Politics

June, 2018

And the Wankley goes to… Sunday Night for its Barnaby Joyce interview

, Jun 04, 2018

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The much anticipated Sunday Night interview with Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion missed a few important points, but did manage to ask whether Campion was "sassy".

Ramsay Centre collapses under the weight of Western stupidity

, Jun 04, 2018

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Tony Abbott's support may not have killed the ANU's plans to host the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation, but he and his goon-squad-turned-cheer-squad-on-the-right certainly didn't help.

The Menzies and Mings: another guide to Australia’s (many) political dynasties

, Jun 04, 2018

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It's like Game of Thrones with only slightly less backstabbing. We continue our look into Australian political families.

A lie by any other name: why can’t journos call politicians liars?

, Jun 04, 2018

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A New York Times journalist is under fire for the reporting of Trump's "demonstrable falsehoods", but this issue goes far beyond the US media.

Why is One Nation so fragile?

, Jun 01, 2018

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One Nation has the problems of any other small party, but its founding idea -- being generally resentful of the 21st century -- makes it peculiarly vulnerable to fragmentation.

In memoriam: One Nation senate team 2016-2018

, Jun 01, 2018

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As Senator Brian Burston shuffles inexorably toward the exit, we look back at the One Nation senators we've loved and lost in the past 23 months.

Rundle reads the right so you don’t have to: nasty, brutish and short edition

, Jun 01, 2018

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When attempting to write a takedown on a commentator, the right would do well to make sure they're not just providing free advertising.

Amazon block is an act of contempt by corporate elites and their political lackeys

, Jun 01, 2018

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Consumers are the losers when powerful interests convince governments to protect them from competition. Look no further than Amazon's geoblocking of Australia.

Some quick tips for Trump’s communication team, from Obama’s senior writer

, Jun 01, 2018

Pat Cunnane was deputy director of messaging in the Obama administration. We asked him how he'd go about handling the current lot.

All in the family: there really are loads of Australian political dynasties

, May 31, 2018

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Thought we were finished? Crikey's adventure into Australian political dynasties continues.

Meet the man at the heart of the latest Chinese influence scandal

, May 31, 2018

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Crikey takes a quick look at John Garnaut — the man Bob Carr describes as one of ''the leaders of the recent anti-China panic in the Australian media".

Swan hits out at intelligence agencies meddling on Chinese interference

, May 31, 2018

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Senior Labor figure Wayne Swan has criticised intelligence agencies for leaking against Labor in the foreign interference debate.

The need for a strong financial system justifies ASIC’s ‘softly softly’ approach

, May 31, 2018

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If you're wondering why ASIC doesn't crack down on corporate crooks harder, it's because it has to focus on the "strength" and "efficiency" of the financial system as much as fairness for customers.

What would it take to actually change Australia’s asylum seeker policies?

, May 31, 2018

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The government has long clung to the "stopping the boats" narrative to justify an immoral asylum seeker system. Here are some alternatives.

Rundle: on Elizabeth, the town Australia failed

, May 31, 2018

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The city of Elizabeth, South Australia, stands as an exemplar of lost possibilities; of what could have been but was squandered.

Rundle: with guardians of Western civilisation like these, who needs barbarians?

, May 30, 2018

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The Tony Abbott-championed Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation will not only be witheringly cynical, but structurally racist as well.

As the subpoenas fly, we resume playing our favourite game: ‘Where’s Michaelia?’

, May 30, 2018

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Once again Michaelia Cash is in hiding as the Federal Court issues a subpoena for her in the AWU case.

The government already has far too much power over us and wants more

, May 30, 2018

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The supposed privacy protections in Commonwealth law can be overridden by bureaucrats and ministers looking to target critics. And the government wants yet more powers over us.

Stakes getting higher for the on-off-on US North Korea summit

, May 29, 2018

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The meeting between Trump and Kim Jong-un is going to be the most important will-they-won't-they in recent memory.

Government and big banks cop a hiding on super

, May 29, 2018

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The Productivity Commission's vision for superannuation is very far from the one the government and the big banks have been hoping for.