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Tips and rumours

Crikey December 8, 2017 7 Comments

Rating hospitality bosses ... Bennelong simmers along ... marriage equality's colourful stamp ...

Australia stays mute as Cambodia nears point of no return

Australia stays mute as Cambodia nears point of no return

vening.jack@gmail.com December 8, 2017 5 Comments

Fearing a loss at next year's election, Prime Minister Hun Sen has taken increasingly wild moves against human rights organisations, as Australia watches on.

Poll Bludger: as Tim Nicholls finally concedes, what has the LNP learned?

Poll Bludger: as Tim Nicholls finally concedes, what has the LNP learned?

William Bowe December 8, 2017 10 Comments

As the LNP licks its wounds, it would do well to consider what damage the 'toffs in Ascot' did to their chances in regional QLD

When he’s not fighting homophobes, he’s fighting recalcitrant bureaucrats

When he’s not fighting homophobes, he’s fighting recalcitrant bureaucrats

Bernard Keane December 8, 2017 4 Comments

Sick of hearing the same complaints about the Public Service over and over, one parliamentary committee is going after departments to crack down on bureaucrats who keep making the same mistakes.

Will marriage equality lead to defunded private schools?

Will marriage equality lead to defunded private schools?

Charlie Lewis December 7, 2017 16 Comments

With marriage equality set to pass the house of representatives today, what, if anything, will change about religious schooling?

Rundle: send in the clowns

Rundle: send in the clowns

Guy Rundle December 7, 2017 25 Comments

The only thing the Right has ever been able to claim was their efficiency. Now, they don't even have that.

Trump’s Jerusalem shock tactic serves no obvious purpose

Trump’s Jerusalem shock tactic serves no obvious purpose

Crikey December 7, 2017 11 Comments

If Trump's recognition of Jerusalem is the first step in his 'ultimate deal' for Israel-Palestine, then he better hope the next step reverses it.

If I were the banks, I wouldn’t be losing sleep over the royal commission

If I were the banks, I wouldn’t be losing sleep over the royal commission

Michael Bradley December 7, 2017 4 Comments

Even an aggressive commissioner who manages to work around the commission's impotent framing probably won't reveal anything we don't already know.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Old Macdonald’s case of the parliamentary grumps

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Old Macdonald’s case of the parliamentary grumps

Derryn Hinch December 7, 2017 5 Comments

Senator Ian Macdonald, the official Senate Grinch, continues to spread Christmas jeer after losing out over same-sex marriage amendments.

Shoppers in Bennelong aren’t buying what Labor is selling

Shoppers in Bennelong aren’t buying what Labor is selling

Irfan Yusuf December 6, 2017 18 Comments

Bennelong could go the way of New England unless Labor can muster a better way to engage with voters.