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Downer bells the cat: Coalition set to renew its war on industry super

Downer bells the cat: Coalition set to renew its war on industry super

The issue has been dormant for a few months, but expect the Liberals to go after industry super again if they're returned to government.

Selling access: a who’s who of politicians-turned-lobbyists

Selling access: a who’s who of politicians-turned-lobbyists

The ranks of lobby groups in Australia will always be teeming with ex-politicians. Crikey takes a look at a few notable examples...

Why is Alexander Downer so obsessed with the People’s Choice Awards?

Why is Alexander Downer so obsessed with the People’s Choice Awards?

The far-right show must go on, the Oz finally finds what they're looking for, and is there trouble at the Victorian State Revenue Office?

Meet the Timor-Leste 12 who could benefit from the Witness K cover-up

Meet the Timor-Leste 12 who could benefit from the Witness K cover-up

The government is desperate to hide its prosecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery. But who will benefit from a cover-up?

Alexander Downer and the Liberal leadership that wasn’t

Alexander Downer and the Liberal leadership that wasn’t

As Alexander Downer blames voters for the troubles of the Liberal Party (including the failure to elect his daughter in the Mayo byelection), he should think about looking a little closer to home.

As politicians frolic, the Witness K scandal unfolds in a crowded courtroom

As politicians frolic, the Witness K scandal unfolds in a crowded courtroom

The greatest intelligence scandal of recent decades continued in a small Canberra court yesterday when Witness K and Bernard Collaery were put on trial. The government wanted to hide it.

A short and disturbing history of Australia’s spy scandals 

A short and disturbing history of Australia’s spy scandals 

Over and over, the history of intelligence services in Australia is that the only people made to suffer are those who reveal wrongdoing or incompetence.

Mayo fight leaves Libs with egg on their face

Mayo fight leaves Libs with egg on their face

The Liberals’ enthusiastic gambit in Mayo was meant to return a blue-ribbon seat to the fold – but it could end up entrenching a third-party MP there for a generation.

A guide to Australia’s (many) political dynasties 

A guide to Australia’s (many) political dynasties 

With the preselection of Georgina Downer in the seat of Mayo, Crikey looks at whether Australia may be more prone to political dynasties than we might think.

A real downer: Alexander Downer’s career bottoms out with alt-right trolling

A real downer: Alexander Downer’s career bottoms out with alt-right trolling

Arch-conservative Alexander Downer finds himself demonised as a left-wing agent of the Clintons as the far right struggles to discredit the investigation of Donald Trump.