ScoMo’s phantom ministries: God-given politics or just more party factional wars?
If Scott Morrison does believe in prophecy, did he think that the plagues had come? Or was he just keeping an eye on the moderates?
The best (and worst) of the secret minister memes from Australian politicians
Crafting a finely honed meme is no easy task. And in the wake of revelations of Scott Morrison’s secret ministries, whose gags landed best?
Health Department knew of vaccine rollout risks but did nothing to address them
The auditor-general has examined last year’s vaccine rollout and looked at why it was so slow in aged care and disability care.
Google wins in the High Court, but ‘technology neutrality’ won’t last forever
Legal defamation cases like Google v Defteros are often exercises in splitting hairs that rely on outmoded analogies. We need greater clarity.
Ukraine nuclear situation worries UN chief
UN chief Antonio Guterres is calling for the besieged Zaporizhzhia power plant on the front lines of Ukraine to be demilitarised.
Inquiry should shine a light on the Star in the Sunshine State
After a slow start, a Queensland inquiry into the suitability of Star holding a casino licence is gathering speed.
A quick guide to the best war reporting on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Finding reliable war reporting is difficult. To assist, Crikey has compiled a list of some quality outlets providing insightful journalism.
Attack and counterattack on a writer, personal space, and our baking world
Is Bakers Delight posting warnings in its shops a sign of things to come? Some Crikey readers are outraged — by that, and by much more.
No one knows why Trump took top-secret classified documents and what happened to them next. But we can safely assume the ex-president has exposed America and its allies to dangers.
You’re wondering just what the former prime minister did, what it meant and how he got away with it, aren’t you? Let’s try to make sense of it all.
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Scott and the spinning Jenny, Josh, prime prime minister and king of the world
The former prime minister was one for all (jobs) and all for one (him) — he just couldn’t help his colleagues out enough.
Morrison has been in our midst for 15 years — now we’re scrambling to know him
What Scott Morrison is capable of has been evident since he entered public life. His skill has been hiding his strangest qualities from our sight.
James Packer ruins Peter Costello’s birthday bash with allegations about ‘secret $300k lobbying’
It has been claimed by James Packer that Peter Costello was secretly paid $300,000 by him or on his behalf to lobby Victoria’s gaming minister, and seemingly failed to deliver.
Australia’s media bargaining code led the world. It’s time to get tougher on Facebook and finish what we started
The code ensured big tech platforms Facebook and Google would help fund public interest journalism. But as former ACCC head Rod Sims writes, there’s more that can be done.
Far away in a one-party state, a newspaper flexes its muscles. But is anyone paying attention?
The WA opposition and West Australian have targeted high-profile members of the McGowan government, but their aim may be off.
News Corp delivers strong performance in a market cold on subscription businesses
After what seemed like a long period of running on the spot, the giant media organisation is delighted that its shares have risen 5%.
‘Pushed out of the emergency department’: a patient’s monkeypox ordeal
Avron Woolf claims he was pushed out of the ED after being told it couldn’t arrange transport, and ‘kicked, kneed, elbowed’ by police.
Imported stigma: Roe v Wade distorts Australia’s reproductive rights fight
New research has found that Australians’ opinions and attitudes to abortion are strongly influenced by what is happening in the US.
On aged care salaries, underpaying workers is costing us dearly
The cost of not paying aged care workers properly is far greater than the sums required to fund a proper workforce.
A victory in Kansas shows the sense of Australia’s abortion rights strategy
The referendum in Kansas saw 60% of voters protecting abortion rights, which bodes well for American women looking to claw back their legal dignity and liberty.
Denialism’s downside: is Dutton now losing even his fossil fuel donors?
Peter Dutton’s decision to mindlessly oppose Labor’s climate bill won’t make fossil fuel companies happy — an unusual position for a party that has worked so assiduously in their interests for so long.
Flying in the face of fact: are we all celebrities when it comes to emissions?
Whether you’re on a private jet or sitting at the back of a commercial plane, flying is still an elite, carbon-intensive pastime.
Chris Bowen’s climate bill is too weak, but it starts to repair after a decade of disaster
The climate minister’s bill is a good start on climate decision-making. It could be a lot better, but it begins a process of much-needed recovery.
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