New NSW Premier Kristina Keneally puts her core political promise as social justice. Does that apply to the hundreds of building approvals she ticked for developers who also donate hundreds of thousands to the ALP?
Christian Kerr has nailed the Greens. At last he has written something on the money.
The Howard Government may have made the wilful ignoring of reality an everyday requirement in political debate these days, but it is still disappointing when his opponents are so eager to score political points that they are prepared to show the same blithe disregard for the facts. Sadly, Ben Oquist’s piece in Crikey smearing WWF […]
Tony Blair’s election win with 35.2% of the vote will spark a renewed debate about proportional representation in the UK. The same should happen in Australia. As Crikey has discussed previously, parties here have all too regularly won elections (both state and federal) with less than 50% of the vote. For the British Labour party […]
Dear Crikey, Christian Kerr is really making himself look silly with his incessant anti-Greens hysteria. Christian is well aware that proportional representation is the fairest type of electoral system. (No Ben, it’s not if you get elected with a hundred or so votes like the Outdoor recreation party did in NSW upper house.) To support […]
Dear Crikey, Christian Kerr is really making himself look silly with his incessant anti-Greens hysteria. Christian is well aware that proportional representation is the fairest type of electoral system. To support anything else is to oppose democracy. From Iraq to Europe to New Zealand it is the norm. It’s based on the radical principle of […]
Good morning, early birds. Protests in Hong Kong have escalated dramatically as police shoot a protester, and Scott Morrison fields some difficult questions about recent requests from Donald Trump. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Good morning, early birds. The Queensland government has pledged to work towards a treaty with the state's Indigenous people, and Labor and retirees argue that the government’s $600 million deeming rate changes are insufficient. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Boris Johnson's career has been endlessly propelled by the media’s self-flagellating narrative of 'charm' and 'inevitability'.
Good morning, early birds. The Coalition's plan for a quick passing of tax cuts has been challenged by senate crossbenchers, and Scott Morrison calls for an end to "nastiness" in politics in his first televised interview. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.