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‘Farcical’ Queen’s speech pushes October Brexit

‘Farcical’ Queen’s speech pushes October Brexit

Good morning, early birds. Critics have denounced the Queen's speech to parliament as a 'farce', and Penny Wong fires back at Scott Morrison's new nationalistic rhetoric. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

You can’t insure against the apocalypse

You can’t insure against the apocalypse

Crikey readers on climate disaster response, Extinction Rebellion, and Penny Wong.

Passion and principle: Penny Wong is far from done

Passion and principle: Penny Wong is far from done

Margaret Simons' biography reveals a politician who is determined to beat the bullies, the racists and the homophobes by being the smartest and toughest person in the room.

Why power likes to play the victim

Why power likes to play the victim

Speaking truth to power is difficult enough. But as human rights lawyer Diana Sayed discovered on Q&A this week, when power plays the victim card it becomes practically impossible.

Familiar faces return in Labor’s new shadow cabinet

Familiar faces return in Labor’s new shadow cabinet

Good morning, early birds. Labor's new post-election frontbench has made its debut, and the government pushes Solomon Island investments in a bid to ward off China's Pacific growth. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

John Lloyd and the fine art of shooting oneself in the foot

John Lloyd and the fine art of shooting oneself in the foot

Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd is adamant that criticising shadow ministers in private emails is a breach of the public service code of conduct. Which — oops — seems to be exactly what he did.

A Clockwork Penny

A Clockwork Penny

Penny Wong went wonderfully Stanley Kubrick to get an apology out of Michaelia Cash in Senate Estimates yesterday.

Vanishing public servants and Schroedinger’s emails at estimates

Vanishing public servants and Schroedinger’s emails at estimates

Missing public servants and emails in a quantum state of flux dominated the first day of estimates.

The 2017 Pollie of The Year is Dean Smith

The 2017 Pollie of The Year is Dean Smith

Our pick for best politicians of 2017 represent different aspects of what it means to be a good senator.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Can Yarra Council refuse to hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day? ... Penny Wong meets B1 and B2 ... Rob Mitchell's (literal) tinfoil hat ...