Topic archives: Malcolm Turnbull

Getting rid of Barnaby could spark a Turnbull turnaround

February 14, 2018 57

Dropping the toxic political deadweight of Barnaby Joyce is just what Malcolm Turnbull needs to finally govern properly.

‘Not his partner’: the single phrase that sums up this wretched government

February 13, 2018 61

Deciding that Barnaby Joyce's girlfriend wasn't his partner, so that Malcolm Turnbull could avoid being dragged into the Joyce affair, was the worst idea anyone's had in this incompetent government.

So that’s where all your energy money has been going!

February 9, 2018 8

AGL told the ASX yesterday that its profit had nearly doubled to $622 million from $325 million a year earlier.

Crikey Worm: COAG meets to discuss compensation for child abuse survivors

February 9, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition of Australian Governments (COAG) meets today to discuss, inter alia, compensation for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. Plus, is it even possible to "tonify" one's kidney essence? The TPA comes under fire for allegedly loose labelling practices on vitamin products. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Rundle: Turnbull is the most contemptible modern prime minister we’ve had

February 7, 2018 70

Everything Turnbull does now produces the sort of contempt one feels for someone living out an imaginary life on our time.

Crikey Worm: Melbourne Lord Mayor resigns following harassment claims

February 5, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. The embattled Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has quit. Plus, finally, some good news for the PM in the polls. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Is this the most repressive government in our history?

February 2, 2018 33

The controversy over its foreign donation and foreign interference proposals confirms that this "Liberal" government is the most authoritarian in decades.

Crikey Worm: ASIO raids the ABC over leaked cabinet docs

February 1, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister will deliver a very business-friendly speech today in what sounds an awful lot like a campaign speech. Plus, ASIO raids the ABC. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

From Mediscare to the TPP, lies create trust-resistant political environment

January 30, 2018 9

Our political environment is becoming ever more polluted with lies about major policy issues, undermining already low levels of voter trust.

Turnbull needs to take on Trump’s Make America Cheap Again silliness

and January 29, 2018 10

Donald Trump's protectionism is doing real damage to our exporters -- something Malcolm Turnbull needs to raise with the Americans.