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Rundle: Ben Law’s ‘hate-fuck’ tweet was definitely a bit rapey (but I still liked it)

Rundle: Ben Law’s ‘hate-fuck’ tweet was definitely a bit rapey (but I still liked it)

Does the fact that it’s a same-sex hate fuck remove the force of non-consensual sexual violence? Kind of but not really.

How to deal with Pauline Hanson (and her supporters)

How to deal with Pauline Hanson (and her supporters)

According to David Marr, Hanson "is manageable, but we are not managing her".

Tips and Rumours: Mandarins are the new black

Tips and Rumours: Mandarins are the new black

The Prime Minister announced yesterday that Martin Parkinson would be brought in from the cold after former PM Tony Abbott dumped him as Treasury secretary, and confirmed that Department of Communications secretary Drew Clarke would become the permanent chief of staff of Turnbull’s office. We wonder if Turnbull has had time to read Tingle’s latest Quarterly Essay, “Political […]

Electricity Bill? Surely we can do better

Electricity Bill? Surely we can do better

In his latest Quarterly Essay journalist David Marr runs down the list of nicknames Bill Shorten has held.

Media briefs: pollie papping … Shorten’s long Monday … Reading (or not) the Daily Tele …

Media briefs: pollie papping … Shorten’s long Monday … Reading (or not) the Daily Tele …

Why was Bill Shorten at dinner with Samantha Maiden, Annabel Crabb and Tony Abbott's deputy chief of staff? Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Saturdays with Morry: Schwartz to launch new newspaper

Saturdays with Morry: Schwartz to launch new newspaper

Who said print was dead? Crikey has the juice on a new newspaper bankrolled by Monthly publisher Morry Schwartz. Look for it on Saturdays.

The real education revolution Labor needs

The real education revolution Labor needs

Money alone won't solve the crisis in Australian education, the former Labor leader argues in the current Quarterly Essay. Only system-wide institutional change will arrest declining standards.

Marr on Abbott: nine things you didn’t know about Tony

Marr on Abbott: nine things you didn’t know about Tony

From David Marr's Quarterly Essay, "Political Animal, The Making of Tony Abbott", here are nine things we didn't know about the man ...