Is the NT News allowed to report on a man who had sex with hundreds of cars via their exhaust pipes? Plus other media tidbits of the day.
When Ricky Muir came into the Senate, everyone expected him to vote with the Coalition, at least on national security. Boy, were they wrong. Crikey intern Aron Lewin and writer-at-large Guy Rundle explain.
Tony Abbott hoped he'd be able to beguile the oddball crossbenchers in the Senate, but revelations about Ricky Muir's unionist past could prove a sticking point.
Crikey’s writer-at-large speaks to sacked AMEP staffer Glenn Druery and gets it straight from the "preference whisperer's" mouth.
Is asking to go 'off-air' a request to go off-the-record? Ricky Muir's people think so, but it's not a shared view.
You think Ricky Muir came out of that interview looking bad? Think again. Willesee's interview was a wake for late modernism, with politics and journalism both emerging distinctly tarnished.
After the debacle of the Senate election last year, Parliament is looking at changing the way Australians vote. And for once, the changes actually make a good deal of sense.
The major parties had an unprecedented 58% of the vote in a clear sign voters are looking for alternatives. The Greens, who outspent Labor and the Coalition, were big winners, as was Palmer United.
Clive Palmer has chosen to not vote on matters that could be perceived as being in his interest. But ACIL Allen governance expert Stephen Bartos points out it is not the man himself who matters,but his senators, who hold the real power.
Clive Palmer's balance of power in the Senate is a fragile thing, and may not last. His three-and-a-half senators may not be able to help themselves in Parliament.