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A short history of the prime minister-in-exile being ever-so-helpful

A short history of the prime minister-in-exile being ever-so-helpful

Tony Abbott is only trying to help. Crikey intern Jordan Fermanis compiles a timeline of all the times Abbott has tried to set Malcolm Turnbull straight.

Turnbull delivers on transparency promise, with Information Commissioner saved

Turnbull delivers on transparency promise, with Information Commissioner saved

The Turnbull government has quietly killed Tony Abbott’s attempt to shut down the office responsible for handling freedom of information requests.

Waleed Aly didn’t ‘nail it’ on the NBN

Waleed Aly didn’t ‘nail it’ on the NBN

Waleed Aly gets a great many things right, but the NBN is not one of them.

Another ‘captain’s call’ chapter closes, with Gupta stepping down from SBS

Another ‘captain’s call’ chapter closes, with Gupta stepping down from SBS

Nihal Gupta is stepping down from his role at SBS. But questions still linger about why he was appointed in the first place.

Rundle: an all-too average Joe

Rundle: an all-too average Joe

What will Joe Hockey's legacy be?

Joe Hockey’s failure dispels the myth of Coalition economic management

Joe Hockey’s failure dispels the myth of Coalition economic management

Are conservatives better for the economy? Absolutely not, writes Ben Oquist executive director of The Australia Institute. And Joe Hockey proves it.

How the govt royally screwed up what was almost a pretty good week

How the govt royally screwed up what was almost a pretty good week

The government has found yet another way to damage itself and particularly the man it is relying on to fight the crucial battle with Labor over CHAFTA.

Hockey’s economic plan IS working, but he won’t say why

Hockey’s economic plan IS working, but he won’t say why

Joe Hockey said yesterday's GDP number showed his economic plan was working. He's right, but the it's the economic plan that he never mentions, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

This is Abbott’s Dubya moment

This is Abbott’s Dubya moment

Tony Abbott seems determined to bog Australia down in another war in the Middle East, even though it is bad for Australia and even bad for Abbott himself.

Rundle: worst Australian government ever, proven by science

Rundle: worst Australian government ever, proven by science

No, really. This is the actual worst one. But just for fun, let's look at the other contenders ...