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

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

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

Senseless Prentice ousting a win for the new governing class

Senseless Prentice ousting a win for the new governing class

The defeat of Turnbull government minister Jane Prentice for LNP preselection illustrates how politics is becoming ever more like a professionalised career ladder rather than a democratic endeavour.

What does each state want from the NEG?

What does each state want from the NEG?

The Council of Australian Governments meets today to have their say on the NEG, and not every state and territory is going in with a smile.

Dylan Voller detained for breaching a 'yellow zone' in Commonwealth Games

Dylan Voller detained for breaching a 'yellow zone' in Commonwealth Games

The 'Stolenwealth Games' protest was characterised by regular arrests and confrontations, but reports suggest that the arrest of Voller -- famously at the centre Don Dale facility abuses -- was unrelated to the protest itself.

Inland rail's dirty secret

Inland rail's dirty secret

The inland rail project is based on a sizeable subsidy to coal exporters just to get someone to use what its backers even admit is a white elephant.

The political cost of climate flip-flopping for fickle pollies

The political cost of climate flip-flopping for fickle pollies

Malcolm Turnbull's position on climate change has undergone a remarkable range of gyrations. The same is true of Queensland Labor. Such flip-flopping always comes at a price.

Guess which industry still contributes the most in corporate political donations ...

Guess which industry still contributes the most in corporate political donations ...

We can see how major industries contributed to the political parties -- and how much the parties aren't telling us -- from new donations data.

Gas industry roll-out linked to startling rise in Darling Downs hospital admissions

Gas industry roll-out linked to startling rise in Darling Downs hospital admissions

A recent report published in the International Journal of Environmental Studies has found that circulatory and respiratory diseases in Darling Downs communities have skyrocketed since the arrival coal seam gas mining, and points to significant failures in regulation.

Lady Flo, dead at 97, should be remembered for more than pumpkin scones

Lady Flo, dead at 97, should be remembered for more than pumpkin scones

Lady Flo has died, apparently along with mainstream memory of the Bjelke-Petersens' legacy of hatred and corruption.

'Apartheid is a very close parallel': life under the Protection Act in Qld

'Apartheid is a very close parallel': life under the Protection Act in Qld

Recently, Crikey updated our members on the status of the Queensland reparations scheme for stolen wages under the Protection Act. This second piece looks at the reality of living life as a legally determined second-class citizen.