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The amnesiacs’ interest rate inquiry

The amnesiacs’ interest rate inquiry

People in Canberra have short memories, but do we really need another inquiry into why the banks don't pass on interest rate cuts?

Frydenberg’s choice: ego or stimulus?

Frydenberg’s choice: ego or stimulus?

When Wayne Swan had to choose between pride and supporting the economy, he opted for the latter. Now Josh Frydenberg faces a similar choice.

Swan song: Wayne Swan’s final speech connects the challenges of 2008 and 2019

Swan song: Wayne Swan’s final speech connects the challenges of 2008 and 2019

For Wayne Swan, Australia's avoidance of a recession during the financial crisis was only the start of a long-term challenge to safeguard economic democracy, one his party must continue to face.

Will Joyce ever answer for his environmental mismanagement?

Will Joyce ever answer for his environmental mismanagement?

Crikey readers discuss Barnaby Joyce's role in Australia's environmental troubles, the ongoing Melbourne University Publishing board scandal and the need for an international tax overhaul.

Limelight-deprived Kevin Rudd won’t stop talking, but he has nothing to say

Limelight-deprived Kevin Rudd won’t stop talking, but he has nothing to say

A new book and a weekend spread in The Age remind us that Kevin Rudd craves attention, but has nothing to say beyond attacking his former colleagues, because he never stood for anything.

The road not taken: reflections on the global financial crisis

The road not taken: reflections on the global financial crisis

History will conclude that the critics of Labor’s GFC response 10 years ago were hopelessly wrong. By avoiding a sudden, deep recession, Australia also avoided testing out what its effect may have been on our democratic system.

The art of the political interview: tips for news players

The art of the political interview: tips for news players

Young journo? Newbie politician? Crikey talked to the experts for tips on how the get the best out of an interview (or at least, avoid the worst).

Swan hits out at intelligence agencies meddling on Chinese interference

Swan hits out at intelligence agencies meddling on Chinese interference

Senior Labor figure Wayne Swan has criticised intelligence agencies for leaking against Labor in the foreign interference debate.

The art of the political interview: how to survive a bollocking from Barrie Cassidy

The art of the political interview: how to survive a bollocking from Barrie Cassidy

Wayne Swan, Nick Minchin and Anne Aly discuss courage under (journalistic) fire, and the dreaded He Who Shall Not Be Named (SPOILER: it's Laurie Oakes).

Two moments as treasurer when Wayne Swan proved his mettle

Two moments as treasurer when Wayne Swan proved his mettle

Wayne Swan faced a more dramatic set of economic challenges than any treasurer since World War II. His handling of them meant hundreds of thousands of Australians kept their jobs.