Topic archives: Scott Ludlam

Crikey Campaign Scorecard: out-of-touch Turnbull gives Shorten a birthday win

Crikey Campaign Scorecard: out-of-touch Turnbull gives Shorten a birthday win

May 13, 2016 7

Turnbull got blindsided by a single mum, and Shorten made a big promise on education.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

March 14, 2016 4

Abbott v Bishop ... #fingerout ... where's Gary? ...

The 2015 Crikeys: Arsehat, Person of the Year and Sexiest Pollies are …

December 18, 2015 10

Has Malcolm clawed back his crown? Does Plibersexy deserve her moniker? And who in the would could out-arsehat Abbott?

Tips and rumours: Ludlam’s sick burn

December 3, 2015

The art of the insult. Greens Senator Scott Ludlam used a speech in the Senate last night to wage a blistering attack on Senator Ian Macdonald. Speaking on the report handed down from the inquiry into the government’s National Program for Excellence in the Arts, Ludlam called Macdonald “an individual who uniquely combines aggression with total […]

Tips and rumours: all Greens pollies look the same, right?

December 3, 2015

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. We have been known to mix up Greens Adam Bandt and Richard Di Natale, but the subs at The Australian are even more confused. An article about a sit-in by environmental protesters at Parliament House yesterday originally ran with this photo of MP Adam Bandt, naming him as his colleague Senator […]

Same chaos, different minister for arts sector

Same chaos, different minister for arts sector

October 23, 2015 2

New Arts Minister Mitch Fifield wasn’t giving much away at Senate estimates this week.

Govt builds facial recognition ‘hub’, our surveillance state’s newest weapon

Govt builds facial recognition ‘hub’, our surveillance state’s newest weapon

October 22, 2015 10

It could start with passports, but could end with security agencies collecting images from your social media accounts.

Why Scott Ludlam is using a pencil (and other matters of democracy)

October 19, 2015 4

Scott Ludlam and Julian Assange spoke at a democracy conference over the weekend.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 9, 2015 2

Senior mandarin sent packing from PM&C ... Bronnie's swag ... don't mention the NBN ...

Luddites wave through internet censorship, regardless of evidence

June 12, 2015 2

A Senate committee examining proposals to allow the copyright industry to censor the internet demonstrated how clueless and Luddite are major-party politicians can be.

SBS ad averaging bill likely to be stymied in the Senate

SBS ad averaging bill likely to be stymied in the Senate

March 11, 2015 1

Unless it can secure the support of the Palmer United Party, which is looking unlikely, the Government will not have the votes it needs to change the SBS Act to allow ad averaging.

Officials admit: we can’t justify data retention

Officials admit: we can’t justify data retention

February 5, 2015 23

Inquiries into data retention show that there is no evidence it will do what the government claims it will do.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

February 4, 2015 7

What does it mean to "do an Abbott"? ... Sexy Scott Ludlam title called into doubt ... Seeing the PM's face everywhere ...

The 2014 Crikeys: Arsehat, Person of the Year and Sexiest Pollies are …

The 2014 Crikeys: Arsehat, Person of the Year and Sexiest Pollies are …

December 19, 2014 17

Hey, girl! Did Malcolm Turnbull hang onto his Sexiest Male Pollie Crown? And who is Crikey's Person of the Year 2014?

The 2014 Crikeys: Sexiest Politician

The 2014 Crikeys: Sexiest Politician

December 17, 2014 7

Will Malcolm Turnbull be Crikey's Sexiest Politician five years running? Or will Greens hero's Scott Ludlam's hair finally get the recognition it deserves? Vote for Crikey's sexiest male and sexiest female politicians!

The 2014 Crikeys: Ludlam top in a year of duds

The 2014 Crikeys: Ludlam top in a year of duds

December 15, 2014 28

With the government badly faltering, its best performers have come from outside domestic policy, while one non-major party politician combined mongrel with policy skill.

Media briefs: extortion and estimates …. Rundle turns Tory … fresh blood …

Media briefs: extortion and estimates …. Rundle turns Tory … fresh blood …

November 21, 2014 1

Why Guy Rundle prefers to read the Tory Telegraph. And other media tidbits of the day.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

October 24, 2014

Where did the 2UE whisper come from? ... the other assistant treasurer ... the company behind those sweary princesses

Video: Greens target ALP over data retention

Video: Greens target ALP over data retention

October 20, 2014 2

Mandatory data retention is set to be included in the next round of security legislation -- and the Greens will be fighting it every step of the way.

Turnbull finally provides some progress on metadata definition

Turnbull finally provides some progress on metadata definition

August 8, 2014 20

After a discussion with ASIO and the AFP, Malcolm Turnbull has presented a definition of metadata that makes more sense than any offered so far by his colleagues.