William BoweSep 4, 201711 Comments
The establishment of a party committee to consider ways to pursue "financial independence" is obviously not to be taken seriously. However, WA's GST complaints should be.
Charlie LewisSep 1, 201713 Comments
The motion put forward by the Brand division of the WA Liberal Party to examine the possibility of WA pursuing secession is just the latest example in a long history.
Charlie LewisSep 1, 201711 Comments
Western Australian MPs are given $78,000 in addition to their salaries to spend as an "electorate allowance". They do not have to report what they spend it on, nor do they have to pay it back if they don't use it all for legitimate purposes. And the honour system works so well for pollies ...
Sally WhyteAug 17, 201716 Comments
How exactly did a mining magnate come to spearhead the program to shift indigenous Australians onto cashless welfare?
Guy RundleAug 14, 201717 Comments
Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest's fixation with the cashless welfare card is more about him playing modern Tarzan than what is good for indigenous communities.
William BoweJul 17, 201711 Comments
A hitherto obscure and low-order candidate has been thrust into the spotlight: Jordon Steele-John, a 22-year-old disability advocate with cerebral palsy.
Bernard KeaneJul 14, 201711 Comments
In a shock announcement, the Greens' Scott Ludlam has resigned after learning he remained a NZ citizen.
Charlie LewisMay 10, 20173 Comments
Bob Brown is challenging the constitutional validity of Tasmania's protest laws -- a subject the guardians of free speech in parliament and the media have had little say about.
William BoweApr 13, 20174 Comments
Politics is a game of dominoes.
Mar 31, 20171 Comment
Crikey is aware that no member or candidate was provided with a copy of the constitution for the WA branch of One Nation upon joining the body, writes freelance journalist Tom Ravlic.