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    Federal police raid ABC in assault on press freedom

    The raid has been met with widespread condemnation from the media.


    News Corp hypocrites finally encounter an act of surveillance they don’t like

    News Corp has actively cheered the expansion of the Coalition's police state. But now that one of its own is the target, News Corp is suddenly opposed to the world it helped create.

    Why the ANU was the target of a massive cyber attack

    Understanding why the Australian Nation University was targeted for a cyber attack and what might happen next.

    Can wealthy voters save Albanese and Labor?

    Mapping electorates by wealth gives us a fascinating picture of who voted against Labor and what that means for the next election.

    The ‘national security’ lie exposed by the Smethurst raid

    The raid on a News Corp journalist exposes how police can target journalistic sources with impunity — and how "national security" is simply a tool to protect the powerful from scrutiny.

    Angry neoliberals rail at economic stimulus

    Neoliberals are furious the Reserve Bank wants to stimulate the economy rather than enacting a purge that will inflict pain on workers and households.

    How YouTube became a hotbed of paedophiles, racists and anti-vaxxers

    YouTube has been aware of its paedophile problem for some time now. But what has it done to address it?

    What the Australian Greens can learn from Europe’s seismic political shift

    The success of the European Greens would seem to be the measure of a deeper process underway — one the Australian Greens should grab onto with both hands.

    What does the economic slowdown say about the RBA?

    Crikey readers discuss the Reserve Bank's interest rate cuts and Australia's productivity stagnation.

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    Ita Buttrose picks a side — and it isn’t the ABC’s

    New ABC chair Ita Buttrose thinks the broadcaster's employees might have a bias problem. Plus other tips from the week.

    Facts defy Fair Work Commission’s bizarre minimum wage logic

    The Fair Work Commission has reduced wage increases for the one in five Australians on minimum wages, reflecting a complete misunderstanding of the state of the economy.

    What I learned about poverty and mental health chairing the robo-debt inquiry

    We should not allow our government to slowly erode our humanity and our human rights, year by year, sneaky budget measure by sneaky budget measure.

    How the media can improve its coverage of elections

    Putting statistics in context and stop focusing on just the leaders are among some of the suggestions for things the media could improve on.


    What’s next for the Greens?

    For the Greens, the 2019 election was neither the stirring victory nor the washout that some predicted. Forward steps will will take a cultural shift — and a long overdue sort-out of the party.


    Labor needs to start earning votes, not just expecting them

    Labor needs to aim for a landslide to even get a rockfall. And some sort of narrative, no matter how minimal, has to be found.

    Political polling is having an existential crisis

    Pollsters now face a serious challenge in restoring their credibility, and there is no indication this can be accomplished with existing methods.

    Labor mediocrities rise to the top as party struggles with defeat

    Labor is showing every sign of abandoning the discipline it showed from 2013-19 and is busily promoting mediocrities.

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    Once again, the AFR Rich List misses the point

    The Australian Financial Review thinks that its annual Rich List celebrates Australia's 'opportunity society'. In reality it is contemptuous of the struggles of regular Australians.

    ABC missing in action on Witness K and Bernard Collaery persecution

    The two outlets that led the coverage of the biggest scandal in Australian politics have fallen silent on its aftermath.

    A star is reborn: the rapid rise of Kristina Keneally

    Kristina Keneally's reemergence as a Labor leader has come at breakneck speed — and she's already facing her big tests.


    Features

    They really said that?

    It never troubles me our laws being upheld.

    SCOTT MORRISON

    The Prime Minister fell back on his “I support the law” response (again), when asked from London if “the look” of having police raid a journalist’s home bothered him.


     

    Space vandal

    This week: Elon Musk ruins astronomy, the pointlessness of Reconciliation Week, how to make judges more reactionary, and Pointeless du Hoc?

     

    The battle for NSW Labor

    Old grudges and factional maneuvering are complicating the NSW Labor leadership race between Chris Minns and Jodi McKay.


    A star is reborn: the rapid rise of Kristina Keneally

    Kristina Keneally's reemergence as a Labor leader has come at breakneck speed — and she's already facing her big tests.


    What did you do in the trade war, Scott? Not bloody much

    History will judge Scott Morrison and co. harshly for standing by silently while Trump savages the world's trade system.

    It’s a gas, man — how government failure is killing manufacturing

    Manufacturers are closing their doors as higher gas prices again bite, but it seems there's no one home on energy policy in the Morrison government.

    What I learned about poverty and mental health chairing the robo-debt inquiry

    We should not allow our government to slowly erode our humanity and our human rights, year by year, sneaky budget measure by sneaky budget measure.

    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.


    Four dead in Darwin shooting

    Four people have been killed in a shooting in Darwin's CBD, and media bodies condemn the police raid of editor?Annika Smethurst's home. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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    News Corp cuts 55 jobs, but no mention in its papers

    A News Corp Australia spokeswoman said the cuts were about meeting 'the changing demands of our consumers and customers'.


    The coming storm that threatens local media

    The homogenisation of local papers is preventing them from reflecting the communities they belong to, making them less diverse and less viable.


    Will the mainstream media redeem itself on Assange?

    WikiLeaks' former major publishing partners were quick to turn their backs on Julian Assange, but they have a duty to stand up for investigative journalism.

    News Corp Australia boss puts the spin on company cuts and Foxtel losses

    As Foxtel losses continue and News Corp desperately seeks to resize media operations, Australian head Michael Miller has hit the interview circuit to spin the company's dire fortunes.

    Once again, the AFR Rich List misses the point

    The Australian Financial Review thinks that its annual Rich List celebrates Australia's 'opportunity society'. In reality it is contemptuous of the struggles of regular Australians.

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