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Dear George, Barnaby and Malcolm: advice for struggling Australians

Dear George, Barnaby and Malcolm: advice for struggling Australians

Sophie HeizerFeb 23, 20174 Comments

Words of wisdom from those wise sages in blue, as compiled by Crikey intern Sophie Heizer.

ATTN: centrist ‘progressives’. Not everyone thinks the way you do. Deal with it.

ATTN: centrist ‘progressives’. Not everyone thinks the way you do. Deal with it.

Helen RazerFeb 23, 201744 Comments

Does it really need to be said that Western voters are turning their backs on the centre? Apparently, yes, it does.

Less construction, but just as many worker deaths under the Coalition

Less construction, but just as many worker deaths under the Coalition

Alan AustinFeb 23, 20173 Comments

Weighted for actual activity, construction sector deaths increased under the anti-red tape Abbott and Turnbull governments, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.

Hinch's Senate Diary: scandal, rumour and scurrilous accusation edition

Hinch's Senate Diary: scandal, rumour and scurrilous accusation edition

Derryn HinchFeb 23, 20175 Comments

Was Senator Derryn Hinch seen falling-down drunk in Canberra last week?

The powerful forces aligning against a sugar tax

The powerful forces aligning against a sugar tax

Josh TaylorFeb 22, 20178 Comments

Who are the players in the sugar tax debate? And what's next?

Essendon plane crash and the fatal consequences of profit before people

Essendon plane crash and the fatal consequences of profit before people

Ben SandilandsFeb 22, 20176 Comments

Should shopping centres be put so close to airport runways? Should anything?

Netanyahu's visit intensifies pressure on Shorten to back Palestine

Netanyahu's visit intensifies pressure on Shorten to back Palestine

Ben ChieflyFeb 22, 20178 Comments

Only Bill Shorten's Victorian Right of the Labor Party are hesitant to change the ALP's position on Israel. But with the Left ascendant, is strong support for Palestine on the cards? Labor insider Ben Chiefly reports.

What is the 'sugar tax' and who reckons it's a good idea?

What is the 'sugar tax' and who reckons it's a good idea?

Sophie HeizerFeb 22, 20177 Comments

At this point, it is a recommendation from a number of health experts, which would place a levy on sugary drinks in order to mitigate obesity rates, writes Crikey intern Sophie Heizer.

Poll Bludger: the argument for fixed four-year terms for federal pollies

Poll Bludger: the argument for fixed four-year terms for federal pollies

William BoweFeb 22, 201711 Comments

It's not merely coincidence that our last remaining hold-out on the question of fixed parliamentary terms is the national Parliament.

Hey George Brandis, we read the Migration Act for you and can explain whether asylum seekers are 'illegal'

Hey George Brandis, we read the Migration Act for you and can explain whether asylum seekers are 'illegal'

Michael BradleyFeb 22, 201721 Comments

George Brandis thinks that asylum seekers have broken the law by turning up to Australia without a visa. But since he could not name the exact law supposedly broken, an actual lawyer has gone through the Migration Act to help poor Brandis out.

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