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Tony Abbott’s terrible government is YOUR fault

Tony Abbott’s terrible government is YOUR fault

Abbott's campaign for government was always a Trojan horse packed with policies to resuscitate the old culture wars and economic austerity. And we, the Australian people, voted for him. An angry Aussie expat explains.

So much for ‘no more debt and deficit’

So much for ‘no more debt and deficit’

The Coalition, long thought of as conservative guardians of the economy, have quietly amassed a staggering amount of debt. Freelance journalist Alan Austin reports.

Flying high: Labor ministers racked up millions in VIP travel

Flying high: Labor ministers racked up millions in VIP travel

Labor used the VIP jets far more than the Howard government, a review of the practice by Rose Iser at The Citizen has found. Despite MPs speaking out against it.

Flat growth continues as productivity increases

Flat growth continues as productivity increases

Today's national accounts data show an economy in low gear, but with growing productivity and broader-based sources of growth than we're used to, say Crikey writers Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

The 15 shades of Gary Gray — Labor on the edge of the abyss

The 15 shades of Gary Gray — Labor on the edge of the abyss

What's wrong with Labor? Well, everything ... but here are at least 15 of the reasons. Let's start with Gary Gray.

Gillard: capable PM with selective sympathy

Gillard: capable PM with selective sympathy

Crikey readers talk the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott and the reliability of Israeli intelligence sources.

How the day unfolded: anatomy of a failed coup

How the day unfolded: anatomy of a failed coup

After an afternoon of high drama, Julia Gillard has survived a coup sparked by ex-frontbencher Simon Crean (Crean called on Gillard for a spill). Gillard remains PM. Read how the failed leadership bid unfolded.

Boo hoo, the Greens have gotten the better of Labor

Boo hoo, the Greens have gotten the better of Labor

The Greens' split with Labor will prompt the ALP -- no doubt soon to be in opposition for a while -- to do some serious soul-searching to decide what it stands for.

Can Labor win? Yes it can

Can Labor win? Yes it can

As Labor begins the process of defusing carbon tax and asylum seeker policy as election issues, Tony Abbott's task will become increasingly painful. Does Labor improve from here?

Essential: Coalition needed for another global downturn

Essential: Coalition needed for another global downturn

Australians acknowledge our relative economic health compared to the rest of the world, but wouldn't trust Labor to lead us out of another economic downturn.