Crikey May 24, 2016 1 Comment
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Crikey May 24, 2016 2 Comments
Chifley tried to nationalise the banks in the late 40s. The law was passed but was declared invalid by the High Court (confirmed by the Privy Council in London). The Banking Bill of Menzies (1951) which was the basis of the Double Dissolution, simply removed the capacity of the Government to directly control the Commonwealth Bank, thereby relieving the private banks of its aggressive competition.
Sally Whyte May 18, 2016 4 Comments
All senators have to fight for their seats in a double dissolution election, but some are only elected for three years. How do we determine who gets the short straw?
Bernard Keane March 30, 2016 2 Comments
Malcolm Turnbull's double dissolution ploy has support from voters but would he win an election? It's a tough call, according to today's Essential Report.
Crikey March 22, 2016 2 Comments
What happens if the Senate passes the ABCC bills? What if it adds unpalatable amendments? Play Crikey's Senatorial Snakes and Ladders, fun for all the family!
Bernard Keane March 22, 2016 7 Comments
There's voter support for Malcolm Turnbull's double dissolution plan, today's Essential Report shows. And what do men and women think constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace?
Josh Taylor March 22, 2016 5 Comments
Malcolm Turnbull's attempt to force a double dissolution election could blow up in his face.
William Bowe March 22, 2016 8 Comments
Malcolm Turnbull's decision to recall Parliament is not without precedent.
Crikey March 22, 2016 4 Comments
How the media reported Turnbull's announcement. And other media tidbits of the day.