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Hugh Riminton

National Affairs Editor

Professor And The Hack

Professor And The Hack

PODCAST: Which Party Has The Stronger Front Bench?

1 min read

A serious but fun poke at politics from two of the most experienced and trusted sources in the country.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

There Will Not Be Another Like Bob Hawke

4 min read

It is easy to understand why Bob Hawke was a giant, much harder to imagine another like him.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

'Neighbours' Writer Says Australians Have Lost The Knack Of Being Good Neighbours

3 min read

For a quarter of a century, Wayne Doyle was a writer for 'Neighbours', the quintessential window into middle Australia.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

These Witless Eggers Could Scramble Our Democracy

3 min read

The fool who smashed an egg onto the head of the Prime Minister today was stupid.

The Professor And The Hack

The Professor And The Hack

The Moment This Election Moved Past Meaningless Symbols

3 min read

The daily grind is about symbols.

#YourVote

#YourVote

The 15 Critical Seats That Will Decide The Next Election

11 min read

The odd thing about this election is that the government needs to gain seats to hold onto power.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

'Do You Forgive Me?': The Moment Kerri-Anne Met The Women Of Alice Springs

4 min read

Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s Aboriginal abuse claims are reinforced but broadened out in an extraordinary encounter in the desert.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

Ahmed Khan Fled War As A Teen, Only To Face A Killer In Christchurch

3 min read

Ahmed Khan’s voice is so quiet it's almost inaudible. His eyes are flat. Expressionless.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

The Cardinal's Legacy Is One Of Crime And Cover-Up

4 min read

Peter Fox was in his caravan on the NSW mid-north coast when word came through of George Pell’s conviction for abusing two choirboys in the 1990s.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

Mr Dutton, We Will Not Apologise For Reporting The Facts, As We Always Do

3 min read

As ministerial press releases go, it was a full-on spray.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

The Two Tragedies Behind The Historic Asylum Seeker Vote

3 min read

Two tragedies four years apart form the background to today’s historic Parliamentary vote making it easier to medically evacuate refugees from Nauru and Manus Island.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

From Wars To Living Rooms: Four Decades On The Front Line Of News

3 min read

One summer afternoon, long ago in a small town far from here, I met a radio news director.