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The real reason politicians are leaving the party early

The real reason politicians are leaving the party early

Crikey readers discuss the emptying-out of the Coalition, and the end of the age of the celebrated journalist-personality.

Welfare spending has gone up under the Coalition

Welfare spending has gone up under the Coalition

The claims that the Liberals are engaged in an attack on welfare aren't actually backed up by the numbers.

Liberal governments fail to live up to anti-welfare reputation

Liberal governments fail to live up to anti-welfare reputation

The left maintains that neoliberalism, and the Liberal Party, are hostile to welfare spending. The record shows otherwise.

ParentsNext isn’t getting the attention it deserves

ParentsNext isn’t getting the attention it deserves

Crikey had a front-row seat at this week's Senate inquiry into the widely criticised pre-employment program. Noticeably, there were a few seats spare...

It’s not a great sign when Pauline Hanson agrees with you

It’s not a great sign when Pauline Hanson agrees with you

Crikey readers discuss the government's migrant welfare bill and the rise of pre-polling.

Was this Labor’s missed opportunity on migrant welfare?

Was this Labor’s missed opportunity on migrant welfare?

The opposition's cautious pragmatism has ultimately led them to vote for a bill they virulently oppose.

Energy companies challenge ‘unconstitutional’ power plan

Energy companies challenge ‘unconstitutional’ power plan

Good morning, early birds. Energy companies are coming out in force to challenge the government's power divestment plan as potentially unconstitutional, domestic violence workers warn of the end the National Rental Affordability Scheme, and preference deals mean micro-parties are expected to swarm the Victorian state election. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Turnbull has an opportunity to address the real reasons social welfare falls short

Turnbull has an opportunity to address the real reasons social welfare falls short

The government's upcoming review of the public service is a welcome opportunity to fix persistent problems with the delivery of social services, something ministers are unwilling to do themselves.

The one major point of difference between the Liberals and the Business Council

The one major point of difference between the Liberals and the Business Council

The Business Council of Australia are in accord with the conservatives on many topics -- the recently flurry of cringy interviews with conservative politicians about Newstart reminds us of a major difference. 

Hanson’s henchmen caught with their pants down, and the bereaved pay the price

Hanson’s henchmen caught with their pants down, and the bereaved pay the price

From toilets to Twitter, the delusions of One Nation run deep.