We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Josh Frydenberg says there are "domestic challenges" to economic growth. The main challenge is one he and his government has created, and it's smashing the economy.
Good morning, early birds. The government is set to announce a new slate of budget-saving measures in an effort to pay for its election promises, and tension boils in the Coalition as Liberals and Nationals vie for senate votes. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Despite the protesters, the Coalition's election campaign launch was an attempted exercise in modesty. Whether that modesty is false remains to be seen.
It's now become an official "Fact Check Zombie", a misleading claim that refuses to die.
Good morning, early birds. Julian Assange has been arrested and faces potential extradition to the United States, revolution in Sudan has led to a military coup toppling a 30-year presidency, and the major parties have hit the ground running in the lead-up to the election. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Pulling in a budget surplus from tobacco excise has knock-on effects that need to be considered
The government's panic over the Adani Carmichael project is driven by five wasted years that have seen unemployment spike in Townsville and surrounding regions.
Despite a boost, this year's budget highlights the fact that the Morrison government lacks vision for our cultural sector.
Mathias Cormann has been crucial to the return to surplus forecast for next year. But so too has the Liberal Party's addiction to taxing Australians.
Good morning, early birds. Tax cuts and an expected return to surplus have marked last night's 2019 federal budget launch, while critics have pointed out significant gaps in foreign aid, ABC funding, Newstart and wages growth. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.