Topic archives: Malcolm Turnbull

The 10 truths Malcolm Turnbull can’t utter

June 18, 2018 8

For all his power, there are certain truths Malcolm Turnbull can't admit for fear of infuriating the right.

Crikey Worm: ‘Mafia style’ plot at war crimes inquiry

June 15, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Witnesses at an Australian war crimes inquiry have been hit with blackmail and threats. Plus, Melbourne comedian Eurydice Dixon is remembered. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Turnbull needs to free his broken wagon from crazy train of zealots 

June 12, 2018

Crikey readers respond to Malcolm Turnbull's latest moves on "foreign interference" and the unending Ramsay Centre saga.

Ramsay Centre shows a government focused on the far right, not voters

June 8, 2018 35

When voters want politicians to focus on real-world issues, the government getting hooked on far-right obsessions is a poor look.

Could Turnbull deliver a sensible Coalition drought policy?

June 6, 2018 5

Is the government finally embracing the fact that drought assistance merely punishes farmers who do the right thing?

If voters can see the lie, surely journos can report it

June 5, 2018 1

Crikey readers respond to the ongoing debate about journalists calling a lie a lie, and media accountability on Barnaby.

I don’t think my family is safe in Australia anymore

May 16, 2018 3

Crikey readers respond to the government's controversial new plan for airport security.

Poll Bludger: has the budget helped the government’s chances at re-election one bit?

May 16, 2018 10

While warring poll numbers cast doubt on voter's love for the Coalition, there are signs that Malcolm Turnbull may soon have a reason to await his preferred leader polls with hope rather than dread.

Broader force: airports become a dead zone for your basic human rights

May 15, 2018 48

Police will be given new parties to override civil liberties in airports, as the government wastes hundreds of millions on security theatre.

Surpluses and a ‘bacon and egg roll’ tax cut

May 8, 2018 11

The government has delivered a modest tax cut and a plan to return to surpluses a year earlier than forecast -- driven by a steady-as-she-goes economy.

Mixed signals

May 4, 2018 5

Diplomacy is hard.

How the government helped the Commonwealth keep its breach secret

May 3, 2018 27

The Commonwealth Bank would have been forced to disclose its mammoth data breach if the government had fulfilled its promise of requiring companies to report breaches. But instead the government took three years to do it.

Breaking up the banks is a terrible solution

April 24, 2018 15

"Breaking up the banks" takes us backward; it uses the powers of the state to try and create a Jurassic Park of big beasts, freezing capitalist development at a certain stage, which is taken to be the natural order.

Then and now: the pollies left red-faced over banking commission back-pedaling

and April 19, 2018 29

Barnaby Joyce isn't the only one with old views coming back to haunt them.

Not all of Turnbull’s problems of his own making

April 13, 2018 11

While Malcolm Turnbull has his flaws, many of the government's problems come from within -- and not just from disaffected former leaders.

NBN Co always had obsolete technology, now it has to admit it

April 13, 2018 41

Bill Morrow's departure from NBN is just more proof that mobile technology is cutting the NBN's lunch and gobbling it down.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull bets on Aussie companies failing

April 13, 2018

Good morning, early birds. States say they won't adopt the NEG if it compromises their renewable energy policies. Plus, Malcolm Turnbull caught with a million bucks invested in a company that, in order to make a profit, relies on Australian companies failing. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Businesses don’t like it, but Turnbull is dead right about China

April 12, 2018 19

Business and China Lobbyists can jump up and down, but the government has handled the aggressive and brutal Chinese dictatorship well.

Crikey Worm: the ACTU’s plan to boost wages

April 12, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The ACTU reveals its six-point plan to lift wages and improve workers' lot. Plus, PM Malcolm Turnbull commits cold, hard cash to build a rail link to Melbourne Airport. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: trade war reprieve as Xi extends peace offer

April 11, 2018

Good morning, early birds. China's President is the first to extend an olive branch in the China-US trade war. Plus, record breaking temperatures sweep the nation. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.