Good morning, early birds. The postal survey, the AWU raid, the dual-citizenship scandal -- it all comes to a head for the Coalition. Plus, the government has knocked back a proposal to establish a permanent Indigenous advisory body to parliament. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
Julia Gillard's former boyfriend appeared in front of a packed house, giving evidence regarding his (and Gillard's) possible involvement in a union slush fund.
A peculiar double standard seems to apply in coverage of the Ashby affair versus the AWU scandal, with a blogger the one unveiling possible issues for Tony Abbott.
The Australian's campaign against Julia Gillard, kicked along by its legal correspondent Chris Merritt, has descended into ancient history and smear. Former Labor leader Mark Latham investigates.
It was the politics of Canberra, not the policy, which dominated media headlines, talkback radio and social media chatter this week.
Calls for an inquiry into trade unions could be an effective vehicle for the Coalition to return to aspects of WorkChoices -- without using that hated name.
Voters are indifferent to the AWU scandal, but still think the Prime Minister is too soft on asylum seekers.
Julie Bishop, the former lawyer who has led the opposition's charge against Julia Gillard over the AWU scandal, clarifies to Crikey her statement that she has never had a relationship with a client.
Was Julia Gillard's behaviour as a lawyer acceptable or not? Our legal affairs reporter asks some lawyers whether she breached any rules in working with the union and her partner.