Glen Pankhurst

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Too much freedom?

Foreign affairs and trade<p>James Brown comments in The Saturday Paper (possible paywall): "Nearly every naval power in Asia is increasing its submarine …

Scott Morrison: So Who the Bloody Hell Are You?

In a country that has always exhibited a fickle streak towards foreigners heading for its shores, Scott Morrison is especially well credentialled to …

In defence of Sarah Ferguson and open scrutiny

<b>ABC News doesn't believe Sarah Ferguson's budget interview with Joe Hockey breached any editorial guidelines. So how did that become the headline?</b> …

Sarah Ferguson

How Hashtags Can Help Your Magazines on Flipboard

Jenn de la Vega / January 22, 2015<p>The <b>#</b> symbol, known as the “pound” or “hash” key on your phone, is now more popularly known across social media as …

Hardline Australia, confused Scandinavia and tense Russia: the global immigration picture

Special report: immigration increasingly dominates national debate in the UK. But what about elsewhere? From the far right making political capital in Scandinavia to border guards pushing migrant boats back to sea in Australia and the millions of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, Guardian correspondents …

Trust me, Abbott is a PM without power

<b>John Howard had a reputation for being a "safe pair of hands" before he started trashing his promises. Tony Abbott didn't have that clout, so the</b> …

18 Complicated Scientific Ideas Explained Simply

In 2012, Randall Munroe of the webcomic xkcd published a description of the Saturn V rocket using only the 1000 most frequent words in English. Under …

Tom Hanks

Slush fund chief helped draft Liberal letters to help AWH, Icac told

Tim Koelma was drafting letters both to and from the office of the then opposition leader, Barry O’Farrell, about AWH<p>The head of an alleged New South Wales Liberal party slush fund receiving regular payments from Australian Water Holdings (AWH) was involved in drafting letters, press releases and …

Explainer: how do Australia's laws on hate speech work in practice?

The Abbott government’s intention to amend national racist hate speech law has reignited a debate that has raged in Australia for decades: is there a …

The state of Australia: our people

<i>In the lead-up to the budget, the story of crisis has been hammered home, but there’s more to a country than its structural deficit. So how is</i> …

Fairfax MP Clive Palmer defends federal parliamentary attendance

Queensland MP Clive Palmer has defended his attendance record in Federal Parliament.<p>Since being elected to Federal Parliament in the seat of Fairfax …

Let them take taxis

The National Commission of Audit is, among other things, considering the privatisation of Commonwealth government assets. Last week <i>Crikey</i> provided a …

Australia's waiting room: why they board boats in Indonesia

If you want to meet some future Australians, head to a small town in the hills about three hours drive south of Jakarta. It’s the place where …

Peter FitzSimons: Why I wear the red bandanna

For you see, he obviously just didn't give a rat's what other people thought, because he wasn't trying to fit in with <i>them</i>. It was about what <i>he</i> wanted …

Crikey Awards: in a year of incompetence, Abbott was the best

Most years, deciding which frontbenchers have performed best and worst isn’t too difficult. But 2013 poses particular problems, not merely because …

Keane's 2013 in review: on trust, narratives and secrets

Back before the financial crisis really hit, in 2008, one of the favourite games of the press gallery was to stroke its collective chin about the …

Tony Abbott running against himself as marathon turns into a sprint

History says it's very unlikely, but it's possible Abbott will be a one-term prime minister. Like Gillard. And Rudd. Maybe it's too early to say a …

AM - Efforts to fix IT skills crisis failing 27/12/2013

TONY EASTLEY: Australia's information technology sector says a costly skills crisis is continuing despite efforts to fix it.<p>The IT industry …

Gonski's gone: school funding review struck from record

The review was the most comprehensive in 30 years. It took 20 months to complete. It spans 300 pages. It attracted an extraordinary 7000 individual …

No, Abbott, current budget woes are not Labor's fault

By ignoring the context surrounding the budget, the Abbott government has misled the public. Most of the increase in government debt in recent years …

Tony Abbott's controversial speeches wiped

They include an interview on Sky with Chris Kenny in which Mr Abbott vowed to lift foreign aid - a position he later reversed - and a speech to the …

Australia

Barry O'Farrell criticises Christopher Pyne over Gonski

Mr O'Farrell said the schools funding issue had been poorly handled by the Abbott government. He wrote to Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday to …

Errors, lies and secrecy: don't trust govts on national security

The best part about the then-Defence Signals Directorate slides detailing surveillance of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, his wife and …