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Health, population and space take the stage at COAG

Health, population and space take the stage at COAG

Good morning, early birds. Adelaide is set to be announced as the home of Australia's space agency, and aviation transport workers lobby federal Labor to assist in Qantas stoush. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crisis watch: the various hot messes threatening Labor and Shorten

Crisis watch: the various hot messes threatening Labor and Shorten

From technology to welfare to refugees, Bill Shorten has plenty to deal with in the lead-up to the national conference.

A wedge, or a storm in a teacup? Readers react to encryption legislation

A wedge, or a storm in a teacup? Readers react to encryption legislation

Crikey readers debate the impact of the government's encryption legislation, and its impact on the technology sector.

The givings and misgivings of Christmas in Parliament House 

The givings and misgivings of Christmas in Parliament House 

It’s the most wonderful (read: stressful) time of the year.

How political parties select their leaders

How political parties select their leaders

Given this happens so often, it's worth knowing how it's decided.

Encryption bill faces eleventh hour amendments

Encryption bill faces eleventh hour amendments

Good morning, early birds. The government's anti-encryption bill is set to be passed today after last-minute recommendations were tabled, the Coalition calls for voter ID laws to counter "mistrust of politicians", and Indigenous and LGBTIQ storytelling cleans up at the AACTAs. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Can progressives actually defeat the Morrison government shitshow?

Can progressives actually defeat the Morrison government shitshow?

Yes, Australia is turning away from the hard-right. Yes, the federal government is in chaos. But Labor and the Greens can hardly sit back and assume a 2019 federal election win.

Was this Labor’s missed opportunity on migrant welfare?

Was this Labor’s missed opportunity on migrant welfare?

The opposition's cautious pragmatism has ultimately led them to vote for a bill they virulently oppose.

How Victoria became ‘the most progressive state in the nation’

How Victoria became ‘the most progressive state in the nation’

It's hard to discern how much of this stonking loss was due to the last week or two, and how much can be traced back to the history of the state itself.

A message for the ‘cheer squad media’

A message for the ‘cheer squad media’

Australia faces too many challenges for those in media and politics to fight in the daily battle of shielding friends and wounding enemies.