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Reservist wins ADF place back, with homophobic comments protected speech

Josh Taylor December 7, 2015 4 Comments

ADF's sacking of Bernard Gaynor has been overturned, with his homophobic and transphobic comments deemed political communication.

Confused about our stance on foreign investment? So is everyone else.

Bernard Keane November 20, 2015 17 Comments

Australia's position on Chinese investment is deeply confusing -- and not just for investors, but for our allies as well.

Tips and rumours: share the boats?

Crikey September 23, 2015

The Australian Border Force received the last of eight Cape Class patrol boats at the start of this month, on time, and seemingly on budget, with not a whiff of a press release, no minister or PM photo opportunity. Why the silence in a government that reportedly wanted weekly national security announceables up until the […]

All your ISIS are belong to us: we’re fighting terrorism with bad Google translations

All your ISIS are belong to us: we’re fighting terrorism with bad Google translations

Crikey September 23, 2015 8 Comments

A Twitter account counteracting the lies propagated by Islamic State sounds useful -- except the tweets are gobbledygook. Freelance journalist Jason Murphy explains.

Abbott labouring in his own valley of death

Abbott labouring in his own valley of death

Bernard Keane August 7, 2015 34 Comments

Finally free of the Bronwyn Bishop saga, the Abbott government still appeared listless and without purpose this week.

War on mums, war on China — all part of budget week games

War on mums, war on China — all part of budget week games

Bernard Keane May 15, 2015 10 Comments

The government's attacks on working mothers this week managed to grab attention when it was hoping all eyes would be focused on small business handouts.

Uber is a wolf in sheep’s clothing

Crikey February 12, 2015 3 Comments

Crikey readers have their say on Uber, the Collins Class submarines and other issues of the day

Crikey Clarifier: why does the govt spend big on media monitoring?

Crikey Clarifier: why does the govt spend big on media monitoring?

Crikey Intern January 7, 2015 1 Comment

The media plays a big role in shaping political discourse, and politicians want to know who is on their side, writes Crikey intern Mahalia Dobson.

What the media has missed when covering the GP co-payment

Crikey December 11, 2014

Crikey readers have their say on our defence spending, Radio Australia and other issues of the day.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey December 5, 2014 3 Comments

Walkleys goss edition ... Abbott's Facebook re-examined ... budget cuts hurt at defence ...