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A short history of the prime minister-in-exile being ever-so-helpful

A short history of the prime minister-in-exile being ever-so-helpful

Jordan FermanisNov 28, 20166 Comments

Tony Abbott is only trying to help. Crikey intern Jordan Fermanis compiles a timeline of all the times Abbott has tried to set Malcolm Turnbull straight.

Turnbull delivers on transparency promise, with Information Commissioner saved

Josh TaylorMay 3, 2016

The Turnbull government has quietly killed Tony Abbott’s attempt to shut down the office responsible for handling freedom of information requests.

Waleed Aly didn't 'nail it' on the NBN

Waleed Aly didn't 'nail it' on the NBN

Josh TaylorApr 7, 201644 Comments

Waleed Aly gets a great many things right, but the NBN is not one of them.

Another 'captain's call' chapter closes, with Gupta stepping down from SBS

Another 'captain's call' chapter closes, with Gupta stepping down from SBS

Myriam RobinFeb 11, 20163 Comments

Nihal Gupta is stepping down from his role at SBS. But questions still linger about why he was appointed in the first place.

Rundle: an all-too average Joe

Rundle: an all-too average Joe

Guy RundleOct 21, 201535 Comments

What will Joe Hockey's legacy be?

Joe Hockey's failure dispels the myth of Coalition economic management

Joe Hockey's failure dispels the myth of Coalition economic management

Ben OquistOct 21, 201514 Comments

Are conservatives better for the economy? Absolutely not, writes Ben Oquist executive director of The Australia Institute. And Joe Hockey proves it.

How the govt royally screwed up what was almost a pretty good week

How the govt royally screwed up what was almost a pretty good week

Bernard KeaneSep 11, 201517 Comments

The government has found yet another way to damage itself and particularly the man it is relying on to fight the crucial battle with Labor over CHAFTA.

Hockey's economic plan IS working, but he won't say why

Hockey's economic plan IS working, but he won't say why

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerSep 3, 201510 Comments

Joe Hockey said yesterday's GDP number showed his economic plan was working. He's right, but the it's the economic plan that he never mentions, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

This is Abbott's Dubya moment

This is Abbott's Dubya moment

Helen RazerSep 3, 201513 Comments

Tony Abbott seems determined to bog Australia down in another war in the Middle East, even though it is bad for Australia and even bad for Abbott himself.

Rundle: worst Australian government ever, proven by science

Rundle: worst Australian government ever, proven by science

Guy RundleSep 2, 201539 Comments

No, really. This is the actual worst one. But just for fun, let's look at the other contenders ...