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All in the family: there really are loads of Australian political dynasties

All in the family: there really are loads of Australian political dynasties

Thought we were finished? Crikey's adventure into Australian political dynasties continues.

Life after Parliament: the many curious jobs former pollies take up

Life after Parliament: the many curious jobs former pollies take up

And, in Kevin Rudd's case, the job he'd like to take up.

Five classic Aussie political coups that weren’t

Five classic Aussie political coups that weren’t

After Stephen Smith's doomed gambit, Poll Bludger William Bowe looks back on some other failed leadership challenges.

Julia’s burn book: a study in a prime minister and those who disappoint her

Julia’s burn book: a study in a prime minister and those who disappoint her

Australia's first female prime minister has released her autobiography, and she is not shy about throwing some shade. Crikey finds the juiciest bits.

Iraqi ambassador rescues Abbott, Labor says ‘trust us’

Iraqi ambassador rescues Abbott, Labor says ‘trust us’

The government's intervention in Iraq has been agreed without the claimed support of Iraq. But Labor is docilely following Abbott.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

'Blue ties, smilin at me' ... Simon Crean heads to uni? ... Burnie paper advocates for jobless, should start at home ...

Replacing Crean: a guide to the ALP’s Hotham preselection

Replacing Crean: a guide to the ALP’s Hotham preselection

The ALP will soon pick a candidate to replace Simon Crean in the Victorian electorate of Hotham. We take a detailed look at who's likely to win.

Make a present of Christmas Island

Make a present of Christmas Island

Crikey readers talk Hotham preselection, Tony Abbott on carbon emissions and a novel plan for asylum seekers.

ALP meltdown over Hotham could deliver Crean’s pick the goods

ALP meltdown over Hotham could deliver Crean’s pick the goods

Monash councillor and Hotham preselection contender Geoff Lake has emerged smiling from a meeting of the Victorian ALP's Labor Unity grouping. But a factional fight is still brewing.

MPs taking your tax dollars with them on overseas sojourns

MPs taking your tax dollars with them on overseas sojourns

Simon Crean is heading to Europe on a taxpayer-funded "study" jaunt which may include cooking lessons. Crikey intern Fergus Hunter looks at the rules on MP travel and picks out some highlights.