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Taxpayers foot $2 million bill for jetsetting pollies during election campaign

Josh Taylor January 11, 2017 8 Comments

Australian taxpayers paid over $2 million for politicians to fly around Australia during the eight-week 2016 federal election campaign.

Greens kiss and make up, but tensions linger

Greens kiss and make up, but tensions linger

Josh Taylor October 13, 2015

The NSW Greens have backed down from their threat of withholding funding from the federal branch of the party.

Why do police want their own mobile broadband network?

Josh Taylor September 24, 2015 1 Comment

In times of crisis, mobile networks can become clogged with people trying to reach fire, ambulance and police services. Does that mean emergency services should have their own networks?

Brandis stripped of copyright, IP in Turnbull shake-up

Brandis stripped of copyright, IP in Turnbull shake-up

Josh Taylor September 22, 2015 4 Comments

Mitch Fifield will take over responsibility for legislation relating to online piracy, perhaps ultimately shifting the government's stance.

Turnbull loyalists reap the spoils in new-look cabinet

Turnbull loyalists reap the spoils in new-look cabinet

Josh Taylor September 21, 2015 11 Comments

Who's in, who's out, who got a promotion and who's out the door?

Taxing online retail sales? Not for all the GST in China

Taxing online retail sales? Not for all the GST in China

Josh Taylor September 18, 2015 11 Comments

Enforcing GST payments on overseas retail sales will be an economic and logistical nightmare.

Government expands access to facial recognition system

Government expands access to facial recognition system

Josh Taylor September 10, 2015 6 Comments

Just who will be able to access the government's new facial recognition "hub"?

Campaign scorecard: Abbott bounces back with ‘sex appeal’

Campaign scorecard: Abbott bounces back with ‘sex appeal’

Crikey August 14, 2013 13 Comments

Crikey asks the sharpest political commentators which leader got the best of the campaigning day yesterday, plus we track where the leaders are and what cash promises they’ve made …

The fastest school spending spree in history doesn’t add up

Crikey March 25, 2009 6 Comments

It's time for the national media to start asking questions about the execution of a program that the PM himself admits is the biggest national logistical challenge since World War 2, writes Stephen Mayne.

Is Turnbull’s honeymoon over?

Bernard Keane March 24, 2009 26 Comments

The one steady factor in recent Newspolls has been the decline in Turnbull’s satisfaction ratings and the increase in his dissatisfaction ratings, writes Bernard Keane.