May 17, 2018 7
Either Helen Razer spent 11 years overthinking Howard, or Howard spent the last 11 learning to believe his own cack. Either way, his submission to the Religious Freedom Review is proof that one of them is bonkers.
March 20, 2018 63
Dissenters today are still treated exactly the same way by the mainstream press as they were 15 years ago at the beginning of the Iraq War.
March 12, 2018 34
When our large trade deficit with the United States is held up as the reason we dodged Trump's tariffs, it's time to revisit some old claims about trade with the US.
January 9, 2018 35
Howard was a man whose bigotry may have been truly driven by policy. Peter Dutton is perhaps a politician driven by bigotry alone, writes Helen Razer.
December 19, 2017 5
Chinese influence in Australia and elsewhere is being exert via "sharp power", and you wont have to look far to find those who are happy to play a part.
November 29, 2017 24
If only Malcolm Turnbull had the political skills of John Howard, dealing with One Nation and the Nationals would be easier, goes the argument. It doesn't wash.
November 24, 2017 9
John Howard is suddenly worried about scare campaigns targeting Muslims. So ... what's changed his mind?
November 21, 2017 12
Tony Abbott recently went out of his way to compare Paul Ramsay -- whose foundation is funding the establishment of the Ramsay Centre For Western Civilisation -- to ... Cecil Rhodes.
October 12, 2017 72
When you imagine the level of rage that Tony Abbott must be living with, the "climate change is good" speech makes perfect sense.
October 4, 2017 2
Broader factors need to be fed into the gun-control debate, argue those who study its Australian context.
September 26, 2017 16
A good political nickname will resonate with the electorate because it reflects a well known aspect of a politician's character. But they rarely do anything more than that.
September 19, 2017 66
Honest John has re-emerged to help bolster the case against marriage equality. But will it work?
September 15, 2017 8
This is the pinnacle of marriage equality as respectability: promoting queers as literally indistinguishable from heterosexuals. But this is exclusionary, writes freelance writer Benjamin Riley
August 31, 2017 3
Derryn Hinch reflects upon the pelvic mesh Senate inquiry and why political name-calling is ramping up already.
August 28, 2017 12
Following the US movement toppling statues commemorating controversial historical figures, Guy Rundle, argues that our own Australian iconoclasm exposes the right's lack of imagination outside of their ossified Anglo-Celtic past.
July 19, 2017 1
If Donald Trump Jr had been a staffer for a politician in Australia, what would have happened? Quite possibly nothing much at all.
July 14, 2017 39
John Howard has told Paul Kelly at the United States Studies Centre that Australia can trust Donald Trump because the issues with his presidency are just a matter of “style”.
June 16, 2017 3
Crikey is breaking down these walls of silence!
May 30, 2017
Good morning, early birds. The Coalition brings out the big guns (in the form of John Howard) in its fight with the Catholic school sector, and debate rages over the establishment of an indigenous advisory body in the Australian constitution. It's the news you need to know, by Cassidy Knowlton and Max Chalmers.
May 26, 2017 15
This month’s budget could be seen as an attempt by Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison to emulate Rudd’s 2007 campaigning success.