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With allies like these, should Australia be worried?

Crikey readers on the US' abandonment of the Kurds in Syria, the rise of China and the machinations of the LNP in the senate.

Liberal Senator James McGrath (Image: AAP/Alan Porritt)

How far will the Coalition go to shore up strength in the Senate?

The Coalition is contemplating a slew of changes to further strengthen its position in the Senate. Are we set for a Republican-style assault on democratic norms?

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton

Senate outcry after review of Home Affairs produces ‘no report’

Good morning, early birds. The government claims that a multi-million dollar strategic review of Home Affairs has produced no report, and Australia's peak criminal agency turns its attention to the casinos. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller testifies before congress

Good morning, early birds. Former US special counsel Robert Mueller has given his first testimony to congress regarding President Donald Trump, and new senators are already shaking the boat with their maiden speeches. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Senator Amanda Stoker. (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Who is Amanda Stoker, rising star of the religious right?

Stoker is fast making a name for herself in the Senate. But where did this outspoken Christian come from? And what beliefs inform her policymaking?


Experts at odds as tax plan passes

Good morning, early birds. The government's full tax plan has passed parliament with support from Labor following failed amendments, and ALP national secretary Noah Carroll is set to step down today in the wake of the May election loss. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

(Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Senate preferences leave the left in tatters

The Coalition has achieved a voting bloc so solid it may not even have to dirty its hands with One Nation.

An election analyst’s guide to the US midterms

These may be the most newsworthy midterms in recent memory. Here's everything you need to know.

LEAKED: years of government policy confirmed to be ‘administrative error’

Government staffers could not explain how such an extensive series of administrative errors could have occurred.

‘It’s OK to be white’ exposes a government that’s either racist or incompetent

Crikey readers discuss the government's "white supremacy" moment and Scott Morrison's chances with China.

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