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Tag archives: Julie Bishop

Crikey Worm: ignorance is bliss for five of ‘citizenship seven’

Max Chalmers October 11, 2017 1 Comment

Good morning, early birds. The Solicitor-General pleads ignorance to the High Court on behalf of senators and MPs found to be dual citizens, and Julie Bishop refuses to take a stand on marriage equality. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Chris Bowen delivers the best speech on Asia since Keating

Michael Sainsbury October 3, 2017 3 Comments

In a speech to the Asia Society, Chris Bowen has delivered an honest and forthright assessment of where we stand right now with our nearest and most important neighbours.

Crikey Worm: plebiscite D-Day, and was that a Tassie tiger?

Cassidy Knowlton September 7, 2017 2 Comments

Good morning, early birds. The High Court will decide the fate of the same-sex marriage postal survey, AGL thumbs its nose at the government, and was that really a Tasmanian tiger? It's the news you need to know, by Cassidy Knowlton.

Shambles of a government shambling through shambolic shambleathon

Bernard Keane August 17, 2017 38 Comments

Like clockwork, the Turnbull government keeps making bad decisions that only result in humiliation.

Hysterical government lashes out at Shorten, New Zealand, reality

Bernard Keane August 15, 2017 49 Comments

The government has gone over the top in attacking Bill Shorten and New Zealand Labour for the Barnaby Joyce fiasco.

Bishop’s flop of a speech in Thailand reveals dangerous apathy towards south-east Asia

Michael Sainsbury August 7, 2017 11 Comments

To say Bishop's speech was a damp squib is to be derogatory to squibs. You may be shocked to learn there was not a skerrick of original thought or news in it.

Liu Xiaobo deserved better than Australia’s pathetic half-arsed platitudes

Michael Sainsbury July 17, 2017 5 Comments

Liu Xiaobo was an extraordinary man, and even though it would piss off China, Australia should have made a stronger statement about who he was and who killed him.

Judgement Day: how Mathias Cormann’s power is growing in WA

William Bowe July 14, 2017 5 Comments

The odds-on favourite to replace retiring senator Chris Back is Slade Brockman, who used to work for Mathias Cormann.

Dispatches from the federal Liberal council, a place you never want to find yourself

Josh Taylor June 26, 2017 18 Comments

Liberals love the flag and Australia Day and are not very keen on Bill Shorten: highlights (and lowlights) of the Liberal Party's federal council meeting on the weekend.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: which Labor MPs intimidate the Coalition in question time?

Hinch’s Senate Diary: which Labor MPs intimidate the Coalition in question time?

Derryn Hinch June 22, 2017 10 Comments

In this week's dispatch from the red chamber, Senator Derryn Hinch reveals an emotional moment in Parliament, Christopher Pyne's pep talk and why he's calling a One Nation Senator a bastard.