What do the locals make of Abbott's competition? They quite like her. Or at least they want?to like her.
Labor targets Indigenous health priorities, but where’s the workforce?
Labor has unveiled a boost to Indigenous health, recognising the need for Indigenous communities to be central to program development and implementation. But that requires a workforce.
Burning buildings and blind faith
A burning building is a chance for rebirth. A West entirely blind to its own insoluble faith is a chance only for death.
One Nation fans hit up GetUp in Western Australia
It was a battle of the orange t-shirts in Perth this week.
Is a great wave going to swamp Australia’s housing market?
With a small but growing percentage of homeowners owing banks sums greater than the value of their homes, what are the looming risks to the economy?
Assange’s ‘hacking’ indictment the crime of protecting a whistleblower
Julian Assange did what any good journalist should do: minimise his source's chances of being found out. But that is now conspiracy to commit a crime in the eyes of the US government.
Can social media algorithms automatically delete hate speech?
Scott Morrison claims algorithms can do all the heavy lifting on this front. Is he right?
This could be Australia’s stupidest election ever
It's been a stupid election campaign so far and all signs point to it getting stupider.
The right’s fragmentation problem is causing cracks
Divided votes and increased competition — David Leyonhjelm's recent failure may be a bellwether for things to come on May 18.
Assange is in the dock, but it’s investigative journalism on trial
On the ground in the UK, Crikey's correspondent-at-large covers Julian Assange's first court appearance in London.
Welcome to the fight for Warringah
Tony Abbott is in danger of losing his seat for the first time in 25 years. The implications for the Liberals and, beyond that, our understanding of Australian politics are huge.
The Coalition has to turn around the polls — and the the election is approaching even more rapidly than it might initially seem.
The dominant story of the election is weak household income
The only economic issue in the coming election should be household income and how wages policy can lift it.
Smoking is down but it’s still bringing in big bucks for the government
Pulling in a budget surplus from tobacco excise has knock-on effects that need to be considered
Ridiculous budget oversight could be a baby bonus (or a mistake)
Using a six-year-old statistic to plan for fertility rates could point to an attractive possibility for Morrison: baby bonus redux.
Letting down start-ups: how the government has abandoned innovation
By stunting the growth of the start up sector we're turning our backs on innovation and setting up the country for issues down the road.
Daniel Assange: I never thought WikiLeaks would succeed
When Daniel Assange was 16, his father Julian asked him to be a part of WikiLeaks, the controversial group of Internet freedom fighters that was then in its infancy. Sceptical of the project’s likelihood of success, Daniel said no. He spoke to Crikey intern Nick Johns-Wickberg.
Rush judgment a crushing blow for Me Too
The Rush case points to a deeper problem and a systemic misunderstanding about the issues that drive complicity in sexual harassment and assault cases.
Well, I don’t think [Josh Frydenberg] became deputy prime minister by accident, did he?PAUL OOSTING
The GetUp! national director makes a few mistakes while mistakenly implicating the Treasurer (!) in the last leadership spill.
Australia views itself as Timor-Leste's liberator. But the reality is that Timor-Leste has suffered for decades because of Australia's pursuit of oil revenue above all else.
Don’t underestimate the climatic danger of ice-melt water
Crikey speaks to climate change experts about last year's IPCC report, the gaps it contained, and the real picture of things to come.
Labor’s health obsession too much of a good thing
Labor is talking about nothing but health, which is a positive for Bill Shorten but serves voters poorly when there are more critical issues to be dealt with.
Crikey tries to unravel and distill some of the crucial questions we think the ABC should be asking itself in this post-Guthrie/Milne era.
News Corp CEO Robert Thomson attacked the?New York Times and social media platforms in making the annual Keith Murdoch oration in Melbourne on Tuesday night.
Why shutting down over Easter is a bad idea for commercial networks
Traditionally the Easter holidays have been a non-ratings period — but with the rise of streaming television, commercial networks need to re-think their strategy.
The WikiLeaks arrest is about the journalism, not the journalist
The debate over whether Julian Assange is a journalist or not serves no purpose other than to undercut future press freedom.
No winners: crowd gathers for final scene in Rush courtroom drama
Outside court, Eryn Jean Norvill, decked in purple, said she stood by her evidence at trial and called for change in her industry.
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