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Morrison demonstrates how to use the police in a police state

This week has served up example after example of how Australia under the Coalition is a police state.

‘A Clive James book once cost me a friendship’

There was a time when Guy Rundle couldn't get enough of Clive James' writing. Latterly, he found James' work chronically disappointing.

Kevin Rudd wants the last word

Last week Crikey received a strongly worded letter from the former prime minister. But it turns out we weren't the only ones on his mailing list.

You’ve lost it, Gerry. It’s time to go.

After a two-hour insult-fest at yesterday’s extraordinary Harvey Norman AGM in Sydney, it's clear that something needs to change.

Triggered: contradictions and resentment collide in Donald Trump Jr’s new book

In Donald Trump Jr's Triggered: How the Left thrives on hate and wants to silence us, we see the depressingly plausible prospect of a second Trump in the White House.

Hong Kong voters send a warning to Beijing

The historic victory for pan-democratic candidates means that Beijing has been profoundly misreading the situation on the ground.

‘Egotistical and distant’: how Malcolm Turnbull (almost) spoiled the party

'Ironically, Turnbull’s determination to run a less political government than Abbott had contributed to the electoral disaster.'

A stain on Australia’s honour

Crikey readers discuss the ongoing outrage of Australia's persecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery, and elsewhere question Scott Morrison's mysterious call to the NSW police commissioner about beleaguered MP Angus Taylor.

Jacqui Lambie's asylum-seeker ultimatum

Jacqui Lambie’s asylum-seeker ultimatum

Good morning, early birds. The details of Jacqui Lambie's agreement to repeal medevac have come to light, and, it turns out, the robo-debt -recovery system is rather unlawful. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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AAT accused of ‘intimidating’ robo-debt victims out of appealing

In the last financial year, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal contacted almost 800 people who wanted to appeal their Centrelink debt. Around half of those contacted withdrew their appeal, a figure that has alarmed experts.

AAT set for shake-up following Inq investigation

The government is set to address AAT appointments following Inq's revelations of partisan stacking.

Why did the government declare war on the AAT? To uphold ‘community standards’

CHAPTER ELEVEN: The government justifies its reshaping of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal by claiming it brings it into line with 'community standards'. For some seeking the tribunal's judgement, the changes could mean life or death.

Inside the mind of the paedophile priest

CHAPTER ONE: Almost 1900 child sexual abusers have been identified in?Australian Catholic churches. The average victim was under 12.?What led people to commit such horrible crimes on such a staggering scale???

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Have former stars of The Checkout really been blacklisted by the ABC?

Questions are circling about staffing at a new ABC consumer affairs show, which seems to be giving the cold shoulder to The Checkout.

Did The Australian misrepresent the ‘hippies of Nimbin’?

A recent anti-Greens hatchet job in The Australian has raised a few questions.

Credlin and Co cock up Harvey Norman counter-attack

News Corp brought out the big guns after a proxy firm advised that Stephen Mayne be voted onto the Harvey Norman board. Too bad they couldn't shoot straight.

Westpac powwow no walk in the park

A Crikey tipster overhears a snippet from the walk that sealed former Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer's fate.

Money laundering is a global problem, so why did Westpac ignore it?

Bank after bank around the world has been caught failing to comply with money laundering laws. Westpac has no excuse for not heeding the lesson.

Heads are rolling at Westpac, and no one is equipped to catch them

Westpac is in damage control following the AUSTRAC scandal, but there are signs the bank's top brass is still in denial.

Westpac has crossed the Rubicon

Even within the frame of our lowered faith in the banking sector, Westpac's alleged 23 million breaches of anti-money laundering laws may be a bridge too far.


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Being blunt about it, it is a call I would not have made.


The former prime minister offers his two cents on his successor’s decision to ring the NSW police chief.


Steam ships and deadly viruses (a love story)

This week on Side View: the myth of the white working class, no(bel) idea about genocide, climate change and insurance, and how the Don Corleone killed the Duke.


Nanny statists come for online booze delivery

An anti-alcohol group wants to ban rapid delivery of online alcohol ordering on the basis of a small internet survey — illustrating how drinkers just can't win with nanny statists.

A prime minister calls a police chief — and no, we’re not in Russia

Given that it centres around potential ministerial impropriety, is the prime minister's decision to go straight to the police commissioner about a current investigation appropriate?

Porter denies delaying Collaery trial, while delaying Collaery trial

Christian Porter has again succeeded in delaying the trial of Bernard Collaery — but, absurdly, his barrister claims he's not responsible for any delays.

Is NSW Police calling Angus Taylor a ‘dumb motherfucker’?

The police investigation into Taylor has a slightly unfortunate codename...

What is the ABC for?

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.

Brian Houston cover-up smacks of government secrecy and deception

Ministers and officials know that in Australia’s toothless system there are no real consequences for departments that flout their own FOI laws.

Have former stars of The Checkout really been blacklisted by the ABC?

Questions are circling about staffing at a new ABC consumer affairs show, which seems to be giving the cold shoulder to The Checkout.

News Corp, Nine downplay defamation payout

News Corp columnist Nick Cater has been hit with a huge defamation bill over an issue that has already seen many in the media forced to fork out cash.

News Corp’s bushfire coverage a sad case of smoke and mirrors

The intensity of Australia’s bushfires has lit up the fracture in Australia’s media over the climate crisis, and ended the comfortable fiction of shared values within a traditional Fourth Estate.

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