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Hinch’s Senate Diary: why the citizenship debacle is all my fault

Derryn Hinch August 17, 2017 4 Comments

Derryn Hinch reflects on how questions about his citizenship inadvertently started this now Government threatening dual citizenship debacle.

Rundle: let’s bring on an actual Liberal crisis (and a Labor one, too)

Guy Rundle July 4, 2017 14 Comments

The more stable and difficult to disrupt Australian politics is, the more that 24-hour news platforms have to manufacture an atmosphere of crisis, to create new hooks.

Video of the day: Vale John Clarke

Video of the day: Vale John Clarke

Crikey April 10, 2017 13 Comments

In memory of John Clarke, our favourite of the Clarke and Dawe sketches:

Poll Bludger: panicked pollies scramble for seats as electoral lines shift

Poll Bludger: panicked pollies scramble for seats as electoral lines shift

William Bowe November 14, 2014 1 Comment

The AEC's decision to cut the number of House of Representative seats has started an uneasy game of musical chairs.

Poll Bludger: Aussie public takes Left turn as US voters polarise

Poll Bludger: Aussie public takes Left turn as US voters polarise

William Bowe November 12, 2014 19 Comments

American voters have been pulling steadily away from the centre over the past ten years, but Australia has moved solidly Left.

Imagine there were proportional representation in your parliament …

Imagine there were proportional representation in your parliament …

Crikey March 31, 2014 12 Comments

Is there a fairer way to decide who represents us in parliament? Proportional representation is one solution. Matthew Brown crunches the numbers to see just what that would look like.

Rupert, Clive and Campbell in the Arkansas of the world

Rupert, Clive and Campbell in the Arkansas of the world

Guy Rundle November 1, 2013 29 Comments

There's Rupert Murdoch, Clive Palmer and Campbell Newman: mildly sinister, certainly absurd. It's an Australian political implosion, and there may be no turning back.

Expenses scandal: the rules leading MPs into temptation

Expenses scandal: the rules leading MPs into temptation

Crikey October 17, 2013 16 Comments

Lead me not into temptation, oh Finance Department ... governance expert Stephen Bartos explains how the rules around MPs' entitlements encourage unscrupulous pollies to claim, claim, claim.

What Bill said: a rhetorical history of the new Labor leader

What Bill said: a rhetorical history of the new Labor leader

Crikey Intern October 14, 2013 4 Comments

What can we learn about new Labor leader Bill Shorten from the record? Crikey intern Rose Iser trawls the records to piece together the political narrative.

Gotchas, gaffes and the gallery: how political reporting fails us

Gotchas, gaffes and the gallery: how political reporting fails us

Crikey October 8, 2013 11 Comments

Broadcaster and journalist Jonathan Green calls for a better political debate in his new book The Year My Politics Broke. It's all personality over policy.