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

Crikey Intern November 28, 2016 6 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 Taylor May 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

Josh Taylor April 7, 2016 44 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

Myriam Robin February 11, 2016 3 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 Rundle October 21, 2015 35 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

Crikey October 21, 2015 14 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 Keane September 11, 2015 17 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

Crikey September 3, 2015 10 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 Razer September 3, 2015 13 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 Rundle September 2, 2015 39 Comments

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