Topic archives: Peter Dutton

Tips and rumours

February 15, 2018 1

New leadership at ACL ... new voting block in the senate ... Joyce polls a-plenty ...

Crikey Worm: Brandis’ parting shots

February 8, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. Ladies and gentlemen, George Brandis has left the building (but not before throwing a little shade at both sides). Plus, Germany finally gets a stable government, more than four months after going to the polls. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Attacks on South Sudanese cover for the Libs’ nationalist crisis

January 15, 2018 19

The government's attacks on the South Sudanese refugee community cover the fact that the Liberal party remains committed to the drivers of resurgent nationalism: open borders and neoliberalism.

Crikey Worm: Danby caught in expenses scandal

January 11, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The rolling federal expenses scandal returns for 2018, and Victoria Police's top cop has put paid to the "African gang crisis" rhetoric. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Rundle: facing ‘African gangs’ on the front line of the culture wars

January 9, 2018 18

"An army of angry warriors were moving slowly down the hill of featureless cul-de-sacs, Thirsty Camels, servos, and Relief of Mafeking Asian massage parlours." Guy Rundle imagines two hapless soldiers on the front line of the latest News Corp culture war.

Razer: Dutton’s ‘African gangs’ rubbish breaks with old-school Howard bigotry

January 9, 2018 35

Howard was a man whose bigotry may have been truly driven by policy. Peter Dutton is perhaps a politician driven by bigotry alone, writes Helen Razer.

‘African gang’ rhetoric goes beyond dog-whistling

January 8, 2018 30

Politicians are employing Trumpish methods to decry the spectre of "African gangs", and the media is all too eager to help out.

Turnbull veers to the right with cabinet reshuffle

and December 19, 2017 12

None of the Coalition’s same sex marriage proponents were promoted.

Cabinet solidarity unplugged as leaky government circles the drain

November 24, 2017 17

With ministers openly arguing about who is leaking from cabinet, the moment of truth for the Turnbull prime ministership is suddenly much nearer to hand.

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Dutton rewrites lyrics to Same Love, asks NRL if he can perform it at grand final

September 29, 2017 3

Dutton's version includes the lyric "I’d rather die than live in a gender-fluid world".