factional warring

Queensland Labor Left lights a tinderbox over factional warring

Ben ChieflyNov 28, 20161 Comment

Queensland Labor is divided over the future of Jo-Ann Miller, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.

Culleton's latest conspiracy theory bedfellow takes on the Queen (and money)

Culleton's latest conspiracy theory bedfellow takes on the Queen (and money)

Bernard KeaneNov 23, 20169 Comments

The man at the centre of One Nation Senator Rod Culleton's controversial court letter is another in a clutch of conspiracy theorist litigants surrounding the West Australian.

Panicking Nationals flee to the far right

Panicking Nationals flee to the far right

Bernard KeaneNov 22, 20167 Comments

Rather than confront the threat of One Nation as previous generations of Nationals MPs did, they're caving in to it on issues like gun control.

Another headache for Palaszczuk, as Agriculture Minister falls on her scythe

Another headache for Palaszczuk, as Agriculture Minister falls on her scythe

Ben ChieflyNov 4, 20162 Comments

Annastacia Palaszczuk has another cabinet reshuffle on her hands after it was revealed Leanne Donaldson was not paying rates and was driving an unregistered car. It could be tricky to keep all the factions happy, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.

How the Queensland Labor Right is sneakily trying to shore up its ranks

How the Queensland Labor Right is sneakily trying to shore up its ranks

Ben ChieflyNov 2, 2016

The Queensland Labor Right has lost power, but damned if it's not going down without a fight. Labor insider Ben Chiefly says email shenanigans and an unorthodox recruitment drive has everyone's teeth on edge.

Who exactly is responsible for keeping theme parks safe?

Who exactly is responsible for keeping theme parks safe?

Rachel RobertsonOct 26, 20162 Comments

There are published standards to regulate theme parks in Australia. But enforcing those standards is another matter, writes Crikey intern Rachel Robertson.

Coal seam gas wells could be far more dangerous than we first thought

Coal seam gas wells could be far more dangerous than we first thought

Mark OggeOct 26, 20164 Comments

We have been relying on outdated and inappropriate techniques for measuring emissions from CSG, writes principal adviser at The Australia Institute Mark Ogge.

Essential: everything's coming up Labor

Essential: everything's coming up Labor

Bernard KeaneOct 11, 20162 Comments

Labor is doing well across most states, according to Essential Research. And voters have rejected the claim that renewables are to blame for the SA blackout.

Sidelined right-wing Labor faction -- and Cameron Dick -- creating havoc for Palaszczuk govt

Sidelined right-wing Labor faction -- and Cameron Dick -- creating havoc for Palaszczuk govt

Ben ChieflySep 26, 20165 Comments

The talk around Queensland Labor circles is that a prominent cabinet member is making mischief inside the tent. Labor insider Ben Chiefly has the goss.

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