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Silver-tongued Malcolm’s govt is complicit in violence against women

Silver-tongued Malcolm’s govt is complicit in violence against women

The focus on Turnbull’s call for a cultural shift has left unexamined the ways in which government policy is complicit in violence against women and children.

Half of Hockey’s 2014 budget DOA as he gears up for round two

Half of Hockey’s 2014 budget DOA as he gears up for round two

As the Abbott government prepares to deliver its 2015-16 budget, freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian takes a look at last year's effort and discovers not much has actually passed.

Stand down, there is no budget emergency after all

Stand down, there is no budget emergency after all

Reports of the budged emergency have been wildly inflated in order to give the rich a free pass, writes Richard Denniss, economist and executive director of The Australia Institute.

Keane: Hockey robs from the poor — but not the rich — in first budget

Keane: Hockey robs from the poor — but not the rich — in first budget

Joe Hockey's first budget as Treasurer will hurt the poor -- not the rich. So what's the gain from all that pain, asks Crikey's politics editor from Canberra?

The cruelty of Newstart — and whose fault it was

The cruelty of Newstart — and whose fault it was

Crikey readers talk the Coalition's broadband plan and what Labor should have done differently on Newstart.

Too little too late on Newstart, Bill and Albo — you had the evidence to act

Too little too late on Newstart, Bill and Albo — you had the evidence to act

Labor leadership contenders Bill Shorten and Anthony Albanese had the evidence proving their cuts to Newstart were unfair. Their support for increasing parental support now is cold comfort.

Pollies collect perks while working-class women struggle

Pollies collect perks while working-class women struggle

Crikey readers talk Edward Snowden, the Newstart Allowance and why the heck anyone is going to vote for an Abbott government.

Searching for the ‘real’ economy on Cape York

Searching for the ‘real’ economy on Cape York

The expectation that CDEP participants will engage with market capitalism has failed, writes Professor Jon Altman at ANU's Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research.

Welfare and families: has Labor screwed over the poor?

Welfare and families: has Labor screwed over the poor?

The baby bonus is gone and the record of this Labor government robbing from the poor is a profoundly disappointing one. There wasn't much for those struggling in the federal budget.

What life is like on Newstart: ‘every day is a worry’

What life is like on Newstart: ‘every day is a worry’

What's life like living on Newstart unemployment benefits? Crikey talks to a jobseeker, a single mum and a graduate about how they live on just $497 a fortnight.