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And the 2018 Arsehat of the Year is…

And the 2018 Arsehat of the Year is…

It was a crowded field, but the year's biggest arsehat stood arse and shoulders above the competition.

How political parties select their leaders

How political parties select their leaders

Given this happens so often, it's worth knowing how it's decided.

The ballad of Ken Wyatt

The ballad of Ken Wyatt

The Aged Care Minister has strongly denied rumours he's considering defecting to Labor, but a look over his career shows he's been given every reason to think about it.

Politicians only complain about Murdoch’s influence after they quit

Politicians only complain about Murdoch’s influence after they quit

Those complaining about Rupert Murdoch wielding influence over prime ministers ignore the fact that prime ministers assiduously seek his favour.

Media moguls and the Turnbull coup

Media moguls and the Turnbull coup

Good morning, early birds. Kerry Stokes is now embroiled in reports about media involvement in the usurpation of Malcolm Turnbull. Plus, a Senate inquiry finds Peter Dutton misled parliament over the au pair scandal. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The mess after the spill

The mess after the spill

A month on from the leadership spill, and things are far from "business as usual". Crikey speaks to public servants about what effects this chaos really has within government departments. 

Who is Gareth Ward, the MP accused of bullying colleagues?

Who is Gareth Ward, the MP accused of bullying colleagues?

While accusations of bullying in parliament have continued behind closed doors, one alleged perpetrator has been publicly named by departing MP Ann Sudmalis: Gareth Ward.

Compared to the rest of the world, Australian democracy is doing pretty bloody well

Compared to the rest of the world, Australian democracy is doing pretty bloody well

Just 4.5% of the world population lives in a free and fair democracy, and Australia is part of that lucky elite.

How Turnbull lost control

How Turnbull lost control

The idea of Malcolm Turnbull as a true reformist leader never became reality. Seeking to govern from the centre, he ended up alienating everyone.