July, 2018

Craig Kelly and why the right loves rootin’ for Putin

, Jul 19, 2018

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While Liberal MP Craig Kelly tells us to get over Vladimir Putin's crimes, it's worth considering why the right loves the Russian autocrat so much.

You turn if you want to, the lady’s not for turning

, Jun 27, 2018

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The definitive history of Pauline Hanson's definitely definitive positions on company tax cuts.

Brian burstin’ for a new crew after split with One Nation leaves him high and dry

, Jun 22, 2018

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The newest member of the Clive Palmer party is on the hunt for staff after a dramatic set of exits over the last two years.

Clive, Brian, Pauline and the great physics experiment of Australian politics

, Jun 19, 2018

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The process of senators bouncing around micro-parties is the result of unstable entities tapping into the energy of populist discontent — and breaking up as a result, in an endless process.

Crikey Worm: Auspol Infinity War

, Jun 05, 2018

Good morning, early birds. One Nation's infighting is getting worse, but they're not the only ones. Plus, another franchise business under fire. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Why is One Nation so fragile?

, Jun 01, 2018

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One Nation has the problems of any other small party, but its founding idea -- being generally resentful of the 21st century -- makes it peculiarly vulnerable to fragmentation.

In memoriam: One Nation senate team 2016-2018

, Jun 01, 2018

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As Senator Brian Burston shuffles inexorably toward the exit, we look back at the One Nation senators we've loved and lost in the past 23 months.

Crikey Worm: the shuffling deck chairs of Auspol

, Jun 01, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Australia's major parties are facing scuffles and restructures. Plus, a UAE human rights activist sentenced to 10 years for online criticism. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Longman claims its first victim as Hanson backflips again on tax

, May 22, 2018

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Labor's campaign to savage One Nation for supporting Turnbull's company tax cuts has bore fruit with the Longman by-election (sort of) looming.

Crikey Worm: Pauline Hanson crashes the PM’s gravy train

, May 22, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Pauline Hanson has backflipped on the government's corporate tax cuts. Plus: the first day back at Senate Estimates and the banking royal commission really delivers. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.