The Australian influence on a sketchy anti-Biden story, George Christensen and Craig Kelly's continued impunity — plus other tips and murmurs from the Crikey bunker.
Good morning, early birds. Principals and teachers express concerns about a return to face-to-face learning, and new COVID-19 clusters have emerged across Melbourne's hospitals, abattoirs, public housing estates and more. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Good morning, early birds. Protests erupted across at least 30 states in the US in response to the police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd, with the police and national guard responding, among other things, with tear gas, rubber bullets and by arresting journalists. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Why should Nationals MPs act with discipline and stability when their electorates reward destabilisation and scandal?
A staffer for Scott Morrison has publicly apologised for sending an advanced digital copy of Malcolm Turnbull’s new book to 59 friends and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has been ordered to develop a mandatory code of conduct between tech giants such as Facebook and Google and news media companies.
Good morning, early birds. Two Australian MPs have flown to London to visit Julian Assange in prison, and universities say the coronavirus travel ban risks $1.2 billion in lost fees. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Good morning, early birds. Barnaby Joyce and his fellow rebels are threatening to cross the floor and disrupt the Coalition's two-seat majority, and Melco is pulling the plug on its $880 million Crown deal. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Good morning, early birds. Christian Porter, Scott Morrison, Angus Taylor and George Christensen haven't missed a beat despite making national headlines for all the wrong reasons, and new research shines a light on Australia's wealth gap. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Scandals like the one Bridget McKenzie is facing used to end careers.
George Christensen has inserted himself into a debate about politically contentious art. Crikey takes a look back at the MP's mixed messaging on the issue of free speech.