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Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Scomo to address Wombat Hollow ... odd omissions at Bill Heffernan's tribute night ... Andrew Bartlett's chequered history ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

News Corp's Carsguide in trouble? ... ruling in parliamentary gym dispute ... Canberra media movements ...

The Coalition should (again) sack Barnaby Joyce

The Coalition should (again) sack Barnaby Joyce

Barnaby Joyce's views on the Cubby sale and foreign investment are a direct threat to the economy. Tony Abbott should sack him. But he won't.

Why are gene patents so controversial?

Why are gene patents so controversial?

Four thousand human genes have already been patented and Melissa Parke and Bill Heffernan want to ban all patents on human genes. Scott Barnes asks the experts on why these patents are so controversial.

Senate inquiry takes tougher approach on pilot training, safety

Senate inquiry takes tougher approach on pilot training, safety

In lay language, the Senate inquiry into pilot training and airline safety has made a set of recommendations that would put Australia on the same page as American lawmakers in resisting the dangerous things desperate airlines have been doing to cut corners.

Parliamentary Privilege’s Greatest Hits

Parliamentary Privilege’s Greatest Hits

Parliamentarians have a long history of using parliamentary privilege to say whatever they desire, writes Crikey intern Esther Ooi.

Pilot training, air safety inquiry to recall industry heavyweights

Pilot training, air safety inquiry to recall industry heavyweights

fter the shocks that emerged in a Senate committee hearing last Friday concerning pilot training and airline safety in Australia, the inquiry has been extended to May 4.

What the Basin Authority should have done

What the Basin Authority should have done

The frightening thing about the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s current efforts is that they apparently spent about $60 million getting to where they are while ignoring almost every lesson about how to undertake consultation.

Patenting: why is it left to advocacy groups to take up the fight?

Patenting: why is it left to advocacy groups to take up the fight?

The awarding of monopoly power is an expensive gift that should not be reduced to simply following key intellectual property rich countries, writesAnna George.

Cubbie Station was never sustainable

Cubbie Station was never sustainable

Cubbie Station's entry into voluntary administration is merely confirmation of what has been evident for well over a decade -- it was fundamentally unsustainable.