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Coalition begins 2019 pre-election campaign

Coalition begins 2019 pre-election campaign

Good morning, early birds, and welcome to the first Worm of 2019. The Coalition has ramped up its pre-election campaign rhetoric, and the NSW government allegedly knew the risk of Darling River fish deaths. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Factional stoush and job offer scandals hit Coalition

Factional stoush and job offer scandals hit Coalition

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition is facing a number of new scandals across state and federal lines, including a factional stoush and reports that a challenger to MP Craig Kelly was offered a $300,000 job as an alternative to running. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The federal-state Liberal split deepens

The federal-state Liberal split deepens

Crikey readers discuss the NSW-federal Liberal split, mistreatment of job-seekers and the SA Marshall government.

And the 2018 Arsehat of the Year is…

And the 2018 Arsehat of the Year is…

It was a crowded field, but the year's biggest arsehat stood arse and shoulders above the competition.

NSW energy minister slams federal party

NSW energy minister slams federal party

Good morning, early birds. The NSW energy minister has called the Coalition's approach to energy and climate policy "out of touch", and ICAC raids Labor offices over party donations and fundraising. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Labor set to raise refugee intake

Labor set to raise refugee intake

Good morning, early birds. Labor is set to announce its immigration election policy, including a lifting of Australia's refugee intake, and the Coalition expects a massive surplus in its budget projections. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Encryption bill faces eleventh hour amendments

Encryption bill faces eleventh hour amendments

Good morning, early birds. The government's anti-encryption bill is set to be passed today after last-minute recommendations were tabled, the Coalition calls for voter ID laws to counter "mistrust of politicians", and Indigenous and LGBTIQ storytelling cleans up at the AACTAs. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Coalition set to pass encryption bill with Labor support

Coalition set to pass encryption bill with Labor support

Good morning, early birds. The government is set to pass a wide-reaching encryption bill after a backflip from Labor, documents detail the secret Home Affairs body who determine medical transfers from Nauru and Manus, and the first conviction challenge is launched following the Lawyer X scandal. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The Coalition’s savagery towards the ABC is consistent with their cultural disregard

The Coalition’s savagery towards the ABC is consistent with their cultural disregard

The government has been in ABC attack mode since 2013, the same year it promised in opposition there would be no cuts to the ABC.

Are we seeing the collapse of the Liberal Party?

Are we seeing the collapse of the Liberal Party?

Crikey discuss the plight of Scott Morrison's Liberal Party, the myth of public-private partnership efficiency, plus a note from "preference whisperer" Glenn Druery.