Good morning, early birds. A woman has spent 15 months in hospital due to bureaucratic inefficiency. Plus, the Greens announce a nationwide campaign to change the date of Australia Day. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Australians seem to have knack for importing perfectly good concepts ... and then throwing them into the river, writes Lisa Divissi. Are we a product of our environment, or should we just be banned from owning nice things?
Determining the appropriate level of immigration for our cities is obviously an important public policy issue but too often sensible discussion is derailed by knee-jerk accusations of xenophobia or racism.
Lucy Turnbull has a very ambitious plan to revamp Sydney into three cities. And it just so happens NSW is flush with cash from the sale of its poles and wires.
The failure of the latest attempt to dislodge Clover Moore from the City of Sydney mayoralty illustrates how big business is driving resentment against itself.
Crikey readers discuss immigration reform and other issues of the day.
Cashmere, "sous-vide" beef and sea views -- Joe Hockey lives in a fantasy land for the cloistered elite. No wonder he doesn't understand economic hardship.
Joe Hockey's "let them eat cake" moment on housing also revealed how little the government is doing to address housing supply, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.