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Bronwyn Bishop: Liberal attack dog finally gets bitten

Bronwyn Bishop: Liberal attack dog finally gets bitten

Bernard Keane July 20, 2015 27 Comments

Once the scourge of public servants, Bronwyn Bishop is now on the receiving end of the scrutiny she once dished out with relish.

Who you gonna call? Meet Australia’s biggest media tart

Who you gonna call? Meet Australia’s biggest media tart

Myriam Robin May 5, 2014 11 Comments

Who's Australia's biggest media tart? From a shallow pool of talent relied on by media to comment on the issues of the day, a few names dominate the airwaves ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey August 16, 2013

Libs infiltrates Lateline ... Facebook promotes anti-Islam group ... a song penned just for Crikey ...

The weight of expectations start to tell on Abbott

The weight of expectations start to tell on Abbott

Bernard Keane July 16, 2013 14 Comments

Tony Abbott is feeling the pressure of his colleagues' expectations, and Kevin Rudd is reaping the rewards. Is this a reversal of the Rudd-Abbott match in 2010?

Richardson: is it back to the 1980s for the Liberal Party?

Charles Richardson April 23, 2012 11 Comments

Every now and then, the Liberal Party tries to think of itself in philosophical terms, dedicated to smaller government and the free market.

Productivity needs a shot in the arm — why not a GST boost?

Productivity needs a shot in the arm — why not a GST boost?

Crikey October 18, 2011 53 Comments

Iin a political climate where people are craving leadership, and Australia’s productivity needs a desperate shot in the arm, advocating a tax swap should be opportune, writes Adam Creighton, a research fellow at The Centre For Independent Studies.

Reith v Abbott: the early 90s wants its zeal back

Bernard Keane June 28, 2011 62 Comments

The tensions between Tony Abbott and Peter Reith have deep roots in recent Liberal history. The former minister's eagerness to prevent a return to "the Fraser years", unencumbered by the party presidency, will be fascinating to watch.

Hewson takes a swing at the press and shock! Horror! Donaghy to leave 30 Rock

Crikey July 9, 2010

John Hewson takes a big swing at the role of the press in shaping politics. Plus the New York Times look to Rupert for paywall advice, Jack Donaghy walks out of 30 Rock and other media news.

Don’t look at what the miners say, look at what they do

Crikey May 26, 2010 22 Comments

That credibility gap between what the miners say and what they do just got $4.85b wider, thanks to the Queensland coal industry, says Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

John Hewson: The grossly irresponsible climate politicking

Crikey February 8, 2010

Our pollies and media are too caught up in the colour, political point scoring and scare campaign of the climate change debate to focus on what we really need: strong policy to challenge climate change, writes ex-Liberal leader John Hewson.