Good morning, early birds. Victoria won't sign up to the government's "flawed" Gonski 2.0 school funding plan, the ACCC calls for a regulatory body to check online giants like Google and Facebook, and a coalition of "oil allies" move to weaken UN consensus on climate change. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
We've always been at war with Gonski. Is Gmail censoring "sensitive" ADF data? Plus other tips and rumours ...
Tony Abbott's path to the Lodge has been characterised by aggression, but also a willingness to abandon the ideological and personal issues that once had him labelled "unelectable".
Crikey readers have their say about Boris Johnson, the Coalition's car policy and what exactly is meant by the word "Tory".
Will anyone care about The Age's extraordinary editorial calling for the Prime Minister to step aside? Plus other political views noted along the way.
It's the last sitting week before the federal election -- so should Parliament rush through a slew of outstanding bills? We take a look at some of the bills waiting in the legislative queue.
Many of Australia's "charitable organisations" are actually private schools -- and some are cashed-up. Freelance writer Sasha Petrova asks why state schools don't get the same tax perks.
What the heck is Gonski? Richard Farmer doesn't think the election will hinge on education reform. Plus other political views noted along the way.
As part of our Promise Watch series, Crikey and the Centre for Policy Development examine pledges from the two major parties on education. Andrew Crook and the CPD's Julia Hosking report.