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Adani approval will spell disaster for Queensland

Adani approval will spell disaster for Queensland

Crikey readers discuss the approval for the Adani coal mine and the topic of fixed election dates.

If New Zealand can do it, why can’t Australia?

If New Zealand can do it, why can’t Australia?

Crikey readers discuss Closing the Gap and other low points in Australian politics.

Has Australian politics ever had a lower point?

Has Australian politics ever had a lower point?

Crikey readers discuss the least inspiring moments of modern Australian politics.

Coalition filibuster caps off chaotic first week of parliament

Coalition filibuster caps off chaotic first week of parliament

Good morning, early birds. A Coalition filibuster has marked a new record for longest parliamentary question time, and documents reveal that Home Affairs sought to exempt Paladin from FOI laws. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

ScoMo go-slow betrays lack of agenda

ScoMo go-slow betrays lack of agenda

The government is trying to avoid parliament sitting as much as possible before next year's election. That's partly because it has nothing for parliament to do.

Scott Morrison faces parliament

Scott Morrison faces parliament

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison faces his first day in parliament as PM. Plus, the Serena Williams controversy rolls on. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Australia’s most notorious political turncoats — Part I

Australia’s most notorious political turncoats — Part I

Martin Hamilton-Smith may hold the current trophy for ship-jumping, but Crikey has learned of a few leaders of wobbly loyalty who would give him a run for his money.

They’ve got form: how easy is it to nominate for parliament?

They’ve got form: how easy is it to nominate for parliament?

If MPs and senators can't even fill out the straightforward nomination form to stand for election, which specifically tells them to check that they're eligible, how can they run a government?