The Democrats may have survived a disaster — and could still clinch something resembling victory
It’s beginning to look like the Democrats have avoided the worst. But several important seats won’t be known for days.
To the victor the spoils — a potted guide to red v blue in the US midterms
There’s no hiding it: the Democrats are not looking like big winners in today’s elections — but we may not know the numbers for several days.
Liberal MP encircled by teals says party will be in for a fight as NSW indies surge in new polling
The Liberal Party takes nothing for granted in Sydney’s north as residents in the area tell pollsters they’re considering voting teal.
Vale Peter Reith, a political and ideological warrior the Liberals need more of
The former Liberal minister might be recalled for scandals and crises, but he never lost his zeal for political battle with a purpose.
Without outside approval, Murdochs won’t hack re-merger of family companies
News Corp’s September quarter filing made it clear the re-merger won’t happen unless independent directors and non-family shareholders approve.
News Corp, ABC waste precious time and resources over Louise Milligan culture war
The saga between The Australian and the ABC’s Louise Milligan, now finding its way into Senate estimates, is a dreary reminder of what’s wrong with Australian journalism.
How business is turning the work-power reset into ‘controversy’ — with media help
There are serious fractures and hypocrisies in Australian politics, and the Australian media seems ill-equipped to discuss them meaningfully.
How dental drills and other dual-use goods help fuel Russia’s war in Ukraine
Vladimir Putin has managed to stock up on critical components for his military weaponry, despite the West’s supposed sanctions.
Qantas eases maintenance, financial problems but faces turmoil on several fronts
A new roster has appeased the airline’s engineers, but a pay dispute could put a spanner in the works.
Dan’s a babe in the woods for dastardly deeds compared with NSW’s efforts
News Corp’s persistent and consistent attacks on the Victorian premier get short shrift from Crikey readers who see them for what they are: BS.
A clear majority of Americans want things like abortion rights and sensible gun laws. But the electoral system is rigged against them.
The Reserve Bank’s experts hold Australians’ financial lives in their hands, but do they live in the real world where the cost of living is crippling?
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How do you spot a News Corp campaign? When a grown-up calls for calm
A columnist for The Australian has put out a reasoned piece criticising conspiratorial reporting about the Victorian premier. Curious timing.
Morrison’s a hypocrite on secrecy, but attacks on him undermine transparency
Criticising the former prime minister for revealing cabinet information only reinforces the sort of obsessive secrecy he used to protect himself.
Queensland Labor backs Rudd push for media diversity probe
At the weekend, the Queensland Labor Party became the third branch to back the idea of a royal commission-style probe into media ownership in Australia.
Anatomy of a conspiracy theory: stairgate and the Republicanisation of Australian conservatism
The conspiracy theories around the 2021 accident of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews have found their way to the front page of the Herald Sun. It might be a first for Australian journalism.
Elon Musk’s Twitter changes can be explained by this one simple number
There’s been endless attempts to understand Twitter under the Elon Musk regime, but there’s one number that explains his motivations.
Wage arbiter tackles historic and ongoing undervaluation of feminised work in aged care decision
The Fair Work Commission has started the process of lifting aged care wages, but acknowledges there’s a long way to go.
‘Medicalise everything’: how progressives are implementing neoliberalism on health
Is it true individual choice makes no difference? Or is this just another means for capitalism to make us sick and sell us the cure?
NDIS blowout debate masks contribution to economy and our collective ‘humanity’
The NDIS contributes billions to the economy by employing people and supporting those with disabilities to lead full lives. But these figures are rarely discussed.
What to make of XBB and BQ.1, the two new COVID-19 variants in town
‘These variants are a nuisance, but they’re not killing people. At this stage, it’s behaving much better than BA1 and BA2.’
Surge in out-of-pocket costs for mental health services as Australians delay seeking help
Out-of-pocket costs for mental health services increased by 164% in the past eight years, and experts say it means people are putting off seeking help.
Russia and China are fuelling tension at a frosty summit on Antarctica’s future
With one week of international talks on Antarctica down and one more to go, can member nations reach consensus on key issues in the deep south?
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