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The ABC shouldn’t be the enemy

The ABC shouldn’t be the enemy

Crikey readers respond to the government's cuts from the ABC and the endless citizenship drama over Section 44.

Crikey Worm: pour a craft beer out for the ABC

Crikey Worm: pour a craft beer out for the ABC

Good morning, early birds. The ABC, migrants, welfare recipients and the climate are big losers out of last night's federal budget. Plus, the "biggest scandal" in Australian horse racing history. It’s the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crime pays: how criminal networks are funding the budget

Crime pays: how criminal networks are funding the budget

The 2018-19 budget is largely going to be funded by criminals. Criminals going straight, that is.

The crafty political strategy behind ScoMo’s budget

The crafty political strategy behind ScoMo’s budget

In some areas, the government has spent big. But there are some noticeable omissions from the largesse: the government’s enemies.

Crikey Worm: Gonski 2.0 champions critical thinking

Crikey Worm: Gonski 2.0 champions critical thinking

Good morning, early birds. Gonski 2.0 places critical thinking ahead of knowledge-based learning. Plus, state and territory budgets soon to be revealed. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Scott Morrison is cooking up porkie pies for Christmas

Scott Morrison is cooking up porkie pies for Christmas

Budget on track to return to balance? Not bloody likely.

At long last, a treasurer gets a win on revenue. And it’s Scott Morrison.

At long last, a treasurer gets a win on revenue. And it’s Scott Morrison.

After nearly a decade of overstated revenue, finally a Treasurer gets to reveal a better-than-expected budget outcome, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

How are we at predicting the economy? Not as bad as you think

How are we at predicting the economy? Not as bad as you think

Treasury has a mixed record of forecasting key economic stats -- and it struggles on the ones that count.

High Court win could further concentrate the government’s power

High Court win could further concentrate the government’s power

The High Court appears to have opened the way further to unchecked executive expenditure with its marriage equality decision.