A credit squeeze following the royal commission and wage stagnation are two big risks to the economy. Both ultimately derive from the same source.
Crikey readers discuss the NSW-federal Liberal split, mistreatment of job-seekers and the SA Marshall government.
From healthcare to drug laws to deregulation, the South Australian government has spent the year keeping a low-profile between disappointments.
All this talk of merit and women's quotas has made us wonder: is everyone in the Liberal Party really there on skill, achievement and political nous alone?
AACTA's needs some help on Twitter, Scott Morrison's agile takes on preselection, and Fraser Anning is going to get banned from Twitter, isn't he?
Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has announced changes to Liberal Party rules governing leadership spills, Victoria will launch a royal commission into the convictions of notorious gangland figures, and reports emerge that the Brisbane Broncos' leadership change narrowly staved off a player revolt. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
The PM's desire to cling on to power for a couple more months will ensure that NSW voters take it out on Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
Good morning, early birds. Malcolm Turnbull has made a play to stop Scott Morrison's plans for Craig Kelly, China and the US call a truce in their trade war, and there are fears for an Australia-based refugee facing refoulement to Bahrain after being detained in Bangkok. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Crikey discuss the plight of Scott Morrison's Liberal Party, the myth of public-private partnership efficiency, plus a note from "preference whisperer" Glenn Druery.