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Debunking the conspiracy theories about the NSW Greens

Debunking the conspiracy theories about the NSW Greens

Yes, there's friction within the party. But its source isn't as nefarious as some would have you believe.

Sniffer dogs at stage left: the NSW government's war on festivals

Sniffer dogs at stage left: the NSW government's war on festivals

Festivals are being priced out of existence by a government bent on avoiding bad PR. Crikey looks at the chaos in the festival industry.

Outside Tassie, Labor did best from gambling donations

Outside Tassie, Labor did best from gambling donations

If Labor bore the brunt of the gambling industry's power in Tasmania, elsewhere it enjoys a strong relationship with the pokies.

Billion-dollar rort: how governments allowed Murray-Darling irrigators to rip us off

Billion-dollar rort: how governments allowed Murray-Darling irrigators to rip us off

Irrigators have been getting hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer handouts to return water to the Murray-Darling when far less expensive, and more effective, ways of achieving the same goal have been ignored by governments.

Inside one of Australia's most historic beach shack communities

Inside one of Australia's most historic beach shack communities

The residents at Era don't have phone reception, roads or 21st century amenities, but they have plenty of stories to tell.

NSW Libs make life still more hellish for Morrison's rabble

NSW Libs make life still more hellish for Morrison's rabble

The NSW Liberals are scrambling to dissociate themselves from a toxic, shambolic clutch of climate denialists in Canberra.

Is the campaign against Jeremy Buckingham a 'factional smear'?

Is the campaign against Jeremy Buckingham a 'factional smear'?

NSW Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham says an attempt to deselect him over sexual assault allegations is a factional smear. Does the evidence support this?

Is Inland Rail corrupt? A federal ICAC could investigate.

Is Inland Rail corrupt? A federal ICAC could investigate.

Why are the Nationals so afraid of a federal ICAC? Is it because of their long history of maladministration and rorting grants?

Politicians and police are killing young Australians

Politicians and police are killing young Australians

Young people continue to die at music festivals despite a well-established means of reducing the risk. Why are we so contemptuous of the lives of our youth?

For Gladys' sake, go: Morrison's circus will destroy NSW Liberals

For Gladys' sake, go: Morrison's circus will destroy NSW Liberals

The PM's desire to cling on to power for a couple more months will ensure that NSW voters take it out on Premier Gladys Berejiklian.