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Turnbull and Widodo all smiles, but don’t mention the boats. Or the drugs. Or the live cattle. Or …

Turnbull and Widodo all smiles, but don’t mention the boats. Or the drugs. Or the live cattle. Or …

Michael Sainsbury November 13, 2015 6 Comments

Turnbull's Indonesia trip is an important one, but there are some fraught issues to avoid.

‘It was like Working Dog have spies’: inside government Slack conversations

‘It was like Working Dog have spies’: inside government Slack conversations

Josh Taylor November 12, 2015 7 Comments

Conversations between public servants on the encrypted messaging platform Slack are subject to freedom of information requests. What did we find? A lot of emoji.

On the 2nd day of Christmas, Fred Nile gave to us, er, Boxing Day trading

On the 2nd day of Christmas, Fred Nile gave to us, er, Boxing Day trading

Alex Mitchell November 12, 2015 10 Comments

NSW Christian Democrat Fred Nile is under fire for backflipping on his opposition to expanding retail trading hours on public holidays.

Something’s fishy: Carmichael mine faces Great Barrier Reef challenge

Something’s fishy: Carmichael mine faces Great Barrier Reef challenge

Josh Taylor November 9, 2015 11 Comments

The Australian Conservation Federation has launched a court challenge against the government's Carmichael mine project, saying the mine could harm the Great Barrier Reef.

Rundle: Tony Windsor urges civil disobedience in Shenhua mine protest

Rundle: Tony Windsor urges civil disobedience in Shenhua mine protest

Guy Rundle November 9, 2015 19 Comments

At the weekend, former federal independent Tony Windsor spoke to a group of Aboriginal activists, farmers and environmentalists in rural New South Wales.

Will bringing on an OzCo opponent bite Macdonald on the arts?

Will bringing on an OzCo opponent bite Macdonald on the arts?

Ben Eltham November 6, 2015 11 Comments

Crikey can reveal conservative Senator Ian Macdonald asked an Australia Council critic (and former Family First candidate) to address the Senate arts inquiry.

The tawdry tale of the pokies group that bet against David Walsh — and lost

The tawdry tale of the pokies group that bet against David Walsh — and lost

Crikey November 5, 2015 3 Comments

The tide of public opinion is turning against pokies in Tasmania. And MONA's David Walsh looks set yet again to come up trumps. Economist and accountant John Lawrence explains.

‘Extremely improbable that girls will ever be allowed to ride’

‘Extremely improbable that girls will ever be allowed to ride’

Myriam Robin November 4, 2015 2 Comments

Almost 100 years ago another woman was making history at Flemington.

What killed the Napthine government?

What killed the Napthine government?

Crikey November 4, 2015 16 Comments

The many missteps of the Baillieu-Napthine governments revealed. Journalist for The Mandarin David Donaldson and Crikey journalist Myriam Robin report.

Maybe baby? China’s two-child policy too little, too late

Maybe baby? China’s two-child policy too little, too late

Michael Sainsbury November 3, 2015 5 Comments

Relaxing its one-child policy is not going to be enough to save China's economy.