May, 2016

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

, May 13, 2016

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

, Mar 14, 2016

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

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

, Dec 18, 2015

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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

, Dec 03, 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?

, Dec 03, 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 […]
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Same chaos, different minister for arts sector

, Oct 23, 2015

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New Arts Minister Mitch Fifield wasn’t giving much away at Senate estimates this week.
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Govt builds facial recognition ‘hub’, our surveillance state’s newest weapon

, Oct 22, 2015

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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)

, Oct 19, 2015

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

, Sep 09, 2015

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

Luddites wave through internet censorship, regardless of evidence

, Jun 12, 2015

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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.