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Shambles of a government shambling through shambolic shambleathon

Shambles of a government shambling through shambolic shambleathon

Bernard KeaneAug 17, 201716 Comments

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

Hysterical government lashes out at Shorten, New Zealand, reality

Hysterical government lashes out at Shorten, New Zealand, reality

Bernard KeaneAug 15, 201748 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

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

Michael SainsburyAug 7, 201711 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

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

Michael SainsburyJul 17, 20175 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

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

William BoweJul 14, 20175 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

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

Josh TaylorJun 26, 201718 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 HinchJun 22, 201710 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.

All of the times Australia has tried (and failed) to create a Department of Homeland security

All of the times Australia has tried (and failed) to create a Department of Homeland security

Will ZiebellJun 20, 20172 Comments

Some within the Turnbull government want a UK-style "Home Office". Haven't we been here before? Crikey intern Will Ziebell discovers the 14-year history of Australia's desire for a Home Office or Department of Homeland Security.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

CrikeyJun 6, 20174 Comments

The Tele wants you to work for free ... Petraeus' clumsy rehabilitation in WA ... Liam Gallagher will not let the terrorists win ...

Australia stuck in the middle of China's latest attempt at 'empire-building'

Australia stuck in the middle of China's latest attempt at 'empire-building'

Michael SainsburyMay 15, 20176 Comments

Critics, including importantly Australia’s defence and espionage establishment, believe China's latest move to be a potential strategic threat.