Topic archives: jacqui lambie

The ‘stop the boats’ mantra was never about saving lives

June 20, 2018

Crikey readers respond to "truths" about asylum seeker policy, as well as the political logic of Clive Palmer and Brian Burston.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: it’s all about timing in the upper house

April 12, 2018 3

The upper house's strict timing for divisions leads to more than a few red faces as senators find themselves late to their own party.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Malcolm better hope that life begins at 30

March 9, 2018 11

The PM is heading towards 30 failed opinion polls, so he'd better start squaring up for the inevitable midnight visit from the ghost of Abbott, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

Rundle: blitzed in the side bar at Will Hodgman’s monster’s ball

March 5, 2018 13

The Liberal vote started well and crept up remorselessly through the evening. Lambie failed entirely. It was all pretty mundane. But Tasmania has surprised us before. It will again.

Is the Lambie Network headed to the slaughter?

February 28, 2018 14

Has Jacqui Lambie killed her state team's chances by backing the Liberals ahead of her 2019 Senate tilt?

Judging Jacqui

November 20, 2017 3

Jacqui Lambie had a fascinating, bizarre and difficult-to-qualify effect on Australian politics.

Jacqui Lambie, ‘darling of democracy’, was hemmed in by her narrow views

November 17, 2017 22

The parliamentary love-in over Jacqui Lambie obscures her track record as a passionate advocate for Islamophobic and anti-immigrant policies, writes Kara Schlegl

Leave section 44 well alone

November 15, 2017

On the citizenship saga and Michelle Guthrie's ABC restructure.

Crikey Worm: Asia summit wraps up in controversy

November 15, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The US President has prematurely abandoned the East Asia Summit, and questions abound over who exactly will replace dual citizen Jacqui Lambie in the Senate. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Veteran gossip columnist dies … mistaken identity … Paradise Papers’ real-life impact …

Veteran gossip columnist dies … mistaken identity … Paradise Papers’ real-life impact …

November 14, 2017

Legendary gossip columnist Liz Smith has died, aged 94. Smith wrote about New York celebrities in the tabloids for more than 30 years.

Don’t turn your back. Don’t look away. And don’t blink. You’ll miss another crisis.

November 14, 2017 43

Federal politics is now so chaotic it may be time to think about writing off the 45th parliament altogether.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull poll shock continues

November 14, 2017 1

Good morning, early birds. Jacqui Lambie's parliamentary career hangs in the balance, while Pauline Hanson's latest recruit has already (allegedly) defected. Plus, a massive earthquake in Iraq and Iran has killed hundreds. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Media reform: how the sausage got made

September 15, 2017 10

The government finally got a win on its media reform bill, but who extracted what along the way?

Mayne: 12 political turncoats, including Cory Bernardi

May 1, 2017 3

All's fair in love and war ... and politics. Here are 12 MPs who left their parties.

Poll Bludger: who is Australia’s most popular crossbencher?

April 24, 2017 6

Hinch? Lambie? It couldn't be Bernardi, could it ...?

Six tips for backbenchers who want to get noticed

April 10, 2017 2

Tired of toiling away while those ministers get all the attention? Here is a guide for backbenchers, by backbenchers.

Pampered ideologues mislead us on ‘stigma’ and mental health

March 23, 2017 24

Australia is overrun with old blokes who have no plans to address the escalating pain of real survival.

LEAKED: Simon Birmingham’s text message negotiations with crossbenchers

LEAKED: Simon Birmingham’s text message negotiations with crossbenchers

March 22, 2017 2

Satirist Ben Pobjie has come into possession of some quite embarrassing screenshots from Simon Birmingham's phone.

What Q&A tells us about the ABC’s soul

March 20, 2017 24

It's Tanya Plibersek's world, we just live in it, writes former Sydney Morning Herald editor-in-chief and UTS Professor of Journalism Peter Fray.

Take heart, Cory, here are 4 pollies who survived defection

February 9, 2017 5

Leaving one's party does not have to be career suicide -- Crikey intern Jamal Ben Haddou has found four politicians for whom goodbye did not mean good riddance.