Topic archives: Christopher Pyne

Tips and rumours

February 2, 2018 3

Scomo's Chief of Staff to jump ship? ... Abbott explains his squibbing of marriage equality ... behold the world's most boring feud ...

Was Pauline Hanson actually allowed to wear that burqa in Parliament?

September 6, 2017 11

Can you bring hats into Parliament? Props? Stunt outfits, like Pauline Hanson's burqa?

Rudd and Abbott agree on this extremely impractical idea

August 22, 2017 6

Our two most famously helpful former prime ministers have weighed into the possibility of war with North Korea by suggesting we invest in a missile defence system. Are they right this time?

Hysterical government lashes out at Shorten, New Zealand, reality

August 15, 2017 49

The government has gone over the top in attacking Bill Shorten and New Zealand Labour for the Barnaby Joyce fiasco.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 17, 2017

Our new best buds ... Barnaby Joyce throws shade ... Eric Beecher moonlighting at fake news site? ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 4, 2017 10

Bolt's big blunder ... what a load of bollards ... the world's real cyber criminals ...

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

July 4, 2017 14

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.

Pyne’s apology is no use, it’s time to hit Abbott at his weakest point

June 29, 2017 60

Malcolm Turnbull's enemies won't stop until they've torn him down. It's time for him, and his lieutenants, to fight back and target Tony Abbott's weak spot.

Crikey Worm: Pyne apologises, Greens suspend Rhiannon

Crikey Worm: Pyne apologises, Greens suspend Rhiannon

June 29, 2017

Senior Turnbull government minister Christopher Pyne apologises for marriage equality comments, Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon suspended from party room. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: census 2016, and more Pyne fallout

June 28, 2017

Census data reveals the changing face of Australia, and the marriage equality debate continues to split the Coalition. It's the news you need to know, by Cassidy Knowlton and Max Chalmers

Pyne pile-on betrays right wing desperation to create unrest

June 27, 2017 28

Christopher Pyne's remarks on same sex marriage revealed nothing we didn't already know. The hysterical reaction to them, however, told us a lot.

LEAKED: the FULL transcript of Christopher Pyne’s gay-loving, black-power communist speech

June 27, 2017 3

In which notorious fifth columnist Pyne reveals his plans to "subjugate the white race" and "reprogram" Peter Dutton.

Crikey Worm: Liberal infighting over marriage equality, Crown employees guilty

June 27, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Conservative Liberals are not thrilled with Christopher Pyne's assurances on marriage equality, Crown employees to be freed from Chinese prison within months, and Trump finally (sorta) gets his travel ban. It's the news you need to know, by Cassidy Knowlton and Max Chalmers.

Dispatches from the federal Liberal council, a place you never want to find yourself

June 26, 2017 18

Liberals love the flag and Australia Day and are not very keen on Bill Shorten: highlights (and lowlights) of the Liberal Party's federal council meeting on the weekend.

Crikey Worm: Marriage equality ‘before too long’, Greens’ blue, putting a price on paradise

June 26, 2017 3

Good morning, early birds, and happy Eid al-Fitr for those celebrating. Christopher Pyne has said marriage equality could become law "sooner than everyone thinks", Crown employees will face court in China, and it turns out you can put a price on the Great Barrier Reef. It's the news you need to know, by Cassidy Knowlton and Max Chalmers.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: which Labor MPs intimidate the Coalition in question time?

Hinch’s Senate Diary: which Labor MPs intimidate the Coalition in question time?

June 22, 2017 10

In this week's dispatch from the red chamber, Senator Derryn Hinch reveals an emotional moment in Parliament, Christopher Pyne's pep talk and why he's calling a One Nation Senator a bastard.

Doin’ the Gonski — a history of the Liberals’ school funding dance

May 3, 2017 1

Over the last five years, the Liberals have engaged in a one-person game of Twister on schools funding. Yesterday was their latest, and they hope last, position.

Conski no more — Gonski returns to help Turnbull end ‘funding wars’

May 2, 2017 7

In an effort to end the "school funding wars", Malcolm Turnbull has co-opted the most potent name in school funding reform, and promised more Commonwealth money for government schools.

LEAKED: Coalition election campaign slogans

April 21, 2017 3

Satirist Ben Pobjie has unearthed draft re-election campaign slogans for several prominent Coalition MPs.

Protesters hijack Parliament’s last days

November 30, 2016 11

The speakers were heard, and parliament fell silent.