Annabel Crabb So, Australia is to have a Wind Farm Commissioner. This happy news was communicated to windphobic Senate crossbenchers in a letter from Environment Minister Greg Hunt recently.
Annabel Crabb The sharp thrill of Americanisation ran through Australian politics in this past week.
Annabel Crabb As it happens, the paid parental leave changes do have some consequences that might be quite interesting for fathers.
Annabel Crabb One of the most fabulous things about federal budgets is the fact that within three days of one, you invariably end up having an energetic national wing-ding about something thoroughly tangential.
Annabel Crabb Dear Productivity Commission: Let me raise some industrial questions prompted by the events of the past week.
Annabel Crabb If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear. We hear that all the time, but privacy is woven deeply into the DNA of innocence.
Annabel Crabb Clive Palmer's personal antipathy to the Chinese dates back further - much further - than the current Beijing wing-ding.
Annabel Crabb Fans of Monty Python might have chuckled at a recent interview with Scott Morrison, says Annabel Crabb.
Annabel Crabb The last few decades have turned our world upside down. The end of the Cold War changed politics. The advent of the internet has deluged us with a mighty, confusing, exhilarating torrent of...
Annabel Crabb As dawn broke over Australia's new federal budget last Wednesday, it found some interest groups reeling at the new and straitened circumstances under which they will henceforth be obliged to live.
Annabel Crabb The best thing about American politics is that it almost always makes you feel better about ours. Even our most hotly-disputed conspiracy theories (Julia Gillard’s ex-boyfriend light-fingering...
Annabel Crabb Of all the judgment calls political leaders make in their careers, the last one – how to quit – is the one they most regularly bungle.
Annabel Crabb Not only is the Senate closely representative of our national sense of humour and our love of persecuting the authority figures in our lives, it also represents our deep recognition that life is...
Annabel Crabb What do Ani Yudhoyono's mobile phone, Nathan Rees' sex life and my pay packet have in common?
Annabel Crabb With his government packed away, his Lodge keys handed back, it was time for a final 'Gotta Zip'.
Annabel Crabb The latest round of national head-scratching about why there aren't more women in politics makes me want to poke out my own eyes with a rusty toasting fork.
Annabel Crabb Political staffers don't have very easy lives. They work extremely hard for people who are at best demanding and at worst megalomaniacs. They hardly ever see their kids.
Annabel Crabb Anyone who has ever worked in an office will know the awkward joy that is the passive-aggressive note.
Annabel Crabb There are some sentences a human being should never be obliged to read. Some concepts that are too ghastly to ever be made flesh.
Annabel Crabb MODERN apologies have a punctuation problem. Have you noticed that? There's hardly ever a full-stop where there should be one.