With coronavirus panic on the rise, Crikey takes a look at the world's historical (over)reaction to prophecies and plagues.
The outsourcing of services to private companies is growing remorselessly, because it offers both fiscal and political benefits.
Abbott's media standards revealed ... Jedi mind tricks and money ... heroin allowed in the House of Reps? ...
The government is expected to reverse its opposition to sending personnel to west Africa to fight Ebola after being embarrassed domestically and internationally on the issue.
Crikey's writer-at-large finds himself surrounded by fat men with guns and the slavering undead.
Voters back the government's unwillingness to send personnel to respond to Ebola in west Africa, but aren't happy about the economy and the Coalition's recent momentum has faded.
Former federal independent MP Rob Oakeshott thanks Ebola victim Thomas Duncan -- his death will be a wake-up call to the "advanced" world.
The latest draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, released by WikiLeaks, is a literal Mickey Mouse agreement, writes Dr Matthew Rimmer, associate professor at ANU college of law.