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Labor announces Watergate inquiry

Labor announces Watergate inquiry

Good morning, early birds. Labor is set to propose an inquiry into the water buyback scandal and a Sri Lankan cabinet minister has announced that the Easter Sunday attacks were in retaliation to the Christchurch mosque attacks. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Warringah polling shows that it’s lonely being Tony

Warringah polling shows that it’s lonely being Tony

Abbott is going full local candidate this time because he's facing a genuine challenger — and the early polling was terrible for him.    

How and why ‘watergate’ became a major story

How and why ‘watergate’ became a major story

The bare bones of the water buyback story have been around for a while — so why is it dominating the political news cycle now?

Journalists are missing the bigger election coverage question

Journalists are missing the bigger election coverage question

There’s no longer one election campaign. There’s hundreds, broken up by electorates, social media platform, gender, age, income and attitudes.

Inside the campaign to unseat Dutton

Inside the campaign to unseat Dutton

Grassroots campaign group GetUp has its sights on seven seats this election — and Peter Dutton’s marginal seat of Dickson is the priority target.

This could be Australia’s stupidest election ever

This could be Australia’s stupidest election ever

It's been a stupid election campaign so far and all signs point to it getting stupider.

Zali Steggall at the business end of Warringah

Zali Steggall at the business end of Warringah

What do the locals make of Abbott's competition? They quite like her. Or at least they want to like her.

Labor targets Indigenous health priorities, but where’s the workforce?

Labor targets Indigenous health priorities, but where’s the workforce?

Labor has unveiled a boost to Indigenous health, recognising the need for Indigenous communities to be central to program development and implementation. But that requires a workforce.

This is Labor heartland policy and I thank them for it

This is Labor heartland policy and I thank them for it

Is Labor focussing too much on health? Crikey readers debate Bernard Keane's recent piece.

Can social media algorithms automatically delete hate speech?

Can social media algorithms automatically delete hate speech?

Scott Morrison claims algorithms can do all the heavy lifting on this front. Is he right?