May 31, 2018 7
Senior Labor figure Wayne Swan has criticised intelligence agencies for leaking against Labor in the foreign interference debate.
May 24, 2018 18
Trade Minister Steve Ciobo has echoed Sam Dastyari's parroting of the Beijing line on the South China Sea. Whereas Dastyari was a "traitor", nothing has happened to Ciobo.
May 1, 2018 3
Dasher's new gig? Bluenotes' conspicuous silence. Plus, ASIC's Twitter stuff-up.
January 18, 2018
Good morning, early birds. Former state premier turned Sky News commentator Kristina Keneally has put her hand up to take Dasher's Senate seat. Plus, Papua New Guinea turns up the heat on Australia. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
December 19, 2017 6
It would be generous to say both major parties were less than impressive when it came to effectively reading and communicating with Chinese-Australians.
December 15, 2017 17
Foreign capital is not the problem; the structure of our politics is, a semi-democratic system at best, cloaked by a detached parliamentary system.
December 15, 2017
The ex-senator has spoken of his desire to remain involved in grassroots politics, but also might just hand out signed autographs of his face.
December 14, 2017 5
The ABC has appointed Andrew Probyn its new political editor, replacing Chris Uhlmann.
December 14, 2017 6
This byelection is huge. You can hear it in Turnbull's voice.
December 13, 2017 13
Abetz's war on anti-Christmas ... Erik Jensen gets a flattering stand-in ... Labor and Libs start a land war in China ...
December 12, 2017 2
As he (ahem) Dashes to the exit, Crikey commemorates our five favourite Sam Dastyari stunts.
December 12, 2017 28
Shorten should’ve known that simply relegating Dastyari to the backbench, as he did last week, would be insufficient.
December 12, 2017
Good morning, early birds. A 27-year-old man has botched a planned terror attack in New York City overnight. Plus, the Prime Minister goes on a year-end whirlwind media tour. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
December 11, 2017 8
Senator Sam Dastyari lives appear to be running out, with more revelations and a referral to the privileges committee; is this the end for Dasher?
December 11, 2017 2
Good morning, early birds. The Dastyari dilemma gets more complicated by the day -- and threatens to engulf more than just the Labor Party. Meanwhile, the government is refusing to release key data on Australia's emissions output. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
December 7, 2017
Good morning, early birds. The Chinese Communist Party has tried to hose down fears in Australian Parliament about foreign donations and influence. Plus, Labor is on the cusp of victory in Queensland, and that's bad news for Adani. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
December 5, 2017 32
Dastyari is a walking crisis, and he isn't just derailing Labor's efforts to keep pressure on what should be an unraveling government; he's throwing its chances in Bennelong into doubt.
December 4, 2017
Good morning, early birds. The PM wins some respite as two new polls indicate voters would not look kindly upon yet another leadership spill, and the Opposition Leader has been caught up in the Sam Dastyari Chinese influence debacle. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
December 1, 2017 1
Lovable, racism fighting goofball or cynical, compromised opportunist? It's all the Dashers, all the time -- can you pick which is which?
December 1, 2017
Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister has finally buckled on his opposition to a banking royal commission, but at what cost? And Sam Dastyari has been saved (for now) by factional politics. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.