Topic archives: Peter Garrett

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

May 11, 2017 2

Hockey at home ... not Nixonian ... Latho at Wombat Hollow ...

Baby, we were born to run (for political office)

March 28, 2017

Kristina Kenneally has been put forward as a possible co-lead vocalist.

Braithwaite-led supergroup to rock Parliament House

March 24, 2017

"Rock legend Diesel will be joined by Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool/Mondo Rock), Daryl Braithwaite, Kav Temperley (Eskimo Joe), and Montaigne," the group says in its invite.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

November 4, 2015 4

Govt advertising for psychic spies ... Liberals responsible for shit, sex (really) ... is Peter Garrett Nigel No-Mates?

Even the losers: will Hockey go quietly, or will he pull a Rudd?

Even the losers: will Hockey go quietly, or will he pull a Rudd?

October 20, 2015 8

Joe Hockey is expected to leave politics tomorrow. But will he be sniping and undermining from afar? Crikey intern Mark Kearney looks at ex-pollies who wore defeat with grace -- and those who didn't.

Media briefs: ClubsNSW sues ABC … PR body condemns Mercer … ghost children glow in the dark …

Media briefs: ClubsNSW sues ABC … PR body condemns Mercer … ghost children glow in the dark …

October 15, 2015 2

ClubsNSW is suing the ABC over a claim Peter Garrett made. Plus other media tidbits of the day ...

Tips and rumours: How can we sing when the earth is turning?

October 14, 2015

When former Midnight Oil frontman-turned-politician Peter Garrett got to Canberra, he figured joining the unofficial parliamentary choir, known as the Parliamentary Poets, might be fun. The Poets hold a sing-off against the press gallery choir every Midwinter Ball, and while the journos were usually the better performers, Garrett thought it was the politicians’ turn, despite […]

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

October 14, 2015

Peter Garrett's weird allergy ... pollies and journos and guns, what could go wrong? ... Dastyari down with the yoof ...

Garrett’s short memory on ‘envelope of cash’

Garrett’s short memory on ‘envelope of cash’

October 13, 2015 17

There's a very interesting, very last minute clarification in Peter Garrett's book, as those who attended its launch discovered.

Pink batts commission hands Abbott four explosive problems

Pink batts commission hands Abbott four explosive problems

September 3, 2014 37

Tony "the infrastructure Prime Minister" Abbott may well find that the report by the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program comes back to burn him, writes freelance journalist Alan Austin.

NSW shooters bring out federal big guns in parkland battle

NSW shooters bring out federal big guns in parkland battle

June 10, 2014 11

A stretch of parkland south-east of Sydney has become a federal political hot potato, with an incoming senator promising to block the budget unless it is given to the rifle club. Crikey writers Paddy Manning and Melanie Garrick report.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

October 3, 2013 1

RBA who's who ... story behind troubled trucking company ... found: one missing ex-environment minister ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 13, 2013 2

Journos move gigs ... spotlight on new senators ... Michelle Grattan in biscuit faux pas ...

Fond farewells: more valedictory speeches from departing MPs

June 28, 2013 1

We say goodbye to many long-serving parliamentarians this week, including Rob Oakeshott and Stephen Smith, Crikey intern Bension Siebert collected the best thoughts from them.

Live music face-off: Lee Rhiannon v Peter Garrett

Live music face-off: Lee Rhiannon v Peter Garrett

June 3, 2013

Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon and frontbencher Peter Garrett vied for dominance in an upstairs downstairs feud over live music on Friday night. So who won?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

June 3, 2013

Lee Rhiannon in live music scandal ... ex-ALP advisers doing well at DFAT? ... "woof woof" from the PM ...

iSentia index: PM had the running over Ford, ASIO

iSentia index: PM had the running over Ford, ASIO

May 29, 2013

With all the bad news around this week, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott did what he was supposed to and kept his mouth shut.

iSentia Index: schools, trains dominate as Rudd fades

iSentia Index: schools, trains dominate as Rudd fades

April 17, 2013

The Greens are the model supporters of the government's education and high-speed rail plans, but Liberal state premiers are having none of it. And what's happened to Kevin Rudd?

School’s out: why ‘fixing’ teacher entry won’t help

School’s out: why ‘fixing’ teacher entry won’t help

March 12, 2013 10

The latest plan to "fix" education by modifying teacher selection and training ignores the real problem. The education system is broken and Gonski's sound ideas on fixing it are going nowhere fast.

Transfield snags extra $10m in pink batt contract cheques

October 10, 2012 1

Infrastructure firm Transfield Services, contracted to clean up the federal government's troubled pink batts program, has won a series of funding boosters from its contract.