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The Oz versus the Greens: well beyond the normal News Ltd bias

Bernard Keane September 15, 2010 103 Comments

Judging by their frantic self-justification, the penny has dropped at The Australian that they have overplayed their hand in declaring their desire to destroy the Greens. We're used to News Ltd's bias, but this is something new.

Labor could block Coalition law-making … but probably won’t

Tom Cowie September 9, 2010 4 Comments

Constitutional law experts have told Crikey that the Gillard government has the power to block funding for legislation passed by the opposition, as the crossbench MPs flirt with supporting the Coalition on some policy issues.

Parliament is hanging, but the economy won’t fall: economists

Andrew Crook August 23, 2010

Australian stocks have failed to fall off a cliff this morning, despite the dire predictions of the conservative elements of the Australian media that suggested a hung parliament would create mayhem on the market.

Rudd and the battle for Melbourne: ‘I’m more progressive than you are’

Andrew Crook August 19, 2010 5 Comments

As the battle for federal seat of Melbourne goes down to the wire, Greens candidate Adam Bandt has questioned Cath Bowtell's progressive credentials in a last ditch effort to woo traditional Labor voters.

Hartcher: The Greens are as red as ripe tomatoes

Hartcher: The Greens are as red as ripe tomatoes

Crikey August 19, 2010

Lack of climate change policy from both major parties has made the Greens' prospect of winning the balance of power in the Senate a virtual cert. But given their penchant for wealth redistribution, red is a much more appropriate colour to describe them, writes Peter Hartcher

Under the gum trees, the Greens declare fightback on refugees

Under the gum trees, the Greens declare fightback on refugees

Andrew Crook July 9, 2010 19 Comments

The Greens say Australia has been dragged through another unedifying and embarrassing debate about refugees. But all is not lost -- Crikey's Andrew Crook was on the Greens stump.

Essential: Gillard strengthens Labor vote … just like Kevin

Bernard Keane June 28, 2010 1 Comment

The ascension of Julia Gillard appears to have driven up Labor's primary vote -- but Kevin Rudd was already doing it. Nevertheless, Labor voters are happy with the change.

Battle for Melbourne: Greens buoyed by retirement of Lindsay Tanner

Andrew Crook June 25, 2010 1 Comment

The Greens' candidate for the federal seat of Melbourne, Adam Bandt, has claimed the retirement of popular local member Lindsay Tanner has made the battle for control of the electorate more interesting."

Greens could inspire a climate change

Bernard Keane June 8, 2010 114 Comments

The Nielsen poll is supposed to have sent the government into panic mode, but the poll is wildly out of whack. Just how strong is the swing to the Greens anyway?

Where do Greens voters come from?

Charles Richardson June 7, 2010 12 Comments

ALP Senator-turned-pundit John Black made an unforgivable leap of logic in his hatchet job on the Greens in The Weekend Australian.