Redak staff

Gay conversion supporter divides the LNP ahead of safe seat

The possible preselection of anti-marriage equality and gay conversion therapy proponent David van Gend reveals tensions in the modern LNP.David van Gend (Image: AAP/Belinda Merhab)The safest Liberal seat in the country could soon be headed by an anti-abortionist and opponent of same-sex marriage who believes homosexuality is a treatable illness.Queensland doctor David van Gend is…Read More

Joyce on Gladys … government backs own task scheme …

Barnaby Joyce weighs in on Daryl and Gladys, the ongoing murmurs about Wagga, and just how stupid does the Republican party think Twitter users really are?(Image: AAP/Steve Gonzales)Joyce to behold It's the curse of the high-profile scandal victim that they spend the rest of their lives commenting on any scandal that resembles their own. It's…Read More

Accountability gap: how the NSW government enables corruption to flourish

An exclusive, government-funded corporate club demonstrates how deep the NSW government's potential conflicts of interest go.NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is interviewed by ABC presenter Leigh Sales during the 2019 Corporate Club Australia business lunch (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)A winter's day lunch held in July last year overlooking Sydney's harbour showed off the city at its…Read More

‘Colourful’ entries for the Spiv-tionary fly in thick and fast

We hope the latest edition of the Spiv-tionary is of 'sufficient substance'.Daryl Maguire arrives at the Independent Commission Against Corruption (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)The hits just keep on coming. We are truly living in a golden age of spiv-speak and shonky language. Here’s a few more entries to the Crikey Spiv-tionary, courtesy of our wonderful readers:Sufficient…Read More

New limitations for three areas moving into Tier 2

Stoke-on-Trent, Coventry and Slough will move into coronavirus Tier 2 restrictions - and discussions are under way on Warrington being placed into Tier 3.Health Secretary Matt Hancock made the announcement in parliament, as he warned it would be "catastrophic" not to act and let COVID-19 "unleash its full force".The Tier 2 changes come into effect…Read More

Ghislaine Maxwell’s deposition on life with Jeffrey Epstein is exposed

Ghislaine Maxwell said in a testimony in 2016 she never witnessed "inappropriate underage activities" by her ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein, according to newly-released documents.The British socialite's deposition from four years ago related to Epstein's sexual abuse activities has now been made public. Transcripts of statements by Maxwell over two days were released after a ruling by…Read More

Nottinghamshire and West Yorkshire head towards Tier 3 -on-Trent asks

Talks to place Nottinghamshire and West Yorkshire under Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions are under way.This includes the areas in the Midlands controlled by Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council. The prime minister's spokesman added that talks are also taking place with West Yorkshire. It comes as Stoke-on-Trent's council asked to be moved up to…Read More

Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine ‘acts as wanted’

The COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca has been shown to work as planned by new analysis.A method to check the inoculation contains all the correct parts was developed by a team at Bristol University, providing greater evidence that the vaccine works. Even though the research has not yet been peer reviewed,…Read More

Test and Trace hits least expensive weekly figure with less

The NHS Test and Trace system has had its lowest weekly figure since the scheme began, with less than 60% of close contacts of people who tested positive for coronavirus being reached.Just 59.6% of people in England were reached through the system in the week ending 14 October, according to the latest figures. This is…Read More

Did American Chain Panda Express Open its First China Area?

If you’re from the US, Panda Express was probably one of the first times you were exposed to ‘Chinese’ food. Various media outlets have reported that the American chain has opened its first China location in Kunming, Yunnan – which seems a bit strange. Most large fast food chains usually choose a major metropolis for their…Read More