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Morrison’s $3.6 billion tax cut plan

Morrison’s $3.6 billion tax cut plan

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison pushes through with a $3.6 billion tax cut package for small businesses. Plus, Tony Abbott put to work as Indigenous envoy. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: police caught on CCTV beating disability pensioner

Crikey Worm: police caught on CCTV beating disability pensioner

Good morning, early birds. Victoria Police officers caught on camera "taking down" a disability pensioner. Plus, a merry band of coal-happy backbenchers plan to confront the Prime Minister over his apparent lack of interest in the combustible rock. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Victoria Police raise Pell, cardinal pontificates impending See change

Victoria Police raise Pell, cardinal pontificates impending See change

It is a rare, if ever, event for a cardinal to be charged with a criminal offence, writes Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.

VicPol caught snooping via fake Facebook profiles, beats hasty retreat

VicPol caught snooping via fake Facebook profiles, beats hasty retreat

A number of fake Facebook profiles allegedly associated with Victoria Police social media monitoring have been deleted after questions from Crikey.

The Stoccos versus the Kelly gang, as told by the media

The Stoccos versus the Kelly gang, as told by the media

Are Gino and Mark Stocco the modern-day Ned and Dan Kelly? Crikey intern Mark Kearney reports.

Anatomy of a clusterfuck: how Operation Fortitude went down

Anatomy of a clusterfuck: how Operation Fortitude went down

It was on, then it was off, then it was on again, then it was't. How did the Australian Border Force screw up Operation Fortitude so very badly? And won't someone please send poor Peter Dutton a packet of Lemsip?

Vigilante justice: a guide for placid hipsters

Vigilante justice: a guide for placid hipsters

Unknown thieves broke into freelance writer Dan Wood's home and stole expensive electronics. With the police unable to use tracking devices such as iCloud to get a warrant, should tech-savvy hipsters take matters into their own hands?

Victoria talks up protecting cops while hanging them out to dry

Victoria talks up protecting cops while hanging them out to dry

Victoria has proposed new legislation to keep its police safe -- but when it comes to compensation claims, the state holds emergency workers at arm's length. Former Labor Party state member Tony Lupton reveals the hypocrisy.

How Victoria is quietly riding roughshod over basic freedoms

How Victoria is quietly riding roughshod over basic freedoms

If a bill passes Victorian Parliament this month police will have extraordinary powers to curtail public assembly. Lizzie O’Shea, associate in the social justice practice at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, says basic human rights are under attack.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Is Julia Gillard actually being investigated? By the police, and not just by News Ltd? Plus other political views noted along the way/