January 11, 2017 8
Australian taxpayers paid over $2 million for politicians to fly around Australia during the eight-week 2016 federal election campaign.
October 13, 2015
The NSW Greens have backed down from their threat of withholding funding from the federal branch of the party.
September 24, 2015 1
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?
September 22, 2015 4
Mitch Fifield will take over responsibility for legislation relating to online piracy, perhaps ultimately shifting the government's stance.
September 21, 2015 11
Who's in, who's out, who got a promotion and who's out the door?
September 18, 2015 11
Enforcing GST payments on overseas retail sales will be an economic and logistical nightmare.
September 10, 2015 6
Just who will be able to access the government's new facial recognition "hub"?
August 14, 2013 13
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 …
March 25, 2009 6
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.
March 24, 2009 26
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.
February 11, 2009 1
The scatty nature of the slowing Australian economy is showing up in the interim results from banks, retailers, media companies, property, building and some of our major global groups, writes Glenn Dyer.
January 30, 2009 6
Voters are looking to the Government for action and the opposition had better not get in the way, writes Bernard Keane.
January 27, 2009 7
What Labor understands is that on issues like Australia Day, we are not capable of a sensible national debate. Oi, Oi, Oi! writes Chris Graham.
January 9, 2009 12
The rest of the world has been smirking at Stephen Conroy's ill-conceived plan to censor Australia's internet for a while now, but a new study published by Brooklyn Law School is a serious embarrassment, writes Colin Jacobs.
December 19, 2008 1
And don't they look swell together?
December 19, 2008
A select crew were invited to lunch in Darwin, with at least two long-standing grudges that, stirred up by a bit of monsoonal heat and lashings of grog, could very likely bust open, writes Bob Gosford.
December 19, 2008 38
Politics is more or less based around people of high principles and good will discovering that the obtaining and exercising of power involves doing bad things. Bernard Keane on 2008.
December 18, 2008 2
The Government’s environmental credibility, the future of renewable technologies and the reputation of Peter Garrett is at stake, writes Bernard Keane.
December 17, 2008 6
Here'e a sample of Arsehats suggested by our readers.
December 17, 2008 2
There’s a pattern emerging in Kevin Rudd’s approach to economic policy, and it’s not a healthy one, writes Bernard Keane.