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Tag archives: Malcolm Turnbull

Crikey Worm: Abbott believes in climate change, says it’s probably good though

Max Chalmers October 10, 2017

Erstwhile prime minister and globetrotting guest lecturer Tony Abbott has extolled the benefits of climate change at a gathering of "climate sceptics". Plus, the government has admitted a national security contractor was hacked last year. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Coalition slumps in regional Oz, and Frydenberg argues against a CET

Max Chalmers October 9, 2017 1 Comment

Good morning, early birds. Yet more bad news for PM Malcolm Turnbull this morning as Newspoll indicates huge losses for his government's two-party preferred in regional Australia. And the Productivity Commission's report into the best way to distribute the GST is set to land. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Rundle: Turnbull’s surveillance offensive, Lateline’s demise, all point to a failing public sphere

Guy Rundle October 6, 2017 37 Comments

The public sphere, in this country and others, has been undermined by an unwillingness to defend it, even as the ground shifts beneath it.

Crikey Worm: Surveillance laws agreed to by COAG

Max Chalmers October 6, 2017

Members of the government have lashed out at broadcaster Alan Jones, and COAG says yes to surveillance. It's the news you need to know.

Your surveilled life: no escape from the Politicians’ Panopticon

Bernard Keane October 5, 2017 34 Comments

Our politicians are constructing a panopticon from which it will be impossible to escape. And it won't stop terror attacks.

Turnbull’s proposed detention law is a victory for terrorists

Greg Barns October 4, 2017 23 Comments

Turnbull's legislation threatens “one of the most fundamental safeguards of personal liberty”.

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.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey September 29, 2017 2 Comments

Seven's "misinformation campaign" ... another problem with the F35 ... pollies show their true colours ...

Another day, another Turnbull gas press conference

Bernard Keane September 28, 2017 16 Comments

Having recycled his Snowy Hydro announcement, the Prime Minister is now recycling announcements about securing gas supply. At least he's getting stuck into Labor though.

Crikey Worm: gas debate heats up

Max Chalmers September 26, 2017

The PM talks tough to gas companies, and why the US President is targeting footballers.