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Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey May 24, 2016 1 Comment

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It all started so well with the NBN

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.

In a double dissolution, who gets three-year terms and who gets the full six?

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?

Essential: voters back double dissolution, but not company tax cuts

Essential: voters back double dissolution, but not company tax cuts

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.

Play at home! Senate Snakes and Ladders

Play at home! Senate Snakes and Ladders

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!

Essential: Turnbull’s gambit doesn’t turn off voters, with ABCC bill support on the rise

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?

How do we get to a July 2 election? Five Senatorial plays

Josh Taylor March 22, 2016 5 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull's attempt to force a double dissolution election could blow up in his face.

Poll Bludger: on the constitutional arcana wily Mal used to recall Parliament

William Bowe March 22, 2016 8 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull's decision to recall Parliament is not without precedent.

Media briefs: a showdown or an ambush? … what price exposure … Gawker bankrupt? …

Media briefs: a showdown or an ambush? … what price exposure … Gawker bankrupt? …

Crikey March 22, 2016 4 Comments

How the media reported Turnbull's announcement. And other media tidbits of the day.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey March 22, 2016 3 Comments

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