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SA election preview: Labor could hold on, but does it matter?

SA election preview: Labor could hold on, but does it matter?

Crikey January 13, 2014 8 Comments

Neither Labor nor the Liberals are particularly inspiring in South Australia, writes InDaily commentator and Channel Nine political reporter Tom Richardson.

Crikey says: Armstrong and ‘Ranny’ break up

Crikey October 15, 2012 2 Comments

Too many Australians are in poverty -- but how many is open to debate. There's no debate about the health of the HSU (not after seeing the leaked documents we publish), or that Lance Armstrong is a fraud. But Gideon Haigh raises a curly one: is the era of the editor over? (Ed: I hope not.)

How Olympic Dam became a mirage in the desert

Crikey August 23, 2012 1 Comment

The Olympic Dam expansion is now a genuine "mirage in the desert". Kevin Naughton of InDaily looks at the history of the project from Mike Rann to now.

Rann rams Oz … Sunny Coast rival … Sly Bailey a dud …

Rann rams Oz … Sunny Coast rival … Sly Bailey a dud …

Crikey April 3, 2012 2 Comments

In today's Media Briefs: Mike Rann rips into The Australian ... Is Trinity Mirror CEO Sly Bailey the world's most under-performing media executive? ... US TV reports SBS exclusive -but ignored by Australian media and more ..

Smartarse journos leave democracy better off, not worse

Smartarse journos leave democracy better off, not worse

Crikey March 6, 2012 25 Comments

A robust, challenging media is essential to ensure an open, democratic society, writes Des Ryan of InDaily.

Port Adelaide and Ramsay by-elections: February 11

Port Adelaide and Ramsay by-elections: February 11

Crikey January 20, 2012

Nominations have closed for South Australia’s Port Adelaide and Ramsay by-elections, which will be held on February 11 to fill the respective vacancies of Deputy Premier Kevin Foley and Premier Mike Rann, reports William Bowe.

There’s no Holden back Weatherill’s honesty

Crikey January 12, 2012 2 Comments

As the Rann circus packs away the tent and trundles into the political night, the newly arrived Weatherill Show reminds of an end-of-season football trip in 1973, writes Kevin Naughton of InDaily.

What are you waiting for, Mike? SA says it’s time to go

What are you waiting for, Mike? SA says it’s time to go

Crikey January 9, 2012 3 Comments

Mike Rann ended his premiership a diminished figure, as they all mostly do. The price to be paid for a prolonged period in power is people inevitably grow sick of you, writes Des Ryan of InDaily.

And farewell to all that, Kevin, the hard man of SA Labor

And farewell to all that, Kevin, the hard man of SA Labor

Crikey December 13, 2011

Yes, the turbulent times of Kevin Owen Foley have been tremendous entertainment all the way through his political career, writes Des Ryan.

Corruption commission for SA as Weatherill ticks another box

Crikey October 25, 2011 1 Comment

Premier Jay Weatherill yesterday firmly slapped down Mike Rann’s objections, which were always fatuous, and announced the creation of an Independent Commission against Corruption, writes Des Ryan of InDaily.